Hidden Appliances Help to Create Sleek, Functional Kitchen Space
As seen on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers found a way to keep appliances from being so obtrusive-they hid the microwave in the kitchen island and covered the refrigerator with wood panels, creating a seamless, elegant design.
The wood paneled refrigerator matches the cabinetry, blending beautifully into the natural look of this Craftsman kitchen. Glass cabinet doors show off organized glassware and dishes. Beautiful dark stone countertops add movement and color to the room, while light stone floors serve as a neutral foundation.
Wood Panels Covering the Refrigerator Keep the Design Sleek and Clean
To maintain the smooth, clean look of the kitchen, designers added wood panels in front of the refrigerator to conceal it while keeping it easily accessible. Its new position keeps it at arms length to the kitchen and the living room.
Retro Kitchen with Red Refrigerator and Metal Backsplash
A red refrigerator and vintage canisters pop against this retro kitchen's otherwise monochromatic color scheme. Black wood shelving lines the space and the stainless steel sink, while metal geometric wall panels serve as a backsplash.
Wood Cabinets Create Depth and Dimension in Kitchen Space
As seen on America’s Most Desperate Kitchens, designers added warmth to the kitchen space by added a block of wood cabinets on one end of the space. Then, they added wood panels to the front of the refrigerator to create depth and dimension, making the cabinets pop.
Warm wood paneling hides the refrigerator and blends with the surrounding cabinetry in this traditional kitchen. A large wine refrigerator provides plenty of space for wine storage, while double ovens make cooking and baking for guests a cinch.
Dark wood paneling behind the refrigerator and ovens contrasts against the white used in the cabinetry and countertops. The double range hood was selected for its maximized function, as well as for its modern, sculptural look.