Farmhouse style homes have gained popularity over the past decade. However, people are now leaning towards a more modernized farmhouse style rather than the traditional, rustic theme. The modern farmhouse style has a fine balance between industrial and rustic elements. Choosing particular plumbing fixtures, cabinet hardware, and lighting can help you create the modern farmhouse kitchen of your dreams.
When you think farmhouse kitchen, your first thought is probably apron front sinks. These have become widely popular in a variety of kitchen styles because they come in so many colors and materials, but they are the trademark of almost all farmhouse kitchens. The sleek traditional design of farmhouse sinks breaks up the countertop with an added touch of detail. And with a centerset bridge faucet, your farmhouse sink is complete.
Lighting choices may seem daunting at first, but keep in mind what makes up a farmhouse style kitchen. These metal pendants are perfect over a kitchen island. The open shade and angular shape provide adequate task lighting where you need it most, while the black, metal finish adds a modern touch.
Featured in one of our most recent kitchen remodels is this stunning linear pendant. It’s versatility allows it to be placed over an island, or above a dining room table. Another feature often seen in farmhouse kitchens are butcherblock countertops. Aside from their natural beauty, butcherblock counters are durable and have natural antimicrobial properties. Incorporate them on the perimeter of the kitchen, or make a statement with a butcherblock island countertop.
Cabinetry should largely encompass the farmhouse style since it makes up most of the kitchen. These white cabinets have a glaze over the top making it appear slightly weathered and providing the rustic look. As for hardware, this is where you can switch things up a bit. These antiqued finish cup pulls enhance the farmhouse style, but don’t be afraid to go for a more modern look by using nickel or black bar pulls.
Modern farmhouse kitchens are a beautiful mix of modern and traditional elements. Add more industrial, metal fixtures and finishes to play out the modern side, or use more rustic touches for an overall farmhouse feel. Keeping a fine balance between these contrasting components will create a seamless, elegant kitchen you will love for years to come.