The kitchen is one area of my house that I don’t feel is particularly minimal. But minimalism isn’t meant to define our spaces, minimalism is a way of evaluating the items in our homes so our home can function for us the way we need it to.
In our case, we have a big family and we eat real food.
We have six children, the older three are out on their own but the two that live nearby come over at least once a week to share a meal with us.
On a daily basis, we have just five of us now, but my kids eat a LOT.
I enjoy baking bread, experimenting with pastry, yeasted bread and traditional sourdough.
So as we take an in-depth look inside our kitchen cupboards and drawers, know that these items were picked out with intention, based on how we live and what is important to our family.
The “messy” counter
You can see in the image below that we have things on the counter. We tend to leave our supplements out, but I am working on an organization system so they will be more out of the way.
Regardless, that counter tends to be the messy one through the day as we leave cups and water bottles there to use throughout the day.
First, let’s check out these cupboards here:
The main work area
I try to keep these counters clear through the day as they are my main work areas.
But let’s look inside the cupboards around the main sink.
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