Kitchens have many secrets which are cleverly hidden behind doors. We love the mystery and we also like the fact that doors make kitchens look neat and organized which is particularly appreciated in modern and contemporary design. So what can you hide behind closed doors in a kitchen? Well, a lot of things. Usually we use this design strategy to conceal storage. Features like pantries, shelves full of dishes or stacked pots and pans are best kept hidden. Kitchen pocket doors are especially practical in these cases. They’re space-efficient as well as stylish.
Apart from storage shelves and modules, there are a bunch of other things which you can conceal in a kitchen. We’re talking about appliances such as ovens, dishwashers, microwave ovens, refrigerators or wine coolers. if you don’t want these things to be on display, you can incorporate them into the kitchen furniture and hide them behind closed doors. This way you can maintain a minimalist and cohesive kitchen decor.
Other ideas include concealing wine racks, bars or even the entire kitchen. We’re talking about small kitchens or kitchenettes which are part of open floor plans and which can feature sliding doors that make them look like just another storage unit for the living room. This can be a useful design feature if you don’t want the mess on your kitchen counters to ruin the ambiance in the living area or to be seen by your guests.
When deciding to use one of the strategies mentioned above, it’s important to take into consideration your kitchen color scheme. After all, those doors have to fit in somehow and their color and finish will impact the kitchen’s decor in a big way. This can be an opportunity to introduce an accent color. In a predominantly grey kitchen, for example, you could make some of the doors yellow for a cheerful look or you could add a touch of orange, green or turquoise. If you prefer a more minimalistic and classical approach, perhaps you’d like to pair some black kitchen cabinets with white doors or some white shelves.