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Traditional French Farmhouse-Style Kitchen Ideas

a vintage-style antique black kitchen cabinet

A traditional turn of the century French farmhouse-style kitchen. The natural building materials such as wood, plaster, terra cotta tiles and wrought iron give rise to the true feeling of a French farmhouse-style kitchen. Notice the use of copper cookware, as well as the wrought iron hangers for the pots, pans and utensils. French Bistro Theme Black Kitchen Design

One of the most important French country style techniques that can make a French country kitchen are the color and decoration of the cupboards. Pine cupboards pickled and stained help to bring out the rustic, old country feel of a French country kitchen. The idea is to create cupboards that stand out. If buying new cupboards or staining cupboards is out of the plan, then try removing the cupboard door and having a tradesman engrave or add a design to the door. It is ideal that the cupboards be very light to help lighten up the kitchen and to maintain a lighthearted, inviting environment.

French farmhouse-style kitchen

This French farmhouse-style kitchen image reveals the skylight ceiling that offers an abundance of natural light, and also reveals the large kitchen table used for entertaining lots of family and friends.

modern style French country kitchen

This modern style French country kitchen has all of the attributes of an old world French kitchen. Ample storage space abounds, almost all usable areas are utilized. Notice the weathered and rustic wooden cabinets and earthy granite countertop. Multiple streams of natural lighting are allowed to illuminate the congested area, post and beam forms the construction, wrought iron is used for the chandelier and cupboard handles, and a Roman blind provides window coverage.

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