Despite the fact that food plays such an important role in Minecraft, few people go out of their way to design a fully equipped kitchen for their homes. While they serve no literal functional purpose, they do allow for a higher level of RP and also mean you can dedicate specific areas of your home to certain tasks. Do you want to have visitors and receive people at a long table, GoT style? Do you want a basic and cute kitchen for yourself?
When planning a kitchen design, your choice will depend on what matters most to you, such as lighting, aesthetics, size, and location. From medieval tables for a traditional Minecraft theme to outdoor buffets for a tropical vibe, this list shows a great mix of options. Whether you’re a new Minecrafter or looking to step up with a new challenge, there’s a kitchen waiting to be built in your world.
From a quaint corner kitchen to a sci-fi themed kitchen, below we have our top 7 Minecraft kitchen ideas to inspire your build!
1. Corner of the cabin
Depending on the type of house you’ve built, a simple design might benefit you. Sometimes, less is more! By using mostly wood materials, potted mushrooms and plants, ambient lighting with lanterns, and using a Netherrack fire or fire pit as a cooking area, you can have a quaint and cozy corner kitchen in your home without much effort.
If you want some flair along with simplicity, an ultra-modern look can work exceptionally well in Minecraft. Stick to one color scheme and add modern conveniences and appliances like a microwave and fridge freezer. Then add a breakfast bar/center island, and you’re all set. This is an obvious kitchen style to continue the themes of your modern home.
Particularly good if you’re on a multiplayer server and looking to do some RP; building a restaurant and cooking for your friends in exchange for valuables/materials is easy and incredibly immersive.
Build a seating area, a space for people to place their orders, and set up some serious kitchen machinery behind the scenes to handle multiple meal preparations simultaneously. Use a campfire as a grill and build an ice room to store all your meat before cooking.
4. Banquet hall
For those of us who want to go extremely simplistic and old-fashioned, designing your kitchen like a banquet is a no-brainer. Set up a long table with plenty of cooked goods, pots like beer mugs, and an open fire to roast the profits from your various hunts and expeditions.
By default, Minecraft has a very rustic medieval aesthetic to begin with, coupled with the fact that this design only requires materials from the early games to pull off, and this is an attractive prospect for a masterpiece that doesn’t eat up your gaming time.
A staple for sci-fi fans, why not build a room for all sorts of aliens? The sci-fi aesthetic allows you to use any material you want and make it work, and in terms of cooking utilities, you can double up as an Oven/Blast Oven as service droids behind the bar.
You can also incorporate other building ideas, such as a mini aquarium or fish tank that you can use to store exotic fish to gawk (or eat). If you want to duplicate, you can always get a sci-fi texture/skin pack online or on the Minecraft Marketplace.
6. Boat Buffet
Indoor kitchens can get crowded, so why not move the kitchen outside? Even better, transfer it to the boardwalk and have a tropical-themed buffet. Stock a few boats on the water and a few chests full of fishing rods to keep the fish coming, and throw in a jukebox and some lanterns to complete the vibe of your cookout. There are many ways to customize this oceanfront idea with incredible views.
7. Hell’s Kitchen
If you’re looking for a dark and moody kitchen in another dimension, unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay and build your kitchen in the literal worst place in Minecraft: The Nether.
Build it teetering on the edge of a lava lake and forego furnaces to burn Netherrack and glowing campfires. You can set up a Hoglin farm nearby to collect loads of Porkchop while you’re at it. Use some obsidian to reinforce the walls of Ghast’s fireballs (or your own culinary disasters) and build some tables; just don’t expect too many regulars.
With these 7 kitchen ideas based on different themes and goals you may have, we hope you’ve found something interesting to work with. Whichever kitchen build you decide on, remember that home is where the kitchen is, or so they say.
Samuel Heaney is a freelance writer with a background in game guides and all things Minecraft. you can follow him on Twitter.