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Country Kitchen

A country kitchen is a well-designed large area with a special portion for food preparation and enough space for people to sit around a dining table to eat and chat with loved ones and even work. The idea of a country kitchen has been on the ascendency, especially in the last years. Their cozy look, rustic style, and homely feel have endeared so many homeowners to adopt the idea of a country kitchen. Many homeowners adore the concept of transforming their kitchens into country-style to give a new personality to their kitchen design. 

If you are one of those, who want to consider having a country-style kitchen, read our blog post to get some information about how to create a country kitchen for your home. 

 

Guide for Creating a Country Kitchen

The country kitchen is an inviting space for the family to enjoy featuring handcrafted furniture, natural materials, and other accessories that make the entire room a delight to behold. It includes all kinds of creative designs like copper pots hanging from a wrought iron rack, an arrangement of antique cooking appliances spreading across the wall, old milk bottles sitting on the shelf, etc. 

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You can tweak things like painting the bead-board cabinetry and furniture with milk paint in pastel hues such as cream, blue, or pale yellow to create a country kitchen. This will help evoke some form of nostalgic feeling. Also, you can remove the door panel just below the sink and add a drape with a large floral pattern to cover the open space. 

The country-style kitchen design is more ornate than other methods, and it incorporates green, purple, and rose hues, bringing a nature-like feeling into the kitchen. You can use smaller-scale patterns in cobalt blue, lavender, and other purpose-inspired shades for the French-country look of your kitchen. If you want the California-country look, you can create a beach-like feeling and choose colors that blend well with the ocean, like cream. Avoid clutter and ensure you fill the room with exposed wood.

You may also consider picking natural finishes on the cabinetry, furniture, flooring, and countertops. You can settle for fascinating craftsmanship and cravings covered with hand-painted and tumble tiles for the wood finishes. Note that you should avoid using artificial materials such as plastic and overwhelming the cabinets with greenery.

You may cover the doors with stained glass or chicken wire and leave some shelf parts open to have a cozy atmosphere in the room. Also, think about adding some lighting to display what is inside. If granite is used for the countertops, go for a honed surface instead of a polished surface, and add a chandelier made of twigs or copper.

You can add some pots and pans, break up the walls, distress or paint your cabinets, play up the patterns, create a place where the entire family may gather to dine after cooking, and tone down your counter. In all, designing your country kitchen is down to your choices.  

There are several ways homeowners can incorporate country style into their kitchen design. You can achieve country design through the architectural features you include in the kitchen or revamp your current countertops and cabinets by adding some country-style hues. Other ways to incorporate country style with different shades include:

  • Tiling the wainscoting and walls.
  • Using navy or red prints, using chair slipcovers, curtains, and cushions.
  • Adding wall arts, vases, and other accessories that emphasize small pop of color in the entire kitchen space.
  • Installing a tile backsplash with an accent tile in red or navy on a white or cream background.
  • Painting the accent wall at the other end of the room while you maintain the other walls in a neutral cream.

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In conclusion, you can create a country-style kitchen even with a touch. Playing with the colors in the room, for instance, is an excellent way of presenting a country-like feeling. Now that you have a guide to help you design your kitchen in a country-like manner, you can take a step further by determining the color palette for your future country kitchen. Step by step, you will have your dream kitchen that illustrates a cozy look and homely feeling. If you want to learn other elements that will help you throughout your kitchen remodeling process, do not forget to take a look at the following blog posts: 

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