The farmhouse kitchen has become a timeless classic that is now being replicated in spacious country homes. It’s also a popular choice for city dwellers who want to add a touch of country charm to their properties. This style, depending on your perspective, has never been totally ‘on-trend’. You can rest assured that a farmhouse kitchen will be a smart investment.
The classic farmhouse kitchen incorporates a variety of natural materials such as earthy granites, thick timber tops, and chunky, end-grain butchers block. Cabinetry is usually in-framed and simple with a chamfer, or small cockbead detail around it. It’s often hand-painted in buttery cream tones. You may add an oak piece to this. The focus is on natural products and the details are kept simple.
Pewter knobs, which can be combined with porcelain inserts or pewter drops, are a popular choice for handles. Timber knobs are a great way to match the rustic look of your kitchen. Granite worktops are becoming more popular in farmhouse kitchens. They can be used with timber around the Aga or Range, and are often paired with a chunky end-grain chopping board.
A mantle shelf in period style will often be the focal point above an Aga or range. This serves two purposes: it frames the main cooking area and provides extra shelf space for ornaments and pots. The farmhouse kitchen also features a double Belfast-style ceramic sink with a bridge tap to maximize the practical area.
A majority of farmhouse kitchens have a separate, free-standing, welsh-style dresser. This may allow for additional shelving space. This helps to reinforce the farmhouse kitchen’s main idea that kitchen items should be visible and not hidden away. A large number of cabinets, with ample worktop space and decorative features like bookshelves or plate racks, give the kitchen an authentic farmhouse feel.
A few farmhouse elements can make an otherwise unwelcoming kitchen feel more welcoming and homey. The farmhouse style is still very popular, especially with large families or those who have large eat-ins. This style is suitable for all types of houses, including modern and historic properties as well as barn conversions.