There’s solid evidence behind why a minimalist kitchen design is so popular these days. Not only are they stylish, but they’re also super functional and you won’t find any annoying clutter bursting out of cupboards to attack you. Of course, that doesn’t mean you need bare benchtops and boring design. It’s completely possible to have a minimalist kitchen that expresses your personality and creativity. Today, we’re going to show you the elements you need to get it done.
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Next Level Cooking
While gas burner stovetops are effective, they’re not all that pretty. Luckily, you can get around this by switching to a nice stainless steel induction unit. This streamlines your design and cooking efficiency. Plus, since your overall design is going to be toned down, you now have the freedom to be loud with your cookware. The colors and patterns you can incorporate are somewhat limited, but feel free to get creative and express yourself. Just make sure you get the best induction cookware so your investment lasts for years to come.
We all know that herbs and spices are a great way to spruce up our meals, but they can also serve as wonderful decorations in a minimalist kitchen. Because this type of design is all about form and function, you can stray a little away from simplicity without ruining the overall theme. Consider planting your own mini herb and spice garden in a pot on your window sill. It’ll give your kitchen a natural feel while providing a pop of color. You’ll also benefit from having the freshest produce at your fingertips.
No Handles In A Minimalist Kitchen Design
If you’re redoing your cabinetry, it’s worth looking into push-to-open options. You’d be surprised by how messy handles can make your kitchen look. Even the cheapest handles can also cost a pretty penny, so you may even save money by switching to push-to-open, depending on the handle design you’re considering. This type of cabinetry also commonly features soft close technology which won’t affect your minimalist design but is nice to have.
It’s probably a safe bet that a lot of the clutter on your bench comes from the various appliances required to prepare the meals you love. You can get around this by investing in multi-purpose appliances. A coffee machine, for example, can also boil the water for your tea. And bullet blenders come with all sorts of attachments these days which allow them to replace many items.
Plants make great styling features for minimalist kitchens as they don’t tend to feel as cluttered as man-made decorations do. You could also look into getting plants that carry specific benefits if you’re looking to have a use for every design feature. Snake plants, for example, are known for purifying the air, and their sleek leaves hardly ever look out of place in a minimal design.
These five things aren’t the only elements you need to consider when creating the perfect minimalist kitchen design, but they’ll certainly add style and flair to any design. Beginning the planning process with these things in mind will also make it a lot easier for you to bring the rest of your concept together. You’ll already have multiple touchpoints to work from. We hope you enjoy your renovation and would love it if you shared some progress pics, tips, or tricks in the comments. Sometimes the things that seem small to you can make a world of difference for someone else. Enjoy!
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