Rustic Kitchen Design is a very popular style right now! I love it, as it evokes the feelings that I get in nature, in the country, away from the pressures of “city life”. Those are feelings are of peace, contentment, and natural beauty. Today we’ll help you make choices for your kitchen remodel that will give you the perfect rustic kitchen design. Contact-Designer-Shop-Ad

Choosing Cabinets for a Rustic Kitchen Design

Your cabinets are the most important choice in creating your rustic kitchen design. You may think of rustic cabinets as only solid wood tones, but that’s not the case! You can choose white, stained wood, natural wood, or even colored cabinets and still get a rustic look, however, definitly stick with neutrals. Adding a glaze on raised panel cabinets with detail is another great way to get this look. Here are a few examples below of some beautiful rustic kitchen cabinets!  

Waypoint 650 Oak Cabinets in Tawny – Click to Shop


Wellborn Cabinets – Henslow Square Door Style in Pebble Cream – Click to Shop

Countertops for a Rustic Kitchen Design

Similar to your kitchen cabinets, neutrals are the best choice for a rustic kitchen design. My top choice would be butcher block, as wood is definitly a popular material for a rustic look. However, that is not your only option. Granite, quartz, or laminate countertops can also be used to achieve this look. Another option is to mix wood countertops with another material. Use it on your island for a nice rustic pop! Creamy whites go well for a rustic or farmhouse look, as well as speckled tans or even darker tones like navy.
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Wellborn Sonoma Maple Carmel Java Cabinets – Click to Shop

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Wellborn Melrose Maple Inset Cabinets in Glacier – Click to Shop Hardwood Flooring!

Backsplash for a Rustic Kitchen Design

A few of my favorite choices for rustic backsplashes would be:
  • Subway tile – it goes with everything!
  • Ledgestone – This is one of the most rustic looks you can find
  • Tan mosaic or large format tile
  • Wood Look Tile – A very rustic look, although not very common
  • Brick Tile – White or natural red
All of these backsplash options will give your a beautiful rustic kitchen design!
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Wood Look Tile – Click To Shop

Ledge Stone Backsplash Louisville Cincinnati Newport

Ledge Stone Backsplash – Click to Shop

Hardware for a Rustic Kitchen Design

There is a wide variety of hardware options for your rustic kitchen. One of my favorite options is a rusty toned cabinet hardware, it brings a refreshing authenticity to the design. Brushed nickel, brass, and oil rubbed bronze are also very solid choices for cabinet hardware. I also think that cup pulls or vintage style hardware is a great way to go, but get creative with it! It really is a person choice, but it will also help to set off your design. See the photos in the blog for examples we love! Kitchen Cabinets-Shop-Ad

Lighting for a Rustic Kitchen Design

Lighting is a fantastic way to set off your design. Pendant lighting is a very popular choice, with Edison bulbs, dome pendants, and pendants with a cage style. Can lights are also a great choice if you don’t feel like your design needs anything else to be perfect! Rustic Kitchen Lighting Louisville Newport Cincinnati
Rustic Kitchen Design Lighting Louisville Newport Cincinnati

Wellborn Davenport Square Maple Cabinets – Click to Shop

Flooring for a Rustic Kitchen Design

Flooring for a rustic kitchen design can be based on your personal preference, but solid hardwood, or a wood look flooring such as LVT, laminate or Wood Look Tile will be the best choice. You can also win with a neutral or stone look tile. Choose something with a hand-scraped or distressed finish to set off the look!
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Large format tile flooring – click to shop!

  Are you looking to do a rustic kitchen design? What will you be putting in your new remodel? Let us know in the comments below!
Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We are one of the leading providers of kitchen cabinets, kitchen countertops, backsplash tile, and cabinet hardware in Louisville, Newport, and Cincinnati. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!
Written By: Allie Bloyd

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