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How To Create The Minimalist Kitchen Of Your Dreams

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How To Create The Minimalist Kitchen Of Your Dreams

Have you ever craved having a minimalist kitchen?

If you have, then you are in the right place.

A minimalistic style is all about using restraint and thoughtfulness in your product selections and the secret to simplifying it is a lot easier than you think!

But, before we dive into the suggested tips below, here are a few quick words on interior design and minimalism…

First, know that being a minimalist can be for anyone and that’s why we crave to have it!

Second, minimalism is all about having less and reusing older things. This means that being a minimalist is NOT about having the latest gadgets and expensive furnishings. 

And last, being a minimalist doesn’t translate to rooms that mean that they are cold, stark, and empty.

It means that it’s all about investing and keeping useful things that last longer, having a less is more mentality, and having a place for almost everything, so the space looks and feels more cohesive. 

Let’s discover some of these basic tips to create the minimalist kitchen that you’ve always wanted.

How to create your dream minimalist kitchen

10 Painless Ways to Create a Minimalist Kitchen

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1. Get Rid of the Clutter.

Apparently, according to behavioral psychologists, too much clutter is caused by depression, attention deficit disorder, low self-esteem, or lack of personal boundaries.

Whether you find your kitchen overly cluttered for any of those reasons, to have a fresh start to leading a more minimal life, grab a box, set a timer for 20 minutes, and fill that box (or two) with all that kitchen clutter that accumulated over the years.

Once you do this first step, you will be well on your way to creating the minimal kitchen of your dreams!

2. Keep all your counters clean & clear.

Ah, the clear surface rule! You’ve probably heard this before and you’re about to hear it again, clear surfaces can seriously make all the difference, especially when it comes to creating a minimalist look for your kitchen.

When we clean, it takes only 10 mins to make our place from messy to amazing, and that is all thanks to sticking to the clear surface rule.

Here Are Some Tips To Keep Surfaces Clean:

    • Use soap and water to clean surfaces and then use a disinfectant. Soap and water washing decreases the number of surface germs, dirt, and impurities. Disinfecting on clear surfaces often destroys germs.
    • Keep all surfaces cleaned and sanitized after you cook.
    • As a rule of thumb, any area of your home with high traffic and surfaces that get used a lot are the first areas you should keep clear and clean. 

3. Start with a trial run with only what you need & store the rest.

Keep only what you need, for a trail run for a minimal kitchen

If you would really like to have a minimalistic look for your kitchen, now is the time to pack away all of the extra kitchen items that you don’t use on a daily basis and only have one set of everything.

Minimalism is all about less is more, so one set of mugs, glasses, bowls, and plates should do you just fine.

You can do it as a trial run for about a week and see how it goes. Reassess your efforts after that initial week and see what you might continue to go on without.

This will create a lot fewer dishes for you because you will be forced to use them and then clean them before you can use them again. 

Hence creating a minimalist habit all on its own.

4. Only Keep One Set Of Dishes.

After your trial run of living with less, you may find that having fewer dishes will help you easily maintain a cleaner kitchen. You will have to make sure that you wash your dishes after every meal, but you will get used to it, and it’ll help streamline the mess. 

Plus, if you have a small kitchen you don’t need that many dishes either. You can definitely store plenty for the immediate family, plus some extras for visitors, but less is really more when trying to live more minimally. 

5. Hide your counter appliances OR elevate them.

Things like blenders, toasters, coffee makers, and stand mixers can easily accumulate on top of your kitchen counters and we all know that they also take up a lot of space, so now is the best time to hide them if you can. 

The minimalist approach is to focus on only keeping out one or two appliances that you frequently use the most and then store the others in a kitchen cabinet to be completely hidden from view.

If your kitchen lacks extra storage space, then elevating your appliance is your next best bet to ensuring you get the minimalistic kitchen look. 

