The kitchen is the hub of the home and we spend a lot of time in the kitchen compared to other rooms and some would refer to it as the heart of the home. Years ago, the kitchen or cooking room was always the busiest and deemed the most important and we still hold on to that concept today. The minimalist, clean uncluttered kitchen was the fashion many home owners preferred but over recent times the traditional country kitchens look and feel is becoming more popular again with homeowners.
The general idea of traditional farmhouse kitchens is that they are only suited to larger rooms but this is no longer the case, the farmhouse, cosy kitchen feel can be achieved even in smaller rooms. In this type of kitchen design, the kitchen floor is normally tiled and some of the options are quarry tiles or Natural stone flooring. There are many options when thinking about Natural stone and there are many colours in which to choose from. The advantages of Quarry tiles and Natural tiles is that they are very durable and ideal for a busy room such as the kitchen. Quarry or Natural tiles also give that traditional cottage kitchen feel and will blend in with the surrounding decor.
Many people go for lighter shaded tiles such as crèmes of whites on the walls and opt for darker shades on the floor. This look gives a real traditional feel for a country cottage kitchen, ceramic tiles are a great addition to any kitchen and come in a wide variety of colours and styles. Patterned designs can also be used in traditional kitchens and a decorative backsplash design will add a real focal point in a traditional kitchen.
Traditional kitchens are places where real design statements can be made and traditional natural floor can be dressed up with cottage style rugs. Lighting is another area where you can add different mood tones and smaller spot lights can be added to the units to add different mood changes. Traditional cottage style furniture can be added with a central cottage style table in the centre of the room.
Cottage style kitchens are now more popular than ever for the warm and welcoming feel they offer and as more of us spend longer doing our own DIY, there are many options and design ideas out there to give you inspirational design ideas. Making a sketch of the kitchen area and the design styles you like will help you make the right choices for your kitchen.