A minimalist lifestyle can be especially impactful in a kitchen, where rarely-used items tend to pile up in dusty cabinets and fill every inch of counter space. 

Minimalist kitchens are free of countertop clutter, rarely-used kitchen appliances, and over-the-top decor. Instead, they embrace clean lines, simple, natural materials, and oftentimes, neutral hues.

Look around and you might realize it is time to embrace a more pared-down aesthetic at your culinary headquarters. 

Here are some DIY ideas for a modern minimalist kitchen:

Incorporate Storage In A Seamless Way:

Instead of installing banks of cabinets (complete with decorative hardware and detailing), why not go with an understated storage solution that blends right in with the rest of your kitchen design.

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Ditch The Upper Cabinets In Favour Of Open Shelving:

There are times, especially in small kitchens, when too many cabinets can make a space feel closed in. Consider removing the upper set of cabinets during your remodel, and replacing it with open shelves. This one change will completely transform the look and feel of your space, resulting in an open and airy vibe that is much more in line with your minimalist aesthetic.

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Choose A Neutral Colour:

White is a classic colour option for minimalist kitchens because it reflects light well, which can help your space feel brighter and more open. You can also utilize other neutral hues, such as beiges, grays, and light browns. But if you want a little pop of colour, consider painting an accent wall or adding subtle touches of blue, yellow, or green.

Light is Key For A Minimalist Kitchen:

No minimalist kitchen is complete without light. Emphasize natural light, if possible, by keeping window dressings open during the day. If your kitchen does not have any windows or just seems too small or too dark, add a simple mirror to reflect light and create the look of additional space.

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Let Go Of The Kitchen Table:

Bulky furniture has no place in minimalist design. Instead of going with a traditional kitchen table, put barstools or wire chairs at a kitchen island or breakfast bar to open up your space. Doing so will add visual appeal to your kitchen, create cleaner lines in your design, and give you more room to move around.

For more ideas on how to transform your kitchen into a minimalist kitchen, check Space-wise.

Published on HOLR Magazine.