Country kitchen designs are warm and welcoming. In cities like Melbourne, they are the true heart of the home where family and friends love to linger while delicious meals are prepared and freshly baked pies and cakes sit cooling on wide kitchen benchtops.
While this may sound ideal to many, at Rosemount Kitchens we understand the challenge in designing a rustic kitchen that captures the heartwarming atmosphere without looking old fashioned, out-dated or kitsch.
These styles of kitchen must also incorporate the vastly improved functionality you get with today’s cutting-edge materials, fittings and storage solutions.
What Is A Country-Style Kitchen?
Country-style is a broad term and means different things to different people – from rustic, farmhouse, cottage and even barn in style to French provincial, Hampton-inspired and modern country.
Keep in mind that when we talk about “modern” and “modern country”, we’re referring to two quite different design styles.
True modern is simple, streamlined and sleek with clean, strong horizontal lines and a sense of symmetry.
Modern Country-style, however, typically adds character through features, including:
Profile panels and doors
Warm timber or stone floors and benchtops
Large protruding ceramic sinks
Turned posts on island benches
Soft, neutral colour palettes
Accent shades like subtle greens, delicate blues and cool greys
These kitchens have traditionally had the luxury of generous floor plans and spacious layouts, but we’re increasingly seeing them used successfully in smaller spaces, and even apartments.
There is a focus on natural materials and high quality craftsmanship. Anything obviously man-made or plastic is out of place.
Here are a few great ideas to include:
Beautiful stainless steel, traditional porcelain or charming Butlers ceramic sinks combine with elegant tap ware and tiled splashbacks.
Flourishes such as open shelving displaying your favourite crockery, glasses and jugs – they might also include a collection of hanging pots and pans.
A wooden table, with intricate turned legs can be used in place of an island bench and makes a great space to prepare food.
Modern country kitchens often blend French Provincial and the ever-popular Hampton style. They might include:
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