YOUR DIS­AP­PEAR­ING KITCHEN

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

LEICHT demon­strated their in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the ‘dis­ap­pear­ing kitchen’ with their ‘room in a room’ con­cept, which sees the kitchen seam­lessly in­te­grated into an open con­cept liv­ing space with fit­tings and fur­nish­ings pro­vid­ing func­tions which are not en­tirely kitchen­cen­tric. Lux­ury home ap­pli­ances brand Gagge­nau also show­cased their vi­sion of the ‘dis­ap­pear­ing kitchen’, with their ‘Gagge­nau Home’ con­cept. The full-scale rep­re­sen­ta­tion of an as­pi­ra­tional do­mes­tic space most no­tably showed off a dou­ble-door fridge hid­den be­hind large scale wooden pan­els that, once closed, blend seam­lessly into the sur­round­ing aes­thetic. Most tra­di­tional kitchens are sur­rounded by four walls and cor­doned off to­wards the back sec­tion of the house. The first steps to ren­o­vat­ing your kitchen for the fu­ture is to sim­ply knock down that wall that sep­a­rates the area from the rest of the home. This will link your kitchen to your din­ing room and be­yond, mak­ing the space more ac­ces­si­ble.

As for the process of in­te­gra­tion, opt for built-in ap­pli­ances which free up counter space while hid­ing most of your kitchen tools and ac­ces­sories be­hind cab­i­net doors. For the fin­ish­ing touch, bring in decor pieces that don’t con­ven­tion­ally go into this area of the house, and dot them around like you would your liv­ing room.

The ul­ti­mate aim is to ex­pand the util­ity of your kitchen and turn it into any other space in the home; an area where peo­ple can eas­ily wan­der in, take a seat, re­lax, and en­gage in con­ver­sa­tion or work.

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