Country kitchens have a feeling of home and comfort that is always appealing. Sometimes termed farmhouse style or cottage kitchens, the warmth stems from a feeling rather than a temperature, and they recall pleasant family gatherings, holiday dinners, the great scents of a simmering stew or a freshly baked pie, laughter and congeniality.
If you want to achieve a peaceful, country aura for your planned kitchen remodel, it’s entirely possible, and doesn’t involve much more than a bit of ingenuity and a willingness to combine time-honored traditions with modern function. It’s often the unexpected elements that come together to make a unique statement. The country kitchen design concept focuses on “feelings” rather than formulas.
Some of those elements include:
There are many ways to achieve the comfortable ambience and cozy feeling of a country kitchen, and that doesn’t mean that you have to embrace gingham curtains and retro appliances. Modern fully-integrated refrigerators and dishwashers accept cabinet panels to disguise their function. Placing ovens and microwaves at counter level or below will lessen the modern impact. Ranges and cooktops with gas burners are perfectly at home in a country setting but, if you prefer the look of pro-style appliances, go ahead and use them; simply complement their efficient personalities with some nods to yesteryear.
Keep kitchen towels, potholders and mitts, even placemats and napkins in plain sight, stowed in wire baskets or wooden crates.
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