You’ve seen rustic farmhouse kitchens on poplar television design shows, and in the glossy pages of your favorite home magazines, and you’ve absolutely fallen in love with the look. What’s not to love? From white kitchen cabinets to apron front farmhouse sinks, we’ll show you how to design a rustic yet refined kitchen in your own home — no farm required!
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place where family and friends gather to share a home-cooked meal and a slice of warm pie around the kitchen table. Make your kitchen a truly welcoming space with a few down-home touches.
1. Cabinets and Hardware: Clean and crisp white kitchen cabinets have a timeless appeal, and feel right at home in a farmhouse kitchen, but if you prefer a warmer finish, opt for honey-colored wood or an antiqued glaze to keep with the rustic theme. Details like glass front doors on Shaker or raised panel kitchen cabinets, distressed knobs, and bin pulls add some extra charm.
2. Kitchen Island: No farmhouse kitchen is complete without a large kitchen island. It’s the perfect place to prep dinner, knead homemade bread, and roll out those delicious piecrusts. Keep your farmhouse kitchen functional with easy-to-clean granite countertops, or mix things up with butcher block on your kitchen island. Then add inside cabinet accessories like a door mounted spice rack, chrome tray divider for bake ware, or a heavy-duty mixer lift.
3. Wood Floors: Wood floors are a key element of a rustic farmhouse kitchen, adding warmth and a charming authenticity that is still fresh today. Whether you choose wide or thin boards, look for wood that has a weathered finish, and avoid anything too fussy and formal. Extend the look to walls and ceilings with exposed beams, or a shiplap wall treatment, made popular by designer Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s Fixer Upper.
4. Farmhouse Sinks: For true rustic farmhouse style in your kitchen, install an apron front farmhouse sink. Both beautiful and functional, a single or double bowl apron front sink gives you plenty of space to wash dishes, or fill a pot with water for boiling up some homemade chicken stock with fresh vegetables from the garden (or local farmer’s market).
5. Natural and Industrial Elements: And a touch of farm life with a painted and distressed farmhouse table and caned chairs, galvanized metal bar stools, antique glass jars filled with wildflowers, stoneware canisters, woven baskets, wool area rugs, cotton gingham table linens, stainless steel faucets, hammered copper sinks, or vintage-inspired light fixtures in oil rubbed bronze or nickel. After all, charm is in the details.
At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!