20 Kitchens With Hidden Appliances

Haven't you heard? Understated appliances are all the rage. Hidden appliances make your kitchen more streamlined, creating a luxe, high-design look.

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May 31, 2019

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Smoky + Sleek

No smudges in sight in this glamourous transitional kitchen. Designer Marie Flanigan opted out of the standard stainless steel finish and upped the drama with a dark, oversized refrigerator. The custom fridge pairs perfectly with the four barstools that line the expansive marble island.

Cottage Charm

A custom, French-door refrigerator blends effortlessly with the soft white cabinetry in this cozy, cottage kitchen. Nickel pulls elevate the stunning appliance and create a cohesive look with the surrounding cabinets and drawers in the space.

Beachy Blonde

A monochromatic color palette and seamless appliances ensure nothing distracts from the unmatched ocean views seen from this kitchen. The same, sunny blonde wood used for the cabinets is used to disguise a French-door refrigerator and dishwasher.

Sleek + Fresh

Light, bright and not an appliance in sight. This contemporary kitchen boasts beautiful, fawn-colored cabinets and custom appliances sporting the same, airy hue. Modern black pulls are used throughout the space to achieve a high-contrast, high-style look.

Clean + Classic Design

Dreamy much? We’d like to take this dishwashing station for a spin. The multi-functional space is equipped with a farmhouse sink, bright-white cabinetry and a drool-worthy disguised dishwasher. The appliance wears gorgeous, gilded pulls that coordinate with the rest of the cabinet hardware to achieve an understated, out-of-sight effect.

Understated Appliances

An under-the-radar refrigerator ensures that all eyes are immediately drawn to the gorgeous, gilded black range hood focal point in this glamorous kitchen design. The chic, French-door refrigerator is built into the wall and features modern hardware and a subtle trim to mirror the cabinetry used throughout the design.

Cute Cottage Aesthetic

Airy-white cabinets pair with pretty, aqua blue accents in this colorful cottage kitchen. The refrigerator and dishwasher go unnoticed in the space thanks to their shaker-style façades that blend into the surrounding cabinets.

Designer Disguise

There’s something undeniably luxe about this crisp, contemporary kitchen. The far wall hosts floor-to-ceiling cabinets and some sneaky and stylish undercover appliances, too. The French-door refrigerator is nearly impossible to pick out on the wall because it sports the same, flat white finish and modern chrome hardware as the sleek, surrounding cupboards.

Seamless Statement

Less is more in this cool blue, contemporary kitchen. The oversized refrigerator fuses with the minimalist cabinets to serve as a blank slate for the bold kitchen design. Both the fridge and cabinets forgo all hardware to result in an even more seamless and uncluttered design.

Earthy Contrast

The refrigerator is cleverly camouflaged in this clean-lined kitchen design. The fridge blends seamlessly into the blonde cabinetry and enhances the earthy-green island that sits in the center of the room. Blending the refrigerator with the minimalist cabinetry also reduces the visual clutter in the space and results in a crisp, color-blocked effect.

Dramatic Hues

It’s difficult to spot where the cabinets end and the appliances begin in this dreamy and dramatic kitchen. The custom appliances were crafted to mirror the deep, blackish-brown cabinetry and enhance the rich, onyx stone used for both the kitchen countertops and backsplash.

Secret Midcentury Dishwasher

The owners of this midcentury home wanted their stylistic choices to shine in their kitchen and a visible dishwasher? Not so stylish. Their designer opted for a nearly undetectable dishwasher to ensure the focus of the space remained on the minimalist-style wooden cabinetry, the unexpected pops of color and the warm, pearly tile backsplash.

Wow With Walnut

The honey-hued walnut cabinets bring the wow-factor to this rustic-traditional kitchen. The same stunning walnut used for the cabinets is crafted to conceal both the kitchen island dishwasher and the oversized refrigerator. This clever disguise results in the kitchen appearing opulent and inviting the moment one walks through the door.

Dreamy Details

Oh, hello, dream kitchen. Once you’ve successfully peeled your jaw from the floor, please join us in admiring the most beautiful refrigerator that the world has ever seen. Stainless steel doesn’t hold a candle to the custom, hand-scraped White Oak chevron panels used to dress-up this fridge. The stunning, French-door refrigerator features a pair of un-lacquered brass that tie into the brass bin pulls used on the surrounding, glossy-white cabinets and drawers.

Undercover Cooking

A discreet cooktop encourages the eyes to admire the charming, blue-and-white tile backsplash used on the wall of this transitional kitchen. The stove is disguised from the front with a pair of pretty, faux-drawers that were crafted to match the functional drawers used throughout the design.

Minimalist Moment

Minimalist-style cabinets and undercover appliances work together to keep the focus on the show-stopping marble island. The refrigerator and dishwasher wear the same warm, wooden finish used on the contemporary cabinetry. Sleek, brushed nickel pulls serve as the only giveaway to the location of the otherwise stealthy appliances.

Built-In Balance

An unlikely dishwasher and pull-out trash bin flank the farmhouse sink in this transitional kitchen. The appliance and receptacle wear identical, shaker-style cabinet doors that bring balance to the space and blend seamlessly with the rest of kitchen cabinetry.

Rustic Glamour

This contemporary mountain kitchen features cabinets and appliances with a custom, soft gray finish that mirrors the movement and texture of the natural stone used on the kitchen island. The integrated appliances pair with the modern, waterfall island to yield a sleek and streamlined look to the space.


We’re floored by this glossy white kitchen. The space achieves an ultra-modern look with walls of seamless, lacquered cabinets with custom white appliances in the same reflective finish.

Hidden Agenda

Having your laundry room in the kitchen isn’t ideal, to be sure, but this snowy setup is so pretty we wouldn’t mind too much. A stacked washing machine and dryer are concealed behind clever, custom cabinet doors that appears to lead to a pantry. A custom refrigerator lines the same wall and features the same, cabinet-style finish to maintain a cohesive look in the space.

From: Dresner Design

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