10 Tips for Rustic Kitchen Designs


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Appliances
This may be taking rustic a bit too far.
This may be taking rustic a bit too far.
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It actually is possible to incorporate popular stainless steel appliances into a rustic kitchen. The key is to surround the modern-looking appliances with plenty of Old World charm with the countertops and cabinetry. For a more authentic look, seek out retro appliances. Modern manufacturers make retro appliances that fit in well with your rustic design. The stove top may be made from a glossy white porcelain or have a cast iron topper. Your fridge choice could be brand-new but look like it came from the 1950s. You could also choose a standard fridge with a wood veneer front to allow it to blend in to the surrounding cabinetry.

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