In the world of kitchen remodeling, it is always fascinating to see old styles becoming new again. The authentic country farmhouse kitchen style has been in popularity for a while, and as new modern aesthetics develop, it is interesting how many different ways homeowners are keeping up with traditional trends while embracing new eras of design.
LEICHT, a leader in luxury kitchen cabinetry, knows that the classic farmhouse kitchen style certainly has its place among modern kitchens.
It’s time for a few pointers to help you really embrace your farmhouse kitchen and to make the most of your remodel.
Let these tips inspire your next country kitchen remodel!
The Farmhouse Kitchen Basics
Before getting into the details, let’s discuss the basics of the farmhouse style. Whenever you are choosing new furniture, cabinetry, and paint colors, make sure you have an understanding of what styles build the framework of a quaint farmhouse kitchen:
- Natural materials. The rustic country farmhouse is originally from a rural setting, where homeowners had to use natural resources to build out their kitchen. You can reflect this look by adding natural materials like woods and stone, especially warm-colored woods to really bring in the natural light. Leicht’s collection of traditional kitchen cabinets feature natural colors to enhance your kitchen.
- Neutral tones. Again, people used what the land gave them, and there weren’t many farmhouse kitchens painted in bright, vibrant colors. If you want to go with this quaint and authentic look, make sure to use neutral colors. You can never go wrong with shades of white and beige.
- Real antiques. When it comes to figuring out the finer details of your new kitchen remodel, such as decor and light fixtures, try to incorporate some real-life antiques or vintage industrial products to really boost the value of the room.
Up the rustic vibe by mixing the old with the new. Farmhouse style is all about frugality, so giving your kitchen that homemade look can really help you capture the style you want.
Additional Decor Ideas
Here are a few more tips to try out, courtesy of Country Living:
A Touch of Light Color
Not every single thing in your kitchen has to reflect that natural, homemade style. Instead, you can add touches of light color to really bring together the whole room. A light blue oven range, or a blue-gray stone countertop sitting on a reclaimed wooden cabinet set, can really make a world of difference.
Refurbish Old Materials
When people think of remodeling their kitchen, all they see is dollar signs. This prevents a lot of homeowners from truly achieving the kitchen they want. But that’s the benefit of going with a rustic farmhouse style: You can do a lot while spending hardly anything! The key is to refurbish old items. Use reclaimed wood, an old fridge, or refurbished metal fixtures that you can find at your local antique store. They’re cheap and they can make your kitchen look even more special!
Don’t Forget the Flooring!
You don’t have to do a lot with your floor when it comes to a modern farmhouse kitchen. If you like the way your floor currently is, or if you feel like you can’t afford to replace it, you can add a rustic rug of dark and bold colors to really give your kitchen that cozy cabin feel.
Bright White Charm
The farmhouse style isn’t just a look; it’s a mood. When playing around with lighting, keep in mind that traditional farmhouses have a lot of bright, natural light. You can totally change the whole mood of your kitchen to be a warm and inviting place. Think about the cozy country days when the whole family would gather in the kitchen and share a comforting meal after a long day of work.
Make Your Farmhouse Kitchen Unique with Custom Cabinets!
LEICHT specializes in luxury kitchen cabinetry that embraces a whole range of styles. They can work with you to build something unique to match that charming rustic farmhouse kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you are in the middle of a remodel, or you are just thinking about starting, LEICHT is here to help. Contact them online or call at 1888-209-5240 to schedule a free consultation.