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 minimalist kitchens we’ve been admiring recently.

By Remodelista

When space is tight go minimalist

In a house in Porto transformed into studio apartments by Portuguese firm Fala Atelier, plywood cabinets conceal everything, including the compact kitchen

The Tivali Kitchen from Dada in Italy is tucked behind folding doors.

A small kitchen concealed behind slatted doors in a musician’s apartment in Basel, Switzerland, designed by Buol & Zünd

Source: Photograph by Michael Fritschi of Foto-werk.

A minimalist kitchen in an apartment in Cadaqués, Spain, designed by Francesc Rifé Studio

Source: Photograph courtesy of Francesc Rifé Studio.

The Hidden Kitchen by German company Warendorf has an electronic panel that lifts at the push of a button.

All appliances are concealed behind full-length oak cabinet doors in this kitchen by Danish company Kobenhavns Mobelsnedkeri.

A concealed white kitchen by Boffi

French architect Olivier Chabaud concealed an entire kitchen behind folding doors in this country house

A small kitchen concealed behind folding doors in a project by Gray Organschi Architecture

Source: Photograph by Mark Mahaney

Pocket doors conceal shelving and small appliances in the Noe Valley kitchen of Robert Edmonds and Vivian Lee of Edmonds + Lee Architects.

Concealed dining and storage: The Table Plus from UK-based Magnet Kitchens folds against the wall when not in use.

German kitchen line Bulthaup offers kitchens in cabinets: one conceals pantry goods; the other, appliances

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