You’ll Either Love or Hate This Newly Renovated Minimalist Kitchen

published Jul 17, 2019
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Credit: Mel + Mario

When Mel and Mario bought their 1950s apartment, they viewed the renovation process as a way to start from scratch and create a blank slate of sorts. “It was the first apartment we visited and I fell in love the moment I stepped inside. I explored each room with awe, charmed by how much light it had, and dreaming of the possibilities,” Mel said of the space’s potential.

So which of those possibilities did the couple choose to run with? They turned the kitchen into a literal blank slate! See for yourself!

Credit: Mel + Mario

The induction stovetop is subtly a part of the giant, custom-built island, which boasts plenty of storage space. And nearly everything else is hidden out of sight.

For some people, the idea of a mostly white kitchen is extremely satisfying — soothing, even. Just look at how clean it is! Everything is is tucked away in its rightful home! I want to meditate on top of this island!

For others, this level of minimalism is downright scary. Is this a home or a showroom? Where’s all the stuff? Wouldn’t every single drip and splatter be super obvious?

Credit: Mel + Mario

Mel and Mario (the only people who really matter, to be perfectly honest), clearly fall into the satisfying and soothing camp. They designed the entire apartment to be simple and open on purpose, and the kitchen is the perfect expression of their vision.

While some would say that this white, bright, and airy kitchen is too perfect to look lived in, Mel would disagree. “This is the place where we relax, cook, play, eat, and entertain.”

Where some might say sterile, they say oasis! We’ll let you decide.

See the rest of this House Tour: First-Time Home Buyers Tackle a 1950s Apartment Reno at Apartment Therapy

What do you think of this stark, minimalist kitchen?