According to Joshua Becker, a minimalist, minimalism is simply the art of “owning fewer possessions”. With that, minimalists often only keep the things that are considered necessary in their households.
You may be thinking, why on earth would anyone want to change their lifestyle into something so seemingly restricting?
This is a misconception, as abiding to a minimalist lifestyle in our households actually frees us from mental distress, allergens, and stress!
Furthermore, it also helps us budget wisely and keep our households tidy with ease.
More than being an appealing theme for your household, it also aids in making it more functional overall.
The kitchen, then, being one of the messiest spaces in our households can definitely be amped up into a place that is more relaxing and efficient!
Jaclyn Crawford, a blogger, gives us the steps that we need to take as we move forward into a more minimalist lifestyle in our beloved kitchens.
- Get rid of small items that do little function or appliances that are considered impulse purchases. These are basically the random things advertised on your buy-at-home channels that you instantly regret buying. Some of these things include knick knacks like cotton candy makers, popcorn poppers, and silly things like banana peelers! Your end goal is to have a clear countertop.
- Now the difficult part begins…the next step is to remodel the kitchen. Use simple and solid colors on cabinets and doors. In redesigning your kitchen cabinets, it’s important to choose the color that will fit the overall look of the kitchen you want to achieve. There are affordable kitchen cabinets in Florida with different colors to choose from that you can buy online to save yourself from the hassle of going to stores. Other small utensils like bowls can also have a range of brighter colors to spice the kitchen up a bit. Woods and concretes also match the theme very well in terms of material as recommended by Crawford.
- Double check if the utensils and appliances you have kept truly have a function and if there are no excess of appliances with the same function.
- A tip would also be to get matching sets of kitchenware to achieve the minimalist design you planned for your kitchen.
Redesigning a kitchen is clearly not a piece of cake. However, it is absolutely worth the change of atmosphere in your household. It all starts with a trivial word yet complicated emotional process: decluttering. You’ll never know, maybe the process of which will help lessen the baggage and stress that you are feeling on a daily basis. After all, the saying holds true: less is more. You will find that life is happier when not centered on material things, but rather purpose.