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What is a Country Kitchen?

When it is time to remodel a kitchen it is important to know the different styles that are available. One style is country kitchens. These kitchens are amazing but at the same time they are hard to define. A simple definition, from dictionary.com, is that it is “a larger kitchen with ample areas for food preparation and eating.”

The truth is that there is no one way to define a country style. It depends on how people see the style themselves. The term country does not mean worn down or old. Here are some examples of country style for kitchens:

  • Use of the color red.
  • Wood and rusted-finished hardware.
  • A Country style layout of the room.
  • Rustic or farm-like.
  • Open flow into another room.
  • Having a breakfast nook in the room.
  • Having a center island in the kitchen.
  • Not having a separate room for eating or a different dinning area.
  • Warm and welcoming.
  • Warm colors throughout the room.
  • Having a large farmhouse sink.
  • Wood cabinets such as oak.
  • A friendly or hospitality feeling to the room.
  • Mixing old styles with new styles.
  • Antique accent pieces.
  • Lots of natural light coming in through skylights and large windows.
  • Dividing a large kitchen into work zones that are convenient and functional.

If some or all of these examples sound like something you would like in your home then a country kitchen is for you.

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