They say what goes around comes around and the same goes for home design. Cottage style kitchens have come back with a force but with slight changes to modernize the look and the functionality. Think painted cabinets, open shelving, pastels and salvaged woods.
A charming cottage style home is, generally, small and cozy with an emphasis on functionality due to size restrictions. When it comes to a cottage kitchen, a certain attention to detail is needed to make sure the space is not only pretty but useful. Every space in the room should be utilized. Space for entertaining, seating, storage and food prep. One of the best features that came into kitchen design is the pullout. These help you to access every inch of the cabinet and allows you to store things all the way to the back. This design even allows for very small cabinets to be utilized for spices, dish towels and small items that do not require a full size cabinet like the one shown below.
Inspiring Modern Cottage Kitchens!
If you are looking to get that modern cottage vibe a couple of items are needed! Add in details throughout the kitchen that allow you to have modern amenities but material choices to achieve that charm. Kitschy countertop decor is always a go in a cottage kitchen but keep it simple to avoid cleaning time! Bead board, tin decor, islands with detailed posts and don’t forget the apron sinks! For colors, think soft yellows and blues. Red picnic checkers and any patterns that you envision being in a charming little cottage…paisley, florals, stripes…you get the idea!
Style and function abound in this modern cottage kitchen shown below, from the material choices to the pot filler and center island sink. Built-in seating was brought right into this kitchen for family meals and the glass cabinets are perfect features to accent your cottage decor. The patterns in these pillows are perfect representations of what to bring into your home to achieve the modern cottage look. Form and function shine in this kitchen. Want a bit of modern flair?! That brushed and polished metal hood vent is the perfect addition to modern style to this kitchen without an overload of old world accents.
The bead board accents are perfectly done in this next one! It is perfectly placed to keep it tasteful and not overdone. The creamy white cabinets are a prime example of a cottage style cabinet, downplayed fabulousness! You often see off-whites and pastels in these homes, giving off a laid back vibe rather than stark white or overly done up! The open shelving and glass cabinet doors are a necessity to show off simple white dishes, milk glass vases and water pitchers. Looking deeper you’ll find cabinets that are well-built and have all of the modern features that homeowners expect to find in their kitchens today.
Most importantly I want to thank Duraspureme for sharing their projects today! Their industry expertise always shines and is a great teaching tool for online readers! Ideas come from many avenues when a homeowner is planning a kitchen remodel but the best place to find them is from industry professionals who hold high standards in design and excellence!
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Photo Credit: Durasupreme Cabinets, a locally owned company providing outstanding quality, value and design choices in their custom and semi custom cabinetry.
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