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Kitchen Clutter 101: Your Guide to a Fashionable Yet Functional Space

Sophie Armstrong

Sophie Armstrong

Sophie Armstrong is a content creator for granite and quartz worktop specialists Burlington Granite, who provide a full bespoke worktop solution by offering templating, cutting, polishing and fitting, all driven by 25 years of industry experience

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As the heart and soul of any home, it’s easy for your kitchen space to become cluttered amongst all the hectic activities of day-to-day life. But from morning ‘til night, the kitchen is the epicentre of just about everything, meaning it’s essential for the space to remain as decluttered and functional as possible. 

If your kitchen is looking more like a messy tip than a place to show off your culinary craftsmanship, not to worry - today we’re here to help by offering a guide to achieving a fashionable yet functional kitchen space all year round. 

Be Smart With Your Storage

One of the most important aspects of any kitchen is its storage capabilities. From cookware to food, there’s plenty of items that call the kitchen home, and finding a place for all of them can easily lead to a room full of clutter. 

This means you need to be smart with your storage solutions, especially if you’ve not got much space to work with. Add wall-mounted or tall stand-alone storage units like cabinets and shelving to utilise vertical space efficiently while remaining fashionable, matching them with the overall theme and style of your interior. 

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Durable and stain resistant, tiles won’t be damaged by the splish, splash and sploshes that naturally occur during the day-to-day use of a kitchen, all while remaining timelessly fashionable as a classic kitchen look

Upgrade Your Interior

Making some significant interior changes to your kitchen might sound like a big effort, but it can pay dividends in the long run by helping make the dreaded kitchen clean that little bit easier every time it comes around. 

The easiest way to do this is to be smart with your interior material choices. For your surfaces, hardwearing granite worktops provide a functional and stylish option, with the durability and resistance of the granite material making for a quick and easy clean. Moreover, they provide a sleek contemporary aesthetic that complements any interior style. 

For flooring, consider kitchen tiles for many of the same reasons. Durable and stain resistant, tiles won’t be damaged by the splish, splash and sploshes that naturally occur during the day-to-day use of a kitchen, all while remaining timelessly fashionable as a classic kitchen look.

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A kitchen island provides a great functional purpose by doubling up as an extra prep and service space for those hearty family meals, helping create less clutter throughout the cooking process

Install An Island

For those of you who aren’t afraid of an ambitious bit of good old DIY (or have a number for a decent joiner!), consider a layout change and incorporate a kitchen island into your space.

First of all, this will look great. Kitchen islands are all the rage right now, becoming a common staple of the contemporary kitchen design that focuses on increasing the social capabilities of the room, all while contributing to a modern aesthetic.

Not only this, but a kitchen island provides a great functional purpose by doubling up as an extra prep and service space for those hearty family meals, helping create less clutter throughout the cooking process.

This will no doubt be especially welcome during the upcoming festive season, helping reduce the carnage that is the Christmas dinner aftermath!

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Following these tips will help you create a more spacious, stress-free kitchen environment that remains timelessly fashionable all the while!

Take A Minimalist Approach

When decorating your kitchen, it’s tempting to fill it with cute little bits and bobs to create that cosy, homely feel. However, on the contrary, this can often make your kitchen feel stuffed and disorganised.

To combat this, consider taking a minimalist approach to your kitchen decor. Let the striking aesthetics of the interior materials on your surfaces and floors do the talking, adding a subtle yet fashionable decorative layer through maintaining a consistency in the style and colour of your kitchen appliances. 

Kitchen clutter is an unavoidable byproduct of busy modern life, but that doesn’t mean it has to be embraced. Following these tips will help you create a more spacious, stress-free kitchen environment that remains timelessly fashionable all the while!