10 Clever Updates for a Clutter-Free Kitchen

Coffee makers, toaster ovens, cleaning equipment – lots of things can clutter a kitchen. For a clean design, keep your kitchen essentials concealed with these smart designer tricks.

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Automatic Dustpan

This works with a central vacuum system and mounts on the baseboards of your kitchen cabinets. Just sweep toward the dustpan, then push the lever open and watch it suck up the dust — no endless sweeping required.

Adorne Legrand Pop-Out Outlet

Ordinary outlets, time for a makeover. This clean design is a flush square that pops out when needed, revealing a multi-sided outlet.

Docking Drawer

Leaving your devices to charge on the countertop doesn't just create clutter; it turns your tablets into targets for food spills. Solve the problem with a Docking Drawer — the outlets are inside, so your gadgets can stay safely tucked away.

Refrigerator Speaker

Guess which appliance has good taste in music? The refrigerator with a Bluetooth-enabled speaker, of course! It’s tucked out of sight on the top, so you’ll hear great tunes, but won’t see a music system.

TV Lift

Televisions take up a lot of space, and while you want to watch Food Network while you’re cooking, you don’t necessarily want the TV around all the time. Make it disappear by putting it on a lift that disappears into the counter.

Small Appliance Lift

Keeping mixers and blenders in cabinets when they’re not being used is a good space-saving idea, but pulling them out can be tough on your back. This device does the heavy lifting for you (and makes it likelier that you’ll use that weighs-a-ton stand mixer).

Microwave Incognito

A cleverly created cabinet can make your microwave all but invisible when it’s out of use. Pocket doors and even a simple cubby space beneath a counter can neatly tuck it away.

Cabinet Coffee Station

Your coffee maker doesn't need to camp on the counter. Expand counter space by creating a cabinet with a pull-out drawer for your coffee station; mugs can sit on a shelf above.

Hidden Refrigerator

Is it a refrigerator, or an antique heirloom? A drawer fridge or a column can be built to look like a collected piece of furniture to break up an otherwise-monotonous design.

Hidden ... Everything!

If space is of the essence (but money is not), you can build everything from the dishwasher to the dining room table into the walls. Now, what to do with that extra space ... dance party in the kitchen, anyone?