Kitchen design trends for cabins
Tips for outfitting the center of your home.
With the kitchen being one of the most important rooms in the house, you want it to look good, function well and last for years and years. This special insert will give you more information on some of the big ticket items (cabinets and appliances) and the details (lighting and storage) that will make your cabin’s kitchen a delightful space.
After reading through this section, take the time to set a realistic budget for your kitchen. How much you plan to spend may depend on how often you’ll use your place: Will it be a vacation cabin that you only visit a few weeks every year? If so, you might set a slightly lower budget than for a kitchen that will endure daily wear and tear. One rule of thumb says a new kitchen shouldn’t cost more than 20 percent of the value of the home.
Consider visiting a kitchen design center to get a firsthand look at as many of your options as possible. If your cabin will be log construction, take into account the finish on your interior logs when choosing cabinetry.
Talk with your designer about the kitchen’s work triangle: the path between sink, stove/microwave and refrigerator. The sink should have easy access to the stove, refrigerator and countertop space. Whatever layout you choose, be sure that your work tri- angle isn’t too large to be efficient or so small that it won’t fit more than one person.
Most important, have fun dreaming about your cabin kitchen— it’s sure to be a place where you’ll gather with friends and family and make many fond memories.