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What’s Your Style? A Close Look at Rustic 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 “Rustic Farmhouse.”

What is rustic farmhouse?

Rustic farmhouse styles are inviting, making you feel warm and cozy right when you enter the room. Look for farmhouse tables and furniture-like cabinet pieces. You’ll also see neutral tones, complemented by aged-looking colors, like bold red, pale yellow, warm blue, or cream. Lots of mixes of finish and texture complete a farmhouse look, giving it a pleasant lived-in feel.

What will you see in rustic farmhouse kitchens?

  • Warm splashes of color
  • Heavily glazed or distressed finishes
  • Furniture-like cabinet pieces

What words describe a rustic farmhouse kitchen?

  • Charming
  • Warm
  • Inviting

What goes with the style?

Your rustic farmhouse kitchen will have wood cabinetry, and countertops are normally concrete, wood-finished, or smooth quartz—avoiding anything ornate or multicolored. For decor and finishes, anything rustic fits in here—think reclaimed beams, wood floors, shiplap, exposed brick. You can achieve a farmhouse look in a large kitchen, but it is especially fitting in smaller spaces, which are naturally cozy and inviting.

Photos feature an amazing rustic farmhouse kitchen remodel we recently completed in Geneva. 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:

Contemporary Kitchens

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