Any avid reader of this blog will tell you how much we adore minimalism. Minimal style is brilliant for home decor as it helps declutter your property and provides a contemporary appeal. With a minimal home, you can easily make sure that your property looks like a show house, ready to impress buyers or guests. The style is delightful too, and you’ll love how beautiful, clean and clear each area of your home appears when you adopt it.
This is particularly true for the kitchen. You might think that it’s impossible to declutter your kitchen and keep it looking stylish. Particularly, if you love cooking and preparing meals every day. But you’d be surprised, and there are some fantastic fun ways to keep your kitchen clutter free and completely cool.
Replace Accessories With Awesome Equipment
The first step you may wish to consider when adopting a minimal style in your kitchen could be replacing some of the typical accessories with equipment that fits in beautifully with the rest of the design. By doing this, you can keep the countertops completely clear and let their stunning appeal become a centerpiece of the room.
One example of this would be a boiling water tap. Boiling water taps are exactly as they sound. Simply turn the tap, and you’ll be greeted by a steamy batch of boiling water like that of which you would find in a hotel. The benefits of this are too many to name from immediately having the water you need to boil pasta to not need to wait for the kettle to boil for a cup of tea or coffee. Indeed, you can rid yourself of the old-fashioned kettle altogether.
Of course, boiling water taps are quite expensive and require a heavy installation. You may then instead wish to look at kettles that are stylish enough to fit in well with your minimal decor. A glass kettle could look rather remarkable and is certainly far more affordable.
Clever Storage Choices
One of the biggest problems with keeping a kitchen minimal is that you will need to use a lot of items from pots and pans to knives and chopping boards. How do you keep work spaces clean and clear when you have so many items that need to be stored? Well, there are various possibilities to consider here, and they all relate to clever storage options.
If you want to give the walls of your kitchen a little more character, do think about using storage units that make some of your items and accessories part of the design. For instance, you can hang pots and pans on the wall and create a wonderful aesthetic. Alternatively, you may want to look at magnetic strips. Magnetic strips can help you keep items like knives off the countertop and instead let them hang from the wall too. Easy to access and also away from small hands this feature is often part of a modern style.
Cupboards, Drawers, And Doors
Next let’s think about the cupboards, the drawers, and doors behind which you’ll find the rest of your kitchen items. If you don’t have a large or extensive budget and you want to create a minimal style in your kitchen, it’s best to begin by focusing on the handles and knobs. You may not realize this, but these do have a remarkable effect on the aesthetic of the room. Indeed, they are one of the points that the eyes are often drawn to when you enter. Minimal hands and knobs are often cold steel with industrial shapes and very little in bells and whistles. If you want to go even further, you could avoid the handles altogether with push-release cupboards. They could be perfect and will ensure that there is nothing intruding upon the design space of your room.
Think about the shades you choose for the cupboards and drawers in your kitchen as well. For a minimal design they should all match, and that can include the covering over your fridge and freezer or any similar appliance. By match all the shades, you create a singular space, and this is a great way to achieve that minimal style. The shade you choose matters very little. From vinyl blacks to cream whites or royal reds, there are very few shades that can’t look incredible as part of minimalistic kitchen design.
You might be thinking about redesigning the counters of your kitchen. Quality counter materials can look fantastic and catch the light beautifully, providing style without intruding upon the space. You can select anything from quartz to granite. Or, if you are working with a limited budget, do consider using a material that mimics the aesthetic of something more expensive. You can get materials with a marble aesthetic that really do look the part, and the swirling stone design can be a tremendous addition to any kitchen.
When choosing a shade for your countertop, it’s a smart idea to clash or contrast completely with the shades and colors of the cupboards and drawers. This can make the countertop stand out and ensure it looks absolutely incredible. A two-shade kitchen is a classic design choice, particularly when you are trying to create a minimal appeal.
Other Features To Consider
Finally, when you are trying to create a minimal design in your kitchen, be aware that there are various features that can be included. Lighting fixtures are a classic choice. You need to choose lighting fixtures that accentuate the room’s design without overshadowing it. Sunken spotlights are a popular choice for a modern kitchen for this reason.
Think about the seating too. Remember, stools out a breakfast island can be matched in shades either to the countertop or to the colors of the kitchen cabinets and cupboards. Consider speaking to a designer about some of these possibilities if you want your kitchen to have a professional flair.
We hope you have fun with these ideas and love creating your own minimal kitchen design.
*This is a contributed post.