Design Inspiration: Minimal Kitchens

January 6, 2016 by Melissa | 0 Comments

We are big fans of the San Francisco-based retailer Cuyana and its motto “fewer, better things.”  I am trying to incorporate this motto into my home decor.

The kitchen can be a particularly challenging space to keep clutter-free.  There are certain items that we use on an every day basis – knives, coffee pot, toaster, and the cutting board, to name a few.  There are other items, such as a stand mixer, that are too heavy to haul in and out of storage for each use.  Without easy access to these items, my kitchen is not very functional.  But, when there are too many “every day” items stored on the counter, the room starts to look like a cluttered mess.

So, in the kitchen, it is especially important to curate your countertops, allowing only absolutely necessary items to reside there.  Each of the photos below strike the perfect balance between form and function.  The look is minimal and clean, but also realistic.  The kitchens include the essential tools of the trade but also limit the number of items on display.  I am hoping to emulate the look in my own home.

Remodelista Kitchen

Image courtesy of remodelista.com

blog vkvvisuals kitchen

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mydomaine kitchen

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apartment therapy 2 kitchen

Image courtesy of ApartmentTherapy.com

What do you think?  Do you think a minimal kitchen is realistic?

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