Farmhouse kitchens are instantly soul-satisfying. The approachable style features warm elements such as wood, brick, metal, exposed pulls (none of this invisible hardware business) and cabinets that look like cabinets. Even the fanciest farmhouse kitchen feels like it’s made for pulling up a stool and kicking back with a mug of tea and a slab of apple pie.
Even if you don’t live in a gorgeous country farmhouse, you can capture elements of the style. This is a look that’s all about being warm and inviting, yet simple and unpretentious – think exposed natural wood, classic Shaker-style cabinetry and a soft colour palette. When designing your kitchen, create a more relaxed feel by including freestanding furniture that you can move around if needed.
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