How to Create a Minimalist Kitchen

They say minimalism is more than just a design – it’s a lifestyle that lives by the saying “less is more”. As such, we usually associate wide, empty spaces with minimalist designs. It usually also involves very few colours.

When applied to interior design, minimalism focuses more on functionality and decluttering. This is good as a kitchen should have sufficient space for you to move around safely. Here’s what you should do to achieve this look:

Decide what you need and don’t need

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Do you really need a set of lime green cutleries? Is another oven really necessary? List out the things that you really need, and the things that you rarely use or never used. The first step to getting a minimalist kitchen is to downsize it in terms of appliances and cutleries. Get rid of the things that you don’t need to make space for those that are essential.

Replace some with versatile appliances

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If something can do the job of three things, why not? With babies like this, you don’t need so many appliances. It saves you tonnes of space, and not to mention money too!

It doesn’t always mean something high-tech, it could be something as simple, but versatile, like a cast iron skillet. The beauty of it is that you can use it as a pan as well as a baking tray. Cast iron skillets are also more durable, so you don’t need to stock up too many of these.

Organisation is key

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Now that you’ve got rid of the things you don’t need, and equipped your kitchen with the essentials, it’s time to get organised. Store your dried goods and spices together, cutleries in one area, and cooking utensils in the other.

The idea is to put them where you can find them easily, whether you’re cooking or setting the table.

Clear your countertop

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Remove all the unnecessary things from your countertops. Store them in the correct sections along with your other kitchen items. Keep your countertops empty for events and food preparation. A minimalist kitchen is without clutter, so don’t leave things lying around.

If you need more help with transforming your kitchen into a minimalist one, our interior designers are here to help. Let them know what you need from them, perhaps upload an example or two, here. We’ll compile all the quotations and their respective profiles, and send them to you for free!


written by Esther Chung


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