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7 Kitchens with seriously clever hideaway counter space

Julie Sprankles is a freelance writer living in the storied city of Charleston, SC. When she isn't slinging sass for SheKnows, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), trolling the internet for dance work...

Not a fan of kitchen clutter? 7 Kitchens that solve counter space conundrums

One of the most frequent complaints people have about their kitchens is about counter space. Not having enough of it, it accumulates clutter — pick your poison. But today's sneaky breed of hideaway counter space could very well be the solution to those concerns.
Not a fan of kitchen clutter? 7 Kitchens that solve counter space conundrums

This nook is like the Inspector Gadget of hideaway countertops — it has all these appendages that extend and slide and, ultimately, keep appliances out of sight.

Not a fan of kitchen clutter? 7 Kitchens that solve counter space conundrums

Ooh la la! No if, ands or buts about it, this sleek kitchen is trés chic. Here, countertops are tucked discreetly behind a wall of tall cabinets.

Not a fan of kitchen clutter? 7 Kitchens that solve counter space conundrums

When it comes to hideaway counter space, this Singapore kitchen takes the cake. Three separate "garages" covered by hi-gloss panels? We just died and went to culinary heaven.

Not a fan of kitchen clutter? 7 Kitchens that solve counter space conundrums

In this kitchen, the hidden counter space comes with a full pantry — almost earning it the title of a total hidden kitchen.

Not a fan of kitchen clutter? 7 Kitchens that solve counter space conundrums

We couldn't love this idea more if we tried. Not enough room in your kitchen for a separate recessed nook? Take advantage of cabinet space to incorporate pull-out countertops and cutting boards.

Not a fan of kitchen clutter? 7 Kitchens that solve counter space conundrums

Another take on pull-out countertops, this kitchen boasts an entire pull-out collection of drawers. The marble top adds invaluable extra counter space, while the drawers underneath are ideal for storage.

Not a fan of kitchen clutter? 7 Kitchens that solve counter space conundrums

When the owners of this home gutted their original kitchen, designer Susan Brook smartly made the most of every single inch of space — including adding a custom pop-up counter to hold the family's heavy KitchenAid mixer.

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