Building a Modern Lodge Kitchen for the Holidays

Nov 10, 2022 | Home Renovations

A modern lodge kitchen combines the form and function of a contemporary cooking space with a design that reflects the rustic charm of a mountain setting. They often feature striking wood cabinetry with stainless steel accents or open floor plans that allow for easy movement around the space. 

How can you achieve the modern lodge look in your kitchen? Whether you want to redecorate or remodel your kitchen, we’ve got a few tips to guide you in transforming your kitchen into a majestic modern lodge–style kitchen. 

What Defines a Modern Lodge Kitchen?

One way to achieve a modern lodge look in your kitchen is to use natural, high-quality materials like wood and stone to give it a more rustic feel. Incorporate elements like log cabinetry, exposed beams, and a rock fireplace for a touch of elegance. 

Opt for an open floor plan to make the most of your space and allow for easy entertaining. Use earthy colors and textures throughout the kitchen to tie everything together. Add some greenery with plants or herb gardens to bring life and color into the space.

For countertops and workspaces, lean toward materials like white quartz or black granite surfaces, which will give your kitchen an upscale — yet nature-centered — appearance. You can also select pieces of furniture like chairs with flared legs or island cabinets made from solid wood rather than synthetic materials.

The perfect modern lodge kitchen also comes with ample storage space and wide stretches of counter space. (For example, think about the extra room you’ll need when your entire family makes Christmas cookies together.)

Incorporating Modern Lodge Elements into Your Kitchen

When designing a modern lodge kitchen, consider adding these popular features: 

Double Ovens with Integrated Dishwashers

This is one of the most important features in any modern lodge kitchen because it allows you to do two things at once: cook food and clean dishes at the same time! 

Induction Cooktop

This type of cooking surface is becoming increasingly popular due to its versatility and ease of use. It’s simple and easy to clean, making it ideal for matching the rest of your lodge’s look and feel.

Oversized Farmhouse Sink 

You’ll love having the extra basin room for cooking, rinsing, washing, and cleaning in your kitchen. With a stainless steel finish, it will fit right in with its ultra-practical yet stylish appearance.

Open Floor Plan

Having an open layout in your modern lodge kitchen allows you to move around easily and see what’s happening. The extra space is ideal for hosting parties or more intimate gatherings.  

White Quartz Countertops 

This material gives your kitchen a polished appearance that will stand out among other appliances.

Rustic Light Fixtures

Lighting goes a long way in completing a design, so don’t overlook the importance of choosing fixtures that enhance the lodge look while keeping your kitchen bright and airy. 

Small Details

The little things matter, so pay attention to details like hardware, drawer pulls, cabinet knobs, and other small elements. Have fun with it!

Keep in mind that while a modern lodge kitchen is not only about looks, it should also be functional and comfortable to cook in as well.

Decorate a Modern Lodge Kitchen for the Holidays

When decorating a lodge kitchen for your favorite holidays, use natural materials to add life and beauty to your space. 


Incorporate festive touches such as garlands and wreaths into your decor. Bring the outdoors in with greenery and branches. (They work great year-round, too!) 

Fan the Flames

Create a cozy ambiance with candles and fireplaces. Not only do they bring inviting light and warmth to your kitchen, but they also signal to everyone inside to slow down and enjoy your time together.

Family Touches

Finally, add personal touches to make the space your own. Wood photo frames, handmade decorations, and souvenirs from mountain destinations make great accents to personalize your modern lodge kitchen.

Remodeling for a Modern Lodge Kitchen

If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen to create a modern lodge look, be sure to work with someone who has experience in this style of kitchen. 

VPC Builders has extensive experience remodeling and renovating kitchens — as well as every other room in the house — especially mountain lodges. You can work with our team of designers and construction experts to create the perfect modern lodge kitchen where the memories you make will last a lifetime. 

Contact us today to talk about building your dream modern lodge kitchen.