10 “Livably Minimalist” Modern Kitchens from Real Homes

updated Dec 16, 2019
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I think we need to coin a new term. I’m calling it “livably minimalist,” and using it to describe those clean, mostly-white spaces that appeal to our spartan sensibilities, but which still showcase some of the comforts of home. In other words, like a seriously cool futurist catalog kitchen, but one that looks like somebody actually lives there.

I’ve rounded up 10 examples of “livably minimalist” kitchens, so you can feel the modern-yet-lived-in vibes and decide for yourself if this is the aesthetic you’ve been after for your own space.

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Is “livably minimalist” your taste?