Log Home Kitchens
Kitchen Decorating Ideas
for Log Cabin Kitchens
Kitchen decorating ideas for log home kitchens can be simple or luxurious and elegant.
No longer just a rustic small kitchen design, a log cabin kitchen may be a spacious gourmet kitchen design, with all the bells and whistles.
In years gone by, log cabin kitchens were simple, functional and usually pretty small.
But, today, we build 10,000 square foot log homes—and those log homes have elegant and very upscale kitchen designs.
The modern log home dweller wants for nothing in her beautiful, eco-friendly kitchen, with every amenity known to mankind!
Log home kitchens can be very luxurious and elegant.
Kitchen Decorating Ideas
Modern log homes and cabins have kitchens that are designed with practicality in mind. They can be large or small, and most log cabin kitchens use green building materials like granite, stone, tile, and various woods.
Gone are the days of the wood cookstove (unless it’s used for decoration), and modern conveniences like stainless steel double ovens, gourmet stoves, stove countertops and microwaves are in.
The charm of a log cabin kitchen comes from its details. Themes like bears, moose or trees can be carried into the kitchen decorating, and even an item like a paper towel holder or some
can bring character to the kitchen.
In fact, if you plan your kitchen carefully, you can achieve elegant simplicity—even in a small kitchen design!
Pot racks are often found in log home kitchens.
You may find rustic kitchen cabinets in a log home, or you may find kitchen cabinets with simple lines—no frills and definitely NOT formal! Stick to simpler designs, made from pine, oak, hickory, aspen or cherry.
You may be wondering why I said cherry. Cherry (without stain) can be lovely in its natural state, and as it ages, it develops a lovely darker color—but not evenly.
Like hickory, cherry wood has dark and light shades and interesting patterns. The kitchen in the photo above has natural cherry cabinets.
To offset the wood in walls, ceilings and sometimes floors, you might consider using a painted cabinet or two and some glass fronts on your cabinets. Rippled glass that resembles old glass has a classier, almost antique look.
Islands are often incorporated into these rustic country kitchens, sometimes with stone or faux stone facades. Islands serve two purposes—work stations and eating areas.
Rustic Country Kitchens
Eco-friendly materials fit right into a log home. Flooring can be hardwood flooring or pine, but practical log cabin owners often choose tile for the kitchen area.
Counter tops are often granite or tile, and natural metals like cast iron or brushed nickel are often used to complement the kitchen. Tile makes a nice backsplash and contrasts nicely with wood on the walls and ceilings.
Ceilings often have beautiful exposed beams and sometimes tongue and groove pine. Exposed beams offer an opportunity for decorating and hanging things…
Log home decorating is part of the fun of living in a log home. And, of course, log home kitchens are the heart of the home.
Pay attention to little details when decorating your log cabin kitchen and you will end up with a great functional kitchen, where friends and family gather to spend time visiting and cooking!
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