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October, 2013

Design Trend
The Down Home Feel of Simple Living

October, 2013

The simple charm of a country kitchen can help make your home feel more inviting. Find out how to make a country kitchen redesign a reality. We provide you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of what you need to know and what needs to be considered for this style of kitchen:

  • •   Sinks -- Apron sinks, also known as farmhouse sinks, feature a wide base and deep basin for easier cleaning of large pots and pans. These sinks feature an exposed front that drops down in front of the sink instead of stopping at the edge of the counter. And if you are looking for a durable material that is easy to clean and won't chip, Moen offers stainless steel apron sinks that will fit nicely with your décor.

  • Waterhill Oil Rubbed Bronze two-handle high arc kitchen faucet
  • •   Faucets -- A bridge faucet like the Waterhill from Moen provides vintage country style and authenticity to any kitchen. You can even extend the Waterhill's beautiful style with matching accessories as a way to tie everything together.

  • •   Appliances -- You can mix modern conveniences with traditional styles as long as the appliances keep with the décor. But if you are looking to add an extra touch of authenticity, companies like Heartland make antique-looking appliances with modern conveniences such as self-cleaning, convection ovens with concealed electronic controls and refrigerators with ice makers and internal water dispensers.

  • •   Storage -- Open shelving along a long wall offers plenty of extra storage with that unique country kitchen feel.

  • •   Cabinets -- Quartersawn oak cabinetry provides a solid and traditional look to any country kitchen.

  • •   Décor -- Use antiques and mismatched elements that are held together by a vintage theme to make a country kitchen feel truly authentic. Screw stools and glass cloches repurposed as light fixtures are just two examples of the countless touches you can add. And these items don't have to cost a fortune. Consider visiting flea markets to find great, rustic pieces at affordable prices.

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