Beach House Style Guide

Get the coastal look wherever you live with our expert tips on beach house style for every room of your home.

12 Beach House Kitchens

Coastal kitchens deserve their share of flavorful twists―from pastel pink appliances to splashy light fixtures. We give these cooking spaces five stars for originality and presentation.

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large butcher block island in this kitchen doubles as a multifunctional work space as storage is built beneath it
Jean Allsopp

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Make the most of your kitchen’s square footage. Replace upper cabinetry with open shelving to keep the look airy, and coat the walls in white. (It’s the easiest way to make any room seem bigger.) Create a multifunctional work space: An island with a butcher-block top can be used as a prep area or a buffet table.

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Cover walls and lower cabinetry with louvered-shutter facing. It lends architectural interest and a strong dose of breezy island style.

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