Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Decorating and Design
Cozy Cottage Kitchens
Need inspiration for a cottage kitchen makeover? Explore these charming spaces that make friends and family feel right at home.
Classic Cottage Kitchen
Jim Strickland designed the kitchen at left to have an inviting, homey feel. The blue ceiling calls to mind an old porch, as do the windows bringing light over the counter.
Quirky lighting: The hanging fixture above the baker's table, single pendant over the sink, and the wall sconces aren't part of a set. They're mismatched and well placed for task lighting just where it's needed.
Metal stove guard: Instead of a flashy metal guard or wall of glazed tile, the owner used panels of roofing metal called Galvalume on the wall behind the range. The steel protects the wall from scorches and splatters, and it doesn't have to be painted.