It makes so much sense: kitchens hidden behind accordion doors, sliding doors, cabinet doors—anything it takes to keep the clutter out of sight when space is tight. Here are 14 we’ve been admiring recently.
Above: In a house in Porto transformed into studio apartments by Portuguese firm Fala Atelier, plywood cabinets conceal everything, including the compact kitchen. Above: To conserve space (and hide clutter) in a 290-square-foot apartment, sliding track doors conceal a sink, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, oven, and induction range when not in use. See Kitchen of the Week: A Shape-Shifting Studio Apartment in London. Above: The same kitchen, neatly tucked away. Above: The Tivali Kitchen from Dada in Italy is tucked behind folding doors. Above: A small kitchen concealed behind slatted doors in a musician’s apartment in Basel, Switzerland, designed by Buol & Zünd. Photograph by Michael Fritschi of Foto-werk. Above: A minimalist kitchen in an apartment in Cadaqués, Spain, designed by Francesc Rifé Studio. Photograph courtesy of Francesc Rifé Studio. Above: The Hidden Kitchen by German company Warendorf has an electronic panel that lifts at the push of a button. Above: A kitchen tucked away in an Ikea unit at Masseria Alchimia in Puglia. Above: All appliances are concealed behind full-length oak cabinet doors in this kitchen by Danish company Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri. Above: A concealed white kitchen by Boffi.