Camouflaging Kitchen Appliances

Camouflaging Kitchen Appliances

Sonia Zjawinski
Mar 4, 2010

While it's easy to swoon over great design in consumer electronics, kitchen appliances very rarely make us weak in the knees. There are exceptions, but for the most part fridges, washer/dryers, and dishwashers are home tech most of us would rather hide or camouflage. That's why we're always interested in homes that manage to completely hide a large appliance, while stil making it accessible. Can you spot the dishwasher in the photo above?

This space was showcased in a beautiful kitchen tour over on Apartment Therapy. John and Jason of Brooklyn, NY, hired their friend Christopher Peacock out of Greenwich, CT to custom build their cabinets, including the cover for their dishwasher. Everything's painted in Cooking Apple Green from Farrow & Ball paints.

The mock cabinet door is a familiar solution to the problem of kitchen appliances, but can sometimes make a home feel like a Sharper Image catalog -- innovative, yet cheesy. So, is camouflaging appliances tacky or smart?

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