Jennifer Garner Has a Cabinet Hack for Making Her Kitchen Feel Less Cluttered

published Jul 1, 2021
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Jennifer Garner
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Open shelving and glass cabinets can add some major oomph to a kitchen, especially if you have dishes, glassware, and pots and pans to show off. However, there is one major drawback to the interior design trend that has soared in popularity over the last few years: they can also expose clutter. But Jennifer Garner — whose open, airy cooking space is one of the most covetable kitchens in Hollywood — has revealed her genius hack for side-stepping any potential issues with glass cabinets. Just add curtains.

Last week, Garner filmed a pretend cooking show, making delicious-looking chicken soup out of leftovers and side-stepping the chicken stock issue with a next-level trick. Of course, it was impossible not to gawk over her bright white kitchen, which includes white countertops, backsplash, cabinets, and cabinet curtains, keeping whatever is behind her glass cabinets neatly hidden.

While some people add glass cabinets to show off their kitchen gear, the addition of the custom curtains adds a homey feel to the space. They are also a great solution to messy cabinets — a reality for pretty much anyone who actually cooks in their kitchen. 

Another great design detail about the actress and supermom’s kitchen is that the cabinets are stacked, offering tons of extra storage space. She can use the extra high, curtained cabinets to store stuff she doesn’t use often, while the lower shelves are perfect for high-demand items that need to easily be reached.

The actress recently shared one of her beloved cooking demo videos from a rental home in Vancouver, Canada, where she was staying during the filming of “The Adam Project.” The kitchen was equally impressive — which also had double stacked shelving — but had an entirely different, more modern aesthetic.  

So next time you want to install those glass cabinets, remember Garner’s hack — behind the curtains = out of sight, out of mind.