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Minimalist kitchen: maximum simplicity for organized people

Probably the very first minimalist kitchen was built in a cave, where there was nothing around the blazing hearth except scattered small boulders as seats for the miners who deserved a hearty meal. With the development of civilization, mankind has acquired an increasing number of useful household items (and even more useless ones), and gradually, having reached the twentieth century and tired of materialism, invented a new style of home decoration – minimalism.

Minimalist interior of a large room. The space is divided into zones – for cooking (set «Island» from a work table with built-in appliances, a hob and an island type hood), a dining area and an area for coffee and tea ceremonies. Glazed walls – a source of natural light and a design element with expansive panoramic views

The perfect image of a minimalist kitchen

Amazingly, minimalism in interior design has become very popular. Straight, simple geometric shapes based on precise engineering calculations, dominance of achromatic colors with expressive bright accents (in the form of painting an apron, dishes, decorative elements minimized to a minimum) or a calm monochrome version, a small number of constituent elements, a significant amount of free space, fill the room an atmosphere of elegance and modernity. Minimalist style is relevant for both compact spaces and large areas.

U-shaped design of a small kitchen. The central part remains free. Each piece of furniture is easily accessible. Straight lines of closed fronts of wardrobes and side tables with drawers. Fittings (handles) in the form of wide rectangular brackets are made of polished stainless steel. The dominant color is white. The work surface made of beige artificial stone is in harmony with the color of the floor; a wooden fragment that covers part of the wall appears as a color accent. A ceiling spot light complements the natural light from the windows. Suspended T-shaped hood is attached to the wall and ceiling and perfectly complements the interior of the room

U-shaped design of a small kitchen

Minimalist interior of a large room. The space is divided into zones – for cooking (set «Island» from a work table with built-in appliances, a hob and an island type hood), a dining area and an area for coffee and tea ceremonies. Glazed walls – a source of natural light and a design element with expansive panoramic views

Minimalist interior of a large room

Square meters and room configuration determine the way furniture is arranged. In a small kitchen, one wall is filled with furnishings, the window remains free.

Compact kitchen. The working area takes up space along one wall. All household appliances, including a cooker hood, are built into the furniture. At the right angle wall there is a place for a dining area with designer furniture, also made in a minimalist style. Tulip table by Eero Saarinen, the designer who invented a table on one support just to free up space from multiple legs. Ergonomic armchairs on a metal (aluminum) frame are also made in the style of the middle of the last century, an artistic trend that is extremely fashionable today. The room is bright due to the dominant white color and an illumination system that includes natural light from a window and a ceiling pendant lamp

Compact kitchen

If there is a room in the form of a pencil case with a window located at the end, the furniture is placed along two walls, then «free» and the central part of the kitchen will become the passage area.

Minimalist design of a compact elongated kitchen. Simple geometry of furniture fronts with a simple-push door opening system, discreet combination of beige and white colors, household appliances are built into cabinets and work surfaces of floor stand tables, lighting system – ceiling (lamps with a directed radiation flux) and point (illuminates food preparation areas – sink and the hob. The hood is attached to the bottom surface of the hanging cabinet). A laconic decor was used in the form of a panel in a rectangular frame and matching the main color scheme

Minimalist compact kitchen design

In an L-shaped kitchen, there is more means to allocate separate areas for cooking and eating..

Design of a medium-sized L-shaped kitchen. Combination of white, beige and light wood colors. Furniture – base cabinets and hanging shelves, «Island» with a sink connected to a table at which you can have a quick snack, designer bar stools with one support bar on a round stable platform and transverse stands for freeing up space. Ceiling lighting is organized with mounted spotlights and pendant lamps on brackets. Dwarf live plants in small conical flowerpots are used as decorative elements.

Medium L-shaped kitchen design

In a spacious room, most often of a square or rectangular shape, a U-shaped arrangement of furniture and equipment is used (along 3 walls). Areas of access to all interior elements are free.

