Your kitchen is the hub of your home.
Whether eating and cooking or just hanging out, doing homework, and visiting the space gets a lot of use.
Being such a busy place, it’s no surprise that clutter can quickly pile up.
When the time comes to remodel or renovate your kitchen, consider making some changes that will bring your stress levels down and give you an uncluttered space.
The solution may be a minimalist kitchen.
Here are five ways you can get the sleek, uncluttered space you’ve always wanted.
1. Go sans microwave
Before you protest, keep reading.
The truth is, you don’t actually NEED a microwave.
Anything that can be done in the microwave can also be done in the oven or on your stovetop.
Plus, your food will actually taste better.
You may find that your family is eating healthier meals and snacks, as well.
If you’re not quite ready to say a permanent adieu to your microwave yet, try this test.
Go for a week or two without using it. You might be surprised by how easy it actually is to live without it.
2. Get rid of extra cookware
Are you the next Food Network Star?
If not, you probably have way more cookware than you need.
A dutch oven, a cast iron pan, a stock pot, a few frying pans, and several saucepans of varying sizes are all you need.
Remember, cluttered cupboards lead to a cluttered mind.
3. Downsize your gadget collection
As if ditching your microwave wasn’t enough, now your gadgets are being attacked.
But, come on. You KNOW you have more than you use.
Yes, you need a vegetable peeler. No, you don’t NEED an avocado slicer.
There will always be a brand, spankin’ new high-tech kitchen toy.
They may seem like exciting additions to your cooking or baking process, but the reality is, you probably won’t end up using them long-term.
For your minimalist kitchen, commit to not buying any new gadgets and thin out the herd you already have.
4. Ditch cutlery
Time for the truth: How many knives do you currently have in your kitchen?
Whatever number you came up with is probably too many.
Unless you attend a culinary academy, you don’t need 27 knives.
What you could use is higher-quality knives.
Invest in a high-quality chef’s knife, a paring knife, a bread knife, and enough steak knives for the family to eat a nice dinner and you’re good to go.
5. Be smart about storage
When it comes to creating a minimalist kitchen, storage is the key element.
Once you’ve successfully done away with all the unnecessary items, it’s time to figure out where to store the keepers.
This can be tricky, but you don’t have to go it alone.
Need some help? If your contractor has a designer, set up a meeting and get to work.
Leave your minimalist kitchen in good hands
Another important element involved in creating the kitchen of your dreams is choosing the right contractor to handle the job.
Do your homework by reading reviews, asking for recommendations, and asking questions.
For help remodeling your home, contact your local experts VKB Kitchen and Bath.