A Rustic Country Kitchen
in the Early American Style
Rugged Charm: The spirit of America shines brightly in this rustic country kitchen. Reviving early American ideals of rugged independence, this kitchen (designed by Crown Point) incorporates aged red cabinets, reclaimed wood, soapstone countertops, and a historic atmosphere.
Authentic Character: Wide planked pine flooring and reclaimed wood beams give the kitchen its rugged feel. Cast iron pots and pans hanging on display around the thick wood post give the kitchen its rustic country flavor. Maintaining the ideal for more authentic lighting, the ceiling forgoes recessed lights in favor of period light fixtures, while concealed under cabinet task lighting brightens up the countertop.
Rustic Cabinets: The lightly antiqued red painted cabinets feature traditional inset construction and period hardware. Custom wood matching cabinet doors cover the panel ready refrigerator to maintain the older appearance of the home. Glass cabinets with divided light mullions display dishes, while everyday mugs sit on a shelf below the upper cabinet.
Additional Features: As a central focal point in the kitchen, the apron-style sink uses the same soapstone surface as the countertop and backsplash. To the right of the sink cabinet, a dual-drawer dishwasher (by Fisher Paykel) conceals itself behind matching wood door panels, with only the miniature controls hinting to its presence. Faucet fixtures in oil-rubbed bronze, a floral country curtain over the window, and a spice storage on the backsplash are but a few of the many useful features of this highly functional, delightfully rustic country kitchen.
A custom buffet in distressed and weathered blue-green paint serves the dining and breakfast area adjacent to the kitchen. The hutch displays lamps, candles, dishes, and baskets, providing easy access to everyday items consistent with country style decor.
More Pictures: This rustic country kitchen is featured in the traditional Red Kitchens photo gallery. If you enjoy this style, you'll want to check out the articles and accompanying pictures of Early American, Country, and Rustic Kitchens.
Kitchen of the Day. Published July 4, 2012 (Independence Day, USA)