Want A Farmhouse Kitchen? 3 Tips To Help You Get Started

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The farmhouse look is becoming more popular and no matter if you live in the city or the country you can get this look in your kitchen. There are many ways you can do this and when you are done you will feel like you are in a farmhouse. Keep reading for three tips to help you get started with this project.

Cabinets

White cabinets fit well in a farmhouse kitchen and is where you should start. You can purchase new cabinets at a local home improvement store or have custom cabinets made for you. Consider open shelving for part of the cabinets to display old, farmhouse dishes. If you are having your cabinets custom made, ask the cabinet maker to put fluted corners on the cabinets. The cabinet maker can help you design your cabinets so they work well for you.

If you do not like white cabinets, pine cabinets are a good choice. They go good in a farmhouse kitchen because pine is knotty and looks natural.

When you choose your cabinets consider the hardware. For farmhouse cabinets bar style pulls on the cabinets go well or you could use simple knobs, as well as cup pulls for the drawers.

If it is not in your budget to purchase new cabinets, you can paint the cabinets that you currently have white. Contact a company like Gerald L Scott Custom Cabinetry for more help.

Sink

A farmhouse kitchen is not complete without a farmhouse sink. These sinks are larger and deeper when compared to traditional sinks. You can choose white porcelain along with a traditional style tap. You can find taps that have white, porcelain handles to match the sink.

You can also find farmhouse sinks made of stainless steel. This works well if you would like to blend the kitchen with a contemporary look. Copper is another material that can be used. Copper is beautiful and has different hues.

Farmhouse kitchen sinks are installed much differently than traditional sinks so you should consider hiring a professional to install it for you.

Countertop

Marble, soapstone, or wood countertops look great in a farmhouse kitchen. Marble is durable and strong and resistant to scratches. A wood countertop has to be sealed yearly as the wood may absorb liquids. Soapstone is a good contrast if you have white cabinets and it is also durable, is impervious to stains, and is heat resistant.

Visit a home improvement store to look at these countertops. The store may have white cabinets already set up with at least one or two of these countertops so you can see what they look like.

When you finish with your farmhouse kitchen you have to think of the décor. Hang copper pots and pans on the wall, place distressed white wash mirrors on the wall, put flowers in mason jars, etc. Look online and in magazines for many ideas on how to decorate a farmhouse kitchen.

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