Because of TV make-over shows like HGTV’s Fixer Upper , people are loving the look more than ever. You can thank Chip and Joanna Gaines for farmhouse kitchen — or blame them, if you’re not a fan.
While this type of kitchen was a thing before their show got popular, Joanna’s signature decorating style is what everyone wants these days.
Farmhouse kitchen style is traditional but not fussy, classic but not stuffy, and comfortable in a way that makes you feel right at home. I’ve put together a list of the things that go into today’s farmhouse kitchen style. Choose one or more from the list below, and I’ll design a kitchen for you and explain how you can get the look you want with the cabinetry lines I offer.
The Shaker style is easy to recognize with their simple frames and flat center panels. Their popularity comes from their versatility; they fit in with every possible decorating style – especially the modern farmhouse kitchen.
It’s possible to get some detail on the doors, if square is too plain for your taste, by specifying a shaped outside edge and/or inside frame bead. White painted cabinets are the most popular finish for a farmhouse kitchen. Blue cabinetry is trending in the design world, and shades of green are timeless favorites. One designer we know always recommends green for the kitchen because it comes it so many shades, from pale celery to dark forest.
Since the modern farmhouse kitchen is all about including time-worn features, consider a specialty finish technique for your cabinets, such as glazed, antiqued, or distressed. If Joanna Gaines is credited with the increased popularity of the farmhouse kitchen look, she’s also responsible for bringing shiplap to the attention of homeowners across America. We’ve seen it as island fronts and sides, as custom range hoods, and on walls. A farm or apron front sink is the quintessential farmhouse kitchen element.
Butcher block countertops are practical and a nice way to add natural materials into your new space. In addition to butcher block, all forms of rustic wood are acceptable in today’s farmhouse kitchen style.
If an entire kitchen full of butcher block isn’t for you, consider installing on just the island. Hardwood floors with wide planks, and exposed beams on the ceiling are part of a farmhouse kitchen. Formica now makes a writable chalkboard surface that fills the bill quite nicely.