A variant of the U-shaped arrangement of furniture. Wide table «peninsula» with built-in tap and sink serves as a dining room. Strict rectangular shapes of furniture surfaces and built-in household appliances. Design metal chairs from Harry Bertoya are in harmony with metal fittings, «as if woven from air». Accessory – vertical blinds that cover wide windows in the evening and rolled up in the daytime for access to natural light and scenic panoramas

Option of U-shaped furniture arrangement

Working complexes of the type are very popular on large areas «Island». In the center of the room there is a side table with a stove and a sink integrated into the work surface. Often, drawers of a fairly large volume are built into the table for storing dishes, cutlery, household appliances are built in, and water is supplied. The island is also used for division into zones.

Kitchen «Island» with built-in sink and drawers. Classic for minimalism combinations of achromatic white and all shades of gray are complemented by bright orange colors of chairs and hanging lampshade

Kitchen island

Compact modification «islands» is the layout «peninsula», in which the end part is connected to the wall. Peninsula 1 «Peninsula» in the interior of a minimalist kitchen. The white plastic of the facades is harmoniously combined with weak wood, from which the rectangular table and the legs of high stools are made Peninsula 1 Peninsula 2 Peninsula 3 Many interior designers have joined the minimalist trend and as a result have created interesting designs that are aesthetically pleasing and functional. All interior elements are combined into a single whole according to the formula «everything is part of everything»,  their redundancy and repeatability are excluded. Elongated kitchen solution Minimalist elongated kitchen solution – simplicity and functionality Elongated kitchen solution The combination of black and white in the interior Rectangular furniture shapes The main advantages of the style are spaciousness, order and cleanliness – the dream of any kitchen hostess. New materials began to be used, such as glass, acrylic, plastic, chipboard and MDF, steel and aluminum, which go well with traditional natural wood, which is now assigned an auxiliary, often decorative, role. Organization of space with a U-shaped arrangement of furniture Organization of space with U-shaped furniture arrangement, plastic surfaces, «warmth» a strict combination of white and dark gray is given by the brown color of the floor covering Organization of space with a U-shaped arrangement of furniture Plastic, metal, glass and wood in the interior Use of textiles Wood, plastic in furniture solution Modern finishing materials with antibacterial properties, easy to clean, have built cleanliness and neatness into a cult. Smooth surfaces Smooth surfaces, free access to every element of the interior make it easy to keep the room clean and tidy Smooth surfaces Kitchen area clearly defined with furniture items The modern kitchen behind closed facades holds many surprises. She generally became terribly smart, sometimes it even seems that she can be controlled telepathically. In a minimalist kitchen, where every unnecessary detail violates the purity of style, cabinet doors and shelves are decorated with such familiar fittings as handles. The technology of silent opening (closing) of the door with a simple push (palms or knees, if the hands are busy), the actuation of convenient sliding mechanisms was named after the brand that developed it – Blum. This technology allows you to provide the most rational arrangement of things in the kitchen, which are easy to reach or put in place. When closed, cabinet doors and shelves are held in place by magnetic force. The modern kitchen behind closed facades holds many surprises. She generally became terribly smart, sometimes it even seems that she can be controlled telepathically. In a minimalist kitchen, where every unnecessary detail violates the purity of style, cabinet doors and shelves are decorated with such familiar fittings as handles. The technology of silent opening (closing) of the door with a simple push (palms or knees, if the hands are busy), the actuation of convenient sliding mechanisms was named after the brand that developed it - Blum. This technology allows you to provide the most rational arrangement of things in the kitchen, which are easy to reach or put in place. When closed, cabinet doors and shelves are held in place by magnetic force. Closed furniture fronts are equipped with a Blum opening / closing system The modern kitchen behind closed facades holds many surprises. She generally became terribly smart, sometimes it even seems that she can be controlled telepathically. In a minimalist kitchen, where every unnecessary detail violates the purity of style, cabinet doors and shelves are decorated with such familiar fittings as handles. The technology of silent opening (closing) of the door with a simple push (palms or knees, if the hands are busy), the actuation of convenient sliding mechanisms was named after the brand that developed it - Blum. This technology allows you to provide the most rational arrangement of things in the kitchen, which are easy to reach or put in place. When closed, cabinet doors and shelves are held in place by magnetic force. Kitchen cooking area Hanging shelves, island table, floor cabinets When choosing chairs or stools, preference is given to products made of natural wood, metal, acrylic and polypropylene. Designer chairs Wishbone The Wishbone designer chairs, made from handcrafted natural wood, were designed in 1949 by renowned Danish designer Hans Wegner. The timeless seating design blends seamlessly with the most modern interiors. By the way, the image of a bifurcated bird’s breast bone is most directly related to the kitchen theme. In the countries of Scandinavia, there is a sign that if the aforementioned bone is in the plate, the one who finds it is guaranteed good luck for the whole day. Designer chairs Wishbone Plastic modification of chairs from Eero Saarinen Transparent acrylic bar stools Modern design of bar stools Past and present Function and design – This dyad also applies to the choice of household appliances. Of course, the idea of ​​using only a stove and a refrigerator will suit only the unsociable individual inhabitant of the apartment, but the hostess of the house will also need a dishwasher, an oven, a microwave oven and a hood. All this equipment necessary for a comfortable life is built into furniture and installed according to certain principles, where free access and «everything is at hand». The main objects of the working area are usually located nearby – a hob, a sink with a sink (in the center) and a refrigerator. Built-in sink and hob The sink and hob built into the worktop are located opposite each other. Free access is provided to each device Sink and hob built into the worktop Home appliances in a minimalist kitchen Nothing extra Space and freedom of movement Hoods have greatly simplified cleaning in the kitchen, taking on contaminated fumes, grease, soot, and unpleasant odors. They are usually placed above the hob, which is the same size as the working surface of the hood. This is a direct function. There is also a decorative one. The design of modern hoods is so diverse that a good choice from:

