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The kitchen is the heart of a home! It’s the place where families and friends often gather to laugh, eat, and drink, and it should be warm and inviting. When you choose a rustic design kitchen for that central spot in your house, you certainly get the warm and inviting part!
Rustic design kitchens, no matter their size, are cozy and welcoming. Warm woods, weathered beams, farm tables…they all add to the look that speaks “country”, even if you live in the ‘burbs or smack in the middle of a bustling urban metropolis. It’s no wonder so many homeowners choose this wonderful look for their kitchen.
When it’s time to make plans for your rustic design kitchen, the sky is truly the limit. There are so many ways you can decorate your kitchen to look rural but modern and there’s no need to sacrifice functionality for design. An expert kitchen remodeler can help you choose the elements that are perfect for you while keeping in mind your taste and your budget.
And why some things will be obvious, like wood cabinets and floors and muted tones on the walls, it’s always important to remember the small details. Here we’ve listed 5 of our favorite rustic design kitchen ideas for you to consider as you begin to draft your plans for the perfect kitchen. These ideas help you take care of the little details that truly make a kitchen look rustic.
A wood-covered range hood – Most of us are used to seeing ceramic or stainless steel range hoods in kitchens, but nothing says “rustic farmhouse” more than finding some old barnwood and covering that contemporary-looking range hood with it. If you want it to blend in with the other elements in your rustic design kitchen, you can use the same wood grain (maple, walnut, etc.). However, if you prefer a contrast, consider painting it white or another complementary color.
Exposed shelving – Though exposed shelving demands you be a little more tidy than you might be with shelves that are hidden, they really do add an excellent dimension to your rustic design kitchen. Exposed shelving in a rich wood tone looks great against white or off-white walls and can even match your farm table, if you have one. You can use them for pots and pans, dishware, glasses, or even mason jars full of preserves and other specialties. Just be sure they’re sturdy and hung properly.
A vintage sink – If you don’t have your heart set on a fancy sink, consider scouring some antique stores for something from the 19th or early 20th centuries, which could fit in perfectly you’re your rustic design kitchen. Usually, these sinks don’t have storage underneath but simply stand on four legs with the plumbing exposed. You can complete the picture by adding a new but retro-style faucet and can fill the under-the-sink area with pretty baskets, jugs, or anything else that complements the other elements in your rustic design kitchen. Don’t want to go in that direction? Look for a lovely, new apron front sink instead, maybe even a copper one.
A great kitchen table – If your rustic design kitchen is meant to be the center of your house, you’ll need to have an amazing table that’ll seat your guests, even if your kitchen is on the small side. Indeed, if you have a lot of space, a large farm table is a must for your rustic design kitchen. A classic farmhouse table is usually made of reclaimed wood and can be simple or a bit more ornate, with carved legs and iron hardware. As you choose chairs, remember that they don’t have to necessarily be made of wood. Wicker is a good option as are wrought iron chairs. Just make sure they’re comfortable!
Eye-catching light fixtures – Funky lighting fixtures are all the rage in rustic design kitchens, often made from reclaimed items. You can have them custom-made if you have some ideas in mind or you can scour the antique stores for something that fits your vibe. Whichever you choose, make them a statement piece that truly catches guests’ attention and hang them over your table or island. You’ll want them to provide enough light for your cooking tasks but also offer ambience as well.
There are so many small touches that will make your rustic design kitchen the perfect one for your taste. Our designers have oodles of experience creating plans for rustic kitchens and are eager to share options for cabinets, countertops, flooring, and more. Call Mr. Cabinet Care for a free no-obligation consultation and start dreaming about your rustic design kitchen.