Minimalism is not just about having less. Obviously, decluttering is part of the process and you have to stick to it regularly so as not to be overwhelmed by objects. However, minimalism is also thinking and rethinking the functionality of the objects that surround us every day. And that’s why we often find ultra-functional furniture in a minimalist range. The interest is to optimize the space but also to offer you a certain comfort on a daily basis. In this article, we will essentially tell you about the kitchen and show you how you can optimize its storage to create a more minimalist atmosphere.
ARE YOUR STORAGE SPACES REALLY OPTIMIZED FOR YOU ON A DAILY BASIS?
Before launching yourselves into the optimization of your kitchen, we will take a freeze-frame and question your own kitchen, the one you currently have. In this article, we will not advise you to change all of your kitchen furniture, it costs a blind and not everyone has the plan to change the kitchen. No, here, what interests us is to wonder how we can improve your kitchen so that it is more minimalist, with fewer objects not very useful in everyday life. And don, first of all, you must make an inventory of your current kitchen. Here is a non-exhaustive list of questions you can ask yourself:
- Do you ever have to empty a cupboard to access what is in the background?
- Do you happen to find expired food while storing?
- Is your work plan cluttered on a daily basis?
- Do you store household appliances in your kitchen that are not used weekly?
There are different things you can do to create a more streamlined and minimalist kitchen. The shelves and open wall units are super nice and are not incompatible with a refined decoration, but you will have to hang the care to store only the essentials. But this is not the only solution available to you in the context of a more minimal kitchen.
1. KEEP THE ESSENTIALS ON THE WORK SURFACE AND CLOSE AT HAND
For a minimalist kitchen, it’s not just a matter of sorting, optimizing, and storing kitchen furniture. We must also think about the work plan. Whether small or large, whether you use it often or not, the worktop is super important in the ambiance of your kitchen. If crowded, you will feel like your kitchen is messy. On the other hand, if you try to keep only the essentials, you will have the feeling that your kitchen is more refined. To keep only the essentials, ask yourself what you use every day. In a small kitchen, it is essential to keep room for cooking!
2. RETHINK YOUR CONSUMPTION SO YOU DON’T WASTE FOOD ANYMORE
Being minimalist or wanting to adopt a slower way of life also means rethinking the patterns that we have been taught since we were kids. Doing a lot of shopping for 2 weeks is said to save time and money. The thing is that by doing a lot of shopping, you risk buying products that will not serve you, and that will end up clogging your kitchen. 3 years ago at Christmas, you needed 3 or 4 different types of spices and since then you have never used them. Now may be a good time to give it away or throw it away. It is also the moment to promise you not to buy any more food, condiments, spices which will be useful to you only once.
3. THE OCCASIONAL APPLIANCE, SHARE IT, IT’S MORE FUN!
Plancha, raclette, fondue, pierrade, and so on… We all have kitchen appliances in the kitchen that serve once every 36 and clutter up most of the time. Apart from the raclette machine that was used throughout the year with us (damn, we miss the raclette), the rest was just bulky. With a little organization, we could very well have borrowed from friends or family, these devices are used 3 times a year.
4. THE APPEARANCE OF KITCHEN FURNITURE FOR A MINIMALIST ATMOSPHERE
We end this article with the appearance of kitchen furniture. Minimalism in the kitchen is inside and outside. The fronts of your furniture will create a refined atmosphere in your kitchen. A facade without frills, with simplicity. But also invisible hinges, simple door handles, or an invisible system will allow you to create a minimal decoration thanks to the furniture. If you want glass furniture, it is possible, but be careful not to clutter the interior of your furniture.