Moving out to the country is a dream for many people. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city to a tranquil and less stressful way of life might be a dream but that does not mean that you can not have the reality of a country kitchen design in your home. Many rural kitchens are very modern in nature and with a few upgrades, you can get this effect without having to renovate the whole room.
Add Beams To Your Kitchen
Imagine walking into a log cabin somewhere deep in the forest and what are you likely to see? Beams in the ceiling of course.
Beams have become a popular design feature for many kitchens however they also give off a rustic look that is in keeping with a countryside kitchen design.
These work incredibly well if you happen to have a high ceiling in your kitchen at home and for an added effect install some soft lighting to further illuminate the beams and your kitchen overall.
Install An Old Fashioned Stove
Most things are more traditional in the countryside and this goes for appliances in the kitchen as well and upgrading your room with some kitchen accessories goes a long way to producing that rural look.
If you want to really create a rustic looking kitchen then have an old-fashioned stove installed. This does not mean that you are going to have to wait a long time for it to heat up or that cooking is going to become more troublesome. You can buy old-fashioned stoves that are built with modern technology and it is the traditional design that you are after rather than how it works.
An old-style stove not only provides a countryside look but adds a lot of character and depth to your kitchen.
Focus On Wooden Cabinets
Replacing your kitchen units is one of the easier ways you can create a country look for your kitchen.
If you do go down this route then make sure you opt for kitchen cabinets with a traditional feel and this means woods such as oak. Even the most basic oak kitchen cabinets can really create that ‘small village in the country’ design and they do not cost very much compared to many other country kitchen ideas. Alternatively, you can opt for wooden style replacement kitchen doors.
The great thing about wooden kitchen cabinets is that you can have a modern feel to them while retaining their traditional design. It sounds like an oxymoron but it works really well for creating that rustic yet new kitchen feel.
Just because you do not live in some quaint country village surrounded by centuries old buildings it does not mean that you cannot have a rustic look in your kitchen at home. Even if you live right in the middle of an urban sprawl you can still create this effect.
Get in touch with our experts here at the Kitchen Warehouse to see how we can help you to redesign your kitchen with a country design in mind. Contact us via email at [email protected] or give us a call on 01765 640 000.