6. Invest in One to Two Good quality knives.

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When it comes to living the minimalist lifestyle, two good knives are really all you need — one to mince vegetables and the other for everything else.

Make sure that you keep them in mint condition by always sharpening them. Good sharp knives are really all you need and they take up less space in your drawers to achieve that minimal and orderly look.

7. Invest in a Nesting set to be extra minimal with your space.

Nesting sets will be your new-found friends

Invest in cookware sets that nest inside each other to save space because that’ll really help you feel more orderly when you are trying to achieve the minimalist approach for your kitchen.

Doing this not only saves you a ton of space but it will also give you all of the different pot sizes that you’ll ever need all in one investment.

Investing in stainless steel, cast iron, or other materials that are durable is a smart idea and will be super cost-effective in the long run.

While good quality cookware can certainly be expensive, they usually stay good as new and will last you for years and years to come.  

8. Have one good-sized pot. good-sized pot is all you need

If nesting pots isn’t for you, have one good standard-sized pot because that’s simply and really all you will ever need if you want to obtain a very minimal kitchen.

That means, try to invest in the one really good-sized pot if you cannot invest in a whole set of nesting pots.

A lot of people say to get a smaller sized pot for your veggies, than a medium-sized one for sauces, and a really large one for soups but you really can do all of it in a one-size-fits-all pot that fits just about everything.

This will not only save you a ton of space but it will most likely save you from cleaning up after multiple pots.

9. Reuse old glassware.

A minimalists pantry is all about reusing glass and recycling out the rest. Try to reuse glass jars and bottles for spices, oils, and sauces, and dry goods whenever in which way you can.

Most old pickle jars and old sauce jars have a better quality glass than store-bought jars anyways and can have many options on how to store certain things in your pantry with them.

Which, at the end of the day, will aid that minimalist organized look that you are going for. 

10. Think long term when purchasing big-ticket items.

think long term when purchasing big ticket items.

When it comes to saving money on minimalist décor, sometimes it’s worth spending a little bit more money right now, to save even more money down the road.

Especially when it comes to the bigger purchase items, like for example, your dining tables and kitchen stools.

When choosing great quality furniture and to achieve that minimalist style, try to purchase in modern yet timeless shapes and materials (mostly neutral colors) that way it won’t go out of style and last you so much longer than if you bought items that would fall apart easily and age faster. 

Natural materials are key to the minimalistic look so go with woods, glass, stones, metals, and natural fabrics and stay clear of synthetic materials as much as possible.

11. Elevate everything else that meets the eye.

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If you can, elevate your kitchen supplies by placing your soap dispenser or towels on hooks or adhere them to your backsplash area. Hang your cups and mugs up as well and make sure to use lots of your kitchen wall space.

This again allows for all of your surfaces to stay clean and clear and will really help you achieve the minimalistic kitchen look that you are striving for. 

Another minimalist tip: If you have multiple outlets that you don’t ever use, you can easily hide them by placing a hanging oven mitt in front of it. Genius right?!

12. Keep it simple with tones and colors.

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Lastly, simple will always out win everything else, especially when it comes to paint and accents. Also, in terms of kitchen decor and kitchen items, simple is usually the general rule for what this tip implies.

Yes, you can still have bright colors in a minimal kitchen, but just make sure that you are intentional about it. Know that bright patterned wallpaper will make your kitchen look busy and that wouldn’t compliment a minimal kitchen in any home. 

So when you are choosing paint colors, backsplash tones, or wallpaper ideas, choose two colors max and make sure that they complement your appliances, dishware, and cabinets in a cohesive manner.

Because at the end of the day, simple will always work out best to achieve the minimalistic look that your kitchen can easily have. 

There you have it! Minimalism is really just about simplifying your life and about getting rid of excess stuff and too many things that are weighing you down.

It’s really not a whole look that you are going for, it’s more of a lifestyle that creates space and comfort to your eyes. Follow these tips and you’ve got the minimalist lifestyle figured out!

Author: Rebecca

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