I hadn't visited my son and his wife in about 6 years. They proudly showed me their new custom built home which had my dream kitchen since only 1 lower cabinet had doors while the rest of the lower areas had drawers.
The only things on the kitchen counters was one small cute ceramic container, the mixer and a toaster. The rest of the house had no knick knacks and just enough furniture to fill a space very sparingly yet more than enough couches for sitting. All stereo wires were in the walls and there were built-ins for the equipment and cd's, dvd's, etc. Another thing I liked was that all the TV's were on the walls, unlike my big screen TV plus oversized couches which take up a lot of space.
I dreaded coming home to what I now look at as one big mess since almost all my kitchen counters have stuff on them as well as most of the other surfaces in my house. I envied how their house appeared and while I wish my house could be like that, I doubt I'll ever be able to achieve it.
Do you wish you could live minimally?