Now, planning and designing the kitchen of your holiday home is an opportunity to create a space that combines functionality, style, and the relaxed atmosphere you desire for your getaway. At Kvik, we understand the importance of a well-designed kitchen and we're here to guide you through the process. So whether you’re planning a beachside retreat or cosy cabin in the woods, we’ve got you covered.
Designing Your Dream Holiday Home Kitchen: Top Tips
The Danish “sommerhus” or “summer house” is an essential part of family life for city dwellers. Nothing beats packing up the car and escaping to the coast or the woodland for long walks, wild swimming and barbecues. Bring a little bit of the Scandinavian cosy cool to your own holiday homes with some of our top tips.
1. Embrace the joy of space optimisation
When designing a kitchen for your holiday home, space optimisation is key. Think about the available area and focus on functionality. This space should feel like a home from home, for both you and your guests. Choose compact appliances, multifunctional furniture, and smart storage solutions. Utilise vertical space with tall modular designed cabinets or open shelving to keep your kitchen essentials organised but accessible.
2. Infuse with the spirit of holidays
Your holiday home kitchen should embody the spirit of relaxation and joy. Incorporate elements that evoke the holidays, such as decorative accessories like seashells or vibrant kitchen textiles. By infusing the holiday spirit into your kitchen design, you'll create a space that sets the stage for unforgettable memories.
If your holiday home only hosts friends and family, include personal touches and memories. Display photographs from past holidays or frame a map of your favourite holiday destinations. Hang artwork that captures the essence of relaxation and adventure. Consider a bulletin board where you can pin postcards and mementoes from your travels. By personalising your kitchen, you'll create a space that is uniquely yours, filled with cherished holiday memories.
3. Make it multifunctional
In a holiday home, versatility is key. Design your kitchen to be multifunctional, catering to a range of activities. Consider incorporating a breakfast bar that can double as a workspace or an island with integrated storage for extra functionality. Choose appliances with multiple cooking functions to accommodate various culinary adventures. A well-designed multifunctional kitchen will ensure that your holiday experience is convenient and enjoyable.
4. Create an open and airy ambience
Open up your holiday home kitchen to create an airy and spacious atmosphere. Choose light colours for walls, cabinets, and countertops to reflect natural light and give the illusion of a larger space. Install large windows or skylights to let in abundant daylight, connecting your kitchen to the surrounding nature or views if you have them. An open and bright kitchen will enhance the holiday vibes and make you feel rejuvenated.
5. Create a welcoming atmosphere
Your holiday home kitchen should be warm and inviting, encouraging family and friends to gather and create memories. Incorporate cosy elements like soft lighting, comfortable seating, and inviting textures. Consider adding a kitchen island or a dining nook where everyone can come together to enjoy meals and engage in conversation. By designing a welcoming atmosphere, you'll enhance your overall holiday experience.
6. Embrace a Scandinavian aesthetic
At Kvik, we embrace the principles of Scandinavian design. Bring this timeless and minimalist aesthetic into your holiday home kitchen. Choose clean lines, light colours, and natural materials to create a bright and airy atmosphere. Scandinavian design promotes simplicity, functionality, and a sense of calm, perfectly suited for a relaxing holiday retreat.
7. Incorporate durable materials
A holiday home kitchen should be built to withstand frequent use and the wear and tear of holiday living. Choose durable materials for countertops, cabinets, and flooring that can handle the demands of your holiday retreat. Opt for easy-to-clean surfaces that can resist stains and scratches, ensuring your kitchen remains functional and beautiful for years to come.
8. Blend indoor and outdoor spaces
If your holiday home has outdoor areas like a patio or deck, consider how your kitchen can seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces. Install large windows or sliding doors to let in natural light and provide easy access to the outdoor area. Create a smooth transition between the kitchen and outdoor cooking and dining spaces, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings while preparing meals.
Designing a holiday home kitchen is an opportunity to create a space that embodies rest, joy, and adventure. By optimising space, investing in quality units and storage, and adding some personal touches, you'll design a kitchen that becomes the heart of your holiday haven.
At Kvik, we passionately believe that the kitchen in your holiday property is as important as the one in your everyday home and with choice investments, you will have a place you love returning to year after year. Visit our showroom or get in touch with our friendly team of experts to start designing your dream holiday home kitchen today. Together, we can make your future holidays truly unforgettable.