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5 Log Cabin Kitchen Design Ideas

Log cabin kitchen.

When it comes to log cabins, the saying, “the kitchen is the heart of the home,” couldn’t be more true. Your log cabin kitchen is more than just an eating space; it’s also your gathering place—the place where you pack a picnic lunch before a hiking excursion through the woods, enjoy a nice family meal after a long day, and share stories late at night with old friends. Whether you live in your log cabin year round or just stay for the summer, it’s important that you put some thought into the design of your kitchen.

From modern lake house kitchens to the rustic kitchens often found in traditional log homes and cabins, there are many different kitchen styles to choose from. Check out our gallery below to see some of the best log cabin kitchens our customers have built, showcasing a variety of designs, finishes, counter tops, and cabinet styles.

Lake House Kitchen with Barn Wood Siding

This lake house kitchen is filled with rustic charm. The large kitchen island adds a pop of color that immediately draws your eyes into the room. Meanwhile, the white kitchen cabinets provide a nice contrast to the rustic look of the weathered, circle-sawn barn wood siding. Just imagine sitting down for a meal at the picnic dining table after spending the day swimming in the lake.

Front view of lake house kitchen with circle-sawn barn wood siding.

Lake house kitchen with turquoise center island and picnic dining table.

Turquoise kitchen island in lake house with three bar stools.

Turquoise kitchen island with farmhouse sink.

Close-up of lake house kitchen with white cabinets.

Open Concept Kitchen with Stone Backsplash

Open concept kitchens are all the rage right now, especially for people who love to entertain or have big families. Close friends and family of Northern Log Supply will likely recognize this as Owner Peter Green’s kitchen. This kitchen features granite counter tops with a stone backsplash. The large kitchen island has a farmhouse sink, as well as a raised bar top that seats four people—perfect for grabbing a quick bite. The picnic dining table, drenched in natural light, is where Peter, his wife, and his four children enjoy many family meals together.

Log home kitchen with stone accents.

Log home kitchen with granite countertops and stone backsplash.

Log home kitchen with double wall ovens and a wall-chimney hood.

Kitchen island with farmhouse sink and granite countertops.

Log home kitchen with picnic dining table.

Kitchen island with raised bar top seating four.

Large Kitchen with Diagonal Cedar Paneling

This big, cozy kitchen features a number of elements that make it one of our favorites. On the walls, this customer installed our 1x8 cedar paneling, but with a modern twist: the wood is installed diagonally. Wood cabinetry and a large kitchen island fill up this room. A raised bar top that seats five features a live edge wood slab for added flair.

Log cabin kitchen with wood cabinets, island, and a raised bar top.

Log cabin kitchen island.

Diagonal wood paneling in log home dining room.

Open Concept Kitchen with Knotty Pine Cabinets

Here’s another open concept kitchen that one of our customers built. While we can’t take credit for supplying the wood for this kitchen, we did supply the wood paneling, log siding, trim, milled logs, and log railing throughout the rest of this Wisconsin log home. Check out the knotty pine kitchen cabinets with marble counter tops in the photos below.

Open concept kitchen in log home.

Knotty pine kitchen cabinets with marble countertops.

Knotty pine kitchen cabinets.

Dark Wood Kitchen with Chestnut-Stained Log Siding

Compared to some of the other kitchens we’ve seen, this customer opted for darker tones with their kitchen that gives it a warm, cozy feel. Our 2x8 pine log siding and 3x4 D-trim, pre-stained in chestnut, is balanced with light marble counter tops. The antler chandelier over the round kitchen table adds the perfect finishing touch to this log cabin kitchen.

Dark wood kitchen cabinets and light marble countertops.

2x8 pine log siding and 3x4 D-trim, pre-stained chestnut.

Antler chandelier over log cabin kitchen table.

The Ingredients to Design Your Dream Log Cabin Kitchen

As you can see, there are many different styles to consider when remodeling your kitchen or building one from the ground up. Whether you choose a modern or rustic look, we can help you create a natural ambience with our wood products, sourced from Michigan. Whether you’re looking for a barn wood backsplash, wood paneling ceiling, or shiplap walls, we have a variety of log styles and wood stain colors to bring your kitchen to life. Contact us today for advice on selecting the right wood, finish, and features for your log cabin kitchen.