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In­creas­ingly, open-plan homes mean there’s more in­ter­est than ever in kitchens that can be tucked away when not in use. ‘The most preva­lent chal­lenge with modern prop­er­ties is space,’ ex­plains Daniela Condo, de­signer at Life Kitchens. ‘Ever-shrink­ing home foot­prints mean that rooms are mul­ti­func­tional; com­bin­ing liv­ing, cook­ing and din­ing in one space is be­com­ing the norm.’

Life Kitchens’ ‘Hid­den Kitchen’ (top) can be con­cealed within sec­onds be­hind fumed larch doors that sport a chevron de­sign ( from £25,000; life-kitchens.co.uk). Boffi’s ‘K5’ (mid­dle) per­forms an en­tirely dif­fer­ent kind of dis­ap­pear­ing act – the is­land’s solid-elm work­top slides across to cover the sink ( from £50,000; boffi.com). Cham­ber Fur­ni­ture’s new kitchen units ( bot­tom), mean­while, can be shut away be­hind flush bi-fold­ing doors made of fumed oak ( from £40,000; cham­ber­fur­ni­ture.co.uk).

‘EVER-SHRINK­ING HOME FOOT­PRINTS MEAN COM­BIN­ING LIV­ING, COOK­ING AND DIN­ING IN ONE SPACE IS BE­COM­ING THE NORM’

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