I know it's much too stark for the average taste but I love it, although I do consider this more art than a living space. I would love a minimalist home that looks like art, but it's not very realistic for anyone who works full time, has a family, and a few too many pets (I'm a crazy cat lady :)
It takes a lot of work daily to keep a kitchen like this clean, I know because I have a white kitchen. Never mind "stuff", just the everyday cleaning of this kind of space is very time consuming.
I didn't chose our white kitchen, it was what we had to work with. We did a lot of renovations in the home, but I just couldn't see ripping out kitchen cabinets that are like new. I added warmer colors on the walls to soften things up and what I consider minimal accessories.
I love the look of my kitchen when it's spotless, but with a family I assure you that doesn't happen very often. I will never have another white kitchen if I have anything to do with it. I prefer low maintenance any day. Minimalism doesn't only come in white.
Did you notice that the microwave is the only stainless appliance and all the others are white? I originally had dreams of someday replacing all of them with stainless steel appliances. Much like the cabinets, the white appliances were all in working order other than the microwave. I decided to replace as needed instead of spending the money to replace things that didn't need replacing yet. So glad I took that road, I can't stand my stainless steel microwave! I can scrub, polish, and shine and it still looks all smudged all the time, even right after I clean it, before anyone even touches it. I wish I would have started with a stainless steel toaster instead - lesson learned.
When we decide something is what we would really love to have or change in our lives, big things or little things, we should choose very carefully and with much consideration. We can't base our lives on magazine images or even the so called experts. Everyone's walk in life is so different. We might love the look or idea of something, but it might be more of a pain than it's worth, sometimes much more. It's a good idea to ask around and learn from others, research carefully, and even try things out whenever possible before taking the plunge.
The grass really isn't greener on the other side - and the cabinets aren't any whiter either.