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Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

Modern Farmhouse Kitchens

Modern Farmhouse Kitchens celebrates the distinctive design aesthetic that comes from blending classic country elements with modern and industrial influences. Our featured kitchens showcase this eclectic style at its best, with character-filled spaces that feel fresh and personal. Beautiful photography highlights the details that make these kitchens unique—including the product choices that help homeowners achieve this distinctive look.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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1 min.
from the editors

One of the top reasons people remodel their kitchens has nothing to do with functionality and everything to do with looks. Quite simply: The style of their current kitchen doesn’t feel like home. When you consider how much time we spend preparing meals, entertaining friends, and just walking in and out of the kitchen, who doesn’t want to love their space? So bring on the updated appliances and savvy storage, and don’t leave out the color, details, and features that say “Come spend time with me.” We admit we’re partial, but here at Modern Farmhouse Kitchens, we think one of the best ways to create a welcoming kitchen is to embrace timeworn things. Rustic reclaimed wood. Yes, please! Charming light fixtures that appear salvaged from a centuries-old factory. Where can we…

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modern farmhouse kitchens

Editor KARMAN WITTRY HOTCHKISS Design Director KIMBERLY MORGAN METZ Contributing Editor JESSICA BRINKERT HOLTAM Staff Writer JESSICA Contributing Designer KRISTIN Copy Editor MARTHA COLOFF LONG Administrative Assistant RENAE MABIE HOME Executive Editor SAMANTHA HART Group Editor ANN BLEVINS Senior Editor BRIAN KRAMER Senior Associate Editor NATALIE DAYTON Staff Writer JESSICA BENNETT Design Director KIMBERLY MORGAN METZ Group Art Director NICOLE DEAN TEUT Associate Art Director JESSICA ENO Assistant Art Director EMILY BUTTERWORTH Administrative Assistants RENAE MABIE, SUE MILLER FOOD Executive Editor JAN MILLER Senior Editors JESSICA SAARI CHRISTENSEN, MAGGIE GLISAN Senior Associate Editor CARRIE BOYD Design Director STEPHANIE HUNTER Assistant Art Director RAE DANNEMAN Administrative Assistant COURTNEY BUSH Test Kitchen Director LYNN BLANCHARD Culinary Specialists SARAH BREKKE, JULI HALE, SAMMY MILA, COLLEEN WEEDEN Senior Food Stylist GREG LUNA Food Stylist KELSEY BULAT GARDEN Senior Editor SUSAN APPLEGET HURST Design Director NICK CROW Administrative Assistant KATIE MORT Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden® Manager SANDRA GERDES EDITORIAL ADMINISTRATION Editorial Director JENNIFER DORLAND DARLING Deputy Director, Editorial &…

2 min.
farm to table for under $50

3 min.
urban chic

the kitchen plan CITY IN THE COUNTRY Converted buildings and warehouse spaces are what typically spring to mind when one thinks of loft living, but Craig Kettles brought the same airy look to the 620-square-foot mountain cottage he shares with partner Michael McGaughey in Highlands, North Carolina. In fact, the home, which Craig describes as “a loft in a grove of trees”—along with its shortage of architectural detail—inspired the kitchen’s overhaul. Craig wanted a kitchen with an industrial look that still felt warm and welcoming. EASY ACCESS Floating shelves and a wall of cubbies supply much of the kitchen storage, deliberately putting everyday items in view. “We are both foodies and prefer a working kitchen rather than a show kitchen with lots of closed cabinets,” Craig says. “It’s hard to know what’s…

4 min.
vintage radiance

the kitchen plan BEST-LOVED FEATURE Nostalgic touches abound in interior designer Lindsey Black’s Memphis kitchen, including wide-plank oak floors, schoolhouse-style pendants, and brass accents that reference the early 1900s. But it’s the Shaker-style cabinets painted a bold shade of jade that steal the show. “I’m big on thoughtful use of color for impact,” Lindsey says. “If you begin with a neutral background, you have to bring personality into a space with other elements. By starting with a standout color, everything else falls into place around it.” A white backsplash, countertops, and island cabinetry balance the dark shade. SPACE PLANNING The kitchen was designed to be large enough to handle a crowd when the family entertains (husband Josh has six brothers), but it’s equally efficient (and cozy) for cooking nightly meals for Molly,…

2 min.
timeless classic

the kitchen plan QUIET ADJUSTMENTS The owner of this 1918 Dutch Colonial home in Atlanta wanted a peaceful, welcoming retreat where she could recharge when cooking. With that in mind, interior designer Carter Kay renovated the kitchen to include a serene color scheme and streamlined cabinet silhouettes while acknowledging the home’s history with classic European-inspired details A FINE BALANCE Plaster walls, glass-front cabinets, and antique oak floors reflect the era of the home, whereas the pared-down design and top-of-the-line appliances embrace a modern sensibility. The stained wood on the island and black accents provide an inviting contrast that balances an abundance of white. CLASSIC SILHOUETTES Cabinet drawers and doors fit flush into the frames for a clean, integrated look. Subtly recessed panels on lower doors, flat-face molding on top of upper cabinetry, and…