For any new kitchen, in any style, it’s important to choose the right design features. Contemporary kitchens are often designed with sleek, glossy surfaces, and handle-less cupboards. While traditional kitchens might use more intricate, embellished cabinets and surfaces. Country kitchens are no different. They too have specific design features that are key to creating a country kitchen that fits with your expectations. Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design specialists. From contemporary kitchens, to country kitchens, we can offer something for everyone. And we help homeowners and property developers make the right practical choices for their kitchens. As a result, we have produced this guide to the design features of a country kitchen.
Design features of a country kitchen
Country kitchens all have certain similarities. These include:
- Natural materials for floors, units and worktops
- Natural/rustic finishings
- Classic range cooker
- Large sink
Natural materials for floors, units and worktops
One of the most important design features of a country kitchen is the largely natural material used throughout. Thick cut hardwood features heavily in any country kitchen, for the flooring, tables, chairs, units and worktops. But hardwood is not the most practical addition to any kitchen. It is not naturally resistant to water, and it will take a lot of maintenance. So, for floors at least, you could opt for timber effect tiles. These are tiles that look exactly like hardwood flooring, but don’t need anywhere near as much looking after.
Design features also include all the tiny little details of a room. And the finishings, including door handles, cabinet trims, and even light-switches, can all help to create the perfect image of a country kitchen.
Unlike a contemporary kitchen, open shelves and wire racks are perfectly at home in a country kitchen. So leave your fruit bowl out on the side, and choose rustic or vintage storage options to really give the right impression of your country kitchen.