7 reasons why concealed kitchen shelves are worth making a fuss over

Will Sayner Will Sayner
Elfa Deutschland GmbH Kitchen
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The kitchen comes with many practical, functional requirements; more so than many other areas of the home. Chief amongst these requirements is the need for large amounts of storage space.

 What springs to mind when you think kitchen storage? Cabinets? Drawers?

 Shelf those ideas for a minute, there is an alternative…

Today we’re exposing the value of concealed shelves in your kitchen. Concealed shelves can really help you get the most out of your kitchen, and here’s how…

Storage space

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Bespoke oak larder


From a purely practical point of view, having a lot of shelf space hidden away is great for a larger family, or an avid cook, in need ample kitchen storage.

You don't want everything on show

 First and foremost, the kitchen is a place for preparing meals; this means lots of pots, pans, clever but often rarely used utensils, and of course food.  

Now, we might want the nice china and wineglasses on show, but the other kitchen necessities can really make the place look cluttered… but wait, not if the shelves are concealed!

Practicality and uniformity

The various necessities of a kitchen – such as appliances, and different storage requirements—can make achieving your unified vision for the room difficult as they can detract from the particular chosen style. Concealed storage and shelving could provide the solution to this problem.

Minimalist look – minimum effort

Minimalist styles are increasingly popular, but with its many appliances and need of plentiful storage space achieving this can be difficult in the kitchen. Concealing the shelves can create a minimalist look, without forgoing any kitchen necessities.

A place for everything, and everything in its place

Orford | A classic country kitchen with coastal inspiration Davonport Kitchen Wood

Orford | A classic country kitchen with coastal inspiration


 As any chef will tell you, having an organised kitchen is paramount. Concealing the shelves allows for more shelf space, and abundant shelf space will aid in creating organisation and order in your kitchen.


For the simplest reason of all: because it looks good. Concealed shelving can really help to create a certain style and atmosphere in your kitchen.

Secret storage space is fun

Pop-up kitchen PIA - Wood (KL 257S NDET) Dizzconcept KitchenCabinets & shelves

Pop-up kitchen PIA—Wood (KL 257S NDET)


Ok, maybe this reason is a little childish, but concealed storage space can be quirky and fun. Just look at this pop-up kitchen unit by dizzconcept!

 Go on; add a little whimsy to your kitchen.

 Want to find out more about innovative kitchen storage solutions? Have a look at this helpful guide!

Have you been persuaded to conceal those kitchen shelves? Let us know in the comments below!

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