Create a unique farmhouse kitchen using wood-effect laminate

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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.

Create a breakfast bar

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.

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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.

Floating shelves

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.