If you equate a house to a tree, then the kitchen is, undoubtedly, its trunk — it’s the central lifeline from which all the other areas of the home branch. And in the context of timber houses — with its open spaces and interlocking, exposed timber framework — make no mistake that adjoining rooms take their cues from here. So for many homeowners, setting the tone for the entire house begins with achieving kitchen perfection. We present several adaptations on three of the trendiest kitchen-design ideas in timber houses.
Timeless with Twist
Sleek and urbane, this space benefits from abundant natural light, pendant lighting that could have been plucked from a SoHo loft, stainless steel appliances and a warm mix of wood tones. The posts and beams above this enormous space provide a feeling of timeless comfort.
Impeccable lines (ceiling beams, custom cabinetry), refined details (granite counters, grapevine-theme lighting) and practical elements (plenty of storage) make this kitchen a winner of timber houses.
From the farmhouse sink and bucolic-themed window treatment to the pot rack above the painted island, French Country inspires this cozy kitchen.
A Gourmet’s Dream
A stainless steel convection oven, multiple food-prep areas, two sinks and a flat-screen TV make this timber framed kitchen perfect for entertaining.
A dual-level island is perfect for food prep, quick meals on the go and entertaining guests. Pendant lights with modern lines, along with stainless steel appliances and natural-toned granite countertops, give this kitchen a contemporary feel amid the golden hues of timber post, beams and tongue-and-groove paneling.