Farmhouse style is so appealing because it's approachable. In this modern farmhouse kitchen remodel we went with a more dressed up aesthetic. We created a comfortable, casual space that's tailored to raising a family, but it also marries well with the more formal elements of the house such as a the ten-foot high ceilings and detailed crown molding.
Chelsea Allard, Project Designer
This Cotswold farmhouse kitchen didn't require much rearranging, but the finishes were dated and storage and functional counter space were lacking. Professional grade appliances, wide drawers to maximize storage, and a custom coffee station are just a few of the features charged with keeping this family running smoothly day to day. The taupe and chocolate cabinets are classically neutral without being predictable, and the quartz counters mean zero maintenance - ideal for a family with growing children.
PRACTICAL KITCHEN SOLUTIONS
"Farmhouse kitchen sink" usually conjures images of traditional white fireclay, but this family chose a stainless steel apron front model by Elkay to give it a more modern edge. It's easy to clean and the softer material means glasses are less likely to break when they inevitably tip over. The custom coffee station with lift-up door was designed specifically to accommodate easy access to the Keurig. The bottomless cabinet makes for easy clean up in the event of a spill. Wide island drawers equipped with a peg system to corral dishes make unloading the dishwasher a breeze.
MULTI-PURPOSE BAR AND DROP ZONE
Since the back hall connects the mudroom, pantry, dining room and kitchen, it was crucial that this transitional hub remained multi-purpose. For everyday living, the drop-zone is effective for organizing kids' schedules, homework piles and charging electronics; during large family gatherings, however, it easily converts to a bar, serving as a buffet line and drink station between the kitchen and formal dining room.