Creating A Minimalist Kitchen: Tips For You

If you are interested in minimalism and want to do a kitchen remodeling project that embraces minimalism and all of its benefits to your life, you may be wondering what you can or should do to make your kitchen feel more minimalist. There are many ways to incorporate minimalism into your home design, specifically in your kitchen. So, before you jump in and get started on your kitchen remodeling project, learn some tips to help you create a minimalist kitchen. Then, you can be sure you are doing everything you can to embrace minimalism in your newly remodeled kitchen space. 

Consider Fewer Cabinets

One of the ways to embrace minimalism in your kitchen is to simply have less adorning your walls. This includes the kitchen cabinets. If you can get away with it, consider having less cabinetry in your kitchen. Maybe have no upper cabinets at all. Or you could just have one upper cabinet on either side of the sink for dishes. 

The fewer cabinets you have in your kitchen remodeling project, the more minimalist your kitchen will seem. The space will also seem lighter and brighter, which is another goal of minimalism: to lighten the space and the burden on your life of clutter and things. 

Of course, you also want to make sure you have enough cabinets to store all of your kitchen items out of sight, as clean countertops is another tenant of a minimalist kitchen space. So, be sure to strike a balance between having enough storage and having minimal cabinetry in your kitchen. 

Opt for White Surfaces

Minimalism is not just about the number of items you have when it comes to design. It is also about color. Too much color or bold colors can be distracting and can sometimes evoke negative emotions (like the color red and anger or rage). As such, minimalism embraces simplicity in colors as well. 

Consider opting for white surfaces or at the very least light neutral surfaces when you remodel your kitchen. For example, have cabinetry painted white and install white appliances. For countertops, you may want to go with a natural wood grain or you could again go for white. The neutrality of the space and the void of color will make it look far more minimal. 

And, if you simply must have color in your kitchen space, you can do so with your gadgets. A stand mixer in a bold color would be one example of this. That way, the kitchen can be colorful when you want it to be (when the mixer is out) but minimalist and simple when you don't (when the mixer is put away in a cabinet). 

Now that you know a few tips to help you create a minimalist kitchen, you can be sure you are doing everything you can to make your kitchen remodeling project more minimalist. 

For more information about kitchen remodeling possibilities, contact a local remodeling contractor.