Even those completely obsessed with minimalist design have their own little take on the minimalist kitchen. But don’t let other people’s opinions confuse you. All these ideas come from minimalist designers themselves. The thing about minimalist kitchen design is that it’s not about what you see, it’s about what you don’t see. If you look for a kitchen, a piece of furniture or a decorative item in your kitchen, there is a very good chance that you will end up with something else entirely.
In a minimalist kitchen, there is no room for unnecessary clutter. There are no racks and cabinets to hold tons of containers and utensils. There is no need for anything extravagant like an oven or a microwave and all those fancy gadgets. Just the basics: a refrigerator, a stove and maybe a small sink or cooktop. So no, you don’t have to throw everything away – and it’s not going to go to waste either.
A minimalist kitchen usually has just one main concept – minimalism. While this doesn’t mean that the entire room has to be bare and without any trace of personal aesthetic appeal, it does mean that the main elements in the room, the cabinets and countertops in particular, need to be as minimal in design as possible. The counters and cabinets can be customized in terms of material and color, but even the colors and textures of the materials used for construction must be extremely similar. As much as possible, the countertop and the backsplash should match.
The cupboard is an important part of a minimalist kitchen as well, and the concept is the same. The cupboards need to have just enough space to hold what you need to store and as little storage space as possible. If you feel that you need a lot of storage space and want to include more expensive appliances or fixtures, you can, but it’s generally not necessary – and cabinets that are too big will actually make the area look smaller, which isn’t what you want.