When you’re planning your dream kitchen, an appliance garage may not be at the top of your list of must-haves. They’re not exactly trendy, but they are beginning to show up in more and more kitchens, because they’re incredibly useful. If you’re an appliance enthusiast who can’t live without your Instant Pot, slow cooker, toaster oven, coffee maker, and stand mixer, your kitchen needs an appliance garage.

So what, exactly, is an appliance garage? It’s exactly what you’d think from the name. It’s any space in a kitchen designed for tucking countertop appliances out of sight. Appliance garages can sit on countertops, or they can be extensions of upper cabinets, but they can also be part of a floor-to-ceiling cabinet or a pantry. Especially if you’re going for a minimalist or streamlined look in your kitchen, having an appliance garage can be the perfect way to hide all those clunky, mismatched appliances from view. What’s more, while appliance garages provide a space to keep your kitchen tools neatly tucked out of sight, they also leave them easily accessible when you need them.

Appliance garages come in a variety of styles, including:

  • An appliance garage can have a garage-style door. The classic sectional door look may seem outdated, but it can look fresh and new with the right finish.
  • A lifting door is a bit more modern. This type of door lifts straight up and out. An appliance garage with a lifting door can blend in neatly with the cabinetry and can allow appliances to be slid directly onto the countertop when you need them.
  • Double sliding doors allow multiple tiers. Using doors that slide completely out of the way allows you to use heavy appliances like the microwave or the stand mixer without every moving them out of their spots. When they’re not in use, they’re neatly hidden away.

No matter what kind of appliance garage would work best in your kitchen, it’s best to leave the design and construction to the pros. This is the kind of project that involves finished carpentry and doing it yourself could leave you with a less than attractive piece of cabinetry. The right kitchen remodelers can create an appliance garage that’s perfect for your kitchen and looks like it’s always been a part of it.

When you’re ready to build your dream kitchen, the USA Cabinet Store is ready to help. At the heart of our business is the philosophy that everyone deserves a beautiful home, with kitchens and bathrooms that are both functional and spectacularly designed. Founded in 2011, we have locations in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and Houston, TX. Our kitchen and bathroom design professionals and experts in installation relentlessly pursue excellence while working as a team to exceed our clients’ kitchen, bathroom, and remodeling project goals. On our website, you can contact us, find a location near you, or request a complimentary consultation.