How to Create the Country Kitchens Look
Country kitchens designs have become popular in recent years among those who are undertaking DIY kitchen remodel projects, because of the way they evoke a relaxed country lifestyle. Such designs are usually inspired by Southern farm houses and have such homey features as flowers and fruits hanging from suspended baskets and hand-painted decorations.
To find inspiration for your country design, visit farmers’ markets where locally-made arts and crafts are sold. You can use these pieces as part of the décor for your kitchen as well as getting design ideas from them.
country kitchenWhen selecting cabinets and counters for your country design, you should make sure to pick those made out of wood such as cedar or oak that will evoke a rustic atmosphere. Tables for the kitchen island should be round or oval with wooden chairs to match, although a rectangular wood grain table looks great as well.
A hanging utensil rack is also usually suspended in the kitchen, from which pots, pans and spices are hung. To further add atmosphere, look for accessories at garage sales such as wooden clocks and old-fashioned mugs. You might also want to have spice racks on the kitchen counter, as well as jars for flour and cookies, to further evoke a rustic atmosphere.
Another feature of country kitchens is their spaciousness since country women usually cook for a lot of people; when designing your DIY kitchen remodel, make sure that there is a very large cooking area, with extra-wide countertops. If you can afford it, you should also replace your existing kitchen floor with hardwood floor paneling to further create a rural look.
And make sure that the color scheme for your designs emphasize earth colors such as rust red and brown; if you have a small kitchen however, be sparing in your use of these colors since they will throw the look of the room out of proportion. You can address this design problem by stenciling designs using these colors on the walls.