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Popular Kitchen Style

{Cottage}

 

A cottage styled kitchen bring the “cozy getaway” feel, to your everyday kitchen. Filled with homespun touches and imperfect finishes, cottage styled homes, and kitchens, are decorated to make your kitchen a carefree living area. From cabinetry, to sinks, to countertops, here are some characteristics of the cottage kitchen:

 

Cottage Kitchen

COLOR SCHEMES: The color scheme that is most often associated with a cottage style kitchen is the two-color palette. Apply this idea to your kitchen by picking one shade for the island, and one shade for the cabinets. Pair white, a signature color in cottage style kitchens, with other soft colors such as yellow, blue, or tan.
{Beach Style Kitchen by Houston Architects & Building Designers Dillon Kyle Architecture}

 

 

 

Cottage Kitchen - Open Shelving

OPEN SHELVING: For someone with a neat and organized kitchen, open shelving allows the cook quick and easy access to dishes and tools. Removing cabinets makes the room feel larger, more open and airy while being able to show off glassware and dishes to guests. If you don’t have the “neatest” kitchen on the block, make your shelves appear clean and organized by limiting your dishware to a single color.
{Traditional Kitchen by Seattle Kitchen & Bath Designers Seattle Custom Cabinets}

 

Cottage Kitchen - Beadboard

BEADBOARD: Use beadboard as a backsplash, or as a kickboard on you kitchen island, cabinets, or ceiling. Painted crisp white, buttercream or mint green, beadboard can bring some soul to even the plainest of kitchens. Go even further with your cottage look and slightly sand your beadboard for an aged, distressed look.
{Farmhouse Kitchen by Boston Architects & Building Designers Patrick Ahearn Architect}

 

Cottage Kitchen - Farmhouse Sinks

SINKS: Farmhouse sinks, also called apron-front sinks, are now available in a wide variety of materials! The traditional white porcelain, or ceramic, sink brings a sense of rustic character that enhances country and traditional-style kitchens. Choose between single, or double bowl farmhouse sink to best fit your lifestyle.
{Farmhouse Kitchen by Milwaukee Architects & Building Designers Blue Hot Design}

 

Cottage Kitchen - Furniture Cabinetry

FURNITURE-STYLED CABINETS: Cabinets that don’t look like cabinets are a big hit in traditional, and cottage style kitchens. Having a cupboard or refrigerator that looks like a hutch is a fun way to keep your appliances hidden.
{Farmhouse Kitchen by London Kitchen Designers & Remodelers Harvey Jones Kitchens}

 

Cottage Kitchen - Cup Pulls

HARDWARE: Cup-style drawer pulls are an upside-down cup-shaped pull popularized in the mid-19th century. These are a popular choice for giving a kitchen a minimalist, vintage feel on cabinets and drawers. Choose cup-pulls in a oil-rubbed bronze or brushed nickel to complete your cottage style kitchen.
{Traditional Kitchen by Other Metro Interior Designers & Decorators Noa Fried}

 

Cottage Kitchen - Lighting

LIGHTING: Pendant light fixtures provide sufficient lighting to a focus area in your kitchen. A popular place for these long, stylish fixtures are in the center of the kitchen where the island is located.
{Farmhouse Kitchen by Sharon Architects & Building Designers Rafe Churchill: Traditional Houses}

 

Cottage Kitchen

FLOORING: Hardwood floors offer warm wood tones and easy-care surfaces that look great with the soft color schemes of a cottage styled kitchen. You can either keep the natural look of your wood flooring, or paint your hardwood floor to give your kitchen a more modern look. Other flooring options that work well cottage styled kitchens are linoleum, vintage-looking tile, and slate.
{Farmhouse Kitchen by Comstock Park Carpet & Flooring West River Carpets}

 

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