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Kitchen Remodeling - 4 Farmhouse Inspiration Ideas
All good things have to come to an end, but over time, we have witnessed the return of many things we thought lost. Interior design trends are the best proof of this, as we see the rise of incredible ideas from years ago, such as rustic and farmhouse elements in our kitchens. Kitchens are the hearts of households, places where we prepare food, share meals, and socialize in the process. If you're hoping to remodel your old kitchen and bring in more rustic farmhouse elements, we've put together a few ideas to help you out.
The secret of adapting your old kitchen and turning it into a 'retro farmhouse' kitchen is to choose and use plenty of good old materials such as wood and stone. If possible, we suggest you remove your old tiles and go for 'bare floor' look using bricks. First you have to properly insulate the floor and protect it from moisture, and afterwards, you can reuse old bricks and make a stable-like floor for your kitchen. Exposed bricks look very rustic
but make sure you apply a lacquer finish on top or use epoxy because this will make cleaning and maintenance much easier for you.
Bring more light in
If you have a chance to replace your old windows with bigger ones, do not hesitate to do so. Not only is it useful to have more natural light in your kitchen when cooking and cleaning (it makes it easier to spot dust and clean up any spillage), but it will change the way the room looks. It will open up the space and make it look bigger and brighter. If you like enough to have a nice view through your kitchen windows, you could almost feel fresh spring breeze outside, just like on the farm. In addition, you can use the window sills to keep a few jars with fresh herbs and spices you can use while you're cooking.
Airy and spacious
Your kitchen is a place where the entire family will gather to share a meal, and the atmosphere is always very intimate and warm. Complete remodels can help you make your kitchen much more inviting while still making it look cozy and warm. If you need more space, you could try moving your sink to another part of the kitchen and changing the place where your stove and dishwasher stand. Of course, this is a job for professionals, so you might want to try reaching out to companies such as Jake's Plumbing
who can handle everything at once. Professionals can easily reposition your pipes and drains, and this is important if you have an old kitchen.
You don't have to spend a fortune in order to add that charming touch to your kitchen. A few statement vintage objects
are enough to make the room look special and feel completely different. You can check out your local garage sales and visit a few flea markets looking for something different, for example
a vintage lamp, an old typing machine, rusty horseshoes or even a leather saddle. Lovely flower pots and tin cans will add a nice finishing touch while a sewing machine can be transformed into a cute looking table.
Keeping up with trends is great, but blindly following every trend will leave you with a cold and sterile kitchen. Farmhouse elements in a kitchen might be modern, but they are also traditional and they make the space warm and inviting. If you're hoping to make your kitchen into a space full of rustic elements, don't be afraid to experiment and dare to use even elements you wouldn't think of at first.