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.
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