Like anyone who values good kitchen design, you’re a big fan of uncluttered countertops. Not only do they make your space look cleaner and more spacious, they allow more room for you to spread out during cooking. However, you’re also fond of small appliances such as blenders, juicers, and coffeemakers because they increase your food options and ease preparation.
Multiple small accessories and clear countertops don’t seem to go together. Unless you have appliance garages. These storage units consist of boxes that extend from the bottom of your top kitchen cabinets down to the countertop. A door that either rolls up or swings open keeps the appliance hidden from view within the box. The box sits flush with the countertop so there’s no bottom shelf.
When you need to use an appliance, you open the door and slide the appliance out or use it within the box. An outlet within the garage supplies the power that your equipment needs. When your done using the appliance, you slide it back into the garage and shut the garage. Your countertops remain uncluttered behind closed doors.
Garage doors typically match those of your upper cabinets so they blend in with the rest of your kitchen. The most common locations for garages are in the corners, although you can put them anywhere under the upper cabinets. You can also buy stand-alone, pre-built garages but these don’t blend in as well as the custom ones.
If you’re interested in installing appliance garages or want your kitchen cabinetry redone, please contact us so we can help you with planning and construction.
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