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Integrated Kitchen Design

More and more homeowners are moving toward a seamless kitchen design. Large appliances and cluttered countertops are a thing of the past (and much less efficient than the more modern, streamlined kitchen today).

What is your kitchen like? Is it appliance-focused or more seamless? Even if you use appliances on a daily basis, there are ways to create an attractive, clutter-free space. Integrated kitchen design hides appliances or allows them to blend in naturally with the rest of the room.

How to Hide Appliances in the Kitchen

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Although big appliances like fridges and ovens are necessary, manufacturers make it possible to hide them so they don’t stand out. You can also get smaller or more compact options of some of these larger appliances, such as:

  • Integrated ovens
  • Drawer dishwashers
  • Refrigerator drawers
  • Microwave drawers

Appliance garages are another way to conceal appliances—they are compartments, typically installed under wall cabinets or tucked into the corner of a cabinet in an unused space. They keep appliances off your counter surfaces, helping create a cleaner, clutter-free look, and can completely hide them when they aren’t in use. Appliance garages are great for storing:

  • Toasters
  • Coffee makers
  • Blenders
  • And more
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Most appliance garages have a nearby outlet—which brings up the next question many homeowners ask: “How can I hide outlets?”

How to Hide Electrical Outlets in the Kitchen

Outlets are a necessity, but unfortunately, they are not very attractive. There are ways, however, to hide them in the kitchen. Some common ways to do this are:

  • Using drop-down cabinet door panels or small compartments
  • Using under-cabinet outlets
  • Blending outlets into a backsplash, wallpaper, or solid colored wall

The Wentworth team recently remodeled a kitchen in Chevy Chase Village using integrated design. To conceal the electrical outlets, we used a drop-down cabinet panel on the kitchen island as well as window molding—see the pictures below:

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Kitchen Remodeling in the DC Metro Area

Do you need kitchen remodeling in the Washington, DC area? We love tapping into hidden potential and look forward to helping you create a more functional and beautiful space.

Feel free to view our kitchen photo gallery to see past remodels we have completed in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia—and contact our professionals if you want to discuss an integrated or more efficient kitchen for your home!

“ Dear Bruce, We are so pleased with our new room addition, designed and constructed by Wentworth, Inc. Mr. Lach gave us a design that elevates our spirits each day and brings praise from friends and neighbors who have seen the room in actuality or iPhone photos. Steve Barnard has our highest praise for triumph over single-digit temps, record snows, and personal changes to oversee and manage the on-site Wentworth team. His craftsmanship with built-in bookcases both in the new room and dining room will continue to give us pleasure for years to come. Carpenter Juan is a valuable asset to your company and its client-homeowners. Consistently punctual at 7 a.m., skilled in workmanship and explanations to homeowners, good team leader and good team player. With our gratitude for all the meetings here and at your office, for you and your team who worked with us every step of the way, and our warmest regards, ”

C.J., Arlington, VA