Clever use of space is one of the biggest kitchen design trends at the moment, inspired by innovative designs in from Europe, particularly regarding concealed kitchens. The trend has continued to build momentum since 2016, growing in popularity within the British furniture market. Simplicity and minimalist design is at the core of modern/contemporary kitchens, suitable for both smaller kitchens and open-plan spaces alike. Hiding worktops and hobs behind cabinetry can transform the kitchen into a sophisticated space whilst fulfilling traditional cooking needs. Thinking of implementing this design? Häfele have just the products you need.

As Seen on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

Renowned for their craftsmanship and bespoke services, Studio Partner Kettle Co. Kitchens installed a concealed kitchen for Tom and Danie Raffield, which was showcased on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. The brief specified a kitchen that would blend in with the style the unique timber house in Cornwall. Concealed behind the Hawa Concepta 25, supplied by Häfele, the kitchen was a perfect fit for their sleek and nature-inspired look. Carefully selected space-optimising and functional products, including the Sweepovac, Loox lighting and concealed shelf fittings, provided the finishing touches for the project.

The Concealed Kitchens product highlights below are all available to your local Studio Partner

Ideal for concealing kitchen spaces, drawers, worktops and more, the Hawa Concepta 25 is a unique pivot sliding system for bi-folding pocket doors. With its flush cabinet fronts opening end-to-end, the kitchen can be fully accessed when opened, as the doors can be fully pushed into the sides.

These are an ideal solution to keep kitchen elements out of sight, providing space with a neat and sophisticated look. The Tambour door systems can be used to complement your kitchen design or as a statement to create aesthetic impact. They are available in a variety of finishes, including copper, mill gold, anthracite and satin

A multi-white self-adhesive strip light, Loox LED 3032 is ideal for attaching onto any furniture. It has a completely adjustable colour temperature due to its multi-white mixer, ranging from warm to cool white. Completing the hidden kitchen look, it has no visible lighting profiles or cables. 

Smeg’s In-Column Larder Fridge is purpose built to be fitted into existing cabinetry to give the kitchen a seamless look, enhancing its aesthetic appeal. Its reversible door and adjustable glass shelves allow the refrigerator to be customised to suit individual needs.

A complete storage unit fitted with wire baskets and cut outs, Vauth Sagel’s VS TAL WIRO Broom allows space for broom storage. At just 150mm wide, this smart storage solution is great for small spaces and can be easily concealed with a simple push.

Often used as workstations, kitchen worktops can easily become a pool of wires and cables. Our fitted Vertical Powerdock, which comes with with USB and Bluetooth Speaker, enables people to connect various gadgets and can also be submerged into the worktop after use, with only the top left visible.

Sweepovac Slimline Plinth Vacuum is perfect for minimalist kitchens. The hidden vacuum has a powerful suction, pulling in all the dust surrounding the unit. It also offers an attachable extendable hose allowing for more flexibility and eliminating the need for bulky cleaning tools.

Find out more about the latest trends in What’s New: The Autumn Edit