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How to create the perfect cottage style kitchen

white cottage style kitchen

Over the years, there is one kitchen style we’ve never seen go out of date. While more modern and contemporary designs currently take the lead, the cottage style kitchen still proves to be a hit with our customers. Charming and timeless, traditional cottage style kitchens offer a look that’s guaranteed to last – and getting the look right is easy, no matter how modern your home may be!

Go natural

When it comes to your worktops and cupboard doors, go natural. Wood is the obvious choice and is available painted in a number of colours to help you achieve that cute cottage colour palette. You might also want to consider granite or marble for your worktops too. For your floors, wooden flooring, tiling, or stone works well – the latter best for older properties.

white cottage style kitchen cupboards


Open shelving

Forget the modern and minimalist look. Country kitchens are all about the detail – so don’t be afraid to show off some of your best crockery on open shelves. Ideal for storage and showing off your favourite items, open shelves offer a range of benefits.

white cottage kitchen cabinets and shelves


Vintage lighting

When it comes to your lighting, keep true to cottage style. Instead of bright spotlights, pick vintage light fixtures that offer just the right amount of light while enhancing the style of your kitchen

cottage kitchen lighting


Make a statement

If you’ve got the budget, why not add an extra special touch to your kitchen with a brand new feature. Whether it’s a cottage style kitchen island or a brand new exposed wall, there are plenty of ways to change the look and feel of your kitchen.

white granite cottage kitchen work surfaces



Accessories really do add that all-important finish in the country cottage style kitchen. Vases filled with seasonal blooms work really well, as do farmhouse-style storage solutions like apple crates and ceramic bread bins. When it comes to your tea towels, a little bit of gingham doesn’t go amiss either!

cottage kitchen white accessories


Be inspired by our designs

At Kitchen Design Centre, we’ve had the pleasure of creating a range of cottage style kitchens. Our signature styles have all been infused with a contemporary touch to ensure a timeless design.


Traditional English style

In this customers traditional old English style kitchen, we used lots of wood and the classic country cottage colour palette to create the look. Keen to go that extra mile, we also built a wall, with an old finish and large oak beam, to sit above the mantle.

modern but traditional style English cottage kitchen


Styled with simplicity

This customers elegant kitchen fused modern design with a cosy cottage feel – combining more traditional materials and flooring with a modern layout and appliances. Again, the popular off-white, mink colours were used in this kitchen as well as traditional wood.

elegant cottage kitchen design


If you like the look of these designs, why not pop in to discuss upgrading your kitchen today? We offer country, contemporary, and ultra-modern kitchens – just tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to find all the right materials.

Are you the proud owner of a cottage style kitchen? If so, what are your favourite features of your kitchen space? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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Mr and Mrs Lowcock recently visited the showroom when they were considering a new kitchen for their busy family home. Mr Lowcock has fond memories of visiting his father’s plumbing shop in 4 Gladstone Terrace, which made the visit quite nostalgic!
The couple chose a Hacker Ravenna Pearl Grey kitchen with bespoke Artista Grey Corian worktops. The main focus of the design was to brighten up the space by using better lighting and natural colors. The addition of practical appliances, including a Quooker boiling tap, made it easy for the multi-generational family to use the kitchen.

Book A Free Appointment with one of our award-winning designers? It’s just a no-obligation chat that focuses on you, and your desires for your dream kitchen. 

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