You can read past posts to learn how to create a zen bathroom and zen bedroom in your home. In our post today, we will provide ideas on how to create a zen kitchen for you to eat and prepare healthy meals in.
Homeowners spend many hours each day in their kitchen. This room provides time for reflection during sessions preparing meals for guests and loved ones. You want this room to inspire and ease your mind.
This can be accomplished with our zen design tips for your kitchen:
You want wood cabinets in your zen kitchen with modern and minimal square designs similar to a traditional Japanese home. The finish should be a light wood stain or bamboo. The surface of the cabinet should be smooth and sleek without much decoration.
You should have a dedicated place for everything in your zen kitchen. You can use drawers or hanging hooks but be sure that once you are done using an item in your kitchen you return it to its correct storage location. The less clutter in a kitchen the more zen and tranquil it will be.
A zen kitchen will feature neutral colors throughout its design. You can contrast a dark counter or kitchen island with light wood floors or vice versa but do not include bold colors or patterns. Typical colors for a zen kitche should include sand, taupe and cream.
DESIGN WITH PURPOSE
The bowls and plates and other kitchen items should double as the décor for the room. Minimalism is a key component of a zen kitchen. If each item in the room serves a dual purpose it will eliminate the need for more clutter or items in the room.
If possible, place the dining room table in a room different from the kitchen. You want open traffic paths and open spaces in this room. We recommend an island in the kitchen that accommodates one or two stools for quick and more casual meals in the kitchen.
You will have a zen kitchen to retreat to and prepare fabulous meals if you follow our design tips outlined above.