Have you ever looked around the house and wondered how you accumulated so much stuff? Yeah. We’ve all been there. But, if you’ve had enough and are considering a minimalist lifestyle, the kitchen’s a great place to start.
We tend to clutter this room the most with tchotchkes, pots, pans, mugs, and more. Meanwhile, it’s also the room we congregate in with family and friends.
If you’re able to achieve a minimalist kitchen, it’ll make you feel like a million bucks. Here’s the lowdown on how to remove the weight from your house and start to live an inspired life.
Some of the best materials for modern minimalist kitchens are concrete, quartz, and wood. Try to choose natural materials that make a statement. These three materials, in particular, will feature beautifully as countertops.
As a minimalist, cabinets will be your best friend because you’re going to embrace all that gleaming, blank space. To keep your countertops decluttered, you’ll need smart ways to house your coffeemaker, blender, and more.
When considering cabinets, opt for simple door styles and demure colors. Delicate (or nonexistent) hardware will also create a smooth, sleek surface.
Similar to the countertops, you won’t want to clutter up the floors with a lot of mats or runners, either. But, if you’d like to place something by the sink, consider a natural material again like a bamboo mat.
Cut Your Kitchen Essentials
Gather up some brown boxes for Goodwill. Together, let’s take a look at the essentials, and see what can stay and what should go.
- Pots and Pans — Keep one of each size and pitch the rest. (By pitch, we mean donate to someone who could use your overflow) Realistically, you’ll never need more than three pots or pans.
- Dishes — Maintain a set of four. If you plan on hosting any dinner parties in the future, make a run to Target and prepare to have your socks knocked off at some of the high-class plastic plates and cutlery out there.
- Glasses and Mugs — Keep to the same number. You really only need four mugs. Wash them as you go and pitch the rest. Oh, and if you’ve developed a travel mug collection like us, it’s time to make some hard decisions. Keep one or two and send the rest packing.
- Knife Block — Ditch the knife block (due to its ability to clutter the counters) and go for a magnetic strip over the stove.
- Tea and Spice Jars — The same principle applies. Forego a counter cluttered with jars and place your spices or loose teas into magnetic containers that can line the side of your refrigerator.
Begin Your Minimalist Kitchen Today
If you live in the Tacoma area, we can turn all your minimalist kitchen dreams into realities. With the finest materials and the hardest-working West Coast team, we’ll turn your kitchen into an oasis you’ll never want to escape.
Here at Delano Construction, we’re a family-owned and operated business that understands the kitchen is the heart of the house. Contact us today for a free quote!