Whether you’re completely redesigning your kitchen, or you’re simply giving it a style refresh, there are a lot of things you can do to create a farmhouse style kitchen.
For some, creating the country feel might be as simple as painting existing cupboards, adding new fixtures, or incorporating a few more decorative items. (A great, cost effective way to get the farmhouse look and feel for your kitchen is to consider using wood-effect laminate worktops!)
Laminate is a fairly versatile material that can be used in several projects to complete a farmhouse style kitchen – here are some of the most common!
Creating a quintessential country kitchen can be achieved by installing iconic wooden worktops. Laminate worktops with a wood effect have been especially popular with our customers recently, because they look and feel almost like natural materials, but with less maintenance and increased durability.
Laminate worktops, particularly wood-effect styles, have come a long way in the last few years. Many are now solid core completely made of laminate for a smooth finish, instead of being thinly wrapped around particle board, increasing the strength and longevity of the material. They now come in a wide range of colours, textures, and can better echo the look and feel of natural materials.
A very popular kitchen trend over the last few years has been to create a breakfast bar or kitchen island using oak or light wood effect laminate. This type of project can look homely whether you use wood-effect laminate on the breakfast bar or throughout the whole kitchen.
Another cool design element involves making the eating sections of the kitchen a different colour or style than those typically used for cooking. For example, if you have a cooking section with a quartz-looking laminate then you might want a wood-effect laminate for the bar – or vice versa.
By creating specific breaks in colours or textures it can help add visual interest, break up the space, and keep your kitchen feeling bright and airy.
To create a farmhouse kitchen using wood-effect laminate you might want to consider adding a set or two of floating shelves, which are perfect if you need a space to store or display cookbooks, flowers, or bric-a-brac. You could even create this item using cut-offs or remnant sections from your worktop, black splash or upstand.
Creating floating shelves from wood-effect laminate will ensure they are hard wearing and that they exactly match your worktops!
We stock a range of wood-effect laminate so you get the look, feel, and benefits of laminate worktops including more heat resistant, 100% waterproof, and a hard-wearing surface.