Beautiful Rustic Kitchen
With all the modern kitchens and kitchen accessories available on the market today, it’s great to see that so many people still prefer a rustic, cosy kitchen with an old English feel – somewhere that’s a real pleasure to cook and prepare and to gather with friends and family. Whether you have a traditional country kitchen that needs a quick makeover or you are looking to recreate that style in a newly built home, read on for some great ideas to get you started.
First and foremost, let’s give your kitchen a lease of life with a decent coat of paint. Rustic kitchens are often beautifully coloured – we suggest pale blues, greens and reds. Try different colours on walls and fittings and, most enjoyably, you don’t have to be too neat with your painting! Rustic kitchens look great with a few paint drops here and there, a combination of weak and strong brush strokes and wispy, wavy lines – this is what gives them their great charm and character.
Rustic Door Handles and Door Knobs
Let’s start the rustic look from the outside coming in. For a classic, rustic door handle, look no further than the Louis Fraser 253 Lever on Backplate, which is available in the unique dull black finish. To see the entire range of Louis Fraser products, click here. For a door handle on rose, the Urfic Victorian Retro Door Handle is available in copper or pewter. One of our most popular door knobs is the M.Marcus Antique Brass Antique Brass Door Knob, which has a sturdy appearance and has been hand crafted by master blacksmiths.
Rustic Cupboard Knob and Handles
One of the best ways to give your kitchen a rustic appearance quickly and without too much expense is to change your drawer and cupboard handles and knobs. New kitchen handles will certainly get noticed because you use them all the time! Try the Finesse Fittings 008 Pewter Cupboard Knob or Ridge Cabinet Handle. In fact, we suggest you browse the entire Finesse Fittings Cabinet Handle Collection as there are too many gorgeous handles to mention here.
Window Fasteners and Window Stays
Window stays are essential for rustic kitchens – how else are you going to hold the window open while your freshly baked pie cools on the sill?! Try From the Anvil’s Monkeytail Window Fastener, which features a charming, curly design – this is a really stunning piece of window furniture.
Kitchen Pull Outs and Storage
No rustic kitchen would be complete without some wicker baskets. For a beautiful kitchen pull out we strongly recommend Hettich’s Slide Out Wicker Baskets which provide easily accessible storage for bread, fruit and veg, condiments, bottles and more. You might want to try some of Hettich’s Cutlery Trays too, as these provide storage for all manner of kitchen utensils, spices and more.
Your rustic kitchen is almost complete! Why not complete the look with some lovely antique glass holders and a couple of hat and coat hooks to fit by the back door, so friends and family can get themselves comfortable, before devouring the apple pie on your window sill!