Creating a Rustic kitchen
Take inspiration from farmhouse kitchens and countryside living by bringing the Rustic trend to life in your own rustic kitchen.
How to get the look
Combine rustic materials, colours from a neutral colour palette and unpolished metallic accents to create a kitchen inspired by country life.
Step one: Choose your cabinet doors
Solid timber cabinet doors can give your rustic kitchen a premium look. Choose from our Tewkesbury or Tewkesbury Framed ranges, which combine authentic Shaker design with a grained finish. Your builder can use glass fronted units to create a bespoke feature which mirrors the look of a traditional kitchen dresser, where you can display your glassware and dining sets.
Step two: Pick your worktop
Make a striking feature of your work surface with the natural character of a solid oak block worktop. Laminate alternatives like a walnut-block effect worktop replicate the colour and style of wood, and are easy to keep clean. A quick wipe after dinner is all they need.
Step three: Select a sink and tap
Your builder can complement your rustic kitchen with a heritage-inspired Belfast sink, which offers plenty of room for washing up. Give your rustic kitchen a modern twist with a stainless steel undermount sink – a contemporary option that sits discreetly beneath your work.
Step four: Choose your appliances
Enjoy plenty of room for preparing a feast with a five burner gas hob, which will continue the rustic kitchen feel. Opt for built-under appliances rather than tower units for a low-key rustic kitchen that is spacious and open. Keeping wall units to a minimum is also a growing trend.
Step five: Find flooring and door furniture
Solid wood or a wood-effect laminate flooring will add character to your rustic kitchen, like tawny chestnut oak effect flooring. Alternatively, a light travertine or slate-effect tile creates a stripped-back look and is easy to clean. Ensure your rustic kitchen is bright and airy by asking your builder to replace doors with a 4 panel Shaker oak glazed door to fill your space with natural light.
Step six: Add finishing touches
Your builder can add unpolished or vintage-inspired handles, like brushed nickel effect cup and knob handles, to your cabinet doors to introduce a further heritage element. Decorative accessories like pilasters, corbels and cornices and pelmets complete this rustic kitchen.
Choose from more than 70 kitchen designs
Discover our kitchens, which can be tailored to suit your home and way of life. Explore our Shaker, Universal and Contemporary collections for inspiration when you are planning a new kitchen.