  • domed (very stylish and powerful, suitable for large kitchens),
  • recessed (mounted in a wall cabinet, only the dashboard and filter grill are visible),
  • flat (very compact, because they do not go out not connected with ventilation wells, they are mounted on the wall above the slab or the bottom plane of the cabinet),
  • island (attached to the ceiling anywhere in the kitchen above the stove),
  • retractable telescopic (completely hidden and used only during cooking, significantly save space)
  • T-shaped (glass, stainless steel are used in the manufacture, attached to a wall or ceiling, enrich the interior, making it complete).

Hood type `` island '' Hood type «Island» mounted on the ceiling above the hob Hood type `` island '' The hood is integrated into the bottom surface of the hanging shelf T-shaped extractor hood above the hob T-shaped hood In the design of the kitchen in a minimalist style, a large role is played by the lighting design, the system of which includes:

  • ceiling lamps for general lighting of the space, when you need to flood the entire volume of the kitchen with light;
  • spot lighting for directed illumination of the desired area of ​​the kitchen or object (modern systems allow you to adjust the brightness of the light flux) – the working and dining area (with a dining table or bar);
  • decorative lighting.

A complete set of ways to illuminate the kitchen A full range of ways to illuminate the kitchen – natural light comes through a wide window, ceiling lamps with built-in directional light and chandeliers on brackets, spot lighting of work surfaces for cooking A complete set of ways to illuminate the kitchen The lighting system includes a pendant chandelier Sophisticated illumination system Ceiling illumination system combinations Let’s summarize. The method of decorating the kitchen space with the means of minimalism is suitable for organized natures who do not tolerate style, color and subject cacophony around them, who appreciate and are able to maintain:

  • brevity;
  • structural and functional purism;
  • accurate calculation of the placement of objects;
  • reduction and synthesis;
  • concentration;
  • no frills;
  • «opacity»;
  • cleanliness and order.