It makes so much sense: kitchens concealed behind accordion doors, sliding doors, cabinet doorsâ€”anything it takes to keep the clutter out of sight when space is tight. Here are five we’ve been admiring recently.
Above: The Tivali Kitchen from Dada in Italy is tucked behind folding doors.
Above: A minimalist kitchen in an apartment in Cadaques, Spain, designed by Fracesc Rifé Studio.
Above: A concealed white kitchen by Boffi.
Above: All appliances are concealed behind full-length oak cabinet doors in this kitchen by Danish company Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri.
Above: Vertical folding doors in a kitchen by Poliform Varenna.
Above: Kitchen appliances and necessities are hidden behind a series of doors in this apartment in Australia by Jason Gibney of Tobias Partners.
Above: A kitchen tucked in an Ikea unit via Masseria Alchimia.
Above: French architect Olivier Chabbaud concealed an entire kitchen behind folding doors in this country house.
Above: The Hidden Kitchen by German company Warendorf has an electronic panel that lifts at the push of a button.
Above: A Sao Paolo kitchen concealed behind doors via Casa de Valentina.
And don’t miss Michelle’s Domestic Dispatches on Gardenista, including 10 Mistakes to Avoid When You Remodel and My Dirty Secret, or How I Learned to Live with a Marble Backsplash.
This post is an update. It originally ran on October 22, 2012, as part of our Small Living issue.