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How Do I Choose the Best Cottage Kitchens?

When remodeling a cottage kitchen, consider installing a farmhouse-style sink.
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Tips for remodeling or decorating cottage kitchens can be found in various home decorating magazines or online. A cottage kitchen should reflect your personality, so be creative and use your imagination. You can find dish towels, pot holders, and canister sets for cottage kitchens at many stores. Old fashioned and unusual items for your cabin home may also be found at flea markets and antique stores. Look for rustic tables and chairs, as well as wall decor to complement cottage kitchens.

If you're remodeling your cottage kitchen, consider installing a farmhouse-style sink. A double-bowl farmhouse sink not only adds country flair, but it is practical as well. Choose fireclay material for your sink, as it will provide durability. Open shelving above the sink will add a nice touch to your cottage kitchen. The open shelves can be used to store canisters, dishes, and knickknacks, while saving counter space.

Scout the local antique shops for accessories and furniture designed for cottage kitchens. You might find authentic pieces or replicas for your cottage furnishings, and plenty of ways to be inspired. When installing new kitchen cabinets, don't overlook the style of the hardware. Cabinets can be embellished with old fashioned, rustic knobs and handles. White finished cabinets give cottage homes a light and breezy feel, and work especially well for beach cottage kitchens.

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When decorating cottage kitchens, look for vintage items you may have in storage. A set of cast iron pots and pans, rustic kitchen accessories, and even a pair of old fashioned country curtains can be just the items you're looking for. You might even find an antique breadbox or canister set that belonged to grandparents or other relatives.

Old-fashioned dinnerware can also add a nice touch to cottage kitchen tables. Your tableware does not have to include family heirloom pieces, although you might find the perfect accent in the attic chest. Church bazaars and Amish farm markets often sell country decor as well.

Cottage kitchens with checkerboard vinyl floors can add old-fashioned charm. Wood flooring can be dressed up with a country style accent rug. If you have an entryway to your kitchen, a farmhouse doormat will welcome your guests in country style.

A holiday cottage at the beach can be decorated with nautical decor. Linen shops or kitchen accessory stores may sell inexpensive bags of sea shells for decorating. Place the shells in a decorative dish and display them on a countertop or windowsill. Choose curtains with boats or seashell designs. A seascape painting will be a nice touch for the wall.

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