Is your kitchen chaotic? Although cooking is a messy business, it doesn’t mean your kitchen has to be. If you’re thinking starting a and want the uncluttered minimalist look, here are the four things your new kitchen needs to stay neat and organised.
Your sink can mean the difference between plates strewn across the counter or your very own hidey place for stray dishes. So you need a deep, wide sink. Better yet, a double sink with two basins. Minimalists may not be fans of dish drainers, so an extra sink can be where freshly washed things too delicate for the dishwasher can safely and discretely dry.
While it’s not yet possible for the entire kitchen to clean itself, a great dishwasher is part of the way there. Whether integrated or freestanding, almost all kitchen renovations include some sort of dishwasher. Quieter, more energy efficient models are worth the investment, but a space capacity that suits your lifestyle should be the most important deciding factor. We love models with a cutlery drawer at the top, dual drawers are also useful if you sometimes run different types of loads or smaller amounts of dishes.
A cluttered kitchen will look unclean even if it’s hospital grade disinfected. While you don’t have to vanquish everything to the cupboard, plan for ample bench space so vital appliances and items can be on display but not crowd the space. Drawers, different sized cupboards and a walk-in pantry are high on many people’s design wish lists. A butler’s pantry is for a dream kitchen, so everything truly has its own space, while your main kitchen is streamlined, minimalistic and chic.
Do you take out the recyclables as soon as they gather? No, we don’t either. So you will need ample space to sort and store your landfill, recycling, glassware and soft plastics. It’s great that we’re all more eco conscious, so having a dedicated space such as a pull out drawer with removable compartments is a great way to keep your waste out of a floor bin and organised for later.
A minimalistic aesthetic doesn’t mean you own nothing, architecturally it uses simple design elements, clean lines and is efficient. Embrace this style in your kitchen as you create a sense of order and neatness and enjoy all that minimalism has to offer.
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