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A Look at Cottage Kitchen Designby Allison E. Beatty
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The cottage look is a popular kitchen design, as it features comfortable decoration and an inviting, farmhouse-style look. If you're thinking about creating a kitchen design based on the cottage style, here's what you'll need to know.
Furniture Style Drives Kitchen DesignFurniture detailing is one key element of the cottage style. Many of today's kitchen designs feature furniture-style elements that add a warm yet elegant look to the room. The cottage kitchen style falls squarely into this trend, as it often combines:
Try an Apron Front Farm SinkThe cottage kitchen design often features a grand old farm sink, with an exposed front that showcases the depth of the sink and any artistic embellishments. While grandma's old farmhouse typically had a large white porcelain sink, they now make apron sinks in many styles and materials, including:
Let Paint Boost Flooring and WallsPaint is used frequently to create a bold kitchen design. One option is to paint the wood flooring a bold color, such as black with red overtones. This creates an old farmhouse look and draws attention throughout the room.
When painting walls you may want to use warm yellows or blues. These colors can coordinate with kitchen cabinet tones, decorative wall tile, window treatments and other kitchen accents.
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The cottage look has captured the hearts of many homeowners. If you've been looking for a warm, relaxing style for your kitchen design, try adding some of these features. The results can be refreshing - and as charming as grandma's old farmhouse.
About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer who has been writing home improvement columns for 15 years.