lake house kitchen ideas

Lake House Kitchen Ideas

Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Open Layout Designed with large gatherings in mind, this efficient kitchen opens to the dining and living rooms, and its island-based layout easily handles meal prep for large groups. Plenty of cottage-style details come together to create a kitchen full of welcoming charm. 2 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Compact Charm The kitchen’s pretty, yet casual style reinforces a sense of intimacy. Simple Shaker-style cabinetry was customized with furniture-style details. The roomy farmhouse sink accommodates heavy-duty clean-up tasks, while the style keeps in step with the kitchen’s cottage look. 3 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Elegant Storage Open storage by the range houses favorite pitchers and a built-in wine rack keeps bottles organized and out of children’s reach. The clever configuration puts an awkward corner to good use as storage and display space. 4 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Breakfast on the Go Efficiency is a must when cooking for a full house, and a compact breakfast bar, equipped with all the essentials, eases the morning routine. The built-in microwave saves counter space and anchors the breakfast station. The area also offers a coffeemaker and a toaster, and is also conveniently located next to the refrigerator. 5 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Nature-Inspired Colors The backyard vista of a lake inspired the cabinetry’s soft green color. Coordinating shades of green grace the walls and ceiling. Subway tile is a classic choice for the backsplash; however, a herringbone pattern behind the range puts an unexpected twist on the look. It adds texture and interest without overpowering the cabinetry or simple color palette. 6 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Innovative Island Part island, part farmhouse table, this handy spot offers additional counter space and a cozy eating area without the bulk of a traditional island. Its placement creates clear traffic routes and eases congestion in the kitchen. Behind the hybrid island, a hutchlike built-in serves double duty as another storage area and display space. 7 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Furniture-Inspired Details Similarities between the furniture-like details of the cabinetry and island reinforce the kitchen’s cottage style. Decorative extras, like the legs on the island’s farmhouse table, give this island an eye-catching twist. 8 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Custom Built-In Simple recessed-panel doors convey classic cottage style, while curvy feet, rope columns, and beaded edging add fine-furniture touches to the hutchlike built-in. 9 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Light Up the Room Onion pendants hanging over the island have a nautical look that honors the lakeside locale. White subway tile lightens the backsplash, working with the high ceiling and suspended pendants to make the room feel bigger. 10 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Open Dining Area To create a spacious feel, an efficient layout is important. Opening to an adjoining dining area makes the kitchen feel more spacious. This casual dining area is the perfect place for family members to share meals and enjoy the view of the lake. 11 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow Cottage Kitchen Design Ideas Cottage Kitchen Design Ideas Whether sheathed in beaded board or furnished from flea markets, cottage kitchens are a welcoming place to gather with family and friends. Get the look in your kitchen with these style tips. Begin Slideshow » Related Charming Cottage Kitchen Makeover White Cottage Kitchen Ideas Kitchen Tour: White Cottage Kitchen
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Lake House Kitchen Ideas

