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Rustic Kitchen Design: How to Get the Look

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!  
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Waypoint 650 Oak Cabinets in Tawny – Click to Shop

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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

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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
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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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Rustic Design + Industrial Design: Marrying Design Styles

Today, we’ll be discussing marrying design styles, rustic design and industrial design. You could be someone who loves both styles and can’t decide between them. You could be married to someone who loves rustic, when you love industrial, and you’re searching for a compromise. No matter the reason, meshing these styles together is easy to do, and we’ll show you how!

What is Rustic Design Style?

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Rustic Design Style Defined: Rustic design style brings you close to nature.  Reminiscent of pioneers in the early days, they would most likely find it humorous how much work people put into getting the look that was their only option. I’m sure they could only dream of the modern luxuries we have today, but rustic style doesn’t have to be absent of luxury. It is one of my favorite design styles, boasting organic shapes, natural materials, lots of wood, and accents that have been around for decades, if not centuries. Rustic style is popular in areas all over the country, not just in the backwoods of Kentucky.
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Why people love it:  Rustic design evokes a feeling of nostalgia. It feels simple and pure. It is great for the environment because you can repurpose so many pieces. DIYers can do big things with the rustic design style which can make it extremely budget friendly. Rustic style gives me the same feeling as a weekend spent camping. It provides a sense of peace and calm, getting you away from the hustle and bustle of the city, even if you’re right in the city center.
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Who tends to like the rustic design vibe: If you love to work with your hands. If you love camping under the stars. If you love to repurpose and up cycle. If you love a wood burning fireplace and the smell of fresh cut hickory, rustic style could be for you.
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What is Industrial Style?

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What it industrial design style: Industrial style was not so much a design style, but a way that buildings looked in real life. This is the style that was built from blue collar workers in America. And that might be why it’s become so loved. It’s raw. It’s real. It is simple, stripped down, and bold. While some find it cold, many feel warmth in the metals and woods that make this style what it is. You can find this style all over, from small studios to million dollar mansions.
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The industrial design appeal: Industrial design style celebrates affordable materials, eliminating the fluff. It is bare and raw. It focuses more on the essentials that the frills. While this style can be simple and downplayed, you can also add touches of elegance and luxury that elevate the aesthetic.
 
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Who is drawn to Industrial design style: You are not a big box shopper. Ikea is NOT your friend. You love thrifting, finding unique items to use in a new or unexpected way. You don’t need a lot of bright colors to find a space warm and cozy. You love walking through historic districts and possibly abandoned buildings.
 
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The Marriage: Rustic Industrial Style

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Now for the finale! How to marry rustic style and industrial style. The two styles have a lot in common. They are both raw in their own way, stripped down to bare materials. They focus on woods and metals. One is more country, while the other has more of a city feel, but the combination is so beautiful, perfect for a harmonious home. This is one of my favorite styles, as there is no shelf-life. This is not a trendy look, its a classic look, with pieces that have already stood the test of time.
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Using Natural Stone, Natural Wood Cabinets, Paired with Stainless Steel Lighting, Appliances, and polished concrete countertops makes this a perfect marriage of rustic design and industrial design styles.
 
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Joanna Gains, HGTV’s latest design star, has a knack for combining rustic and industrial style. Her kitchen is the perfect example. Concrete countertops with a matte finish, natural wood floors, farm sink, floating rustic shelves, wood beams, industrial lighting and stainless steel appliances paired with oil rubbed bronze hardware.

How to get the look:

  • Focus on old pieces, the more distressed, the better.
  • White, Grey or Natural Wood Cabinet Doors
  • Find pieces that mix wood and metal together.
  • Concrete, stainless steel or butcher block countertops
  • Up cycled pieces, like wire basket light fixtures
  • Oil Rubbed bronze Accents
  • Stainless Steel Appliances and Fixtures
  • Add sliding barn doors (Available at both Builders Surplus Locations)
  • Use as much exposed brick as possible (Ask about our brick tile)
  • Add floating shelves or open shelves with industrial piping
  • Use old and rusted accents. The antique store is your friend!

More examples of Rustic Industrial Design:

 
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Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We are the leading provider of Ledge Stone, wall tile and backsplash tile 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