Farmstyle kitchen layouts and designs have become very popular in the past few years. They offer a very unique look that is tough to beat. Nothing welcomes guests into your home as well as a farmstyle kitchen. You may be surprised by the number of things that are offered throughout the kitchen and bath industry that will help you achieve this look. They are definitely more than a specific cabinet color and/or door style. In this blog, we will discuss all there is to know about the world of farmstyle kitchens and how to design the perfect space.
Space is Important
So first of all, let’s talk about space. A farmstyle kitchen is generally a larger, more open concept type space. The area is meant to be shared by friends and family. You also want it to be comfortable and welcoming. Hosting gatherings throughout the holidays is more common when you have a kitchen like this. Color choices are neutral, with white being the most popular choice. White always does a great job of opening up a space and as we have mentioned before, it can even make a kitchen appear larger than it is. If you want something slightly warmer, a nice off white is a good choice. A large island in the middle of the kitchen, with seating options is always a good choice. You want to be able to accommodate for your guests. With your farmstyle kitchen space in mind, it is time to get rustic.
Get Rustic with A Farmstyle Kitchen
Over the past few years, shiplap has really blown up. Thanks to the many home remodel shows out there, it is now something that everyone wants. It is a style technique that is used for many farmstyle kitchens. Using a natural, reclaimed barnwood can really give your kitchen that hint of rustic you want. We love the look of a shiplap island in a neutral colored kitchen. If you have grown to be sick of shiplap, there are still ways to incorporate natural wood in the kitchen. A butcher block counter top for your island is always a great choice. If you really want to get creative, exposed beams look amazing! Open shelving is often used in a farmstyle kitchen and apron sinks add to the look and feel as well.
There are many things that go into the design of a farmstyle kitchen. One important thing to remember is that a mixture of both new and old ideas are great, in terms of design. Rustic, natural wood accents, look fantastic against new, neutral tones. If a super modern kitchen is not your thing, you may want to look into this style. There are many pieces to put together but nearly endless options. In the end, you will likely have a warm and welcoming space for family and friends to enjoy. For more on current trends and everything else Outside The Box, check out our collection of blogs and follow us on social media!