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Farmhouse kitchens are becoming more and more desired in renovations, as well as for new construction. In the March 2018 issue of "Kitchen and Bath Design News", farmhouse kitchens were described as the most popular style in U.S. kitchens today.
There are certain must-have elements when creating your very own farmhouse kitchen. Below is a list of what we think are the “must-haves”…
Farmhouse kitchens do not have very ornate cabinet doors or finishes. This kitchen style is meant to evoke a simpler time. “Less is more” is the best approach when making selections. Some of our most popular door styles, like Shaker or Colonial, would be fantastic choices for a farmhouse kitchen. Selecting a painted finish such as as Bright White is our recommendation for the most authentic farmhouse kitchen look.
This is a necessity to bring authentic farmhouse style into your kitchen. Farmhouse sinks are wider and deeper than traditional sinks, which is great if you have a large family and a lot of dishes. These sinks are available in under-mount and drop-in installation styles, although the drop-in style is harder to find. We always recommend under-mount sinks, as they create a more seamless appearance. Farmhouse sinks are available in a variety of materials including enameled cast iron, porcelain, and stainless steel to name a few.
No farmhouse kitchen is complete without a touch of nature added! This could be through open shelving made of rustic, reclaimed wood or even a beautiful wicker basket filled with fresh fruit. Natural textures bring warmth and depth to any space.
A Touch of Black
One quick search on Pinterest for farmhouse kitchens and you will notice that all of them have a touch of black. It could be the sink faucet or a large lantern hanging over the island. Having a dose of black helps ground the space, especially if you have all white cabinets. Black also makes the space seem more modern, rather than all-out traditional farmhouse/country in style.
We hope these tips are helpful to you as you work on bringing your dream farmhouse-kitchen to life! If you have other tips and tricks for creating a farmhouse-style kitchen, leave it in the comments below!