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Country kitchens are a long-established kitchen designs that dates back 100’s of years. With a range, large wooded work surfaces, stone pantries to keep the food cool, butler sinks and a stone floor that was easy to keep clean.
They had lots of character and a warm homely feel. With a bit of nostalgia from you and a good kitchen designer your country kitchen can be custom-made to suit your individual requirements and to make your country kitchen appear to be the real thing and a practical kitchen area.
Country kitchens are mostly cream or muted colours greens blue or natural. Painted wooden kitchen units tend to add a country look, cream is traditional but other soft shades are equally suited if you want to make a contrast with say the floor or wall tiles,in fact the style is quite close to a kitchen shaker design.
Country kitchens should have granite work tops and natural stone floor or floor tiles; this will add the country kitchen feel. If you have an older house you may have some original features that you would like to integrate in to your country kitchen to make it even more authentic.
One of the main features of a country kitchen is a range once would have been burning apple logs baking bread or just heating the house .today the style very similar but are fueled either by electricity gas or oil, these can be viewed in kitchen appliances they are manufactured in a range of colours, but mainly cream, black,blue,green and brass fittings.
The above images of a french country kitchen with an extended units to some extent gives the feel of an open plan kitchen as it divides the kitchen in two.
Kitchen granite worktops
Granite kitchen worktops are cut from pure natural stone and is found in many colours so no two slabs are the same, making your granite kitchen worktop truly unique. Granite is scratch resistant and well-known for its toughness
Kitchen Stone Floors
Natural stone offers a wide selection of colours, shades so the choice is endless! From granite,sandstone,limestone, slate and many others from plain and uniform to textured and are multicolored. Like any natural material no two slabs are the same so your flooring will be personal to you. A stone floor is ideal for under floor heating as it retains the heat.
A professional kitchen designer will give you plenty of inspiration on the design of your new country kitchen and will be up on the latest space saving devices to help you maximise your country kitchen. Every inch will be put to good use resulting in a visually enjoyable and useful country kitchen which will get admiration from all of your friends and family.