One of the most thrilling aspects of being involved in interior decorating and remodelling is that every project is new and different from the last one. HillTop works with many different clients, many of whom have a lakeside home or cottage. Working with different room sizes and natural light means that each space encountered has its unique atmosphere that can be enhanced beautifully and tastefully. It also means that new inspiration is a constant in our day-to-day.
As a central point to many lakeside homes, we like to focus first on the kitchen space. A stylish kitchen, with all the latest gadgets, promotes eagerness to cook and entertain. Have you ever noticed how guests seem to gather in the kitchen? Perhaps this is why kitchen parties are so common out East. Adding extra seating at an island is a great way to make guests comfortable. Additionally, opening the kitchen to the great room increases sociability and openness.
Whether you are an entertainer or a cook, a kitchen should be designed with functionality and practicality in mind. Lighting is of utmost importance. Good lighting with different layers of capabilities is recommended. When it comes to the layout of a kitchen, a tight triangle configuration is always helpful. Organization and storage are key components in keeping a kitchen space tidy and manageable, especially when you have overnight and weekend guests.
Above all, we strive for comfort and practicality when involved in designing a space. However, designing a lakeside home or cottage is unique from other projects. It is almost, if not equally important, to keep the space in harmony with nature. Small finishes that mimic nature can help sustain this harmony.