The kitchen is often the heart of a home — a place to cook, entertain and gather with friends and family. Make your kitchen a place you'll never want to leave by implementing a functional yet fashionable minimalist style. There are a number of factors that come into play when designing the perfect minimalist kitchen, including furnishings, appliances and choice of color scheme. The first thing you'll notice when walking into any room done in this style are the sleek lines and open spaces that welcome you.


While it's important to equip your cooking space with appliances that get the job done, don't overdo it. Choose high quality items that perform well without cluttering your countertops. Stainless steel appliances are a perfect accompaniment to the clean look of a minimalist kitchen.

 

Walls are a perfect place to add a bit of pizzazz to the design using stick on tiles in a color that coordinates with your design. With these peel and stick wall tiles, you can easily add sophisticated flair without the hassle of installing traditional tiles. When choosing a pattern for your wall tiles, keep it simple. The wall tiles available today come in a dazzling array of styles, including easy stick on tiles that look like stone, ceramic and wood. Light colors on walls make the space seem larger and more airy; dark colors make the space seem smaller and cozier.

 

Wood flooring is ideal for a minimalist kitchen because it is naturally beautiful and coordinates with anything. For no-muss installation and easy maintenance, try laminate flooring with the look of real hardwood. Laminate flooring is also available in a wide variety of patterns and colors to help you achieve the look of your dreams

 

The minimalist kitchen requires very little adornment — as the clean lines and open spaces are the showcase. For seating, try simple bar stools situated around a kitchen island or counter. For large kitchens or those without counter availability for seating, consider an additional table and set of chairs in a style that suits the minimalist look. A small glass-top table and four chairs is an ideal addition — just make sure to choose pieces that are sleek and free of unnecessary embellishments.

 

A kitchen done in the minimalist style is not just a pleasure to gather in, but a pleasure to cook in as well. You'll find it easier to get kitchen tasks done and are sure to enjoy the clean look and feel of this decor style.