7 great concealed storage ideas for your kitchen

Aren't humans funny? First we want the once-tucked-away kitchen to come out and join the living spaces, then we employ clever ways to conceal it all over again

1. Clean faced

The brief for this kitchen included clean lines and balance – in response almost everything ducks under cover with the close of a bifold door, with only the ovens left on show. The island is a treasure trove of concealed wine and even the rangehood keeps cooking oils and sauces close at hand but out of sight.

Designed by Hewe Kitchens and Interiors

Photography by Jamie Cobel

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2. When a set back is a positive

No concealing doors needed for this narrow yet highly functional kitchen scullery which uses the layout of the design to downplay its presence – nonetheless, the scullery is finished in the same materials and tones as the on-show front kitchen

Designed by Jessica Valintine Design

Photography by Jamie Corbel

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3. A lunchtime wine? No, maybe just a coffee?

For this kitchen, two tall appliance cabinets were custom designed in matt black with matching roller doors for the owners to access small appliances with ease. Plus, a central integrated wine fridge achieves the neat trick of still displaying its contents courtesy of an accomodating glass window in the oak cabinetry door.

Designed by Pepper Design

Photography Johnny Angel

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4. Maxwell Smart would approve 

Having the kitchen itself closing off via a discreet pocket door provides an intimation of the cabinetry's see me/see me not role – the pantry is hidden behind opening/pocketing back cabinet doors and contains a benchtop, perforated steel baskets, internal drawers and shelving.

Designed by Nicola Manning Design

Photography by Kallan MacLeod

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5. Lovely furniture, but where's the kitchen?

When closed, this large pocket door system allowed the kitchen to seem like a large cabinet or piece of furniture, integrating all of the appliances as the owners desired – to achieve this door system the designer had to work on the finer details of the folding doors to allow them to bi-fold and then still return into the dedicated niche.

Designed by Damian Hannah, German Kitchens

Photography by Paul McCredie

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6. Not one secret, but two

Part of a 'hands-on' show kitchen for the designer's own kitchen design company, this demure timber cabinetry unit includes a secret door to the pantry behind and an elegant drinks station concealed by pocket doors right alongside.

Designed by Suede + Stone

Photography by Emma MacDonald

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7. A drink? Well, we maybe have one at Christmas

This very much to hand drinks station in a statement entertainer's kitchen echoes the operation of the main cabinetry and is set to the side of the workspace – with doors open it takes on a rather celebratory feel

Designed by Kirsty Davis Kitchen Design

Photography by Anthony Turnham

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Story by: Trendsideas

14 Aug, 2022

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