Having a farmhouse kitchen doesn’t mean the same thing than it did 50 years ago. Today, if someone wants to have their kitchen designed in a modern farmhouse way, they usually like the cozyness and warmth that most of these kitchens have.
Most of the used elements are pretty similar throughout every modern farmhouse kitchen. I collected some samples of stunning designs, which will help me explain important details for you!
1. The first picture shows a typical farmhouse kitchen. Working with light wood (white oak most of the time) and white tops is very common and introduces an airy atmosphere but doesn’t feel sterile. Next to decorative hinges, small details will make the difference in these kinds of designs. When you look at the corner of the island, you will see the little details on the post and on the countertop as well. It is important that every single piece feels handcrafted.
2. White washed white oak is becoming so popular, because it is a warm wood, which is not compromising on the brightness of the room. Thank you at @jointhebandd for sharing this beauty! (credits: photo-@mrobinsonphoto, design-@andreagoldmandesign, architecture-@masseyarchitects, builder-@highgatebuilders, @luxe-magazine). A very common element for modern farmhouse kitchens is the focus on bigger appliances. It might be the hood, the stove or even a huge sink or everything! You want the kitchen to be practical, of course, and want it to be the heart of the house.
3. Farmhouse kitchens are supposed to show craftsmanship in their execution. Because of that, hand-painted tiles, plastered walls, exposed hinges and warm colour pallets are pretty much found in every well-designed space. This kitchen shows again a big stove and hood, which looks perfect with the brass details (even the decorative hardware). It is not enough to have only the cabinets in a farmhouse style, the entire room and even house need to have the same vibe to pull it of perfectly!
4. In some modernised farmhouse kitchens, dark greys and blacks are often introduced when it comes to wall colours or even small decorative elements. Still, it never should be to over powering and needs to get balanced!
5. Floating shelves in front of a window? No problem! Only because ‘farmhouse’ is more of a traditional style, it doesn’t mean that you can’t break the rules. Of course, it always needs to happen in a tasteful manner. In this kitchen it works perfectly because the windows are big, and the shelves are not overloaded. A room still needs to be bright enough, for it work. By the way, are these tiles not amazing?
6. Simple but rustic elegance! The glass uppers with no back look amazing on this marble herringbone backsplash, but to be honest the swoopes are a little too much. The faceframe base cabinets with this little hint of door profile makes it still a really beautiful kitchen!
7. Did I ever mention how much I love symmetry? This kitchen is amazing! The way how the designer worked around these rustic beams is genius. This almost modern hood together with the white oak cabinets with a more detailed door profile work great together. And this waterfall island! The choice of light fixtures in the entire room is great! The pot lights are lighting it up, and the glass pedants are the right mixture between gorgeous and delicate, so they don’t get in the way of this kitchen. It is beautiful!
8. This kitchen is sitting in a restored home, just look at the ceiling! A good design never needs tonnes of elements, in my opinion a good design is recognized in letting the room breath and not being too much. Simplicity and elegance. Timeless. The building, the architecture, the details….everything needs to work together. So does this kitchen design, it is beautiful in itself, but it makes it so stunning because it works awesome with the architecture around it!
9. This space is almost more on the traditional design side. The mullions on the hood and the corbles are some details that would let you assume so, but the shiplap on the ceiling, the rustic island and light fixtures are pushing it slightly to a farmhouse kitchen. If you can’t decide what you like more, you just need to combine it in a tasteful way. It is a gorgeous kitchen!
10. Okay, this one is really cool! They created a sink area in a more furniture style way. This is playing back to the original idea of a farmhouse kitchen. It goes all the way where quartz countertops where not even close to be a thing. But never the less, kitchens (and fireplaces) always where and always will be the centre and the heart of a home.
11. Did you ever think about using a panel ready fridge to build a hutch? Well, me neither but I love it! The step out and the material change creates such an amazing feel. Cozy and rustic, elegant and timeless. It is all about balance!
12. I think this is one of my most favourite kitchen designs of all times! I am usually more of the modern type, but this design is such an amazing combination of everything! Rustic and modern, paint and wood, modern and traditional. The proportions are great. If I could, I think I would put this in my own home right away. Would do you guys think about this kitchen? Do you love it as much as I do?
13. Compliments to Cyndy from The Design Exchange, your blog is amazing! It is always amazing what great projects you can find.
This kitchen is one of them. The faceframed cabinets in the white oak together with the marble like countertop work so great together! On top of that, this hood details is gorgeous! I am always a fan of designs, where the hood doesn’t look like a hood. This is definitely one of these cases. Did you see that the balance of wood and oak is perfect?
These are my favourite kitchens in a modern farmhouse style that are out there right now. What do you think? Do you have any beautiful designs out there? Don’t hesitate to let me know! J