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6 Hacks for Elegant Kitchen Only The Pros Know, Number 5 Will Surprise You!

Remodeling your kitchen can cost, but you know you deserve the best. On the other hand, you don’t want to spend a lot of money. So, what can you do to do both: stay on a budget, but also have a very, and I mean very nice kitchen?

You can combine Nelson Cabinetry with minimalistic ideas! Sounds hard? Don’t worry, in this article we’ll give you amazing and on-the-budget ideas for your new kitchen. Buckle up!


Declutter, declutter, declutter!

The first, and most important thing in minimalism is decluttering. When we live in clean and decluttered homes, we feel much calmer and we are happier, but did you know that, when we live in a decluttered environment, our minds are also decluttered? When we work in decluttered spaces, we’re much more productive and peaceful. So, think about what you want your kitchen to look like? You start your days there, you socialize with your family and friends there, and sometimes you sip your wine there, enjoying your own company. Wouldn’t it be nice to also enjoy the view of a perfectly clean and decluttered kitchen? 

When it comes to decluttering, there is no right way to do it. Everything is up to you. But, keep in mind to declutter everything and not just surfaces. Sometimes it will be hard to get rid of that fork nobody uses, but it’s been there for a few years, and no, you will not maybe need it someday.  


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Dreams and inspirations

What a time to be alive! We’re just one click away from the kitchen of our dreams! It’s very easy to find inspiration if you’re looking in the right places. Try checking out Pinterest and Instagram posts, googling minimalistic decors, etc. Don’t use just one photo as an inspiration – use your creativity to find and combine things you like. Maybe someone doesn’t like having kitchen appliances on their counters and perhaps they find it very un-minimalistic and unsophisticated, but you just found a great deal on a very elegant-looking coffee maker. So what do you do? Hide it? No, you listen to your intuition and decorate it your way, with a little help from Instagram. And that way, step by step, you make the kitchen of your dreams.


Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection with Island, Wood Hood, and Glass Door Cabinets
Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection with Island, Wood Hood, and Glass Door Cabinets


Color deciding

When we say your kitchen is your playground, we don’t picture it in five or more bright colors. What we’re thinking is a kitchen in a few, natural tones. Think about nature. What colors in nature do you like the most? If you like spring and summer, maybe try combining white cabinets with pastels, like pastel green or pastel blue. And if you’re more of a fall or winter person, you can use gray cabinets and combine them with brown or black.

You need to decide which colors will dominate in your kitchen. Make it simple for you to decide and choose mostly neutral colors. We’d recommend white, gray, or brown, but you can also add black or blue. Honestly, it’s up to you. Choose your cabinet color wisely, because it will add tone to the whole room.

More natural colors will make your kitchen look cosmopolitan, stylish, and clean, especially with less clutter.


Not too much, not too little

Less is better, you’ve already heard that somewhere. And it is, especially in this case. Putting the accent on your cabinets, and giving less attention to kitchen accessories (that you don’t need, tbh) is a way to make your kitchen look simple, elegant, and sophisticated. After you choose your cabinets, try to pick from three to five kitchen appliances and accessories. We’d recommend a coffee maker or a tea kettle (even better for a more sophisticated look!), a stand mixer, or a toaster. You will use these daily, and they won’t take up so much space. Still, make sure they always look clean!


Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection U-Shape Kitchen with Glass Door Cabinets
Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection U-Shape Kitchen with Glass Door Cabinets



When it comes to minimalism, the popular belief is that decorations are a no-no. Of course, that’s not true, and it’s good to know that minimalism encourages using decorations, as long as they have a purpose. With that in mind, we recommend you to put some of your favorite books on the counters, or on the Nelson’s Open End Shelf 06”, the choice is yours.

With books in your kitchen, not only you’ll appear more educated and refined, but you’ll also be more inspired when it comes to meals. Whoever makes them, they will use them and the family will enjoy more different meals. 



P.S. If you like Mediterranean or Mexican food, make sure you put a book about Mediterranean or Mexican cooking on display!


Life in your kitchen

Fresh plants are something that’s always a hard yes. Whether it’s a bouquet of fresh flowers (white or yellow daisies look great on the white countertops), some spices you seeded in a simple, white bowl (like basil you always need), or perhaps a small olive tree, it will give life to the the your kitchen. Even when it’s gloomy and cold outside, just a look at your plants will warm you. The possibilities are endless and we’re grateful for the Internet and the opportunity to order whatever we like from every part of the world.


In conclusion…

You don’t need much for a polished, elegant-looking kitchen. You just need a good inspiration and a good base. The most important thing for you is to remember to play with it. Don’t make renovating your kitchen a full-time, stressful job. Let it be your little playground, where you can be creative and delighted. 

Use minimalism to your advantage. Read more about it, prepare yourself, and use your knowledge in your kitchen. Pay attention to the colors and simplicity.

And always listen to your heart. Pay attention to what you do and what you do not need. Declutter your home and mind, and then decorate it your way. Good luck!

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