Are you drawn to the minimalist look? Minimalism can be a great way to streamline and simplify a room, creating clean lines and bright open spaces. In the kitchen, minimalism is a great choice, because we spend so much time in our kitchens. The kitchen really is the heart of the home, where you prepare meals, entertain guests, and gather with your family. It should be a calm, peaceful, and welcoming space, and bringing in a minimalist aesthetic can help you achieve that feeling. Whether you’re remodeling or just redecorating, consider these tips for a minimalist kitchen:
- Make it simple. Minimalism is all about serenity, so steer clear of busy patterns and colors that compete for attention. Design your floors, cabinets, and countertops to work together harmoniously, using uninterrupted expanses of coordinated colors. White and wood work well together for a clean, peaceful look.
- Keep only what you need. What’s on your counter that shouldn’t be? What do you use daily? The things that you use all the time should be easily accessible, but specialized appliances and sporadically used tools, as well as platters and other dishes used for special occasions, should be stored out of sight. It may be that you can tuck them into cabinets that aren’t conveniently placed for everyday use, or you may need to find a spot entirely outside of the kitchen. If you come across something you haven’t used in years, donate it!
- Make the most of your storage. Getting rid of some of your little-used objects may free up some space, and this gives you an excellent opportunity to reorganize. Designate a home for each object you’re keeping so that you’ll always know where everything goes. This minimizes clutter and reduces the amount of time you spend looking for things. Maximize your storage space, organizing your drawers and cabinets efficiently, and consider a kitchen island for extra space if you need it.
- Choose accents that make an impact. Most minimalist kitchens tend to be white with wood tones or white with black, but you don’t have to stick to just those colors. Once you’ve created a serene backdrop, you can choose a statement piece or two and really make a statement. You’ll be amazed at how much more impactful your decorative objects seem when they’re not competing for attention.
When you’re ready to design your perfect kitchen, contact United Granite. A well-established natural and engineered stone fabricator and installer, United Granite has been serving Virginia, Maryland, DC, and New Jersey for 22 years. Our 4 fabrication shops, 4 slab yards, and 1 showroom, as well as our extensive stone inventory, allow United Granite to produce the highest quality countertops, with the most natural stone color selections and shortest lead time in the industry. We’ve got locations in Chantilly, Alexandria, or Fredericksburg, Virginia; if you’re looking for professional service, quality workmanship, and excellent customer service, visit our website or email us for more information.