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10 ESSENTIALS FOR A FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

 

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One of the popular kitchen styles right now is the Farmhouse Kitchen look, which to me is the ultimate in traditional classic America, and they never seem to go out of style.

One of my favorite memories as a little girl, was going to grandmas, sitting in her kitchen and watching her prepare a meal, she was a wonderful cook.

My grandmother’s kitchen was the true American farm kitchen.  Plenty of storage in the white-painted cabinets, cast iron white sink, hand pump right next to the sink for the well water, wood floor, big cook stove, and a long farm table that would seat 12-14 people.

When planning my kitchen in my new house, I knew I wanted that farmhouse kitchen, warm and welcoming.

Don’t most of us love a great kitchen. Kitchens seem to be the heart of the home.

What is really great about the farmhouse kitchen, it can be rustic, chippy, elegant and modern, you can make it your own.  I have a mix of modern/classic and rustic american farmhouse.

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This was the start of my  kitchen 9 months ago. We moved in on January 9th 2016. Not all the decorating or finishing touches are done, but I will show you the kitchen so far.

There are many, many items and ways to make a kitchen have that farmhouse feel, so if something says farmhouse to you, use it.

Here is MY list of my top 10 essentials to getting the farmhouse kitchen vibe:

farmhouse kitchen glass front cabinet doors1. Glass Cabinet Doors. In a classic farmhouse kitchen, wall-mounted shelves, glass doors and door less cabinets keep dishes easy to locate and grab. If your kitchen has traditional upper and lower banks of cabinetry, consider removing some of the doors for the look of open shelving, or replace wood sections of the doors with glass.

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2.  Cup Pull Handles say farm kitchen in a big way.  I decided on these black cup matte handles with an aged look finish. 

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3. Big Heavy Duty Sink.  This is perhaps the single most important element in a farm kitchen. With deep bowl and sturdy construction, a sink that stands up to heavy-duty use. You’ll find plenty of new ones on the market, but you can also source vintage models from salvage yards and flea markets. My pick was the KOHLER cast iron sink.  This sink is so heavy that I was concerned with the backs of the guys installing it, but they came out injury free.

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4. Classic flooring. When I think of farmhouse I think of wood floors. I went with the wood and really like the contrast of the dark hickory floors against the white cabinets. antique scales in the kitchen 3869

5. Vintage accents. Period touches ground the farmhouse look in its old-fashioned roots. Consider pitchers, pottery, lighting and other accessories as nostalgic top notes. Here is my vintage weight scales that still works and has a glass front. 

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Benches and stools are another essential for the farm kitchen style. They provide places to sit and talk or remove those muddy boots.

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6. Hard Working Counter-tops.  We chose the natural stone of granite for the counters. The beauty and durability of granite is undeniable.  I compared many stone surfaces for the counters but the granite stole my heart.

farmhouse kitchen lighting

7. Lighting Fixtures. Lighting for the kitchen is so important. Well lite areas for working is a must. I have recessed lights in the ceiling as well as pendant lights over the island and a three-light-fixture over the table.  For information on how I decided to light my kitchen/dining/living room area check out the details here Lighting Fixtures.

white kitchen cabinets in the farmhouse8. Simple White Style Cabinets.  I went with the shaker style cabinets which to me give that farm kitchen feel & look. Simple, clean design. We also added some cabinetry bottoms.

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9. Farmhouse Table seems to be family central!  So many uses for the farm kitchen table, from a place for family and friends to gather to a place to do homework and projects.  A must have.. 

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10. BEADBOARD – Charming versatile Beadboard! On walls cabinets or ceilings, beadboard is a classic farm kitchen element. These striped wood panels offer a clean, uncluttered look to the farm kitchen decor.

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What says Farmhouse to you?  Want to see more of my farmhouse?

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6 Comments

  1. September 11, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I think it’s extremely interesting that something as subtle as the equipment you use or a lighting fixture can make such a difference for the look and feel of your kitchen. I am in the process of buying a new home, and I’ve been thinking a lot about decor and styles. I would love to do a country style kitchen, and most of these ideas seem very easy to do.

  2. November 19, 2017 / 8:32 am

    That’s one gorgeous kitchen! I love it. Farm house kitchen never goes out of style. I love how you chose to use black granite and white cabinets, they’re so stylish.

    • BonBon
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      November 21, 2017 / 11:14 am

      Macs…..thank you and I do love the Farmhouse style as is obvious. LOL Thanks for coming by.

  3. January 11, 2018 / 5:04 am

    It’s really amazing kitchen. I love your kitchen.

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