Farmhouse kitchens are instantly soul-satisfying. The approachable style features warm elements such as wood, brick, metal, exposed pulls (none of this invisible hardware business) and cabinets that look like cabinets. Even the fanciest farmhouse kitchen feels like it’s made for pulling up a stool and kicking back with a mug of tea and a slab of apple pie. Just in time for fall!
A Modern Take
Farmhouse style doesn’t have to be too countrified. Take a gander at this colourful, 950-square-foot heritage bungalow in Toronto. The kitchen merges elements you might find in a farmhouse in the sticks (a weathered dining table, an apron sink) with new flourishes (hexagon floor tiles, a seamless hood vent) that you’d find in a metropolis.
Everything in its Place
This modern, monochromatic dream home in Toronto has tons of gorgeous details, from the kitchen’s custom open shelving and shaker-style cabinets to the brass knobs for a farmhouse vibe. We also love that harvest table! And that sputnik chandelier!
This must-see derelict-barn transformation by Joanna Gaines features this kitchen farmhouse fans will love. Reclaimed floors and a dramatic backsplash with a tarnished hood vent make this space stellar.
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This newfangled farmhouse adopts homespun details. These include wood countertops and open ceiling trusses, which you can see better on this fabulous 1840s home tour. A gorgeous gooseneck faucet, industrial appliances and lower cabinetry only (to maximize views) make this a kitchen we can all get behind.
host Hilary Farr created this chic kitchen that’s dripping with stunning detail: the island’s trestle-leg base, the slatted ceiling, lovely brass lanterns and a herringbone backsplash. Check out more gorgeous kitchen transformations by the HGTV Canada designer.
This warm and welcoming kitchen by Chip and Joanna Gaines comes together with exposed brick, shapely tin light fixtures and wood ceiling beams. Best of all is that one-of-a-kind island with its snazzy pulls. Tour more memorable kitchen designs by the Fixer Upper couple.
Follow Joanna Gaines’ lead and install a full wall of vintage-inspired tile, add shelving and prominent brackets and you’re halfway to the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams.
Subway Tile Overload
Eschewing upper cabinetry and cladding the wall with tons of subway tiles gives swagger to this stunning kitchen. A matching streaky-marble island completes the look. When can we move in?
Here’s another Joanna Gaines special marked by beaten-up brick, an abundance of wood and a pair of old-school light fixtures. Pro tip: hit up a flea market or salvage store to find similar pendants and shelves.
Can we talk about that corrugated ceiling? And the boldness of the black? These are just two features in this former horse stable that’s chock-a-block with character. The kitchen’s unusual wood backsplash is also something to behold!
The oft-overlooked ceiling gets the cottage treatment care of Joanna Gaines, who finishes off this kitchen with a sleek black countertop and a terracotta backsplash for an appealing modern farmhouse look.
Contrasting cabinetry is an easy way to make a big impact. Case in point: this century home in Toronto that beautifully mashes up the old and the new, including in the kitchen where sturdy cabinetry and vintage hardware impart a chic, farmhouse style.
Show Off Hardware
Farmhouse style is about letting the hardware make a statement. Forget a hidden touch-latch system and put those cup handles on show. And while you’re at it, follow this idea from Kortney and Dave of Masters of Flip: install a rustic hood vent for contrast and black subway tile.
Designed by Jillian Harris of Love It Or List It Vancouver, this refined take on farmhouse style features soothing light green in the kitchen. We love the dainty farmhouse pendants that work really well when you’re going for a less conspicuous farmhouse look.
Farmhouse-style kitchens are great because they can teeter between casual and dressed-up, as seen in this design, also by the Property Brothers. Gather round the island, done up in farmhouse finery vis-a-vis ornate island legs, metal lanterns and raised cabinetry.
A Cohesive Feel
Exuding elegance, this kitchen by the Property Brothers showcases the power of restraint. The wood, white and brass palette is so appealing, too. Hefty ceiling beams are cohesive with the floors, and we love the splendid cross detail at the island. Metal marine chairs add to the farmhouse charm.
The owner of this stone farmhouse in Ontario says the kitchen is his favourite room in the house. We can see why! Vintage light fixtures, a butcher-block countertop and a handmade tile backsplash, which you can see better here, are set against cottony white for a showstopper of a barn. Um, by the way, those stools – which were spray-painted white – are from Walmart.
On Buyers Bootcamp, Scott McGillivray helped a couple renovate a Colonial home, with the caveat that they keep the historic charm intact. This farmhouse kitchen is a rustic-modern marvel complete with exposed brick, a glossy grey backsplash and an apron sink. Contrasting cabinets give the space edge.
Scott McGillivray gave this island a farmhouse vibe on Income Property by using rustic planks of wood. Elegant shaker cabinets with open cubbies keeps the space from feeling too DIY.
It’s a misnomer that farmhouse style can’t be sophisticated, as evidenced by this dynamic design in Vancouver. (Trust us, you need to check out this stylish family home that deftly balances the rustic with the modern.) The island is topped with granite and features French-style chairs. A gold fixture imparts warmth to the space.
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