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The kitchen that thinks it’s a living room

01 April 2017
Our challenge in this open floor plan? Make the kitchen blend in with the living room. So we took all the standard kitchen functions and made them look as much like furniture as possible. The result is a kitchen that doesn’t really look like a kitchen at all.
Open, bright kitchen space with IKEA cabinets, dining table and chairs.

Looks good enough to eat

A tall sleek storage wall hides a tasty secret - it’s filled with kitchen/dining things. Free of door knobs or handles, this oh-so useful storage uses push to open latches, leaving a smooth finish that’s easy on the eye.
Large wall of IKEA kitchen cupboards. No handles or knobs, just touch to open doors.
Close-up of same IKEA kitchen cupboards. Two cabinets are open showing contents.
Low bank of IKEA drawers with lamp and plant on top.

A living room look, with kitchen functionality.

Guess what’s in here

Most kitchens have a lot of appliances on show. In a hidden kitchen, they’re almost all out of sight. Like this freestanding fridge freezer unit pretending to be a storage cupboard.
Freestanding IKEA fridge freezer unit with wood veneer cabinet doors.
The same IKEA freestanding fridge freezer with the fridge door open.