1 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Open Layout Designed with large gatherings in mind, this efficient kitchen opens to the dining and living rooms, and its island-based layout easily handles meal prep for large groups. Plenty of cottage-style details come together to create a kitchen full of welcoming charm. 2 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Compact Charm The kitchen’s pretty, yet casual style reinforces a sense of intimacy. Simple Shaker-style cabinetry was customized with furniture-style details. The roomy farmhouse sink accommodates heavy-duty clean-up tasks, while the style keeps in step with the kitchen’s cottage look. 3 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Elegant Storage Open storage by the range houses favorite pitchers and a built-in wine rack keeps bottles organized and out of children’s reach. The clever configuration puts an awkward corner to good use as storage and display space. 4 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Breakfast on the Go Efficiency is a must when cooking for a full house, and a compact breakfast bar, equipped with all the essentials, eases the morning routine. The built-in microwave saves counter space and anchors the breakfast station. The area also offers a coffeemaker and a toaster, and is also conveniently located next to the refrigerator. 5 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Nature-Inspired Colors The backyard vista of a lake inspired the cabinetry’s soft green color. Coordinating shades of green grace the walls and ceiling. Subway tile is a classic choice for the backsplash; however, a herringbone pattern behind the range puts an unexpected twist on the look. It adds texture and interest without overpowering the cabinetry or simple color palette. 6 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Innovative Island Part island, part farmhouse table, this handy spot offers additional counter space and a cozy eating area without the bulk of a traditional island. Its placement creates clear traffic routes and eases congestion in the kitchen. Behind the hybrid island, a hutchlike built-in serves double duty as another storage area and display space. 7 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Furniture-Inspired Details Similarities between the furniture-like details of the cabinetry and island reinforce the kitchen’s cottage style. Decorative extras, like the legs on the island’s farmhouse table, give this island an eye-catching twist. 8 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Custom Built-In Simple recessed-panel doors convey classic cottage style, while curvy feet, rope columns, and beaded edging add fine-furniture touches to the hutchlike built-in. 9 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Light Up the Room Onion pendants hanging over the island have a nautical look that honors the lakeside locale. White subway tile lightens the backsplash, working with the high ceiling and suspended pendants to make the room feel bigger. 10 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Open Dining Area To create a spacious feel, an efficient layout is important. Opening to an adjoining dining area makes the kitchen feel more spacious. This casual dining area is the perfect place for family members to share meals and enjoy the view of the lake. 11 of 11 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow Cottage Kitchen Design Ideas Cottage Kitchen Design Ideas Whether sheathed in beaded board or furnished from flea markets, cottage kitchens are a welcoming place to gather with family and friends. Get the look in your kitchen with these style tips. Begin Slideshow » Related Charming Cottage Kitchen Makeover White Cottage Kitchen Ideas Kitchen Tour: White Cottage Kitchen
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Lake House Kitchen Ideas

Every summer, Manhattan-based designer Meg Braff’s Southern roots resurface. Meg, along with husband Doug and their four boys, heads south to a 1960s structure on the Tennessee-Mississippi border. Within a couple hours’ drive of Meg’s hometown of Tupelo, the Pickwick Lake house, dubbed “Bikini Point” by Meg’s uncle, has hosted a long string of family memories going back three generations and is still the main gathering place for Meg’s extended family. “I learned to water-ski at Bikini Point,” says Meg. “I want our boys to share those same experiences and my love for the South.” Meet Interior Designer Meg Braff   See our favorite Lake House Decorating Ideas
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Lake House Kitchen Ideas

A dreary 1969 rancher in Hot Springs, Arkansas, caught the attention of Kevin Walsh and Brett Pitts. They had been searching for a weekend home, and with a little work, this 900-square-foot lake cottage would become the perfect place to relax and entertain friends. Because it had a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows overlooking Lake Hamilton, Kevin knew they could transform the tired house into an airy, sunny space.   The combined living and dining spaces open into the kitchen in the small home. “The whole house is really just one open room,” says Kevin. “The challenge was in the space planning.”   Photo: Alexandra Rowley
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Lake House Kitchen Ideas

A dreary 1969 rancher in Hot Springs, Arkansas, caught the attention of Kevin Walsh and Brett Pitts. They had been searching for a weekend home, and with a little work, this 900-square-foot lake cottage would become the perfect place to relax and entertain friends. Because it had a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows overlooking Lake Hamilton, Kevin knew they could transform the tired house into an airy, sunny space.   The combined living and dining spaces open into the kitchen in the small home. “The whole house is really just one open room,” says Kevin. “The challenge was in the space planning.”  
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Lake House Kitchen Ideas

When Sheri and Gerry Weber went in search of a place to put their boats, the two already owned an 1835 Cape-style house in the New Hampshire community of Elkins. The only problem? Their lake getaway sat a full quarter mile from Pleasant Lake. The Webers—including daughters Lucie, Janie, Ali, Jennifer, and Michelle—had to haul their kayaks and canoes every time they decided to go out on the water.
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Lake House Kitchen Ideas

A dreary 1969 rancher in Hot Springs, Arkansas, caught the attention of Kevin Walsh and Brett Pitts. They had been searching for a weekend home, and with a little work, this 900-square-foot lake cottage would become the perfect place to relax and entertain friends. Because it had a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows overlooking Lake Hamilton, Kevin knew they could transform the tired house into an airy, sunny space.

Lake House Kitchen Ideas

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