Are you thinking of remodeling your home or building your own modern farmhouse? We have some great tips to share for your farmhouse kitchen that you won't want to miss!
When remodeling or redesigning a kitchen in the farmhouse style, there’s so much to focus on. There are many easy ways to implement farmhouse design in your kitchen; we’ll discuss some common ones as well as some more unique features that drive the farmhouse style home!
It feels like Spring is in the air here in Maryland. I've been busy planning out my spring garden and getting some early spring cleaning done around the house. I can't believe it's been almost a year since we moved into our farmhouse and I am so in love with it every day. We spend so much time in our farmhouse kitchen, and I am so glad that I followed my gut in the design process and went with some great custom features in our kitchen that made it feel exactly like the farmhouse I wanted.
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Apron sinks are unique to farmhouse designs, and they scream it loud and clear! They’re a beautiful addition to your kitchen and will instantly add functional rustic charm to your space. Having a little overhang adds even more charm – simple, intentional “mistakes” in the kitchen will evoke the farmhouse look.
When choosing colors, white is the color of choice, but you can experiment too! Brown or light tan are acceptable, as well as gray or even marbled white. The important part here is to make sure the sink doesn’t draw too much attention to itself. It will already stand out due to its unique style, so there’s no need to go crazy with color here.
In kitchens, open shelving is huge. Open shelves make kitchens feel more roomy and welcoming. Most times, pots, pans, plates, bowls, and mugs are stored on these shelves – usually the more frequently used ones. You don’t want dust collecting on items because you aren’t using them.
You can also include decorative elements as well, such as vases, plants, and other small decor.
We had our shelves custom made from reclaimed wood locally here in Maryland. I LOVE them and we get so many compliments on them.
Custom Range Hoods
A beautiful custom range hood can really dress up a kitchen. They can be designed however you like, and they vent grease, dirt, and smoke outside of your kitchen efficiently.
You can build your own too. A wooden custom hood will compliment your farmhouse kitchen, contributing to a rustic, old-fashioned feeling. You can go with oak, pine, or even cypress wood, which is a little softer than the latter two.
The powerhouse of any custom hood is a range hood insert. It makes the custom hood functional. There are other range hood options as well, like under-cabinet or wall range hoods. These aren’t quite as “farmhouse” as custom range hoods, but they open the door to dozens of possibilities for your kitchen.
Wooden Beams on the Ceiling
More challenging to incorporate in your farmhouse kitchen are wooden beams on the ceiling. They are a more serious kitchen makeover addition but they’re beautiful if you have the space to add them! Generally, these work best on tall, vaulted ceilings and can be done a couple of ways.
One way is a triangle frame with beams going up an angled ceiling and another attaching the two at the bottom. You can also have a cross beam going from one end to another, connecting the triangles to each other.
Or, for flat ceilings, beams can go straight across parallel to each other, spanning the length of the entire ceiling.
Most farmhouse kitchen color schemes are shades of whites, grays, and browns and tans; neutral colors are most common in farmhouse design.
Rustic or weather wood accentuates the rustic farmhouse feel, so think of adding old-fashioned wooden flooring and decorating your kitchen island with wood panels.
Some people may want a splash of color in their kitchen. Fortunately, this is still possible in farmhouse kitchens! The most popular color to add is indigo blue – it complements whites and browns and looks great in kitchens when it’s used in small doses.
Generally, indigo blue works best as an island color, but there are other parts of the kitchen that will look good in blue! Match your kitchen island with your cabinets for some synergy, or even match your counter color!
When we designed our kitchen, we knew we needed the most amount of natural light, counter space, and storage was a must for our lifestyle. Bringing the natural feel of farm living into the kitchen with rustic accents and usable decor helped us to maintain a simple design and create a great space for our family.
Now it’s time for you to start your kitchen renovation! Hopefully, these four design trends gave you some inspiration.