Summer house kitchen inspiration
Are you dreaming of a new summer house kitchen? Discover the biggest trends and get inspiration for the design, materials, and colours for your own summer house kitchen.
Summer house kitchen trends
We spoke to interior design consultant Julie Kürstein to uncover the top trends in summer house kitchen design. Julie is a specialist at EBK HUSE, a company with over 45 years of expertise in constructing vacation homes in the Nordic region.
In holiday homes, the ambiance is all about cosiness, relaxation, and togetherness. It's important for the holiday home kitchen to capture that essence. One strong trend is incorporating a kitchen island with a dining area, creating a space where you can cook while socializing with family and friends.
When decorating your holiday home, a compelling story can become the focal point. It could be the incorporation of distinctive handles discovered at a flea market and integrated into the kitchen, showcasing art on the walls, or displaying cherished ceramics that have been passed down through generations.
"A holiday home kitchen should have a touch of uniqueness. People tend to be more adventurous with their choices in a vacation home, often opting for designs they might hesitate to choose for their primary residence," Julie remarks with a smile.
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Find the right materials for your summer house
When selecting materials for your summer house kitchen, it's important to think about how the house will be used. If it's frequently rented out, opt for durable materials that can handle heavy use. For personal use, you can prioritize materials based on your style and preferences.
Julie notes that classic framed doors and sleek, knob-handled doors are popular choices for kitchens in holiday homes.
Julie mentions that the current trend in holiday home kitchens is moving away from large handles to smaller knob handles or bend handles. "Many people are opting for brass handles, as they add character and personality to the kitchen".
Julie notes a growing preference for granite and wood panels in holiday home kitchens. She explains: "this trend is driven by customers valuing natural materials and prioritizing good quality in their design choices".
Character through open shelves in interior design
"I often notice that our customers are interested in replacing the conventional wall cabinets with open shelves in their summer house kitchen. This allows items to be showcased openly, fostering a welcoming ambiance and conveying a sense of comfort," Julie explains.
She goes on to say, "Shelves can be chosen to perfectly complement kitchen cabinet doors or worktops, maintaining a seamless look. However, we also observe that customers are embracing the use of recycled materials for shelves. This not only adds character and personality to the interior but also promotes a unique and eco-friendly aesthetic."
The summer house kitchen experience
When selecting a summer house kitchen, visit our HTH stores to touch and experience the materials yourself. Our expert staff can provide personalized advice to guide your choices.Visit your nearest HTH store