One of the hottest kitchen trends for 2016 is the modern farmhouse kitchen. When done right, this transitional style mixes vintage country charm with contemporary conveniences. Tending to focus on natural materials, these kitchens contain an unpretentious and airy feel. If you’re looking to ditch the thoroughly modern for a homier style, the farmhouse kitchen may be just right for you! Here are a few hallmarks of a modern farmhouse kitchen to help you get started.
1. The Farmhouse Table
The modern farmhouse kitchen puts special emphasis on its guests. Everyone should feel welcome to get comfortable in these spaces. Cabinets, chairs and tables are typically constructed from quality hardwood, with comfort, style and functionality in mind. Made from long planks of sturdy oak or weathered pine, the modern farmhouse kitchen table is considered the place to gather.
2. Antique White or Rustic Wood Cabinets
Choose antique white cabinets with heavy molding for that ideal farmhouse look. Our Cambridge Antique White Glaze collection fits the bill perfectly, with raised panels and all the right details! If you prefer warm and rustic wood tones, our Harvest Oak collection works equally well in a modern farmhouse kitchen.
3. Open Shelving and Glass Front Doors
Open shelving and glass front doors are signature elements in a farmhouse kitchen. Display simple white dishes and vintage serving pieces to add a touch of personalization to your space.
4. Appliances and Fixtures
Appliances and fixtures are also important things to consider when designing a modern farmhouse kitchen. The classic farmhouse style includes deep, wide basin sinks in white, stainless steel, or copper finishes, such as our single bowl copper apron sink. Gooseneck faucets complete the look. Traditional white or stainless steel appliances offer a combination of style and function to this transitional style.
5. Pendant Lighting
Consider unique ways to make lighting a focal point in your modern farmhouse kitchen. Incorporate pendant lights over a kitchen island with globes of clear glass, or milk glass. Or add a large, brushed nickel or chrome pendant in a classic dome shape over a farmhouse table, to create that down-home feel.
6. Kitchen Islands and Stools
The modern farmhouse kitchen isn’t complete without a large built-in island. The perfect surface for meal prep and baking, kitchen islands also offer additional seating for guests to pull up a stool. If you are working with a small space, a portable island or cart is the ideal solution, such as the Natural Wood Top Kitchen Cart in white, from TheRTAStore. Pair your island with backless or ladder-back wooden stools with caned or rush seats for that classic country look. Metal schoolhouse stools are another fitting choice.
7. Hardwood Floors
Marrying old with new, hardwood floors are another top kitchen trend for 2016, yet they anchor every traditional farmhouse kitchen. Durable and easy to clean, hardwood comes in a variety of wood tones or can be painted to match your farmhouse style.
8. Countertops and Backsplashes
Natural countertops like butcher block, granite, marble or soapstone work well in a modern farmhouse kitchen. Bead board makes a charming and inexpensive backsplash when painted crisp white or cream. Simple and uncluttered, bead board lets your farmhouse décor shine.
Plaid and gingham are right on trend, and the perfect fabric choice for curtains and tablecloths in a modern farmhouse kitchen. Complete your look with vintage country linens, galvanized metals, enameled canisters, handmade pottery, and glass jars.
At TheRTAStore we help make your dream kitchen a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) cabinets, Pre-Assembled 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 one of our friendly kitchen designers help make your kitchen dreams come true!