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April 7, 2016

4 Ways to Make Your Cottage Kitchen Design More Efficient

Even though we've seen more cold and snow this spring than we have all winter, summer fun at the cottage really is just a few months away. In fact, it won’t be long until you open the cottage for another season of relaxation and good times with friends and family.

Is your cottage kitchen up for all that entertaining?
If you’re thinking of re-designing your cottage kitchen before the summertime fun begins, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind.

Open Concept Works Best
If visiting friends and family are helping with meal preparation, a small kitchen can seem even smaller when there are six hands trying to prep a meal for hungry guests. An open concept kitchen design will not only feel bigger, but it can become a bigger kitchen by incorporating eating areas into its space.

Lots of Drawers
In order to act as an effective multi-functioning space, the cottage should have an allocated storage spot for everything. And what better way to organize your expanding and unmatched containers than in a nice deep drawer? Maybe even an easy-to-reach drawer to store the kid-friendly plates so your little helpers can help set the table!

Quick Cleanup Means More Time to Relax
Life at the cottage is about fun, relaxation and enjoying the company of others -- it's not somewhere you need to keep spotless 24/7. When selecting the finishes for your kitchen cabinets, floors and counter tops, remember to select surfaces that are easy to clean.

A Wet Bar Where You Need It
If you like to kick back, relax and enjoy some drinks on the deck, consider keeping a wet bar with a small fridge outside of the kitchen space to avoid congestion in the kitchen at meal times. It will draw those in need of refreshment away from the workspace, and ensure a safe and uncluttered prep area.

Are you ready to renovate your cottage kitchen?
The design team at Monarch is ready to help you create the cottage kitchen of your dreams! Call us at 905-686-2001 or drop by our showroom today.