Cottage Style Kitchens

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Cottage kitchens are charming and usually very functional and comfortable. As much as I love glamorous and dramatic kitchens, I can still appreciate the classic and cozy nature of the cottage style kitchen.

This Old House

The kitchen above has classic cottage style, with its glass door cabinets and vintage stove. The pastel color on the lower cabinets and wood floors further emphasize the cottage feeling.

The neutral color scheme of the kitchen below along with the large farmhouse, or apron-style, sink makes the space feel welcoming. White or cream beaded board can elevate any kitchen to a cottage style design.


Cottage kitchens can utilize many different materials and the choice of countertops vary. The main idea when choosing countertops in a cottage kitchen is to use a durable material, like the Ceasarstone countertops in the room below.

Meriwether Inc.

Cottage kitchens are inviting and laid-back. The kitchen below is designed with a classic black and white pattern. The full kitchen table in the middle gives a space for the family to gather while waiting for meals to be cooked and served. This is essentially what the cottage style is all about: cooking and gathering with family.

Via House Beautiful

Another element seen a lot in cottage kitchens are skirted sinks. Sink skirts hide clutter and usually coordinate with the rest of the kitchen’s décor.

via Patrick A. Hearn

Cottage kitchens make great use of windows, where you can usually find a window seat or lots of plants.

via Homedit

Cottage style kitchens are all about family and function. The kitchen is well used and can be a hub for the family that lives in the home. Homework, cooking, eating, and hanging out makes the cottage kitchen the center of the home. In cottage homes, the kitchen is usually the first place you go to in the morning for breakfast and the last room you visit before going to bed.

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Whitney is an Interior Designer and Stylist that loves coming up with creative solutions for small spaces. Living in New Orleans, she’s inspired daily by the colorful art, culture, and music scene of a city she’s been blessed to have grown up in. Her design style is eclectic, bold, and glamorous, blending in the unexpected while being true to her client’s inner style. When she’s not designing spaces, she’s planning her Spring wedding, blogging, making pillows for her Etsy shop, or getting lost in one her favorite books.