Hide Your Kitchen Appliances

For a less-cluttered, high-style look, use these ideas for covering large and small kitchen appliances. Let your personal style, not your refrigerator, make a statement.

Paneled Refrigerator

This paneled refrigerator has a furniture look that fits the sophisticated space.

Refrigerator Drawers

The kitchen island holds two hidden refrigerator drawers: one that keeps fresh produce within easy reach of the cook, and another for children's snacks and drinks.

Pantry Doorway

Separate refrigerator and freezer units flank the doorway to the butler's pantry.

Tucked-Away TV

Make TV viewing from the dining area handy by placing the TV below the counter. Here, convenient fold-out cabinet doors hide the TV and other media equipment when they are not in use.

Disguised Refrigerator

The refrigerator, disguised in cabinetry-matching panels, occupies the right side of a wall that also includes a single oven and an appliance garage.

Concealed Fridge and Freezer

Separate refrigerator and freezer units are concealed by an armoirelike treatment.

Panel-Front Dishwasher

This kitchen retains its vintage style by concealing a dishwasher behind clever paneling.

Covered Appliances

A built-in refrigerator, wine cooler, and icemaker enhance this hardworking work triangle.

Under-Sink Appliances

An icemaker, undercounter refrigerator, and dishwasher are hidden in cabinets below the marble apron-front sink.

Cherrywood Panels

Handsome cherry panels conceal the refrigerator with the style of an old antique armoire.

Custom Casing

Custom refrigerator drawer and door pulls reflect the armoire's Asian inspiration. The absence of hardware on all but the fridge ensures the appliance's custom casing as a focal point.

Old-Fashioned Fridge Style

The refrigerator is a modern built-in model with freezer drawers on the bottom, but it's covered with cabinetry-matching wood panels to evoke the look of an old-fashioned icebox. Hefty door handles and hinges enhance the effect.

Clean-Lined TV Cabinet

A cupboard door hiding the flat-screen TV is minimally detailed with recessed panels divided by a simple vertical line.

Appliance Garage

This microwave oven is small enough to fit inside an appliance garage, saving space in a small kitchen.

Hidden Dishwasher Drawers

Two dishwasher drawers nest inconspicuously behind two identical cabinet facades.

Perfectly Integrated Dishwasher

For a fully integrated style, this dishwasher's controls are on the upper door rim.

Covered Refrigerator

Wooden trim panels disguise the refrigerator so it is virtually indistinguishable from the kitchen cabinets.

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