Cozy and functional
Farmhouse style has never been more popular, evolving from our pioneer roots to today’s modern farmhouse chic design. Embracing a minimal, rustic feel, farmhouse kitchens are for people who live a casual lifestyle centered on family. The kitchen acts as the heart of the home where the focus is on function.
A farmhouse kitchen can be designed in a variety of styles including rustic, authentic farmhouse inspired by Midwestern homesteads, French country farmhouse with a touch of European flair, Shaker with its streamlined simplicity, traditional country with it cozy, classic details, and modern farmhouse which incorporates sleek, urban accents.
Nothing says classic like a white farmhouse kitchen. Incorporating handcrafted woodwork, a white subway tile backsplash, and quality cabinetry with painted finishes in either clean Shaker style or traditional recessed panel style, farmhouse kitchens offer a welcome spot for family to gather, prepare, and share meals.
Charming yet functional, a farmhouse kitchen utilizes open shelves that allow you to easily access your dishes and serveware you use every day or to display useful and decorative items that tell a story of your family’s history. A soft color palette on the walls makes the room warm, cozy, and inviting. Rustic wood floors or classic stone tile in neutral tones enhances the appeal while being easy to maintain in a busy household.
A farmhouse sink brings an authentic look to the space whether it is made of classic white porcelain, copper with a natural patina, or modern stainless steel that’s sleek and easy-care. Counter tops can be made of a wide range of materials including butcher block wood, soapstone, granite, quartz, or marble.
Charming accents and vintage pieces can be found throughout a farmhouse house kitchen. Crockery, wooden utensils, heirloom dishware, homespun and cozy cotton fabrics on chair cushions, curtains, kitchen linens, and area rugs near the sink add a sense of history and soul to the space. Cabinet hardware and metals used in plumbing and lighting fixtures can be vintage finds or newly minted in warm toned, aged, and rustic finishes such as wrought iron, aged brass, pewter, and satin nickel that suggest the passage of time rather than overly shiny and bright.