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5 Keys for Giving Your Log Home a Quality Kitchen

Kitchens are some of the busiest rooms in the house. Even if you’re not a serious chef, the business of beverages, snacks and simple dishes all happen in your kitchen. The inside features of a log cabin make setting up the necessary workspace in a kitchen a special challenge

Workspace

Many log cabins feature rough or log interiors. This means that your countertops, cook space and sink will need to coordinate well with natural wood finishes and tones, particularly if your log cabin features and open concept design. However, with granite countertops and natural tile, you can put together a design that leads the eye across the home without stopping suddenly at the kitchen.

Storage

Consider your specific storage needs. Do you need lower cabinets or higher ones? Do you want glass panels on the front to display your dishes? Do you need a large pantry? Once you’ve decided how much storage space you need and what kind, you can install custom cabinets. This will ensure that you have enough space for everything you need at that it perfectly matches your style. They can also increase the value of your log home if you plan to sell it in the future.

Displays

Your log cabin can be brightened with quality pieces and a display area. Consider using the upper cabinets of your kitchen for display by adding glass panels to these cupboards. The lower cabinets can be used for what you need while the upper cabinets show off what you love. While your cabin may be rustic, don’t skimp on customizations like roll-out trays on your bottom shelves and

Light

Add task lighting under your cabinets to brighten the counters and work area. Because cabins are often darker on the inside due to darker than usual walls, easily accessible work lights can make the kitchen cheerier. You can also add cabin-themed pendant lights to make the space your own.

View

Log cabins are often built in areas that offer spectacular views. Because the kitchen is often a gathering place, make sure that the kitchen has a great view. Windows by the dining area can create a breath-taking dinner setting. A window above the kitchen sink can brighten up the whole kitchen and make doing the dishes a little less dreary. Remember, the space is yours to customize, so give yourself the gift of a window exactly where you can enjoy it most.

Your log home can feel rustic and offer many modern conveniences. Keep in mind that wood tone is flexible but may make the space feel darker. Invest in unique lighting fixtures and add task lighting and natural lighting.

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