Tim Thaler built a kitchen island that retracts into the floor, and is controlled by an iPhone.

Retractable Kitchen Island Controlled by iPhone

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    1. you don’t walk on it when it is up… It’s covered by two layers when down (Flor Rugs, and 1/8″ fibre board), and the cat’s dirty feet walk on my white crystallized glass countertops all the time because they are bad (that is way more gross to me). Plus, have you ever heard of disinfectant? And finally who says you need to prepare food on it in the first place. I just use to to store my big pots and pans.

  1. I was about to say the same as Mister Biggs. I work in a restaurant kitchen for a living and I can tell sometimes bad stuff happens in kitchens. But that doesn’t seem to be in accordance with health & safety regulations. It still stays a cool idea. I would preferably see something like a washing machine or fridge coming out of the floor.

  2. Nasty. Step in dogshit in the yard? Walk into the kitchen? How about the gap when you mop, water in the gap around the edges. I spill all kinds of crap on my floor. Lot of really cool work for a not very good concept.

  3. Great video.I am totally impressed by this video .I like this article. The kitchen in  this video is really awesome. I love this.Thanks for sharing this video with us.

  4. Hello,Large rugs are often the most noticeable element in a room. For this reason, if you are planning to furnish a room from scratch, it’s often a good idea to choose your rug first and then build the rest of the decorations and furnishings around this.

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