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What I Wish Everyone Knew About Minimalist Kitchen

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The spring is almost here and some of you are starting by getting rid of clutter from those winter days. You can always start with a place that you use every day, like the kitchen. There is something refreshing about a clean, uncluttered kitchen. It is inviting. It brightens the day. If you are a busy person here are some things that might encourage you to find some time and do a small project for a more minimalist kitchen design. Plus, we added some tips on how to make it a more modern one.



Reasons why to switch to a minimalist kitchen design


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The kitchen usually serves as your home’s control center. It sets the culture for your home. A minimalist kitchen reflects calm and gives the impression that everything is in order. It promotes cleanliness. A clean kitchen often sets the tone for everything else in your home.

Less stress.

Did you know that cluttered counters contribute to physical stress? It’s true. Research conducted at UCLA established a link between high-stress hormone levels and a high density of household objects. It showed that clutter increases stress levels. This is because physical objects compete for our visual attention. And the more physical distractions in the environment around us, the more stress we feel. This should be enough of a reason to convince you to minimize clutter.


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More cooking.

Even if you’re not an expert when it comes to making delicious meals, this kitchen will make you enjoy the process more. The kitchen is usually in the service for many purposes in most homes. For example, long conversations over hot chocolate, a quiet place for homework or work, etc.

But, the primary purpose will always be food preparation.

A minimalist kitchen, with a lot of room to move and chop and bake and boil and even dance, is always a more enjoyable space to work in.

Clutter attracts more clutter.

It is a known fact in every home that when space just a place becomes for “stuff,” more things start to pile up. Kitchen countertops often serve the same purpose. When we allow them to become cluttered with items that don’t belong there, more and more stuff finds its way there. The only way to stop this is to cut the clutter as much as possible.

Better mornings.

The place people spend the most time in after they wake up is the kitchen. You already woke up stressed because you have to go to work or school? The last thing you want is to eat breakfast or drink your first coffee in a cluttered kitchen. A decluttered kitchen allows you to prepare for your day in peace. A tidy, bright kitchen in the morning is there to remind you that the day ahead serves you, not the other way around. As silly as it sounds, you’ll never know until you try it.

Tips to follow for getting minimalist yet modern kitchen design


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The first thing you’ll do is say goodbye to cozy fabrics, ornaments, and country-style design, and say hello to sleek and clean lines, integrated appliances, and minimalist color scheme and design. The modern kitchen should be chic and elegant. Modernizing your kitchen has never been more affordable and easier to accomplish. Just bear in mind these main features that will make your kitchen looking like those you see in the magazine.

Geometrical patterns.

Forget the abstract patterns, and floral tiles, because these are nowhere to be found in modern kitchen design. Instead, there are angles, circles, squares, curves, etc. Exhibit these features on your lighting fixtures, counters, wall décor, cabinet doors, and flooring. It’s up to you how far to go with it. You can keep it low-key with a minimalist triangle backsplash or be extra bold and keep the geometry as the main aspect in your modern kitchen.

Horizontal lines.

Horizontal lines tend to visually expand things, and this will help create a more spacious feel to your kitchen. Applying horizontal lines to your workspace, flooring, and backsplash is also highly recommended to get that modern style look in your kitchen. Try it and see for yourself.

Industrial look.

Make stainless steel your BFF in your modern-style kitchen. Stainless steel stoves, faucets, lighting fixtures, cooktops, vent hoods, hardware, you name it. Stainless steel appliances are widely available and easy to clean. This look has become highly popular, and you’ll get the look you’re aspiring to.

Sleek look.

Fussy is out, and sleek is in. Stay away from knobs and move to simple handles on your cabinet doors. Opt for stainless steel hardware with clean lines instead of bar-shaped. That minimalist look should be reflected in every detail of your kitchen. Everything should look sleek, clean, and fuss-free.


Look for all-white, wood cabinets with drawer fronts that will give you enough storage space. Clutter isn’t allowed in the modern kitchen. You’ll stay true to your sleek, minimalist look yet have excellent functionality. Cabinetry is usually taken to the ceiling to avoid dust traps and unsightly gaps.

Seating area.

Since we’re saying goodbye to many things that are not welcomed in our modern-style kitchen, we’re also saying goodbye to the big old-fashioned kitchen tables that take up all our space. Now, meet the multi-functional islands. This a new ideal place for preparing meals, eating, doing homework, and many other things. This way you’ll keep your sleek, minimalist look but still have your seating area.


This feature will make a world of difference to your kitchen aesthetic and function. Instead of having just one central overhead light, opt for layered lighting. Having some over your seating area or over your sink area instead of just that one central light will provide you all your lighting needs, and make your modern kitchen look bang on.


Modern kitchen design is all about bold and stark colors. Forget the pastel, candy colors in this type of kitchen. We’re not saying you should splash red all over your wall. Not at all. But, making your kitchen all-white will complement that sleek, minimalist look you’re going for that never goes out of style. And for making it bolder, add some dramatic blue, green or purple. You’ll have people awestruck by your new kitchen design.




It’s necessary to choose a modern, functional design for accessories because these are suitable for a sleek, minimalist kitchen style. They will add a simplistic and stylish touch to the kitchen and won’t sacrifice imagination for sophistication.


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At the end of the day, remember that less is more. Simple does not always mean boring. In this case, minimizing your kitchen can give you a feeling that you never expected. We all had a tough year, and are excited to move forward. We can’t see into the future, but why not change something that’s right under our noses? Girls usually get a haircut after a bad breakup and instantly feel better and ready for a new chapter. Right? Start with the small things and see how one little change can make a huge difference.


Give your cluttered kitchen a thorough makeover and you’ll be starting your days with more serene mornings.  Cook with more joy. Change the culture of your home and see how silly and simple yet important things like your kitchen can change your outlook in 2021 and welcome the spring days with more joy.




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