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Tips for Designing A Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Posted by The Kitchen Shop on Jul 22, 2020 12:14:16 PM

One of the most popular and trending home design aesthetics, or themes, is the modern farmhouse look. This look incorporates modern and simplistic elements with a more lived in look that is the perfect balance between warm, inviting, and sophisticated. It’s not only elegant and pleasing to look at, but it also is extremely functional, which is why it has become so increasingly popular. In this blog post, we are going to be giving you some of our favorite tips on how to design out a modern farmhouse kitchen. Keep reading to learn more! 


From granite, quartz, stone, and composite material to laminate, there are so many options to choose from when it comes to your kitchen design. For a modern farmhouse look, granite and quartz countertops seem to be the most used. However, if you’re looking for a more budget friendly option, choosing a pattern or design with a different material can give your kitchen a similar look. Typically, countertops that are more modern looking, such as granite, quartz, and stone, are used to help boost that luxurious look, hence the name modern farmhouse. 

Cabinet Designs

Modern farmhouse designs typically use neutral color tones. White or light wood-treated cabinets are a very popular choice, but you can still use a more vibrant color if that is more your style. Neutral colored steel blues, grays, and navys, are another great way to utilize lighter tones but still give your space a pop of color. A neutral or olive green is another color that can be used well. Pick out a cabinet design that is simple and minimalistic.

Metal Fixtures

To help boost the look of your kitchen, use metal fixtures to complement the existing hardware in your room. Black, copper, and bronze metal adornments offer an easy way to blend and coordinate the space while also seamlessly blending into any existing appliances or decorations. One tip is to select a metal material that fits with both your tile backsplash and your countertops. We also recommend that you match your lighting fixtures and use only a maximum of two metal tones to help keep it seamless. 

Open Windows 

When you hear the term farmhouse, you start to think of an open space with plenty of windows that look out into the beautiful countryside. Depending on where you’re living, you may not have the same view, but creating a space with lots of windows and natural light can help keep that farmhouse look. If you’re designing or remodeling your home, think about where your kitchen is placed. How the natural light is going to come in and what you want your view to look like. 


Once you’ve designed your kitchen to your likings, you also want to think about how you are going to decorate your home. Keep your decor light, and select a few statement pieces to display. These can be functional decor items like a large clock, poster, or canvas art piece. You can also use kitchen items like mugs, decorative plates, and plants to be used as decor. Jars or spice racks can also be used to decorate but also give your kitchen that lived in feel. 


Create your perfect farmhouse kitchen with The Kitchen Shop, we’re here to help make your kitchen remodel as stress free as possible. We have everything you need from cabinets, countertops, plumbing fixtures, appliances, and hardware. We’ve been in the business for over 30 years and have tons of experience working with all styles of designs and remodels, specifically the modern farmhouse look. We’re there for you every step of the way and help you create your perfect kitchen space. Connect with us today for more information!