Rustic kitchen remodel ideas include old reclaimed wood, pastel colors, and old-fashioned fixtures. There are a variety of ways to find such items and incorporate them into a kitchen remodel. Start by scouring flea markets, old barns, estate sales and the garage. It’s amazing what treasures lie within such locations.
Replace modern fixtures with old-fashioned fixtures. This will lend a unique look to the kitchen. Remember that old skirt sinks, farmhouse style oversized sinks and even copper sinks are ideal solutions for rustic kitchens.
Reflect the era with checked patterns, floral calico patterns and even lacy patterns on curtains, linens and chair covers. Don’t forget the lace edgings on a few of the display cupboards. These will look pretty and reflect a more rustic era. Use pastel colors or stick with creams and earth tones accented with reds, blues, greens or yellows for best results.
Focus on one huge piece and work around that to incorporate the look. Allow the large piece to speak to the entire room and accent it with soft colors, reflective fixtures, and rustic elements.
Old reclaimed wood lends itself well to flooring, shiplap, range hoods, countertops, and more. Consider old Barnwood, old sheds and the like to find these. Exposed beams and earth tones are ideal accents for a rustic kitchen. An old farm table, old-fashioned stools, rustic kitchen utensils all work well to incorporate the look into the remodel.
Focus on rustic appearing utensils found at flea markets and in thrift stores. Set these in an old-fashioned crock on a countertop and allow them to be the only elements on a countertop. Keep more modern appearing appliances under wraps by using covers, pull down wood cupboards and the like.
Allow plenty of light to enter the room via large oversized kitchen windows. Use shutters, rattan blinds, and cafe curtains to help monitor the amount of sunlight that enters the room.
Consider old tin or metal signs such as those that state “farmhouse”, “garden”, “Fresh herbs” and more. These can also be done on reclaimed boards from a barn or an old shed. Display small amounts of tchotchke in and around the room as well. Always display in odd numbers so that you avoid over cluttering the area. The rule of threes works well or try five or seven to keep it on track. If there are more than seven items, don’t be afraid to put part of the display away and rotate it to keep it fresh and new looking.
Open shelving, rough-hewn beams and will round out the look and give it a truly rustic feel. Hide modern appliances such as dishwashers behind rustic looking panels for a truly rustic look or forgo them entirely.
Focus on a few elements or change the entire room to give it a truly rustic feel. Rustic kitchen remodel ideas abound in estate homes, magazines and online. Focus on ease of use and a rustic appeal for best results. Always stick to earthy tones.