Unfinished wood lends a contemporary rustic look.
Cottage owners Juli Daoust and John Baker installed the kitchen cabinets themselves and kept the original stove, knowing they would be mostly barbecuing. An under-counter fridge with pullout drawers saves space. "It was a $600 floor model," says John. "We added our own plywood panelling and wood handles."
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