6 ideas on how to make a modern minimalist kitchen design.
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Minimalism has seen a rise in demand in recent years. It’s starting to get a broader appeal in many homes around the globe. But minimalism in the kitchen isn’t a topic that has been talked about that much. This is why, in this article, we will discuss the best ways to make your kitchen look modern and minimalistic. So, let’s get right into it.
First things first, you want to declutter as much as humanly possible to create a great foundation for your minimalist kitchen. Without proper decluttering, you can never really achieve a great minimalist look. Usually, we make decluttering more of a fuss than it actually is. All you need to do is start small and work your way up. Start by removing the small things that you have no idea why you have in the first place. Those items that are in good working condition you can either sell or donate. Those that are pretty torn-up, you can dispose of. Decluttering doesn’t have to be stressful.
Besides, even if you don’t consider the minimalist benefits of decluttering enough, there are many mental benefits of decluttering. It can make you much more productive on a day-to-day basis (something great for freelancers and people who work at home), boosts your mood and physical health, and relieves anxiety, something everyone can appreciate.
Go for an all-white color palette
When you think of minimalism, what color pops into your head? Most of the time, the answer will be white or black. Maybe you’re unique and you thought of purple, but this will not be the case for everyone. White and black have been practically dubbed as minimalist colors, white more than black. So, if you want to make your kitchen feel minimalistic, you will want to paint it pure white. White is just pure, it gives off an aura of cleanliness, and this color has been a staple of room color palettes for ages. If you want your kitchen to be a minimalist paradise, give it a white makeover.
One of the most dramatic ways this can be achieved is with beautiful marble-white quartz countertops. If you don’t want to spring for the full-sized ticket, you can achieve the same kind of look for a fraction of the price with laminate countertops. If you go for this route, we recommend sticking with higher-definition varieties to get the best look. You can find out more about the difference between quartz vs laminate here.
Hide your kitchen appliances
The whole concept of minimalism is to reveal as little as possible. This is why integrated appliances complement a minimalist style so well. There are multiple ways of reducing the quantity of space that your appliances take up in the kitchen. Start by tucking your microwave or toaster inside the lower cabinets. If possible, you can also hide the fridge behind paneled doors. The more items that you can hide in the kitchen, the better. The goal is to reduce the clutter of objects in your eyesight. Make the path in the kitchen as clear as possible. Not to mention, tucking in kitchen appliances will result in a safer kitchen for your family.
Opt for natural materials
A minimalist style is all about saying more with less. If you are decluttering the kitchen and trying to have fewer items as possible present there, you will need to use the items you do have to their fullest potential. This can be done by building your kitchen surfaces out of natural materials. Granite, wood, and marble all make a kitchen look breathtaking. There is one thing though, if you want the kitchen to truly be stunning, you will need to invest in high-quality natural materials. This can be a tougher investment for some, but trust us, once you have seen the results, you will tell yourself that it was 100% worth the time and money.
Master layout design
The layout remains one of the key parts of any modern and minimalistic household. It can be really hard to really get a hang of what a proper minimalistic layout should look like. As we have previously mentioned, it isn’t strictly about just having fewer items everywhere. You need to have a small number of items to give a proper statement. With this in mind, you can experiment with styles for your kitchen. Sometimes even an open-kitchen layout can prove to be a great design choice. Some items will not easily fit into the aesthetic. Sometimes if you really screw up the layout and try to fit a lot of items in one small space, you might risk something falling over and breaking (itself or something else). Worst case scenario, you will need oven repairs if you really toyed with your kitchen items.
Bring life to your kitchen with art
This one is a bit more niche and depends on your personal tastes. A place where we have space available is the walls. When you want to personalize your kitchen, you want to add a touch of anything that will truly make it feel yours. This, unfortunately, does not fit everyone’s tastes, as some people want a more bombastic expression of themselves. Art doesn’t require a lot of space (unless you want to have The Last Supper cover the entire kitchen surface), which makes it an ideal choice for a minimalist room.
That would be it for today. Hopefully, you have gotten some interesting ideas about improving your kitchen after reading this article. Till next time!