It never fails. Every time I plan to have company over, I spend tons of time making the entire house look nice. I spend extra time making sure that the living room has enough seating to accommodate our guests and that the room is comfy and inviting. As soon as the guests start arriving, I notice everyone is packed into the kitchen just standing around socializing. Not a single soul is even in the living room that I so painstakingly arranged for their enjoyment. All I can do is laugh.
What is it about the kitchen that makes people want to hang out there? It’s probably the fact that that’s where the food is, but I like to think that kitchens hold special memories for people. This is the place where our mothers prepared meals that were shared by the entire family. This is where my kids grab popsicles and plop down to tell me about their day. There’s just something special about being in someone’s kitchen.
Beach house kitchens are no exception. With just the right beach house dining tables and decor, your kitchen can be functional and fabulous. In today’s blog post, we’re going to share with you some beach house kitchens that we absolutely love.
Quaint Kitchen Cubby
If your beach house kitchen is on the smaller side, check out these decorating ideas presented by Heart Handmade UK. Featuring beachy blue walls, this kitchen is quaint and cozy yet quite stylish. White cabinets really offset the vintage blue décor and bring a light feel to the room. We love how one cabinet door was replaced by a curtain with whimsical fabric.
Beach House Bar
Your beach house is your go-to place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the world, so when it comes to design the sky is the limit. Who says you can’t have a window in your kitchen that opens up to an amazing outdoor bar? We found this idea on Small House Life.com and honestly, I am seriously considering a way to incorporate this into our main home. Never miss a minute with your guests with this convenient bar. Stop in the kitchen and check on dinner while continuing your conversation with your guests. This is definitely a design win.
One of the main issues we face with beach houses is finding adequate storage space. Granted, you’re probably spending most of your time outside, however, you still need space to store your kitchenware. That’s precisely why we loved this idea from Hometalk.com. Not only is the tile work beautiful, but the way they used the small wall area for storage by adding simple shelves was a stroke of genius. Nothing looks cluttered; it’s clean and organized and we love it. If you’re a fan of wine, check out the use of space above the window. This small and simple wine rack makes great use of free space and can be easily created in an afternoon.
An Island on the Island
Having enough counter space has always been a struggle, especially for those of us with children. Why not add an island? This kitchen captured by Coastal Living.com features extraordinary use of space which includes a beautiful island. We see the traditional beach blue and white, but they have also incorporated some natural wood for a homey cottage feel. The window facing the beach lets in the perfect amount of light and allows you to continue to enjoy the beach while you prepare your meals. This kitchen seems to have the best of everything when it comes to beach house kitchen design.
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