Country Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen designs come in many different forms, but country designs keep comfort and casual living in mind.

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Historical Country Kitchen

    Charmingly mismatched elements held together by a vintage theme give this kitchen a look that appears to have evolved over time. Colors were chosen with historical authenticity in mind, as were fabrics and surfaces. The original wood flooring was restored, and the copper range hood was given the worn patina of an old penny.

Simple Country Style

    These homeowners wanted a simple kitchen style to match a casual lifestyle that would allow them to spend time together with family and friends. The island's eating counter and a nearby built-in desk let the kitchen be a casual gathering spot and family command center.

Charming Country Cabinets

    While there's plenty to admire in this charming kitchen, the way the backs of the kitchen cabinets in this kitchen were replaced with glass panels might be the brightest idea of all. The use of windows on the sidewall behind the sink is a close second. Together, they add up to a sunny room that showcases country decor and allows light to penetrate even the deepest corners.

Oversize Country-Style Island

    Kitchen islands with granite countertops, such as this oversize one, are perfect for avid bakers who want to roll out breads and pastries. The furniture-style treatment of the island offers seating, so family members can join the cook in the kitchen without getting in the way. Large windows let in natural light.

Traditional Country

    A blend of Shaker and farmhouse traditions, this Vermont kitchen features a beaded-board ceiling and furniture-style cabinetry painted white. The corner cabinet with glass doors showcases Vermont-made pottery. Underfoot, tumbled-marble tiles have staggered joints, echoing the look of random-laid stone.

Countryside French

    The couple who remodeled this kitchen wanted it to have the same character as their home's wood-and-stucco structure, which looks like it belongs in the French countryside. A grape motif wraps the tumbled-marble tile above the sink, and custom maple cabinetry brings hardworking beauty to the space.

Country Charm

    At its best, country style brings warmth and personality to whatever it touches. This kitchen shows how material choices achieve the effect. Period-inspired features include a beaded-board ceiling and cabinets, a porcelain farm sink with a pheasant-art apron, an embossed tin-look backsplash, and reproduction hardware.

Embellished Country Cabinetry

    Details can elevate a good design to great. If you like this design, try using ornate corbels under countertops to make kitchen islands stand out. Or upgrade your kitchen cabinets by adding decorative feet. Small-pane glass doors in this kitchen's upper cabinets give the small space a lot of character and charm.

Crowd-Pleasing Country

    Smart planning divides this large kitchen into functional and convenient work zones. Add a sink to a kitchen island, such as this one, to create extra ample work space and cleanup space. Now cooks can prepare dishes simultaneously without crowding each other. The plate racks are a great way to store everyday dishes, but be sure to measure your plates before you order racks.

Colorful Country Kitchen

    In this kitchen, a bank of tall windows showcases extensive outdoor views and provides abundant natural light. Beaded board, a mix of open shelves and cupboards with grilles, and a combination of countertop materials add texture, while blocks of eye-popping color give the space visual punch. The result is ample excitement packed into a small kitchen.

English Country

    These homeowners chose a sophisticated style for the kitchen in their seaside home. The cabinetry reflects the charm of vintage English furnishings. Cherry tops the island with six coats of protective sealer. Brass hardware on the sink side of the island matches the faucet finish.

Clean Country

    Old-look brick, recessed-panel cabinets, an apron-front sink, and blue granite countertops form a classic look that suggests age but remains timeless. The island's blue-painted base and beech top contrast with the perimeter cabinetry.

Country-Style Windows

    Even small windows can infuse a kitchen with excitement if they're placed properly, such as this pair set at eye level above a farmhouse sink. The in-swinging windows, which require clearance in front and to the side, are meant to evoke a country-home style, as are the kitchen cabinets with their evolved, unfitted look. The white backsplash tile, enhanced by a raised design, adds subtle texture to the kitchen.

Country Combinations

    Keeping kitchen items in plain sight gives the space a warm and personal feeling, and the mix of colors and surfaces provides decorative interest. The wood island anchors the look.

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