Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. And we help home owners and property developers choose kitchens and fittings to suit their home every day. This includes country style kitchens. With an emphasis on practicality, warmth and family living, country kitchens are the polar opposite to contemporary kitchens. But they are also incredibly popular. As a result, we have produced this guide to creating a country style kitchen.
What are the considerations for designing a country style kitchen?
When it comes to creating a kitchen that reflects the country style, you need to think about the aims of the kitchen. The kitchen needs to:
- Be warm and welcoming- so why not use natural materials and colours, like timber and stone?
- Be a practical space for cooking- so be sure to create a kitchen with a large amount of storage and food preparation space
- Be a space to relax- if your kitchen is large enough make sure you include seating options for family meals and quality time
A country kitchen is rustic and charming. And to create the right effect, timber, or timber effect, materials will often be used. From a rustic style kitchen table, to the worktops and cupboards, a timber effect helps to create room that is welcoming and warm.
Unlike contemporary kitchens, country style kitchens do not focus on straight lines and uniformed shiny surfaces. Instead, country kitchens are at home with open shelves displaying your spices and ingredients. Or fruit bowls and herbs on the kitchen work-surface. At the same time, Shaker style cabinets can be used to good effect, with natural colours and natural brass or metal handles.