ISSUE 17  |  The Organized Kitchen

12 Minimalist Concealed Kitchens

May 01, 2015 3:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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It makes so much sense: kitchens concealed behind accordion doors, sliding doors, cabinet doors—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: A small kitchen concealed behind slatted doors in a musician’s apartment in Basel, Switzerland, designed by Buol & Zund. Photograph by Michael Fritschi via Arch Daily.

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.

Above: A small kitchen concealed behind folding doors in a project by Gray Organschi Architecture. Photograph by Mark Mahaney via Dwell.

For more inspiration, go to Kitchens and Small-Space Living. Getting ready to redo your kitchen? Read our Remodeling 101 posts.

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.