26 Apr Country Kitchen Inspiration
Minutes from the Ashdown Forest, a stone’s throw from the South Downs National Park and surrounded by glorious Sussex countryside, many of our clients have chosen to move away from city life and settle in Sussex for everything it has to offer, not least the access to nature.
Creating a kitchen that reflects a more rural lifestyle or updating a kitchen in an older property is often on the agenda and always a brief we’re excited to get cracking with. Ready for some beautiful country kitchen inspiration?
If you have an older property that has not been extended or renovated, you may benefit from going open-plan with a lounge, dining room, or both. Older kitchens weren’t designed to be the sociable places we use them for now, and often, a well-planned change to the layout will make a huge difference to the space.
If you have the space, a country kitchen needs a big practical island as its centrepiece. And for the piece de resistance, a beautiful walnut butcher’s block!
An AGA or range cooker will continue your country chic theme nicely, and the choices of styles, sizes and colours will ensure you can specify something that really suits your kitchen and modern life.
Fixtures and fittings
Go for copper, brass, or aged finishes to get a more lived-in look; these finishes will continue to age too, which we love.
For your sink, a big butler sink is the way to go; they are robust, durable, spacious and right at home in a country kitchen.
Soft neutrals and heritage colours like deep greys, greens and blues work really well against a backdrop of beams and stone floors. If you like pops of brighter, contemporary colours, think of your tiles, walls and accessories to dress the space.
If you’re lucky enough to have some beautiful period features in your home, celebrate them with clever kitchen design. The beauty of a bespoke kitchen is being able to customise your furniture to ensure it slots into the nooks and crannies perfectly.
Bootroom & utility
If you’re the owner of muddy wellies, a dog that likes to roll in things it shouldn’t, children with the heaviest schoolbags, and multiple sets of trainers and coats in the mix too, you’ll be so relieved you asked for a boot room.
Sparked some ideas for your new home in the countryside? We hope you found some great country kitchen inspiration in our blog post, and if you’re ready to chat through your ideas, get in touch at email@example.com or call us on 01342 313133. Still putting your kitchen wishlist together? Head to our Projects and Gallery pages to get some real home inspiration.