The kitchen is the most important room of the home and needs to have careful consideration when planning it. Far too many people focus on the kitchen appliances and neglect the importance of having a lot of storage space and working area. Whether it’s space to put a large chopping board, surface area to roll dough and make pastries or even space to serve all of your dishes, it helps to have an organized kitchen. One of the more popular interior design trends that have been staying strong for the past couple of years is minimalism. It’s all about using less to create more, and the kitchen is the perfect place to utilize this sleek and sexy design trend. As silly as it sounds, minimalism can sometimes cost a lot of money despite having simplistic furniture and décor. Here are a few ways to help you get that minimalist kitchen style without needing to spend much money.

Tips for Designing a Minimalist Kitchen

4 Steps to Declutter Your Kitchen for a Minimalist Style

Step 1 – Declutter Before You Plan

One of the first things you should focus on is decluttering before you start planning. Make sure you remove as much junk as you can from the kitchen, and this includes outdated cans of food, bits of rotten fruit and vegetables in your refrigerator or pantry. Once you have decluttered your kitchen it will help to inspire you during the planning stage of your minimalist kitchen. Another tip to gain inspiration is from a website such as The internet is a wonderful source to see what the latest styles are in minimalist kitchen design. You never want to plan an out of date trend into your new kitchen so do your homework.

Step 2 – Focus on function before form

Something that people occasionally get wrong with minimalist kitchen design is that they focus too much on the form and not the function. Although minimalist kitchen design is about trying to maximize space and use as little as possible, it doesn’t mean it should get in the way of your normal life. It’s always better to keep appliances such as a toaster or a microwave out in the open if you use them often, rather than hiding them in a closet or something similar. The good news is that small appliances come in some trendy styles and can offer pops of color into a minimalistic background

Step 3 – Hire a Professional

I always recommend working with a professional like when it comes to kitchen design because it is one of the most important rooms in the house. This is important especially if you have a lot of big plans for your kitchen, and if you want to replace large kitchen items such as your stove or countertops, then you’re better off hiring professional help instead of doing it yourself. What you would pay professional you would save in unwanted change orders.

Step 4 – Make creative use of space

Since minimalism is all about making creative use of space, you need to start getting creative with your cabinet storage. Hide things away that you don’t plan to use on a regular basis, and keep the kitchen countertops as clear as possible. Common appliances such as the coffee machine and toaster are fine to leave out, but try to hide them away in corners when possible. If you have a tall ceiling, then a rolling ladder with some high shelves is perfect to add more storage for lesser-used items.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.