Do you ever peruse kitchen remodel magazines and dream about the big, airy farmhouse kitchens pictured in them? From crisp, white cabinets to aged, weathered kitchen tables, farmhouse kitchens are all the rage right now. Whether you call it farmhouse industrial, vintage, farmhouse chic, or modern farmhouse, they’re pretty much all the same. Unfortunately, in Southern California the big, beautiful farmhouses that are so abundant in the South are few and far between. Luckily you don’t have to move to Georgia or Tennessee to get that fresh farmhouse look. Follow these 5 steps to bring the farmhouse to your house.
- Install some bead board. This classic farmhouse detail instantly gives homes a vintage, farm-y Use it as a backsplash or on the walls, add it to ceilings or kitchen cabinets, paint it white or paint it pink; no matter how you use it, bead board will for sure give your kitchen remodel a farmhouse feel.
- Add open shelves. This one tends to scare homeowners, but you need not install open shelving in lieu of all cabinets. Replace one set of cabinets with crisp, white shelves or even with glass doors for instant vintage charm. Decorate with white dishes to really drive home the farmhouse look.
- Consider butcher-block countertops. Though they were out of date at one point, the butcher-block countertop is making a huge comeback thanks to the current farmhouse design trend. Adding these to the kitchen lends a warm, homey feel to the kitchen. They look especially sharp when paired against crisp, white cabinets.
- Install a butler’s sink, aka the farmhouse sink. These come in all sizes and colors. White, stainless steel, hammered copper—they’re all beautiful and they all add farmhouse character to a kitchen remodel. This type of sink adds the perfect vintage touch to the kitchen.
With a few easy, budget friendly changes, a farmhouse kitchen is attainable. Whether you’re in need of a complete renovation or some simple upgrades to get your farmhouse look, contact Progressive Builders today. We are happy to help make your kitchen remodel dreams come true.