What is a kitchen apron? Most often it is just a strip of tile between the top row of kitchen cabinets and the countertop. Our tips site decided to give you examples of kitchens in which a lot of useful things are hidden behind an apron. These kitchens actually look very original..
The portal devoted many articles to aprons in the kitchen. We wrote about aprons made of the same material as the countertop, told how to calculate the tiles for cladding this area, how to make this part of the kitchen a focal point, and just gave unusual photo ideas.
But what if you hide behind an apron, for example, a gas pipe, shelves for anything, jars of spices, and so on? Actually, the apron can become a common part of the storage system in the kitchen, as in the photo above, where sliding doors hide spacious shelves..
The plus of the hidden storage systems behind the apron is obvious – there is nothing superfluous on the countertop, the kitchen looks cleaner and tidier. Just like in the photo in glossy magazines. The guests will never guess where the spice jars are. And it is very convenient to use the system.
A gas pipe is hidden behind the solid wood panel of this open-shelved kitchen backsplash.
The apron hides the compartments for detergents, sponges and brushes – everything that should be near the sink often interferes and spoils the look of the entire kitchen.
In the apron area, there is a lifting rack where spices, knives, bottles of oil are stored – everything that is needed during cooking.
How much can be hidden by a laconic at first glance facade! Actually, there is no apron as such in this kitchen – everything is occupied by the storage system. This is the Logica system of the Valcucine kitchen.
In this kitchen, even a mixer is hidden in the backsplash area. It may be inconvenient to turn it every time when preparing to cook or wash dishes, but the kitchen looks very neat.
The apron is marble, made of thin slabs. It didn’t stop me from making hidden niches with LED lighting.
In this kitchen, the apron is lifting, hiding various kitchen utensils.
Open niches of this kitchen apron alternate with closed ones. Keeping clean is easy, with all the essentials close at hand.
Part of the apron protrudes onto the countertop, in this area there is a hinged shelf for small kitchen items.
There are also disadvantages of kitchen aprons with secrets – you need to do everything to order, the headset will cost much more. In addition, you need to make the countertop wider than usual or equip niches in the wall to provide enough space for cooking..