In the Kitchens of the Rich, Things Are Not as They Seem
The wealthy have always played a central role in influencing design trends that slowly make their way throughout society and that is particularly true with interior design trends. For the past few years, interior designers have noticed a kitchen trend that brings with it a shift in how we interact with our spaces; enter the concealed fridge. Hidden by cabinetry that seamlessly blends this appliance into the existing space, concealed fridges are a trend meant to give the kitchen an identity outside of just the ‘cooking workspace’.
Often being called the heart of the home, our relationships with the kitchen has changed dramatically in the past few decades. Historically hidden behind doors and away from guests, kitchens of the past were seen as a place for food preparation and cooking. But with the popularity of the open floor-plan amongst other changes in culture came a new found relationship with kitchens as a place for congregation and family time.
No longer just a place just for the cook, designs began to reflect this shift in culture and lifestyle. Concealing the refrigerator is one way design is making the kitchen space resemble other rooms in the house that you might find yourself spending a lot of time in. From dinner parties with friends to family taco nights, we are spending more time in these spaces than every before so it is only natural to want to beautify these spaces and make them more cozy.
Learn more about this trend’s popularity and see examples of kitchens with hidden fridges here.