Small space living makes invisible kitchens the most practical (and stylish) of new design trends

Ever considered concealing your entire kitchen? Take the idea of minimalism to the max with this new design trend

Hub Kitchens concealed cabinets
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You may have already had the ingenious idea to disguise a pantry behind an integrated cabinet door or integrate your fridge into a kitchen unit, but have you considered concealing your entire kitchen? Yep, that’s a thing now. And not only is it possible to create a completely invisible kitchen, it’s also becoming a huge design trend. 

With living spaces getting smaller and storage getting smarter, clean, minimalist kitchens are getting increasingly popular. Items that once cluttered worktops – kettles, plug sockets, knife blocks, even taps and sinks – can now disappear into flush cabinets and uninterrupted surfaces to make the most of all space available. 

Want to master this latest kitchen trend? Check out these gorgeous concealed kitchen designs from Hub Kitchens… 

Hub Kitchens concealed units

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'Using a kitchen design that conceals the day-to-day running of a kitchen is becoming increasingly popular as homeowners opt to leave chores for later, giving them more time to socialise with their family or friends,' explains Daniele Brutto, Hub Kitchens' co-founder.

Hub Kitchen concealed kitchen

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'As well as incorporating a series of doors to create a wall, worktops which cover sinks and work spaces make organising the daily routine easier and create a calmer and less stressful environment, especially for those where space is limited.'

Hub Kitchens retractable cabinet

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'If your kitchen is the central hub of the home and is used for all sorts of activities from reading the daily papers, homework with the children, Friday night parties, through to relaxing Sunday dinners with the family, a concealed kitchen is the ultimate must-have chameleon kitchen for everyone to enjoy.'

Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.