Country kitchen ideas to create a beautiful, homely kitchen

Country kitchen ideasYou don’t have to live in a farmhouse to have your dream country kitchen. Whether you live in a new build complex, or small apartment in the city, it’s still easy to incorporate country kitchen flair into your home – especially when you have the experts at the Kitchen Design Centre on hand!

A warm, welcoming style characterises country kitchens. The traditional feel is very much different from the modern, minimalistic style of kitchen that has increased in popularity over the years. However, traditional doesn’t have to mean old fashioned or impractical. At the Kitchen Design Centre, our country inspired kitchens focus on natural materials, elegant colours and fine craftsmanship to create that create a warm and comfortable kitchen design you wish for. A space where guests will feel welcome and want to spend plenty of time.

So, what features characterise a country kitchen?

One of the most obvious is of course natural wood finishings. From beech wood for a light look, to walnut for a darker feel; wood kitchens – as opposed to granite or high gloss – are a great way to achieve a country look. Whilst solid wood kitchens are expensive, there is also a more affordable option for those wanting to achieve the look for less – by using wood veneer rather than solid wood. Pine gets its own special consideration for country kitchen designs too. Its natural and rustic appearance makes it particularly well-suited for these type of kitchens.

Country colours are also important to keep in mind when designing your kitchen. Choosing the right colours to complement the wood (giving a layering effect) help to create that lived in, country style. Popular colours, which emulate the look, are sage green, creams, pale yellows or duck egg blues.

A country kitchen wouldn’t be complete without a kitchen island. If you have the space, a kitchen island can be a great way to maximise and use the space in your kitchen. It’s also a great focal point, drawing attention to the excellent craftsmanship of the wood and overall style of the kitchen. Adding a kitchen island into your country kitchen design gives the room a stylish, practical touch, combining both the old and the new.

Country style pattern and fabrics give the perfect finishing touch to a country kitchen. Think gingham, toile and plaid for your curtains, placemats or tablecloths.

The impact of kitchen flooring should never be underestimated. Opt for real stone tiles, like terracotta, travertine or slate, or for a more affordable option, choose vinyl tile-effect flooring.

Start planning your country kitchen now!

Like to browse some of our more traditional country kitchen designs? All of our beautiful traditional kitchens are on show at our Blackburn kitchen showroom, Colne and Manchester kitchen showrooms, so come and take a look. One of our expert kitchen design consultants will be happy to talk you through the designs, discuss your kitchen dreams and explain how we can help to create the perfect kitchen for you.

What do you love about the country kitchen? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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