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Designing a tiny cottage kitchen


So, I shared our big news here on the blog last week. We bought another cottage to renovate. Woot!!

I am very excited, and a bit overwhelmed as it is in the worst shape of any property we’ve ever bought (and we tend only to purchase distressed properties).

But on the bright side…it’s a tiny cottage.

Designing a tiny cottage kitchen

Before I share all the deets on the kitchen renovation, you are in for a treat. A few of my blogging friends and I are sharing kitchen upgrades today, so if you are here from Tammy’s blog White Lilac Farmhouse. A big warm hello!

Now on to those details. 🙂

Mood Board for tiny kitchen cottage

Layout for a tiny kitchen

The total square footage of the cottage is 600 feet, and we are running with that. Here is the space we will be working with. We will replace the current cabinets with cabinets that reach the ceiling. I plan on moving out the table and adding additional bottom cabinets along the back wall; open shelving will go above those cabinets.

Before shot of cottage kitchen

When I say tiny…I mean it, and we will need mini appliances to make it a workable kitchen space.

I will keep the new stove and dishwasher white instead of going with stainless to bounce a bit of light around.

I already have in mind the exact version of the retro Smeg fridge that we put in our last renovation. We love how it looks and works (although very pricey). Maybe we will go with white or cream or even one of the pretty pastels?

Smeg fridge in Cream
Smeg Fridge


Because the cottage kitchen is so tiny, we want to make the finishes feel a bit more lux. A waterfall edge on the countertop? Marble backsplash? White sink? I am still working on those ideas. My love of mixing metals is still strong, so I plan on that. I will start with this beautiful faucet by Speakman.

Spearman kitchen faucet for a cottage kitchen remodel.

Doesn’t it seem perfect for a cottage kitchen?

Adding pops of color

This tiny cottage kitchen will be anything but boring. I plan on pops of green, blue, and soft peachy pink for a cozy beachy feeling. I ordered this print from Artfully Walls, and it’s giving me all the color feels.

Statement lighting of some sort will help pull the design together. I am hoping to find a fabulous flush mount with great texture.

We plan on starting as soon as we wrap up the project we are currently working on, hopefully by mid-October.

Wish us luck!!

Would you like to shop the inspiration?

Ready for some more kitchen inspo? Head to my friend Ann’s at Dabbling and Decorating to see her tale of two kitchens!

Inspiration for Kitchen Updates

How to Update a Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets // Simply 2 Moms

7 Custom Kitchen Island Ideas to Consider // Robyn’s French Nest

Updated Coffee Bar For Cozy Mornings in the Kitchen // White Arrows Home

Kitchen Updates that Make a Huge Difference // Pasha is Home

Small Kitchen Updates to our New Construction Home // Truemans Treasures

A Beautiful Cottage Style Kitchen Makeover // Peacock Ridge Farm

How To Wallpaper A Backsplash // White Lilac Farmhouse

Designing a Tiny Cottage Kitchen // A Life Unfolding

A Tale of Two Kitchens // Dabbling and Decorating

Until next time,


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