For a long time, kitchens have had a basic look that hasn’t changed very much. They have cabinets on top that are about eye level and above. They have cabinets below the countertops. Appliances are built into the cabinets below the countertops, and the refrigerator interrupts the cabinets somewhere. It’s a look that everyone is familiar with. However, that look has been changing in a serious way. The basic construction hasn’t changed, but homeowners are starting to hide their cabinets. They’re hiding them in cabinets and also hiding them behind false cabinet doors.
Hiding Appliances in Cabinets
Appliances that can be picked up and moved are oftentimes ending up in cabinets. For example, microwaves aren’t necessarily sitting on countertops anymore. Now, they might be in a cabinet at eye level. Breadmakers, waffle irons, and popcorn machines are also being put in cabinets. It’s trendy to keep the counter space open by putting small appliances away. The new trend involves appliances that are actually used in that space, though. If you want to use your cabinets while they’re still in the cabinet, you might need to have the cabinets designed for that.
For example, many cabinets aren’t wide enough to hold a microwave. Some of them aren’t made to withstand the heat of a waffle iron. If you’re looking for a redesign in this manner, you should seriously consider working with a professional who can make your ideas work.
Hiding Behind Cabinet Doors
In addition to putting your appliances in cabinets, you can make your appliances look like cabinets. It’s actually pretty simple since most appliances are flush with the cabinets anyway. You need to have tall cabinets in the first place if you want to hide the refrigerator. You’ll then need to make sure you can push the refrigerator a few inches back from the line of the cabinets.
Install some cabinet doors and close them over the fridge. Just like that, the refrigerator is hidden behind cabinet doors. If you make the doors match your existing cabinets, you can create an unbroken line of cabinetry. The oven can be hidden in the same way. You just need to make sure you have enough space to open the cabinet doors fully and then also open the oven door fully. Also, make sure that your cabinets can handle any heat that might emanate from the oven door. A properly functioning oven shouldn’t be very hot on the surface, so it shouldn’t be a big consideration.
Get the Help of an Experienced Boise Cabinet Builder for Your Kitchen Project
At Sweetwood Cabinets, we’ve been installing cabinets throughout the Treasure Valley for over 20 years! When you’re ready to spruce up your kitchen, enlist the help of a professional to ensure the job gets done right the first time! Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.