Keep it Out of Sight in an Appliance Garage
A couple of posts back I showed you a nifty little kitchen phenomenon called an “appliance garage”. One of you peeps said “we want more!” Since I only live to make you happy (not), here you go. An appliance garage is precisely what the name implies, a place to park things like toasters, coffee makers, juicers etc. If you have the room, they are certainly great to hide the visual clutter but they also will take a minimum of four square feet of counter space. An appliance garage utilizes the area between your upper cabinets and the counter top.
A corner is the best location for this option and if you have to give up some counter space the area deep in the corner is not actually “working space” anyway.
Originally appliance garages featured something called a tambour door. The best thing about those is that they don’t get in the way or stick out, although they might stick. The best thing about the types that stick out is that they look much nicer. Here are some of your choices if you’re considering adding this to your kitchen bucket list.
So there you have it. There are many choices for they type of space and style of your kitchen from Traditional to Contemporary. Oh and don’t forget to include an electrical outlet inside. This could even be a great place for a charging station, but that’s another blog post!
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Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.