Traditionally speaking the kitchen has been one of the busiest area of any home and usually families spend plenty of their time in there and for many homes it’s the central point of the home. For quite long time we had got used to the clean, minimalist and uncluttered style of kitchens. But, of late, the feel and warmth of traditional country kitchen is staging a come back as more and people begin to welcome that style.
Generally, it’s believed that designs of traditional farmhouse kitchens are suited only for large houses, but that doesn’t hold good any more as you can get the feel of a warm cozy kitchen in smaller homes too. This design of kitchen would usually have tiled floor and one may opt to have flooring with natural stone or quarry tiles. Natural stone offers many options for choosing an appropriate color. The benefits of having natural stone or query tiles are that both these are very durable and best suited for the kind of traffic one gets in kitchens. Further, they blend very well with existing décor of the place and help creating the feel of a traditional cottage kitchen.
Many people prefer to use white or lighter shades for tiles on the walls and keep darker shades for the floor. Such a combination gives the real feel of a traditional country kitchen. Ceramic tiles, available in a wide range of styles and colors make a great addition to a kitchen. Traditional kitchen design could also have tiles with patterned designs. Having a decorative backsplash design becomes a focal point of a traditional kitchen.
Traditional kitchens really allow you make design statements with the customary natural floor covered up with rugs in cottage style. Another feature that allows you to set different environment is the lighting. Convenient addition of spotlight helps you to have changed lighting to suit different moods. Another addition could be cottage style furniture with a central table having a cottage style in the middle of the room.
Kitchens with cottage style are gaining popularity for the feeling of warmth and welcoming they provide. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you can find many ideas and design options to make it a beautiful warm and friendly place for the family to enjoy. You’ll find it helpful to first draw a sketch of the kitchen and then try some of the designs that come to mind to arrive at the best option.