Normally apartment kitchens are the center of the home -- with socialization, cooking and entertainment usually taking place in them. This Japanese apartment forgoes that tradition with its hideaway kitchen.
The space was created by the design studio 'Minorpoet' and is located in Tokyo, Japan. The apartment kitchen hides behind large, floor-to-ceiling doors that can slide open and shut. When closed, the doors give the apartment a minimalist aesthetic and when open, they reveal a fully functional, albeit slightly small, kitchen.
The unique redesign of this space allows for a more creative approach in decorating other aspects of the apartment. Although many people will not find use for apartments with hidden kitchens, those who like to take minimalism to the extreme will likely find inspiration in this space.