When you design your interior, you want to ensure you get it right. This is especially true of your kitchen, where you’ll cook delectable dishes for yourself and your family. There are many design choices, from rustic and traditional to minimalistic. So, what do you do if you’re looking to create a minimalistic design scheme for your kitchen? We’ll go over three principles of a minimalist kitchen here. Read on to find out more.
Sort Yourself Out
First, you must be honest about what you like to cook and how much you need in your cabinets. You’ll be surprised how many extraneous cookbooks and clutter are in there. Want a rule of thumb? Be sure to get rid of the inessentials. It might do you well if this means installing a smart appliance to ensure greater functionality with little space. Think to yourself, do I need this in my space? Learn about what triggers you to keep the item in the first place. Once you understand why you hold onto what you do, you’ll be in a better position to get rid of what doesn’t serve you anymore.
Consolidate Your Items
A key principle of a minimalist kitchen is that it should reflect your real life. If two items in your kitchen can perform the same tasks, why keep them both around? Keep the one with the greatest functionality and eliminate the other one. We often have a colorful array of blenders, food processors, and other items we never use. Ask yourself, “How often do I use this item?” and let that answer guide you.
Honor the Boundary Lines
Don’t attempt to fit 20 appliances into one space. You likely don’t need them all. Can your potato masher, pizza slicer, and other utensil appliances all fit within the “boundary” of the drawer? If not, it’s time to get rid of some things. What about your cabinet? If you have so many dishes that they take up residence in the dishwater out of necessity, it’s time to get rid of some of them.
Overall, a large part of minimalism is getting rid of things that no longer serve their purpose. A good minimalist design makes you rethink your options and reconsider what matters. These tips will help you do just that!