Farmhouse Kitchen Fundamentals

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If you are planning on remodeling or creating entirely from scratch your kitchen area, being able to clearly define your preferred style will help you start your project smoothly. If you like practical simplicity with a modern twist featuring rustic charm, the farmhouse flair may be right up your alley. As the true heart of the home, a kitchen is an extremely unifying and comforting place. But what exactly qualifies a "farmhouse" style?

 

What is Farmhouse Kitchen Design ?

Even the most elegant country-style cuisine makes us crave freshly baked apple pie, makes us nostalgic for a time when life was simpler, when the countryside favored the metropolises.

This now popular style, even in the largest sophisticated cities, is very approachable and unpretentious. Infused with personality, it features warm elements such as wood, brick, and metal, old-fashioned prints, distressed furniture, and vintage touches to contribute to a lively rustic aesthetic. The key?  It’s about making your space look effortlessly cozy and inviting, while also functional.

Ultimately, the comforting warmth of a farmhouse kitchen design is only comparable to the precious memories that will be created there. Although the form is homey and inviting, the function of a farmhouse kitchen should be sturdy and easy to maintain. A lasting look that begs to be lived in.

 

The Essentials

A farmhouse style kitchen displays a blend of simple and natural colors providing a timeless feel. Prioritize neutral hues such as white, beige and grey to amplify the light while using warm earth tones such as slate and sage to provide subtle contrast.

Distinguished by a raised rim, like a straight frame with clean lines, white shaker style cabinets are a must have in achieving this iconic look. In order to add character to your space, there are also open shelving or glass-front cabinets that allow you to display your favorite antique dishes as well as your everyday ones.

Let's not forget our favorite, the inevitable apron-front sinks! Set apart from other sink models by their exposed front sides, they’re deep and wide and useful for just about any purpose for a hectic lifestyle.

The final touches include industrial or barn-styl lighting, as well as antique, recycled or aged wood furniture and accessories that will add charm and dimension to help your space look rustic.

 

Flooring & Backsplash

Most country kitchens feature classic hardwood-look flooring, reflecting the wooden elements found throughout the space. There are many flooring options that can be used in your farmhouse kitchen while providing modern conveniences such as durability and water resistant, easy to clean surface.

The essential ceramic remains an ideal floor covering for the kitchen. It's versatile and comes in a variety of colors and styles that are all as gorgeous as real wood flooring. Our extensive collection of wood-look porcelain tiles offers the best of both worlds so you can create the style you want.

However, if your home has an open concept design, the same flooring throughout the house is essential. Then vinyl planks are the solution. They are durable, waterproof and can mimic any real wood essence with their prints and rectangular shape planks along the joints they create. This product installs quickly and makes it easy to change a piece in the event of breakage or damage.

For a raw look, opt for wide planks or tiles with strong color variations such as knots and grain striations that will work perfectly to achieve the desired look.

Furthermore, most farmhouse kitchen designs feature a subway tile backsplash. This type of tile usually makes the connection between more traditional elements and modern accents. This backsplash can be applied in a traditional brick-like pattern or in a herringbone pattern for a unique look. Increase your knowledge on backsplashes right here.  

 

Design Your Perfect Farmhouse Kitchen

Feeling inspired? Take some time to shop our product selection to find the perfect farmhouse kitchen elements!

Find your store or request a consultation to get started working with our design team.

Our talented designers would be thrilled to help you design your dream kitchen today!

 

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