Keep Small Appliances Out of Sight

Store small appliances according to how you use them by keeping the most-used items close at hand and others stored neatly away.

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    In Plain Sight

    There's plenty of work to be done in this corner alcove, where small appliances await in a niche tucked between the range and a stacked wall oven and warming drawer.

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    Custom Cabinet

    A three-level cabinet has spaces just the right height for a mixer, microwave oven, and other small appliances. Retracting doors clear the countertop when appliances are in use.

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    Convenient Carousel

    Knobs, sliders, and hinges on this steel carousel squeeze multiple small appliances into a compact space while permitting easy access.

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    Appliance Outlet

    An outlet inside an appliance garage puts power where you need it. Keeping the appliances behind closed doors makes concealing them quick and easy.

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    Cut the Clutter

    The clean lines of this cabinetry and its hardware suggest a kitchen where every piece of equipment is tidy and organized. Hinged doors keep it that way.

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    Undercounter Convenience

    Hidden but handy, this island's drop-down toaster compartment is also easier to use by children or anyone in a wheelchair.

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    Slide-Out Storage

    Vertical slide-out cabinets put appliances within easy reach while maximizing existing storage space.

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    Tucked-Away Toaster

    Create convenient stations for appliances that are used infrequently. This toaster tucks away for quick storage and easy pull-out.

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    A More Manageable Microwave

    Here, a microwave stored inside of a cabinet is still convenient and easier on your back than an undercounter placement. Blackboard paint on the inside of the door makes it easy to leave messages and reminders.

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    Smart Snack Bar

    Keep small appliances behind closed doors but still close at hand by designating a kitchen cabinet as a breakfast area or snack bar. Include pullout shelves for a handy work space, and install electrical outlets inside the cabinet.

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    Nifty Niche

    A stainless-steel turntable in a corner niche uses often-wasted space by housing mixers, blenders, and more. Plus, it keeps these items out of sight but within easy reach.

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    Better Baking Spot

    This lift-up shelf provides a well-suited and secure spot for the mixer and can easily fold into the cabinet after use. The pullout drawer below stores additional baking supplies.

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    Appliance Garage

    Keep appliances on hand, but out of the way, with an appliance garage. Complete with appliance outlets, this storage nook provides the appliance storage center in this kitchen.

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    Roll-Out Storage Cart

    This hidden yet accessible cart rolls out easily and serves as a cutting board and appliance storage cart.

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    Pull-Out Platforms

    Pull-out platforms for mixing bowls or pots and pans let you stack more and keep you from bending over to retrieve them. Keep baking appliances and utensils together to create a handy baking center.

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    Stainless Steel Stowaway

    Keep your microwave out of the way, yet still accessible, with this handy roll-down appliance garage. You can easily find a kit online to install an appliance garage.

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    Inconspicuous Storage

    Carve out a corner niche for small-appliance storage. Doorless, this secret space allows items to be easily accessible but unobtrusive.

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    Hideaway Hutch

    Designed for a baker, this freestanding storage unit stores a stand mixer in close proximity to utensils, ingredients, and a cool stone work surface. An electrical panel occupies the left-hand recess.

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