A large, built-in cabinet hides the refrigerator in this classic kitchen. A molded vent hood with a traditional architrave turns the cooking area into a focal point. Two islands provide space for preparing food and dining.
A pre-existing curved wall served as a springboard for the design of this ornate custom kitchen. Step back in time with spherical cabinets, armoires that hide two refrigerators and two curvaceous islands prepped for cooking. Carved lions, leaves and grapes on maple and cherry wood surfaces took nearly eight months to complete, and the details give the kitchen a traditional, lived-in flair, while still being functional. The final look is reminiscent of 19th-century craftsmanship.
A trio of skylights bathes this traditional, farmhouse-style kitchen in natural light, while four pendant lights offer plenty of task lighting for the island breakfast bar. White cabinetry hides appliances and extends to the ceiling for extra storage, while a soft spring green on the island adds an unexpected punch of color.
High-performance appliances meet statuesque white cabinetry in this contemporary kitchen. Above the stainless-steel stove and cooktop, a powerful exhaust vent and task lighting are tucked underneath a custom-made hood. The patterned backsplash is comprised of marble subway tile. The glass doors on the upper cabinets allow the homeowners to showcase their favorite dishware, while the drawer stacks in the lower cabinets enable them to hide away what they don't want seen.
Concealing unwanted features is the name of the game In this modern kitchen. Behind these elegant custom panels, a back entrance to the home, a pantry and a refrigerator hide in plain sight. Hiding these undesirable but necessary features in this kitchen creates a seamless design that keeps the space looking elegant and sophisticated.
Sleek black cabinetry surrounds this gray kitchen and a cabinet panel hides the refrigerator for a seamless appearance. Stainless steel appliances complement the industrial-style hardware while flawless white quartz countertops add contrast to the dark cabinetry.
A tall cabinet cleverly hides a deluxe coffee and tea station, including an espresso machine with plumbing (no need to venture away for water). And there's also additional storage for countertop appliances and bulkier kitchen items like colanders.
This custom-built island houses the microwave oven and kitchen sink while providing over 9 feet of prep space. A raised breakfast bar creates just enough space to hide electrical outlets needed for small appliances.
Just like you want to hide your personal touches or clutter, you also want to show off the good aspects in your home and highlight feature items that stay with the sell such has high-end appliances, dumbwaiters, laundry chutes, etc.
In open floorplans, use the island to separate the kitchen area from the living area. Then if you already have a mid-sized appliance or bookshelf, take a cue from designer Diane Forman. A 24-by-15-inch Sub-Zero wine fridge makes up the end of this bar in her 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. It creates a raised divider that hides the bustle of the kitchen from the living area while keeping kitchen utensils at hand.