All too often, when considering a kitchen, we only focus on the grandest features of the space. The square footage, layout and major appliances command most of our attention. While these are important features, the little details can be what truly makes a kitchen work well. Here are a few log home kitchens with the little extra features that make all the difference.
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All too often, the popular imagination of a log home means a home of one style. This style is typically presented as being traditional to downright rustic. Of course, log homes can come in many different styles, as we have featured here on the blog. Today, we’d like to again highlight the true diversity of log home styles by focusing on our favorite kitchens in several different styles.
With all the features in a modern kitchen, it can be tempting to install as large a kitchen as possible. Many professional chefs, however, actually prefer a smaller home kitchen. After all, we may fantasize about cooking in a large kitchen, but no one ever fantasizes about cleaning a large kitchen! Here are some ideas the professionals use to build a fully-functional kitchen in a reasonable footprint.
Although the march of technology may sometimes make it feel as if everything is changing quickly, some items we use every day have changed very little over the years. One such category of items is kitchen appliances like ovens and ranges. The gas range has been relatively unchanged in function for 150 years, while electric resistance ranges are also over 100 years old. Even seemingly new technologies like induction cooking have been available to the home cook for about 40 years. As a result, the choice of major kitchen appliances is driven more by personal taste than any modern functionality. Whatever your taste in appliances, a log home is the perfect backdrop for your dream kitchen.
When designing a log home it's important to think of how the design elements within the home will work with the abundance of natural wood tones. This is particularly true in the kitchen. It can be a place to fully embrace the look of wood, or an opportunity to showcase various other materials in contrast to the logs. Here are some of our favorite counter top material ideas.
While Kentucky is well known for having the best bourbon in the world, it's also known for having some of the most beautiful country style log homes in the country. If you've never heard of Shelbyville, it happens to be smack dab between Louisville and Lexington, in the heart of northern Kentucky. It's also home for this weeks' Real Log Style feature.
The 4th of July is America's holiday. It marks that summer is in full swing and we look forward to celebrating the holiday by barbequing, swimming, playing badminton and other lawn games and of course, fireworks. In order to celebrate this great country in which we live, we must find an amazing location to host our annual party! The perfect venue to celebrate America is most certainly a Real Log Home. This week's featured home is a fantastic lakeside log home located in Shell Knob, Missouri.
Using color in your log home sounds simple - of course there's color in your home - but it's how you use color that will really enhance the beauty already found there. There are a multitude of ways to exemplify the natural beauty of your log home by using color in thoughtful and specific ways. From kitchen cabinets to accent walls, lets uncover some great ways to add more color in your world!
The days are getting shorter, and it’s a sign of many things to come – big family gatherings for the holidays being one of them. And what any host of a family gathering knows is that hosting a family gathering or a party is both exciting and daunting.
We love log homes, but even we can admit that it is possible to over-do logs. When the walls, ceilings and floors are all logs or wood, it might not always be the best idea to use overly woodsy or rustic log furniture on top of all that. In fact, a home with a lot of wood in the architecture is a great canvas for showcasing contrasting styles and textures. This home below is one of my favorite log homes when it comes to decorating with contrasting styles. In this case, the home is a small log home decorated with an eclectic modern style.