How to Make a Kitchen Both Modern and Rustic

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

When it comes to homes, and kitchens specifically, there seems to be a tendency to either go modern and sleek or rustic and aged. We like both of those styles. But, one of the many other options is to go for both a hybrid modern and rustic look. Here are some ideas on how to do it for your Portland area home.

First, you could start with a hardwood countertop. If you have some extra cash, why not look for aged, reclaimed wood? This alone will give the kitchen a rustic look. Don't stop there. To match the wood countertop, gets some wooden stools, or metal stools with wooden seats. That alone will help give a kitchen a modern and rustic look. 

While the sink, the oven, and the fridge can give the kitchen a more modern look, especially with a smooth, polished metal surface, look to the cabinets to give your kitchen more rustic balance. One option is to let the wood grain show through on the cabinets. Another option is to remove the cabinet doors, giving the shelves an open look. The wood shelving can, of course, be stained or otherwise finished to accentuate the wood grain. 

After that, it's really a matter of finding the right kitchen appliances and furniture to match the design options above. And when it comes to the painting of the walls, that really comes down to personal taste. But, you might want to speak with an interior designer or paint professional to settle on a color and design that best suits a modern and rustic hybrid look. 

If you have any other questions about making your kitchen rustic and modern at the same time, don't hesitate to contact us. We're happy to help realize your kitchen vision. 

Image via Michelle Kaufmann

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