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Find your perfect cottage kitchen style — Embrace the cottage feeling.

The Danish “sommerhus” 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 cottage kitchen with some of our top tip

Now, planning and designing a cottage kitchen is an opportunity to create a space that combines functionality, style, and the relaxed atmosphere you desire for your getaway.

At Kvik, we recognize the significance of a thoughtfully crafted cottage kitchen, and we're here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you envision a charming beachside escape or a cozy cabin nestled in the woods, we've got a treasure trove of cottage kitchen ideas waiting to inspire you. Let us be your trusted companion in creating a kitchen that perfectly complements your getaway haven.

Embrace the joy of space optimisation

When designing a cottage kitchen, space optimization 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 built-in storage solutions. Utilise vertical space with tall modular designed cabinets or open shelving to keep your cottage kitchen essentials organised but accessible.

Remember, effective space optimization is about finding creative solutions that suit your specific needs and the layout of your cottage kitchen.

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Infuse with the spirit of holidays

Your cottage 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 cottage kitchen, you'll create a space that sets the stage for unforgettable memories.

If your cottage 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 cottage kitchen, you'll create a space that is uniquely yours, filled with cherished holiday memories.

Make it multifunctional

In a cottage, versatility is key. Design your cottage kitchen to be multifunctional, catering to a range of activities. Provide cosy nooks or breakfast areas that invite relaxation and comfortable gatherings. Window seats, built-in benches, or small dining alcoves create intimate spaces for enjoying a cup of tea or sharing a meal with loved ones.

Choose appliances with multiple cooking functions to accommodate various culinary adventures. A well-designed multifunctional cottage kitchen will ensure that your holiday experience is convenient and enjoyable.

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Create an open and airy ambience

Open up your cottage 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 cottage kitchen to the surrounding nature or views if you have them. An open and bright cottage kitchen will enhance the holiday vibes and make you feel rejuvenated.

Create a welcoming atmosphere

Your cottage kitchen should be warm and inviting, encouraging family and friends to gather and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. To achieve this, think about incorporating rustic elements like reclaimed wood accents, vintage-inspired appliances, and charming farmhouse-style decor. 

Enhance the cottage style and the cozy ambiance by adding a collection of cookbooks or personalized recipe cards, showcasing the shared love for culinary adventures. Remember, a well-designed cottage kitchen not only serves as the heart of your home but also sets the stage for lasting bonds and unforgettable moments with your loved ones.

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Embrace the cottage style and feeling

When it comes to designing the perfect kitchen for your cottage, it's important to consider the style and era of your home. Whether you have a modern or older cottage, creating a kitchen that harmonizes with the overall aesthetic is key to maintaining the unique charm and character of your space.

For a modern cottage, you can go for sleek and minimalist designs with clean lines and contemporary elements. Choose cabinets for your cottage kitchen in neutral or bold colors to create a modern focal point. Use modern appliances that blend well with the design and opt for stylish countertops like quartz or stainless steel. Consider adding open shelving, minimalist lighting, and high-tech gadgets for added functionality and a modern touch.

If your cottage has a traditional or older style, it's important to honor its history and unique features. Incorporate vintage-inspired design elements that complement the cottage's heritage. Use cabinets with classic paneling, decorative hardware, and a distressed or painted finish for a timeless look. Enhance the rustic charm by using natural materials like reclaimed wood, stone, or ceramic tiles. Consider a farmhouse sink and traditional faucets to highlight the cottage’s character.. Open shelving can be used to display vintage dishware, antique cookware, and other collectibles.

Incorporate durable materials

A cottage 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 cottage kitchen remains functional and beautiful for years to come. We are happy to help you choosing the right materials for your cottage kitchen!

Blend indoor and outdoor spaces

If your cottage has outdoor areas like a patio or deck, consider how your cottage 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 cottage kitchen and outdoor cooking and dining spaces, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings while preparing meals.

Adding fresh flowers or potted herbs is a  delightful way to bring the outdoors inside a cottage kitchen. These natural elements add a pop of colour, fragrance, and a sense of vitality, further enhancing the connection with nature.

Designing a cottage style 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 cottage 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 cottage kitchen today. Together, we can make your future holidays truly unforgettable.