Posted on: 25 April 2023
Would you like your kitchen to have a more rustic look? This is quite common among homeowners these days, and luckily, many kitchen remodeling teams have experience creating rustic-looking kitchens. You'll want to work with your remodeling team to design a kitchen that is not only aesthetically appealing but functional. Here are some dos and don'ts to keep in mind throughout the process of remodeling your kitchen with a more rustic look.
Do: Use natural wood in areas where it won't get wet
There are some composite materials that are made to look like wood, but if you get close enough to them, you can tell that they are not real wood. If you want your kitchen to have a truly rustic look, you will want to use some real wood somewhere. Choose an area or two where the wood won't get wet. For example, you could have the wall behind the fridge paneled with wood. Incorporating some wood beams into the ceiling is a good idea, too.
Don't: Forget about texture
Creating a rustic kitchen is about more than choosing rustic colors. The rustic look typically also uses materials with more texture. For instance, you could choose a tile backsplash with a bit of a rougher look. Or, you could use window frames with some natural knots in the wood. Not everything has to be textured, but if nothing is textured, your kitchen probably won't look as rustic as you'd like.
Do: Use some open shelving
If there is one element, other than wood, that makes a kitchen design look rustic, it is open shelving. You'll want some closed cabinets, too, so you can hide things that are not overly attractive. However, a few open shelves where you can display things like mason jars, cast iron pans, and candles will really enhance the rustic look of the space.
Don't: Use lights that are too white
These days, white lights are very in. However, they have a decidedly modern look, which is not what you want when creating a rustic space. You should instead opt for lights that have more of a yellow hue. This will make the kitchen feel warmer, cozier, and more country-like.
If you follow the tips above, you should have better luck remodeling your kitchen with a rustic look. Talk to your kitchen remodeling contractor to learn more. They can tell you what has worked for other customers with similar goals.Share