Our kitchens tend to be the heart of the home, where everyone gathers to make meals and mingle. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you probably want it to look and feel welcoming so that you enjoy being in it even more. In a log home, the kitchen is definitely usually a feature of the home, which is why it's a good idea to do some research before planning and creating the kitchen of your dreams. Looking at other log home designs and kitchen designs in log homes is a great way to figure out what you want your kitchen to look like. While most log home kitchens incorporate wooden cabinetry for more of a natural look that matches the logs, you can also opt for more modern looking cabinets if you like. All of the kitchens you see here are in log homes, and all of them include wooden cabinets. Although some of them also include hardware that is a bit more modern looking, so that's a good way to bring some modern style into a log home kitchen.
One of the handcrafted homes is in New York’s Catskill Mountains where a log home was the perfect type of home for this area. The kitchen in this home could also be seen in an upscale New York City apartment or condo though with the dark wood cabinets with silver hardware to bring it up to current trends. The granite countertops pair beautifully with the dark wood and the stainless steel appliances also fit in nicely. Switching out the old black or white appliance for new, stainless steel appliances is always a good move in any home design. These stainless steel appliances can also instantly update any kitchen, taking it up a notch in luxury.
In one of the other log homes, they feature large posts and trusses that not only give the home structural support but they area great feature to look at as well. This log home kitchen has solid black walnut cabinets which look amazing in contrast with the medium toned logs and the marble countertops with marble flooring. There are also two separate islands, one for food prep and the other for seating and eating with stools surrounding it. This would be an excellent kitchen for entertaining.
Another log home features a simple kitchen with clean lines and an island with a bar, but also a bar along the wall with windows facing out looking over the gorgeous forest property. A gas range is built into the island in the centre of the kitchen with lots of cabinet and drawer storage and a small kitchen sink too.
Dark cabinets make another appearance in a Michigan log home with beautiful exposed timbers and wood for the ceiling, wood panelled walls and beautiful hardwood floors. This goes to show that you can mix different types and colors of wood without things looking too chaotic. They also added the stainless steel appliances and a center island with bar stool seating. Are you noticing a theme here?
The other log home in Colorado boasts one of the largest kitchen islands ever with interesting rounded and circular corners. The surrounding cabinets and countertops are beautiful as well as the gorgeous custom metal hood fan adorned in stone above the stove and oven. It's touches like these that really make a kitchen go from ordinary to extraordinary.
Some people even renovate older log homes and give them a brand new facelift like the log home in Ohio that one couple renovated together. They added stainless steel appliances with some beautiful light birch cabinets and granite countertops for a classic yet modern look. They also added some brick around the oven area for some rustic charm too.
Enjoy these log home kitchen ideas and see if you would take any of them to implement into your own home.