What makes the perfect kitchen? For some it's an ultra modern blend of stainless steel, gloss surfaces and brilliant lighting. For others it's a quaint, quiet place where you can while away an afternoon baking or reading at the table. For me it's a beautiful, character rich country kitchen! And today I've let my imagination roam to the five essential features that would make up this perfect country kitchen. Spare a moment to indulge with me...?
1) A Belfast Sink
Although washing dishes is one of the last things I enjoy doing, I love the simple chunky design of a Belfast Sink. This is a lovely way of making a feature of your window area and breaking up the lines of your cupboards.
2) Traditional Appliances
An increasingly popular feature, the traditional style range cooker is a great way to give an instant nostalgic feel to the kitchen. A bright, rich red like this one makes a real statement, or cream designs can give a more vintage feel!
3) Quaint Accessories
Sometime less is more and for my perfect country kitchen I love the idea of simple white crockery. Mixing in a few pretty fabrics and rustic designs can give a beautiful quaint feel which can be created no matter what style of kitchen you have.
4) Exposed Beams
Nothing says country to me like beautiful exposed beams and the kitchen is one of the best places to feature them. Packed with character they're not only a stunning feature but practical too for hanging pots, pans and pretty accessories.
5) Kitchen Dining Bench
Benches in the kitchen are an instant way to evoke a nostalgic tone and are great for getting the family together. Combine with beautiful cushions and you can even make a matching table runner for a co-ordinated look!
What would make up your perfect kitchen? We'd love to hear from you!