The Micro Kitchen: How To Minimalize It In 4 Simple Steps
Minimalism is a trend which is taking over homes in 2017, and it looks set to continue into 2018. There is not much to dislike about a minimalist property. It’s clean, sleek, and maximizes storage, which are three things every homeowner wants in their house.
There is no better place to take minimalism than the kitchen. On average, kitchens are the smallest and untidiest rooms in the house, yet that can all change. To do so, you will need to follow the simple steps to make it happen, and you can by reading the following.
Step 1: Buy Multi use Items
Far too many kitchens have things with one purpose. Think about cheese or pizza slicers as examples. How many times do you use them for another purpose? More to the point, how many times do you use them for their main function? Simply put, they are taking up valuable space when they don’t need to be there in the first place. Instead, opt for items that have more than one use. For example, buy a grater rather than a slicer, or just use a knife. Always think about what purpose an item serves before making a purchase.
Step 2: Implement Storage Options
The key to minimalism is to clear the room of clutter and unnecessary items. Not having as many in the first place is a good way to start, but it is only the beginning. To take it to the next level, you need to find a place to store the things which you can’t throw away. Obviously, there are simple solutions such as a shelf and a modern table with storage space. Not only are these functional, but they don’t take up lots of room. Next, get creative and use the oven space. Also, don’t forget about hanging hooks.
Step 3: Downsize
Even if the fittings and fixtures are necessary, they don’t have to be too large. Over sized furniture is a trend which lots of homeowners love to this day, yet it isn’t compatible. Sure, it might be a focal point, but the size doesn’t help from a minimalist perspective. The trick is to downsize as many fixtures and electrical appliances as possible. Take the oven as an example. Rather than a big one, swap it for a Halogen oven. Or, put the fridge and the freezer together to save space. Does the toaster have four slots? Switch it for one with two.
Step 4: Maintain It
Once you have the right look, the next trick is to keep it that way for as long as possible. Clutter will get in the way and it will ruin the style, but that is why you need to be proactive. Five to ten minutes of cleaning a day should be enough to prevent a mess from building up. Then, do a deep clean once every week to get into the nooks and crannies. Minimalism is all about maintenance work.
Hopefully, this advice will help you transition to the perfect kitchen.