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16 farm kitchen features we love

The kitchen really is the heart of the home, especially in the country! These beautiful examples are filled with special features. Which will you use in your kitchen?
  • Snacking spot

    Can you imagine a better spot for an after-school snack? A couple of red chairs are bellied up to the snack bar in this country kitchen. The top half of an old stove is attached to a piece of countertop and mounted to the wall, providing the perfect spot to display glass jars full of candy. Other snacks can be stored in the overhead bin. An antique scale makes a great accessory, giving the room a real country store look.
    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Classic copper

    A copper apron farm sink and copper fixtures make this kitchen look as though it has been in use for generations. The copper color is the perfect mate for pale yellow cabinets, and this sunny windowsill looks like the perfect place to grow a few pots of herbs!
    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Mini office

    What do you do with that spot in your kitchen where counters won't fit because of a radiator and window? Turn it into a mini office! A piece of thick wood mounted to cabinets on either side and a simple farm chair make for a sunny, warm spot to sit down and check email, pay bills, or write letters. It's also a great spot for the kids to sit and do homework.
    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Sack it to me!

    Why hang an ordinary curtain when you can do something this clever? Turn an old burlap potato or coffee bean sack into a Roman-style shade. You could even use vintage flour sacks. If they're too narrow for your window, add a strip of coordinating fabric or ribbon to the sides. Slide a tension rod through a hem at the top, and pop in the window! Can't find a sack you like? Make your own with a piece of burlap from the fabric store, some paint, and stamps or stencils. You could even add your last name or hometown!

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Cheap seats

    This adorable barstool cover turns a plain, inexpensive chair into a custom piece of furniture that picks up prints and colors from throughout the room. Sew everyday covers, and make others for Christmas, Easter, and other holidays. You can change the look of the room by just swapping out covers!

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Coop-style cupboards

    These clever cupboards are perfect for a farm-style kitchen, especially one with a chickens theme! The inside panels of the cupboard doors were removed, and chicken wire was tacked to the inside. A panel of fabric was then attatched to the inside of the cupboard doors. You could skip the fabric or use a sheer or lace panel for a more open look. If you get bored with your look and want a change, it's as simple as switching fabric!

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Drip dry

    These white cupboards and black marble countertop and farm-style sink with apron make it easy for the homeowner to change the look of the room with different colored accessories. This counter features a nice touch: engraved grooves that run toward the sink. Washed dishes can drain right on the counter!

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Country store

    This kitchen has true country-store style! Bins on the narrow counter are filled with treats, so the kids can help themselves after school. Pull-out bin cabinets have a woven wire panel, so you can see what's inside. This also lets the air circulate, making them perfect for storing potatoes, onions, and other root vegetables.

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Island dining

    This spacious kitchen's vaulted ceiling has room for the beauty of a chandelier and the functionality of a ceiling fan. The pale yellow and blue color scheme gives the room a French-country feel, and the island extends to allow seating for two. This little space is perfect for quick lunches or breakfasts, and is a great spot for the kids to sit and do homework while you fix dinner.

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Floor-to-ceiling style

    From the clay tile floor to the reclaimed wood ceiling, this beautiful kitchen is a chef's dream! Industrial-style appliances supply modern convenience in an otherwise very traditional-looking room. A large bank of windows and a patio door bathe the kitchen in light, and the island, complete with sink, includes a bar where guests can sit with a drink and watch you work your magic!

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Pleasing pantry

    If your home wasn't designed with an entire room for a pantry, a tall cabinet like this will work just fine! All the staples in this pantry are stored in clear, labeled canisters, rather than their original containers. This gives the whole pantry a clean, organized look, and it also lets you easily take stock of what you have or what you need. To make cooking easier, arrange pantry items by purpose: pastas and grains on one shelf, baking staples like flour and sugar on another, and add-ins like nuts and raisins on another. Put canned goods on the bottom shelf to keep the cabinet from becoming top-heavy. This simple cabinet was dressed up with a pretty patterned wallpaper on the back wall, calendars and note paper on the inside of the door, and an over-door rack for hanging aprons and kitchen towels.

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Window dressing

    A kitchen with a stainless steel double-wide fridge, farm-style sink, and dishwasher could easily feel cold and industrial, but not this kitchen! Fabric helps soften it up and make the room feel warm and homey. The bottom cupboard doors were removed and replaced with pretty gingham panels hung from tension rods. The pattern is repeated on the comfy barstools on the other side of the island, and surrounding the panel on the Roman shade window covering. Note the bottle opener mounted to the side of the cupboard on the left: a fun and useful touch!

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Wow factor!

    This kitchen looks like it could be located in a Tuscan villa! Super high ceilings with exposed beams give a traditional feel, and allow room for a big, chunky ladder to be hung from thick, black chain. Copper pots are stored on top. The most interesting feature of this room is the large, brick-lined niche that matches the arch of the window. It looks like an old brick oven or fireplace, and is the perfect spot to house a double-wide oven. The earth tones of the wood, brick, and stone tile floor blend together beautifully, and a backsplash of mismatched tiles adds a pop of color under the window ... which no doubt looks over rows of grape vines and olive trees.

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Beam me up!

    There's a lot of wood in this kitchen, but choosing slightly different finishes keeps the room from looking too "matchy." Rough-hewn, darker beams criss-cross the ceiling, making the perfect spot to screw in a few hooks for pots and pans. The cabinets and plate rack are done in a lighter finish, and the island hue ties them together. A pretty rug softens the mismatched stone tile floor.

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Clean lines

    This bright white kitchen is clean and simple, but has some amazing features. The light-colored marble found on the countertops and island makes up the entire wall behind the stove. Talk about easy clean-up! A faucet over the stove makes filling large pots easy, and white molding tops the wide range hood, making it look like part of the architecture of the room. The island features a couple of shallow shelves on the outside, perfect for housing cookbooks!

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens
  • Farm-style pot rack

    Why hang an ordinary store-bought pot rack in your country kitchen? This whitewashed vintage ladder adds a fantastic farm-style touch to the room. Although the white chain used here isn't sturdy enough to support super heavy cast iron pots, it's great for hanging collanders and other lightweight items, and holding a couple of pretty baskets.

    Date Published: February 28, 2013
    Date Updated: February 28, 2013
    Tags: kitchens

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