Traditional kitchen – American farm to an old world Tuscan style, rustic kitchen design based on wood cabinets, metal hanging racks, copper pots and open shelves. Design area rustic kitchen work into a triangle to make the kitchen efficient. The triangle stove, sink and refrigerator, all within a range of less than 12 feet to allow for adequate workplace. A work area island is ideal for use in a kitchen triangle as it diverts traffic from the work area. Kitchen backsplashes serves to protect the wall behind the sink from splashed water while you also add a decorative element to the kitchen. Because it is a limited size, the backsplash is a good place to try things you would not necessarily want to in an entire room.
Scour flea markets, yard sales and antique shops in your area to find rustic elements to convert to work pieces in your kitchen. No need to completely remodel the entire traditional kitchen; add rustic touch to your modern kitchen combines the best of both worlds. Replace an old wooden butcher block to the top of an antique ice chest to make an island. Place the island in front of the stove or the sink area with at least three feet in the aisle. Spot mixing bowls and baking the ware housing and blades are in the drawers.
Install a metal pot stand over the island to keep the pots and pans. All you need to cook is at hand. Cooper pots to give an old world charm to any country kitchen and look great displayed on a wrought iron rack. Set wooden spoons and wire whisks in an old watering can in the corner of the island or next to the stove. All your mixing needs are within easy reach and good-looking. Put a braided rug or an antique rag rug on the floor in front of the island. The carpet offers the ambiance and cushions your feet while working. Install lighting that is simple in design and will not be in conflict with the rustic look. Bright lighting aids in work in your traditional kitchen, so choose wisely.