Country Kitchen Ideas
Warm, welcoming style characterizes country kitchens. Here’s inspiration for bringing this easy, casual look to your home.
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Better than Grandma’s
Memories of big family meals in grandmother’s kitchen inspired this kitchen remodel. The green island base was topped with stain to give it a tarnished look, and the butcher-block countertop enhances the nostalgic look while balancing the white cabinetry.
An impressive mix of repurposed flea market finds, refurbished pieces, and fresh paint update this country kitchen. A blue beaded-board backsplash installed horizontally provides a fresh twist on traditional wainscoting. Warm beige paint updates wood floors worn beyond repair. Fresh floral fabrics, wicker accents, and wall brackets beneath upper cabinetry complete the charming country design.
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A blend of Shaker and farmhouse traditions, this kitchen features a big farmhouse sink and furniture-style cabinetry. The wall of glass-front cabinets and two big windows over the sink help the kitchen feel airy. Without heavy window treatments, sunlight has no trouble streaming into this kitchen.
New to You
New and old play nice in this kitchen. Mismatched cabinet knobs and pulls purchased at a salvage store add a fresh element to store-bought cabinets. Poured-in-place concrete countertops and an island made from a refurbished farmhouse table add to the country appeal. On the table legs, fresh paint was topped with a coat of stain to dull the color and dial up the charm. A canning jar becomes a days-gone-by pendant above the sink, and a flour-sack cafe curtain recalls humble beginnings.
The homeowners wanted the walnut island to be big — really big — and resemble an old haberdashery chest. Great lighting, mixing and matching finishes, and patinas elevate this room. Dark cabinet pulls on both sets of cabinets help unify the room and tie in with the trim on the light fixtures and the dark flooring.
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Simple floating shelves surround windows in this barn-inspired space. An eclectic mix of baskets, china, and cutting boards outfit the open storage. Laminate flooring provides the look of aged barnwood without the hefty price. A pretty, neutral island echoes the look of the board-and-batten siding on the home’s exterior.
Today Meets Yesterday
Old and new form a harmonious merger in this country-style kitchen, where a sleek stainless-steel range hood crowns the Victorian-style stove. At the heart of the kitchen, a tall, weathered farm table with shapely turned legs stands in as an island.
Details to Delight
Finely tuned features make this kitchen nearly vibrate with country-style charisma and warmth. Alderwood cabinets set the laid-back tone, while granite perimeter counters and oak on the island create an air of substance. Three kinds of tile add interest to the backsplash, while handcrafted corbels support the island with shapely appeal. Hammered nailheads trim leather seats on the stools for the finishing touch.
Pairing a glazed white finish with stained alder countertops gives this section of cabinetry the look of a freestanding furniture piece you might find in an old farmhouse kitchen. Beaded board on the backsplash and wire mesh in the cabinet doors enhance the vintage theme. A sliding barn-style door distinguishes the pantry.
A country-style kitchen is made more personal when furnished with vintage pieces scoured from treasure hunts. The reclaimed-marble countertops, salvaged cabinets, and a vintage farm chair complete with green paint infuse this room with charm. The centerpiece in the room is a castoff from an old-time butcher shop.
White Warms Up
White is always a great choice for a small country-style kitchen. Warm wood flooring prevents the room from feeling sterile, while an abundance of beaded board lends texture and charm.
Substance and Style
Two-inch-thick marble countertops are reminiscent of days past. A square edge on the countertops gives a nod to modern styling while comfortably cohabiting with the weathered gray finish on the cabinets. Bin-style handles add to the hutch’s traditional character, which is designed to resemble an antique apothecary cabinet.
A Mismatched Moment
A wooden cabinet that once stored tools in a factory now serves as an island in this colorful country kitchen. Complete with an old cast-iron sink, the island boasts a pretty blue hue that mixes with pale green cabinetry and yellow trimwork in the adjacent dining room. Copper cookware and mounted plates contribute a final splash of vibrant color.
Fabric can be the key to uniting all the elements in your country kitchen. This space does exactly that with a botanical print at the window and plaid on the stools. Colors in the fabric visually draw together timeless features: neutral granite countertops, classic white subway tiles, an oak-topped island, distressed green cabinets, a copper prep sink, and a zinc range hood.
Lighting might be easy to overlook, but it helps this country kitchen stand out in the crowd. Oversize pendants above the island draw attention to the charm of the beaded-board ceiling and feature antiqued industrial shades. The more diminutive reproduction fixture above the sink allows the island lighting to take center stage while still providing ample task lighting and nostalgic character.
Old Meets New
Old wood faces new cabinets for one-of-a-kind vintage cottage style. Plank flooring throughout the kitchen was salvaged from a barn. A rich oil-rubbed bronze faucet contrasts a sparkling apron-front sink. The kitchen island, formerly a nail bin in a country hardware store, provides a striking conversation piece.
Oversize Country-Style Island
This kitchen’s casual style and roomy island invite guests and family to pull up a stool and stay for a while or join the cook without getting in the way. The island also doubles as a place to organize shopping lists or help with homework.
This cool kitchen is outfitted in gray-blue cabinets that are so pale they almost look neutral. Accented with soft yellow paint and a bright window over the farmhouse sink, this kitchen is full of cottage style. Intricate trim details at the top of the cabinets give them a built-in effect, and the hooked rug is another nod to the style.
Shaker-style cabinets and a recycled black granite countertop offer modern updates to a traditional country kitchen. A theorem-inspiring painting above the window and an industrial stool span two centuries of American style.
Durable wood floors, honed surfaces, and wide aisles make this elegantly appointed country kitchen work for a crowd. Use a farm table turned island to gain storage and work space. Pull up pretty painted wicker stools to complete the country look.