Featured on HGTV's "Cousins Undercover," this cottage-style open shelving along with the white cabinetry, warm wood tones and reclaimed wood paneling makes this kitchen feel light and airy. The butcher block countertop lends visual interest and warmth, giving it a true cottage feel.
A closer look at the kitchen reveals open shelving, which turns ordinary bowls, cups and plates into a stylish yet functional display. White tile and wood panels add texture to the room while still keeping the walls light and neutral.
Custom-made walnut knobs reflect the solid wood countertops in this cottage-style kitchen. Elegant feet give the white cabinetry the look of furniture, and open shelving -- an essential cottage design element -- adds extra storage for pretty dishes and glassware.
A small kitchen cannot accommodate homework, mail storage, laundry duties and recipe hunting. Unless you don't cook at all, the small kitchen's main chore is meal prep. So focus first on function, making sure you have the appliances and work areas you need. You may be able to save a bit of space by using scaled-down or innovative appliances, including refrigerator and freezer drawers and pint-sized microwaves, stoves (some with just two burners) and single sinks. If workspace is at a premium, consider a small-scale island or a counter-topped cart that can be rolled into a closet when not in use.
A pair of Edison bulbs are strung on basic pendant wiring for simple industrial lighting fixtures that don't obscure the view from the kitchen into the dining space. Open shelving, light blue walls and butcher block countertops combine to create a cottage look.
Blue Kitchen With Shuttered Window and Open Shelving
“When planning a kitchen layout, placing the sink under a window is a great option,” says designer Karen Sealy. “Having a nice view can make washing the dishes or prepping food more enjoyable.” In this space she specified shutters to complete the room's transitional style. “Using shutters is a low-maintenance alternative to drapery that still controls light levels and views,” she says.
The open shelves in this kitchen allowed designer Judy O'Neil Labins to make the most of the salmon pink color she chose for the walls. Pretty shelf brackets, colorful dishes and a collection of art pieces add to the space's cottage charm.
Black and White Kitchen with Island and Open Shelving
The kitchen features a large kitchen island and open shelving. Windows let in plenty of light, which keeps the black from being too dark in the space. Bright white shiplap walls also serve to this purpose.
White Cottage Style Kitchen With Open Shelving and a Farmhouse Sink
This crisp white cottage kitchen is both beautiful and functional. Open shelves display all-white dishes and vintage pieces. The bead board wall combined with the ceramic backsplash gives the space texture, form and function . The farmhouse sink is a standout feature against the neutral colored limestone countertops.
Modern White Cottage Open Concept Kitchen And Dining Room With Open Shelves And Work Island
This modern white cottage features an open concept kitchen and dining room with open kitchen shelving, white painted cabinets, a mosaic tile accent wall and backsplash, and built in marble topped word island.
Graphic wallpaper, woven barstools and dark hardwood floors give this kitchen a cozy, cottage vibe. A trio of transitional pendants hang over the eat-in island, while open shelving keeps kitchen essentials handy near the cooktop.
In this kitchen, open shelving showcases a collection of dishes above a granite countertop. Recessed lighting illuminates a farmhouse sink that's beautifully coordinated with the speckled countertop. Low contrast wallpaper and framed artwork add to the kitchen's cottage charm.