What Is an Appliance Garage?
Convenient Kitchen Appliance Storage Ideas
Nobody wants to feel overwhelmed or cramped in the kitchen—but if you don’t have enough counter space, cooking can be a stressful experience. Do you have a lot of small kitchen appliances that clutter your countertops? There are many options for fixing this, and appliance garages are among our favorite here at Wentworth.
As its name suggests, an appliance garage is a “house” for small appliances. It is a convenient way to store away appliances, save valuable counter space, and help provide a clean, clutter-free look for the kitchen. When closed, appliance garages can blend in seamlessly with cabinetry.
They are ideal for appliances such as:
- Toasters and toaster ovens
- Coffee makers
- Waffle irons
- And more
For your appliance garage, you have the option of a traditional swing-out door (like typical cabinetry) or a door that lifts up, which requires less space.
How to Hide Kitchen Appliances
Although appliances are necessary, many homeowners prefer a more clean, minimalist look, choosing to hide away smaller appliances in particular. But manufacturers make it possible to hide even large ones—like refrigerators—so they are integrated seamlessly with your cabinets and overall kitchen design.
In addition to appliance garages, convenient options include:
- Carousels that hold multiple appliances
- Cabinetry swing-out shelves
- Tray cabinets (fantastic for blind corner cabinets)
- Stand mixer lifts
Custom storage is also a great option. There are a lot of creative ways to store away not only appliances but also spices and other small items that take up counter and cabinet space. For instance, the Wentworth team customized paneled pilasters supported by decorative corbels to provide storage adjacent to the cooktop.
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