Posted on: 20th February 2023


A Carpenter Oak timber frame can bring character, warmth and texture to any kitchen space. Unique in design and bespoke by nature, timber is a sustainable build choice that offers almost limitless design options.

Contemporary or traditional, there are many possibilities with timber frame design, especially when it comes to open-plan living. 

Here are six of our favourite timber frame kitchens to inspire your own build project.

1. New Build Farmhouse

timber frame kitchen ideas - New Build Farmhouse

Unique and sustainable, this beautiful kitchen forms part of a new build farmhouse that is close to the much desired ‘Passiv Haus’ standard. This timber frame kitchen is crafted from Douglas fir which has a distinctive orangey-pink hue and gives clean, crisp lines. Read more about this home here.


2. Outdoor Entertaining

timber frame kitchen ideas - Outdoor Entertaining

Something a little different – an outdoor bar and kitchen built in the garden of a home in Buckinghamshire. With a BBQ, pizza oven and bar, this garden oak frame structure also has a cosy area with a log burner for year-round entertaining. The intricate brickwork and handcrafted wooden kitchen units with stone worktops are stylish but sturdy for this open-air kitchen.


3. Country Coastal

timber frame kitchen ideas - Country Coastal

Beach End sits on the banks of the River Dart in South Devon. The owners extended their cottage to add a large, open plan kitchen and dining room, allowing for panoramic views up and downstream. With a classic country/coastal feel, the cream colours of the kitchen allow the handcrafted oak frame to stand out. Read more about this cottage here.


4. Rustic Open Plan

timber frame kitchen ideas - Rustic Open Plan

This oak frame home built on a stunning plot on the East Coast of Scotland has a rustic feel to fit in with this single-storey barn-like building with sling brace frames. The kitchen has been designed into one end of open plan living space and uses a low partition to give some separation, as well as more wall space for kitchen units. The kitchen’s island is a brilliant use of space and its clean white colour matches the AGA range, which are a lovely compliment to the slate grey of the other units. Read more about this home here.


5. Clean and Contemporary

timber frame kitchen ideas - Clean and Contemporary

This modern barn extension houses a new kitchen and link between older barn buildings. A contemporary oak frame creates an open plan, vaulted space with glazed screens that open out into the garden. Read more about this timber frame kitchen extension here.


6. Light Filled Reverse Level

timber frame kitchen ideas - Light Filled Reverse Level

Built on a steep plot on the Dorset/Devon border this reverse-level 4 bedroom home has a vaulted open plan living area on the first floor, making use of the incredible views. Natural light floods into this space and the doors lead to wrap around balconies. A simple colour scheme allows the honey-coloured oak frame and floors to stand out. Read more about this home here.


If you have or are thinking about a timber frame kitchen, whether a new home or extension, we’d love to talk to you. We’re here to help and can give you help and information, wherever you are in your planning stages. Please get in touch with us – we’d love to start the conversation!