Classic Cottage Kitchen

The warm and inviting cottage style kitchen on the left was designed by Jim Strickland. A pale blue ceiling creates visual interest, while the positioning of the cabinets against the charming windows makes a small space feel bright and airy.

Make Over Details

Quirky Light Fixtures: Pendant lights are used to enhance the cottage feel. To create a more informal and relaxed design, different but complementary fixtures are used for the ceiling and the task lighting over the sink. 

Metal Stove Guard: The owner took the unusual step of installing Galvalume, a metal sheet used for roofing, behind the stove. The material gives a unique and eye catching appearance to the wall, whilst offering good protection against cooking splatters.

Creating A Cottage Feel

Heather Chadduck perfectly complemented her traditional bead board cabinets with a rustic style clock and quirky lampshade, to enhance the authentic cottage feel. Her dinnerware is displayed with pride in an open hutch, which also allowed her to remove the upper wall cabinets for a more open feel.

Cottage Details

Drawer Pulls: Reproduction antique drawer pulls help to maintain the traditional feel of the kitchen.

Creative Countertops: A stylish poured concrete countertop is perfectly offset by a marble backsplash. To save on costs, the backsplash was created from 12 inch square tiles which have been cut in half. This creates a high end look for a fraction of what it would have cost for a single slab of marble.

A Chic And Colorful Kitchen

Sally Craven created a colorful and welcoming kitchen on a budget. The biggest changes were a country style butcher block countertop and an eye catching white and red linoleum floor. A complementary yellow paint on the cabinets and floors, along with pretty red accessories, pulls together the look.

Further Details

Bringing In The Old: A reconditioned 1940s Wedgewood stove looks perfect in this cozy family kitchen, while adding a dash of style.

Checkerboard Linoleum: The bright and fun checkerboard floor was created by laying two colors of tile over the floor. The diagonal pattern gives the illusion of the room being more spacious.