Comfortably furnished and charmingly collected, cottage kitchens nourish the heart, eye, and spirit. Their ageless appeal comes from a sense of having been assembled through the ages, which in turn allows you plenty of freedom when pulling this look together. Browse our gallery of cottage-style kitchens to see how architectural details, such as white-painted beaded board, plate rails, open shelves, and woodwork, combine nicely with reclaimed wood floors, flea market furniture, weathered finishes, and salvaged corbels and mantels. Discover how to fashion homey cottage kitchens by opting for furniture-style cabinets outfitted with recess-paneled and glass doors and black iron hardware, glass knobs, or chrome bin pulls. Learn ways to refresh the old-timey style by introducing stainless-steel appliances and modern conveniences, such as refrigerator drawers and breakfast-making stations. Explore ways to introduce color via vintage dishware, gingham and floral fabrics, and tag-sale furnishings revived with paint. See how homeowners use sage green, soft yellow, and pale blue walls to set a welcoming stage in cottage kitchen designs. Flip through these pictures of cottage-style kitchens to find period-perfect touches, from farmhouse sinks and porcelain-handled faucets to soapstone countertops and subway-tile backsplashes, that contribute to a cottage kitchen's laid-back attitude.