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What’s Your Style? A Close Look at Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

When you are considering remodeling your kitchen, you likely have a style in mind—even if you don’t know what the style is called. Kitchens can range from traditional to industrial to farmhouse to contemporary—and some designers parse even closer and differentiate between rustic farmhouse and modern. Whatever you call it, your kitchen will end up with a style, and the cabinetry, countertop material, colors, and finishes all contribute. A well-designed kitchen considers how all of these elements work together—the better they work into a coordinated style, the more likely your new kitchen is to “wow.”

Today, we will take a look at what makes a kitchen “Modern Farmhouse.”

What is the modern farmhouse style?

A modern farmhouse kitchen mixes modern features with rustic elements, which offer warmth to the look—think a white or neutral focus with wood and industrial accents. This style features white wood cabinets and neutral tones—you’ll almost always see a focus on white, black, and wood throughout the kitchen. An open feel is achieved with using less upper cabinetry, and instead including open shelving in places. You won’t see anything ornate—simple is the word, so smooth quartz countertops are key.

What will you see in modern farmhouse kitchens?

  • White cabinets
  • Wood accents
  • Smooth quartz countertops
  • Open shelving and limited upper cabinetry
  • Subway tile with black grout backsplash

What words describe a modern farmhouse kitchen?

  • Warm and simple
  • Open and airy
  • Light and bright

What goes with the style?

If you really want to lock in the look, consider an apron front or farmhouse sink. When choosing hardware, go dark. For decor and finishes, think neatly potted plants, cookie jars, heirloom dishes, and more.

Photos feature an amazing modern farmhouse kitchen remodel we recently completed in Oak Park. Learn more about this kitchen and check out a before and after!

This article is part of our “What’s Your Style?” series. In this series, Seigle’s takes a closer look at the various trending styles, and help you give a name to your vision. Not only will this help you end up with the kitchen you are dreaming of, but it will help you get there faster. Knowing your desired style narrows your choices, making the process of selections far less overwhelming. This way, when you are deciding on cabinets, styles, finishes, and more, your search can be limited to elements that will line up with the kitchen of your dreams.

More from the series:

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchens

Contemporary Kitchens

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