The Discreet Charm of Having a Closet in the Kitchen

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Spotlight on function in the new, evolved kitchen closets

Once upon a time a closet was found only in a living room or bed room.
Recently however in the kitchen, things are changing: the look of this area is evolving, opening up more and more towards the dining room.
Even the elements that make up the kitchen are becoming less and less "kitchen", all to the benefit of function and aesthetic harmony.

Everyone can decide on the closet that's most suitable to his or her needs

If a closet is internally equipped with shelves, baskets, dividers or special containers, it becomes a huge pantry with the same depth as the base units.

In the most advanced kitchens now you can find spacious closet modules that reach all the way up to the ceiling-- entire walls dedicated to the storage of utensils.

Everyone can decide on the closet that's most suitable to his or her needs. If a closet is internally equipped with shelves, baskets, dividers or special containers, it becomes a huge pantry with the same depth as the base units (usually 60 cm.).
A closet can be outfitted with drawers for silverware, knives or pastry-making tools, or it can have open shelves for the most often used accessories-- a kitchen scale or a small television to watch while cooking.

But that's not all. Closets can have a wide range of uses from the functional point of view: for example they can comfortably house all kinds of built-in appliances.

Here the closet substitutes the column-module, with the aesthetic advantage of offering a more harmonious composition.
This arrangement frees up space that in a large enough environment could be used for an island where the work area can be concentrated.
Thus, an electric oven, microwave, espresso machine or refrigerator can all be housed and located right in the place that ergonomics and personal needs see best.

Heights can vary: for the oven the most comfortable height is more or less the same height as the counter.

Should you desire another oven, best have it nearby, above or beside to first one.

Nowadays the excellent insulation used between one appliance and another leave lots of room for creativity, without safety worries.
Introduced some years ago into the compositions of new kitchens together with the new concept of modularity, the kitchen closet concept is now coming into its own.

Closets are finding their role in the kitchen, becoming elements with their own particular characteristics.

Often located in the borderlands between the kitchen and living room, and thanks to elegant new wood finishes, they even blend in with the furniture of the living area.
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