Clever Kitchen Renovations Can Include a Hidden Fridge

kitchen renovationsWhile there are many styles and makes of refrigerators out there to choose from, it can still be tough to find just the right look for the design scheme of your planned kitchen renovations. You’ve agonized over the style, colour and finish for the cabinetry, tiles and flooring, and finally feel confident that you’ve made the best choices. As for the major appliances, stainless steel is the in thing, for sure—but if you’ve already got that going on for the new stove and dishwasher, you may want to tone down the metallic look for the rest of the room.

If you’re keen to streamline the kitchen’s overall appearance and make it a joy for the eye to behold, did you know that the possibilities are numerous when it comes to creating a truly unique “hidden” fridge?

Kitchen Renovations and the Beautiful Blend

The refrigerator: large or small, this all-important appliance doesn’t have to occupy more than its fair share of the view. It can be skillfully concealed behind the same cabinetry finishing material being used for the rest of the cupboards and shelving. Wood veneer that matches your main cabinet scheme is a perfect example. If your cabinets are solid wood, there is definitely a veneer to match it perfectly, making the span of the entire space look seamless and sophisticated.

Even if your kitchen renovations feature more detailed, paneled cabinetry, for instance, materials and designs that match completely are easily integrated to hide the fridge. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to figure out where it is when you enter the room!

The Ultimate Elegance of Kitchen Renovations

With the right planning, any refrigerator size or style can be accommodated and given the hidden treatment, whether it has a single side-opening or even double French style doors. Side-by-side refrigerated and freezer sections are no problem, either. You’d be surprised how much more elegant and easy on the eye your kitchen renovations will look in the long run when this one simple and effective design touch comes into play.

A good choice for the hidden fridge, and one that also saves kitchen space, is a counter-depth style. Keep in mind that because they are flush with the surrounding cabinets, counter-depth refrigerators are often not as deep as other kinds, but compensate for that by being wider or taller.

These days, you have plenty of choice. So why not go with kitchen renovations that are far from run-of-the-mill; a hidden fridge definitely says less cluttered and brings out your personal style.

 

Doug KerrDoug Kerr is the owner of Kerr Construction in Vancouver. With over 25 years of experience in the renovation and new home construction business, he has developed the Kerr System for designing and building. With this Design/Build system he has helped hundreds of clients achieve their dream homes while also winning multiple national and provincial building and renovations awards. Being a former world-class athlete…” Read more.

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  • Hidden fridge is something really great that also saves kitchen space and gives our kitchen a different look. So we should go with kitchen renovations with a hidden fridge that is less cluttered and brings out your personal style. Thanks for sharing the blog.

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