These days, it is common to see kitchens that have been designed minimally, with stainless steel, and cool colors. However, it is becoming more popular with homeowners to have a more welcoming, useful kitchen space, and that is leading to the resurgence of the classic country kitchen.
A country kitchen is the heart of the home, and is designed with this in mind. Warm wood tones and ample counter work space are seen in this style of kitchen. Based on the principles of old fashioned farm kitchens, where the homemaker would spend a huge part of their day, a country style kitchen will be designed to maximize storage and work space, while also including plenty of sitting space for the family to gather around.
Those looking for design elements will want to focus on rustically painted or glazed cabinets, big farmhouse sinks, and open shelving – almost as though the pantry were a built in, visible feature of the kitchen. You should also look for wide-planked wood floors, brass hardware for fixtures, and reclaimed pine furniture. You’ll be able to complete the look by adding some Americana-themed accoutrements to the space.