Tour My Minimalist Kitchen

 Welcome to my kitchen! Sit down, have a cup of coffee and browse a little.

  Minimal Kitchen Tour

On the sink: Foam Soap Dispenser, and I use this dish soap. I love these strainers in the sink. Microfiber dish cloths for handwashing and cleaning. Under the sink, I have this dishwasher detergent, garbage bags and rubber gloves. Hanging on the stove I always keep a bar mop cloth, we use them for hand drying, dish drying and cleaning up spills. Next to the stove I keep a quart jar of Celtic Sea Salt. On the open shelves I have pantry items that I use regularly: water kefir, fine sea salt, trace minerals, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, coconut flour, chocolate chips, almonds, pecans and walnuts.

Minimal Kitchen Tour

 One the fridge, I have a 2014 in 2014 Decluttering Challenge Checklist and my current month Decluttering Chart. Open shelves make me happy! My husband made these for me out of pine and I love the natural look. After a few years, I think I might finish them, but for now, I’m enjoying them as they are. This is my “prep” sink, which is actually more of a kid work station. On my shelves: a tea kettle, stainless steel nesting bowls that I use for everything. 6 coffee cups, 6 stemless wine glasses, 8 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 soup bowls, 9 water glasses.

Above the fridge I have an old fruit crate screwed to the wall for a shelf, in it, a basket for my chocolate (yes, out of reach of all the littles!) and a colander.

 Minimal Kitchen Tour, Cabinets

1. Kitchen Hutch:
1.5 Gallon Jars
2.5 Gallon Jars
 Kombucha in Gallon Jars
Fruit in Bowl and Basket

2. Drawer:
Oven Mitts
Bamboo Spoons

3. Corner Cabinet:
Excalibur Dehydrator
Extra Corelle Plates for large family gatherings
Cookbooks in the drawer above it: Nourishing Traditions, Natural Cocktails and Simple Dinners

4. Cabinet:
Stone 9″ x 13″ Baking Dishes
Coffee Pot
Ice Cream Maker
Stone Loaf Pans
Lids for My Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls

Kitchen Tour, Equipment

5. Cutting Utensils:
Large Cutter Board
Small Cutting Board
Bread Knife
Chef’s Knife
Tomato Knife
Paring Knife

6. Frying Pans
Small Cast Iron Skillet
Large Cast Iron Skillet
Large Stainless Steel Saute Pan

7. Drawer:
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Immersion Blender

8. Cabinet:
Pizza Stones/Cookie Sheets
Cooling Rack

9. Cabinet:
Food Storage Containers

Kitchen Tour, Cabinets and Drawers

10. Pots and Pans
Two 2 1/2 quart sauce pans
One 5 quart soup pot
One 8 quart stock pot

11. Utensil Drawer
Salad Tongs
Stainless Steel Turner
Wire Whisk
Knife Sharpener
Large Slotted Spoon

12. Flatware Drawer
Oneida Stainless Steel Flatware
6 Steak Knives

13. Utensil Drawer #2
Canning Funnel
Small Funnel
Fine Strainer
Veggie Peeler
Garlic Press
Pizza Cutter
Can Opener
Rolling Pin
Kitchen Shears
Ice Cream Scoop


About the author, Rachel

Hi there! I’m the Joyful Space Specialist. it’s my desire help others create a joyful space of their own and enjoy their time spent at home.


  1. Kate Harvey on 05/17/2014 at 9:39 AM

    Question- What do you do with your immersion blender? I do not have a blender and swear by my food processor for anything from hummus to smoothies, and I’m considering getting rid of my mixer because I do not consume eggs, so nothing I bake really needs too much whipping. Thoughts?

    • Rachel on 05/17/2014 at 3:43 PM

      I use the immersion blender for pancakes, quiche, whipped cream/egg whites and smoothies. I don’t have a hand mixer- if I make cookies, I just mix it by hand with a wooden spoon. I have a friend that makes mayo with hers, though mine isn’t as powerful as hers. I do have a food processor and use that, but I don’t use a blender.

  2. Tara on 05/17/2014 at 10:14 AM

    How beautiful and clean. I’ve been trying to get up enough courage to minimize my kitchen. I think that’s why I have such a hard time keeping everything clean–I have too much stuff. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Julie Knight on 05/17/2014 at 10:29 AM

    I didn’t see any pots or sauce pans. I am trying to weed out what I don’t use often enough to keep, but would love some guidance. I noticed that you have a hanging pot rack over the stove. Do you use this? Thank you for your guidance and encouragement~live more with less! 🙂

    • Rachel on 05/17/2014 at 3:35 PM

      Ha- I didn’t get a picture of my pots. I will get that next week and include it. I have two 2 quart sauce pans, one 5 quart pot and one 8 quart stock pot. I don’t use the pot rack, I liked the style of the light fixture, so that’s why I bought it. I tried hanging the pots and pans from it, but it was so visually disturbing, I put them back in a cabinet.

  4. Celena on 05/17/2014 at 4:29 PM

    I miss that kitchen! Everything looks beautiful – good job! Did I see some herbs growing by the window? What do you have planted there? 🙂 C

    • Rachel on 05/17/2014 at 10:14 PM

      🙂 Just a couple mums, actually. That window isn’t sunny enough for herbs.

  5. Celena on 05/17/2014 at 4:31 PM

    oh, and fyi: when I tried to check out the foaming soap dispenser it took me to the sink strainer instead.

    • Rachel on 05/17/2014 at 10:14 PM

      Thanks! Fixed it. 🙂

  6. Megan Alba on 05/17/2014 at 6:35 PM

    Oh, how I love this! I’ve been looking for ways to declutter my kitchen. Seeing these photos helps tremendously. Most of your items are the same ones I use regularly. Now I know what to keep and what to toss!

    • Rachel on 05/27/2014 at 6:32 PM

      Thank you Megan!

  7. Rebecca on 05/27/2014 at 6:16 PM

    I love, love, love this post!! A picture is often worth a thousand words, and your pictures just happen to inspire too. I really hope you will continue to do more exactly like this for the rest of your home. This post especially gives me so much hope… I can get there!

    • Rachel on 05/27/2014 at 6:32 PM

      Thank you Rebecca!
      And you can do it, I believe in you. 🙂

  8. Kim on 06/29/2014 at 10:59 AM

    Where do you keep serving bowls/dishware for dinner service? We serve all our meals family style at the dinner table and it seems like those serving dishes always take up so much space.

  9. Kathryn on 10/06/2014 at 10:00 PM

    I noticed there wasnt a microwave…In another post you mentioned it stunting your cooking…Can you talk more about that? I use mine, but wonder if I could get by without it.

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