Sometimes beauty is subtle but strong, found in simple design, natural elements, and a slightly rugged, almost unfinished aesthetic. We see this type of unrefined style in rustic kitchens, and can’t help but admire the overwhelming warmth and hominess that radiates from this theme. In addition to these intangible qualities, rustic kitchens also possess a few telltale hallmarks. Be sure to include these defining kitchen design ideas and elements when creating a rustic kitchen in your own home.
1. Cottage Or Country Kitchen Sink Styles
Rustic kitchens tend to have a cottage or country feel, which is why farmhouse kitchen sink styles or apron front sinks are fitting choices. Their unique design was originally intended for function, in a time where cooking and cleaning consumed a lot of the day — even babies could be bathed in these oversized sinks! While their large size is still appreciated by those that love to cook or bake, a big part of their popularity is the nostalgic feel they provide a room.
You’ll notice apron front sinks come in a variety of sizes and styles. You’ll also have a few different materials to choose from, white fireclay and porcelain being the traditional choice. Stainless steel and copper are beautiful new options, and nicely complement more modern adaptions of the rustic kitchen.
2. Bringing The Outdoors Inside
You will, without a doubt, find natural elements within any rustic kitchen. The idea of bringing pieces of the outdoors inside is what gives the rustic theme its raw, organic air.
There are a few ways to do this and you may have to play around with various kitchen design ideas to see which works best with your layout. If you have an open concept floor plan, a fireplace in the living room or dining room can bring an earthy component to your rustic kitchen.
A stone statement wall, exposed beams, and wood covered ceiling are a few architectural additions that can really solidify your rustic theme.
3. Rustic Kitchen Cabinets
Your cabinets offer the perfect way to boost the character in your rustic kitchen, and there are a few key ways to achieve your desired look. If your kitchen design ideas include dark colors, dim lights, and comfy corners, you’d probably prefer a warm brown finish. Our Roosevelt Harvest with Black Accent and Roosevelt Mocha Vandyke Glaze are two options that give you that warm and natural feel of rustic kitchen cabinets.
If your vision is more “summer at the farm” than “winter at the cabin,” and you’re picturing big windows with lots of light, vintage accents and serene whites, we have some options for you as well. You can keep it bright with dazzling white cabinets, such as the luminous Roosevelt White, or go with a more antiqued look, like the Roosevelt White with Chocolate Distress and Walnut Highlights or Society Shaker White with Brushed Chocolate Glaze.
Rustic kitchen cabinets come in all colors, styles and finishes. What they have in common is that they accent the natural elements in the room and add to the casual, welcoming feel. In other words, avoid finishes that are too shiny or too sleek, as they can take away from the rustic theme rather than add to it.
Hardware should also stick to the style. Think brushed bronze and gunmetal, rather than the more polished pulls and knobs.
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