Have you ever looked at kitchens online and wanted a minimalist look but aren't sure it would work 'in real life'? It can be easy to dismiss a modern, clutter-free kitchen as a design that others can maintain or that only works if you don't use it.
If you have ever mused that a kitchen looks good 'but hey, where is their toaster?''. Chances are you have already seen the clever hack to hide small appliances with a concealed kitchen.
Concealing appliances isn't a new trend. When you envisage a new kitchen, you would expect your large appliances to already be integrated as part of the design. The trend towards also concealing small appliances and workspaces is starting to become more popular in the UK. With many of us opting for open or broken plan living, the need for spaces that feel less busy is the driving force for the UK embracing concealed kitchens.
For the streamlined effect, many manufacturers are using bi-folding or standard pocket doors that can be opened (and tucked away) to reveal the kitchen worktops, appliances and drawers.
Take this Rempp example (pictured above), although it is clear from the kitchen island that this is the kitchen space they have removed visual barriers when the full-length units are closed. This leads to a modern and minimalist look that anyone can achieve.
So now you know the secret to functional, streamlined kitchens you can hide your kitchen for all the right reasons!
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