I love log houses. I make no secret of the fact that I plan for my next house to be one. I've been surfing the web for years making notes on awesome layouts, designs and decor for log cabin houses. Since I love to cook, the kitchen has always been one of the most important rooms in a house to me. And I wanted to share some of the most awesome ones with you below.
I scoured the web to find the actual sources and designers of the below. I hate when I find a picture on the web and can't find where it came from (argh!)… so, I made sure to find you the actual sources!
This kitchen is amazing. From the floors to the cabinets to the windows to the amazingly awesome fireplace and mantle – this log house kitchen is modern but still gives you the cabin feel.
This log kitchen was designed by Lands End Development (their kitchen portfolio is here). They do everything from complete home design to remodels of existing rooms. You can check out all their services and work here.
Only one word can describe this insanely bright log cabin kitchen. OMG. If you're in love, but asking yourself how someone can possibly afford this, you might feel a little better to know that this isn't someone's personal kitchen.
This kitchen actually belongs to a vacation cabin rental in Gatlinburg, Tennessee that sleeps 34 people! If you'd like to see more pictures of the cabin (and they're all amazing), you can check out the vacation rental listing for the cabin here.
This one can only be explained as a mix of modern and rustic. The wood color, ceiling, and floors scream rustic log cabin. The cabinet styles, counters and stone on the exterior of the island scream modern dream kitchen.
You can thank the folks over at Honest Abe Log Homes out of Moss Tennessee for this beauty that they featured on their blog here. If you're looking for more inspiration, you can check out their site here.
Ok, so this isn't an “indoors” kitchen, but it is a kitchen and it is amazing, so it belongs on this list! This kitchen is not only gorgeous, but it earned its designer, Greg Bain & Company, the 2010 Best in American Living Awards Platinum award in the interior design category for specialty or outdoor Rooms.
To be honest, I'm not even sure if this is a log house, or if the kitchen was merely designed to look like one. Either way, it's an amazing setup matching modern with rustic with amazing results.
I had to search for quite a while to find the source on this one. As best I can tell, this was done by Remodel Works (their site has since gone offline). And I love the breakfast nook in the picture that's built in to look almost like a restaurant booth.
I love this one for several reasons, but it's most due to the ceiling and the floors. They're so breathtaking you don't even realize that the kitchen itself is a pretty simple (but fantastic looking) design.
This kitchen is part of “The Lake House” (you can see more pics here designed by Kogan Builders (full website here). That ceiling is probably the most amazing log kitchen ceiling detail we've ever seen.
If you're working with a smaller space or planning to build a smaller log house, then you have to see this kitchen. With it's functional use or space and rich, dark woodwork, it's a gorgeous and cozy log kitchen space.
This design was done by the folks at Expedition Log Homes (you can see their full kitchen and dining portfolio here). Located in Wisconsin, Expedition has done a ton of amazing work. You can see all their room styles and floor plans on their main site here.
Holy butcher block island! Love, love, love this kitchen with the center island that is both reminiscent of a butcher's block as well as being where the cook top stove lives. This is definitely a log home kitchen built with someone who loves to cook in mind!
I found this kitchen in the log kitchen gallery over at Golden Eagle Homes (you can see their kitchens here). They've built over 5000 homes in 49 states and looking at all of their work on their website makes it clear why they have.
Love. This. Stone. Work. This kitchen (built by Caribou Creek Log Homes – you can see all their kitchens here) has an amazing rustic yet modern feel. The tile stone work on the floor, coupled with the exterior stone work on the island creates one amazingly sexy look!
Located in Idaho, Caribou Creek has been building homes since 1989 and has some amazing work in their portfolio. you can check out their full website, photo galleries and floor plans by visiting their main website here.
Another example of a small space with amazing results. Landmark Log Homes features this beauty in their log house kitchen gallery here. The stone work on the breakfast counter is so eye catching that it makes a small space look a lot larger.
Landmark Log Homes is located in Kentucky and does full and custom builds – and they're energy efficient to boot. You can check out all their log home designs on their main website here.
Classic Country Log Homes reinvented the “entertaining kitchen” log home style! A mix of light and dark woods and amazing column work almost overshadows this amazing kitchen design. Almost.
Since this post was initially published, the Classic Country Log Homes website has gone down and now redirects to a site called CCDC Roslyn which features West Coat Log Homes. They have some cool photos, but we didn't find a way to link to the one above.
The folks over at Precision Craft have an extremely large gallery of kitchen designs that they've done (you can see them all here). Picking only one to showcase was honestly pretty hard, so we'd recommend you take the time to check out all of their work!
That said, we chose the above because of the mixture of fantastic woods, sleek granite and the tile work on the floor. This kitchen was pretty “out of the box” in design. You can check out all of their work and their floor plans by visiting their main site here.
If you're like me, then it seems like no matter how much counter space you have, it's never enough. But, this one might challenge that. This kitchen appears in the kitchen gallery for Alpine Log Homes here. We specifically love the beam work.
This kitchen definitely has an ample amount of counter space and we love the contrast that the green granite delivers to the surrounding wood (and that antler chandelier is awesome!). You can view all of Alpine Log and Mountain Homes work by visiting their website here.
We chose this one specifically due to the unique cabinetry work this log home kitchen featured. It's got a funky, eclectic, country barn feel – and we like that, LOL.
This kitchen was done by Baker Pond Log Works (you can see their full website here but be aware that their portfolio is very hard to navigate through).
Ward Cedar homes kept it chic, light and classy with this kitchen design (you can see their full portfolio of log home kitchens here).
Love the wood detail. There's a small island, but there is an island! And this kitchen has so much light – love. Another example of a smaller space made to look much larger with some keen design work. You can check out all of Ward Cedar's log home work by visiting their main website here.
Last (but certainly not least) is this great handcrafted country kitchen by Montana Log Homes (you can view their entire kitchen gallery here). I love the cabinets in this one. It gives it almost an aged feel, despite the kitchen being a brand new creation.
Montana Log Homes has a ton of beyond gorgeous homes and floor plans listed on their main website here.
Hopefully this gave you some amazing inspiration!
And while you're here, be sure to check out these amazing log house bathrooms as well!