Rustic kitchens have a timeless charm that epitomizes warmth and comfort, making it a popular choice among homeowners. At Envy Home Services, we appreciate the innate beauty of the rustic aesthetic and highly recommend considering this heartwarming style for your kitchen. In today’s post, we take a look at some reasons why you’ll love one in your own home.
1. Natural materials. One of the key elements of rustic design is the use of natural materials. The combination of materials such as wood and stone creates an atmosphere that evokes bygone eras and an organic, grounded feel. This creates a stark contrast with contemporary kitchens where manufactured materials and large blocks of neutral colors are prevalent.
2. Comfort and coziness. The allure of a rustic kitchen lies in its inviting atmosphere. It’s a place where friends and family naturally gather, not just for preparing and enjoying meals, but for the fellowship that marks true home life. To achieve this effect, choose decor, cabinetry and other design elements that contribute to a cozy atmosphere, such as a large farmhouse table and copper lighting fixtures. An earth-tone color palette can likewise help create a cozy look.
3. Mix of old and new. A rustic kitchen doesn’t have to forsake modern features. It’s just the opposite — you can mix in sleek appliances and industrial touches without sacrificing the rustic look. If you want a more cohesive look, consider getting panel-ready appliances, which feature doors that can have custom panels installed over them.
4. Storied pieces. Kitchen design involves choosing pieces that work with the kitchen as a whole. A rustic kitchen is an opportunity to add pieces that contribute to a story. A generations-old cast-iron pan, an antique butcher block or an heirloom serving plate all provide character and a narrative that new pieces can’t match. You can make your rustic kitchen a unique reflection of your individual style and history.
Together with a capable design-build remodeler, you can have all of these and more in your own rustic kitchen. Give Envy Home Services a call at (888) 847-7954 to get started. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.