The kitchen is often considered to be the heart of a home. Kitchens are functional places, but they are also places where families gather together, and where family meals are prepared. You probably spend a lot more time in your kitchen than you would like to believe--but there's nothing wrong with that. If the kitchen wasn't such an important part of a home, it wouldn't play such an important role in attracting or putting off prospective buyers.
Country Kitchen Design Tips
If you want to create a classic country kitchen look in your home, consider including the following elements to help you achieve the kitchen design you want:
- White or cream kitchen cabinets
- A traditional dining table and chairs
- Display cabinets that hold traditional chinaware
- A range cooker
- Open shelving with baskets to store objects such as dried goods or linen
- A stone tiled floor
- A wooden counter top
- A Belfast sink
- Wooden ceiling beams
- Potted plants or fresh cut flowers
Country Kitchens Can be Contemporary
The predominant materials for a country kitchen are natural wood and stone. This doesn't mean you can't add a contemporary twist. You can create a real statement in your kitchen by combining traditional with modern designs--include a state-of-the-art cooker, for example, or shiny chrome or stainless steel accessories. Even if every element of your country kitchen is essentially traditional, you can still design it so that it reflects your modern tastes. A country kitchen should not look like you just inherited it from your grandmother!
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