June 26, 2012
| by Lisa Montgomery
I didn’t attend the Dwell on Design event in Los Angles last weekend, but if I had, definitely would have hit booth #1034, where Bradco Kitchens & Baths of L.A., demonstrated a kitchen countertop that slides to reveal a cooktop and downdraft.
The countertop extends to create a free hanging bar top, adding more room to pull up a seat and eat. On command from a handheld remote control, the countertop slides back into position, hiding the cooking surface … and the mess you might have made while whipping up a meal for your friends.
Custom-crafted by Bradco, the island with slider can be built in any size and shape to accommodate whatever type of appliances you want to tucked inside. With appliances pre-installed, the Slide N Hide product retails for $29,000. You can save a bit by buying the product for $22,000, then having the appliances put in later. Materials for the island cabinet and countertop are completely customizable, as well.
Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.