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19 Chalet Kitchen Ideas for Your Holiday Rental Property

The kitchen is a hub to socialise, relax, share a drink and prepare delicious meals using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Guests staying in self-catered rental properties always value well-designed kitchen spaces that meet their needs.

Let’s take a look at some great chalet kitchen ideas from OVO Network holiday rental properties to get you inspired! We’ll also share tips for creating a practical yet chic kitchen in your property. 

Chalet Panoramic Lodge

  • A central kitchen island provides generous prepping space, making for a relaxed cooking environment. Useful cupboards within it negate the need for additional wall units.
  • This chalet kitchen design caters for the capacity of the property with ample appliances. For larger chalets, double ovens, hobs, sinks and dishwashers are a must. Don’t forget that extra drinks fridge and raclette machine!
  • On a similar note, American style fridge freezers and adequate space for food storage are essential. 

Chalet Gueret

  • This chalet style kitchen has the exposed wood design that many guests love. Ultra-modern and traditional styles can work equally as well.
  • The oven in Chalet Gueret is a high-quality appliance that will stand the test of time. Do leave instructions for more complex appliances where necessary.
  • Also ensure that you factor in cleaning and maintenance costs for appliances such as these.

Chalet Alti

  • Chalet Alti boasts sleek looking gadgets such as this cylindrical extractor fan. Gadgets with great form and function are a good choice, such as boiling water taps. Again, make sure to provide both instructional and safety guidelines.
  • This high gloss kitchen catches the light and creates a contemporary feel, but remember, anything shiny will require polishing!
  • Shelving a is simple yet versatile chalet kitchen idea. Display food, decorative elements or crockery. Keep larger appliances such as blenders to worktops or cupboards.

Authentic Lodge Spa

  • Integrated appliances created an attractive unified effect – remember, darker colours are easier to keep clean.
  • Appliances such as this high-tech coffee machine are a bonus for guests. Remember though, not everyone will want to use them, so do provide simple alternatives too!
  • Consider appliances carefully: induction hobs are a popular choice but do require specific pots and pans. Gas hobs are another well-liked option for their versatility and ease of use, but are more difficult to clean. If you’re purchasing a new oven, a heat boosting function saves on time spent pre-heating.

Chalet Les Vosnes

  • When it comes to chalet kitchen ideasopen plan layouts like this one provide a sociable space. They also work well with a chef a domicile setup.
  • Assess the flow of the kitchen to make sure the location of everything makes sense. For example, is the dishwasher near the sink, the pans in close reach of the oven? It’s a plus if it has easy access to the outdoor dining space, too!
  • You can’t beat kitchens with a view like this one. Picture windows are a worthwhile addition, flooding the space with beautiful natural light.

Bonus Tips!

  • Provide guests with clearly labelled recycling bins with instructions in both English and French.
  • Ensure washing machines and tumble dryers are a suitable capacity and ideally place them in a separate laundry room.
  • Keep anything breakable or delicate in higher cupboards, out of reach of children.
  • Always keep a spare stock of cutlery, crockery and glassware. Try to purchase pieces from somewhere that you can easily buy more when needed.
  • Source sustainably where possible – we strongly recommended Berchen for beautifully crafted, feel-good kitchen designs that last.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our rundown of top chalet kitchen ideas! Make sure you have a minimum equipment list for your property and check through it after each season to stay organised. Talking of which, why not check out our blog post on creative storage ideas?

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