Our Favorite Kitchens

by | Jul 9, 2021 | Kitchens, Room-By-Room

The first feature that stands out in this kitchen is the large island with prep sink and the natural wood bar top placed perpendicular to it. The wood ties the countertop to the overhead beams and cabinetry. Note that the island cabinets are painted distressed wood while the rest are natural. The large stone arch over the stove accommodates the range hood as well as two display shelves. The tile behind the stove complements the cream-colored granite. Although the main design elements are wood and stone, this kitchen still appears light and airy.

Rocky Mountain Log Homes

Performing everyday duties in this kitchen is always a pleasure thanks to the expansive views through the large windows. Among the room’s outstanding features are the beautiful stone wall with built-in cabinets and appliances, the wrought iron and copper vent hood, the dark-stained cabinets, and the luxurious granite countertops. There is lots of seating at the bar top and the dining table is in front of the windows, making for a great entertainment space.

When selecting cabinets for a log home kitchen, homeowners and designers either go with a natural wood stained to match or contrast with the logs or choose a painted cabinet that enhances the logs, as is the case here. cool Sage green cabinets stand out from the warmth of the logs. The contrasting black of the island ties in with black granite countertops. Adding a book shelf on the end of the island was a smart storage solution.

Cushman Design Group/photo by Roger Wade

Classic white cabinets contrast beautifully with the reclaimed barnwood walls and sparkling stainless steel appliances in this kitchen. With two islands and lots of cabinets, there is plenty of room for multiple cooks. All of the surfaces are at working height and there are no upper cabinets. Note the use of a butcher block top on the center island where most of the food prep is done.

StoneMill Log Homes

This kitchen is right on trend with its dark blue island and cool green cabinets but still oozes rustic charm. The open shelves provide a display space for colorful china while the refrigerator is concealed within the tall cabinet on the far right.

Design by MossCreek, www.mosscreek.net

There are a lot of design elements in this kitchen but they all work together seamlessly. First your eyes are drawn to the spectacular stonework on the island with its curved granite countertop. Look up and a reclaimed wood range hood ties in with the rough ceiling beams. the golden yellow walls warm the room and provide nice contrast with the tile backsplash and wood cabinets.

Golden Eagle Log Homes

Rich dark blue cabinets with light wood interiors are striking against the white walls and wood ceiling in this kitchen. The light wood island with its contrasting countertop is both beautiful and functional.

Steven Dona Architecture; Lake Tapps Construction/photo by Roger Wade

This kitchen is a cook’s dream with plenty of counter space and seating for family and guests at the island. Just peeking out from the bar-height island is a second one with a butcherblock top. The teal blue cabinets and white walls enhance the timber frame structure.

A study in warm/cool contrast, this kitchen features french blue cabinets, a slate tile backsplash, and tan and blue toned granite countertops. The four-seat breakfast is ready for morning coffee and a catch up on the TV news.

Centre Sky Architects/photo by Karl Neumann

Natural wood cabinets have the extra detail of a darker stained inset in this small but functional kitchen. The copper and iron range hood and gorgeous tile work are also standouts.