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A Timber Home Kitchen That Does the Hard Work for You

Take a peek inside this stunning kitchen that makes entertaining a snap.

Photography by Heidi Long

 

Everyone knows a timber home’s kitchen is where the action is. It’s where meals prepared are more than just food to eat, they’re an expression of love. It’s where kids do their homework and grandkids help bake cookies. It’s where bills are paid and plans are made. It’s the essence of home. But what makes a for a well-designed kitchen?

Each issue, we look at a super star in the realm of timber home kitchen design and highlight the details that make it great. This month’s featured kitchen: The Bachman home by Kibo Group Architecture and Montana Idaho Log & Timber.

Here’s what has us swooning over this particular kitchen:

 

  • This very unique triple-level island serves one very essential need: functionality. The lowest level seats as many as six diners for a casual meal. The second level provides extra space for food prep, and the top level ensures kitchen mess is concealed from view.
  • A mounted TV enables the resident chef to follow along with his/her favorite cooking shows.
  •  For a family who likes to entertain, professional-grade appliances, including an oversized fridge with four freezer drawers, ensure ample space for food and drinks.
  •  Just off the hub of the kitchen, an alcove serves as an open butler’s pantry, providing storage for fine china, small appliances and spare utensils.
  •  A built-in shelf unit displays cookbooks while keeping them easily within reach.
  • All the wood elements of the space, from the knotty-alder cabinetry to the hand-scraped floors, tie in to the tone of the exquisite Douglas fir timber frame.