Rustic kitchens often have a regional American flair: Adirondack, Southwestern, Mountain West or Pacific Northwest, for example. Others resemble a lodge or log cabin.
Common characteristics include cabinets in knotty pine, hickory or alder; ceiling beams; and warm, rich shades of brown, red, green and yellow. Due to the cozy and comforting look that the rustic decor provides, it is still popular in the apartments and modern homes. It gives a certain natural yet modern feel to the house and make it pleasant and inviting.
Here are some of the essential rustic kitchen ideas:
Naturalness and simplicity – these two words define this style aimed at countryside recreation in our homes. For a great rustic look, materials such as wood, stone, wrought iron or terracotta ceramics. Orange is a signature color for the rustic kitchen. Shades of orange are seen throughout rustic kitchen design from dark wood cabinets, rustic furniture, wooden floors and exposed ceiling beams to granite counter tops and copper cook wares.
Copper is a favorite metal for rustic kitchen decorating. Iron wall decor, iron light fixtures and iron pot racks are common to rustic kitchen design. If you’ve decided to design your kitchen in country style, lighting can add warmth and atmosphere to it. Since lighting usually goes with the country style kitchen, it also calls for using natural lights usually generated from skylights and large windows.
The traditional farmhouse or apron sink is a very popular trend in kitchen sinks currently. They are often made from materials as cast iron, or natural stones such as granite, limestone, and soapstone.
The author, Susan Fuss, co-ordinates a team of passionate and dedicated designers who have created a website to pass on to you many tried and tested ideas and techniques as a home enthusiast.
Many years combined experience and many remodels later, the team had amassed invaluable knowledge which they pass on for those wanting to either design a new, or remodel an out-dated kitchen.