Even if you live in a heavily populated town or city you can still create a stunning country style kitchen for your home. They look great and are the perfect way to add value to your home as well.
Have a look at our ten top tips to creating a fantastic country kitchen:
Shaker kitchens have a distinctive appeal which is down to the ‘picture frame’ style design on cabinet doors. Typically associated with country kitchens, they can be modernised too if that’s more your thing.
Kitchen islands are brilliant and allow you to maximise the space available in your kitchen. It gives you extra storage if necessary and some islands will come with wheels attached, so you can reshape the kitchen whenever you feel a change-up is needed.
Wooden kitchens boast a traditional appeal, so they’re great for country kitchens. While solid wood can be quite expensive, you could opt for the cheaper veneer which looks good and will be more affordable.
Range cookers are a great addition to any kitchen and provide a country kitchen appeal.
Whilst there are many options available, you should be careful if you’re keen on a country look. One idea is real stone tiles for the floor with a shade of terracotta, travertine and slate. Prices start from £15 per square metre, so make sure to shop around.
Paining the kitchen is a cheaper way to improving the appeal and can be done quickly and efficiently. To resemble a country look, consider colours such as forest greens, cream, pale yellows, blue and strawberry red.
Kitchen worktops can be expensive, making your decision even more important. Wooden worktops look great and tie in with your country appeal.
Fittings are often unnecessary when it comes to a kitchen refurbishment. They’re barely seen and you can just switch the cabinet doors to update the appeal itself. Also think about new handles as these can be quite cheap.
Tiles are becoming more and more popular in kitchens and with a range of colours and designs to choose from, make sure to take your time and choose the style for you. Prices start from as little as 50p per tile too, so definitely affordable if you’re on a budget.