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.

Appliance Garages

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.

Appliance Garage

They are ideal for appliances such as:

  • Blenders
  • Toasters and toaster ovens
  • Coffee makers
  • Mixers
  • 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.

Appliance Garage (Open)

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

See pictures of some of these options »

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.

Customized Kitchen Storage
Customized Kitchen Storage

Kitchen Remodeling in Washington, DC, MD & VA

Do you need kitchen remodeling in the Washington, DC area? We love finding hidden potential in every space and using customized solutions to create the perfect kitchen. View our kitchen photo gallery to see past remodels we have completed in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia—and contact our professionals if you want to start building your dream kitchen!

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“ Rarely will you find a group of people in the remodeling industry who are this committed to high-quality craftsmanship. We've worked on two projects with Wentworth and would gladly do so again. I must first of all compliment their architects for having immense creative talents but also working extremely collaboratively. Some architects simply impose their will and/or style on their clients; not so, with Wentworth. Your space will be uniquely YOURS. In addition, they are the kind of "shop" that views every roadblock or challenge as an added opportunity for great results. Every project has its challenges, but when (the inevitable) problems arose on ours, Wentworth responded with solutions that improved the overall space, making it seem like that had been the plan all along. The commitment for high-quality work extends to their carpenters and project managers, whose eye for detail is a huge asset in the implementation phase. ”

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