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Modern Farmhouse Kitchens: Capturing the Essence of Waco in Your Cooking Space
Jim Bland Homes

Modern Farmhouse Kitchens: Capturing the Essence of Waco in Your Cooking Space

If you’re from the Waco area, you’re likely familiar with the modern farmhouse aesthetic. When contemplating your next home remodeling project, we’ve put together a handy guide to bring the look into your kitchen. 

Neutral Colors & Materials

Many modern farmhouse kitchens feature neutral colors like white, cream, beige, or light gray. These colors create a sense of openness, making the kitchen feel more comfortable and welcoming. On the other hand, deeper greens and browns can give your kitchen a rustic feel, which you can combine with stone, exposed beams, and natural wood cabinetry.  

Neutral materials like wood, stone, and metal contribute to a farmhouse kitchen's warm, rustic feel. Using locally sourced materials is a sustainable way to create style in your kitchen without expanding your carbon footprint too much. 

Farmhouse Sinks

A farmhouse sink or apron-front sink are popular choices for this kitchen style. They have a distinctive exposed front and help create a charming, country-inspired vibe. 

Farmhouse sinks come in various colors, styles, and materials, so you pick the one that matches your kitchen’s design. These sinks can be made from Fireclay, cast iron, porcelain, and stainless steel. 

Some come with one large bowl, while others can be partitioned off or come with accessories like a cutting board or draining overlay. 

Open Shelves & Simple Cabinets

Choosing open shelves or simple cabinets helps with your kitchen's warm, inviting feel. They allow for storage and display of your kitchen items. 

Open shelving gives you the option of choosing decorative storage containers, such as canisters for baking ingredients. You can also show off your style by displaying your creative dishes and glasses. 

If you choose the simple cabinets, choose shaker style or flat panel cabinet doors that are white or light colored. 

Subway Tiles

For a simple but elegant backsplash, choose subway tiles in white or other light colors. They are timeless and versatile, which complements a neutral color scheme. 

A benefit of subway tiles is you can use as many or as few as you want to create a stunning look in your kitchen. Plus, they are easy to clean and maintain. 

Open Floor Plan

When designing a modern kitchen, a great rule of thumb is to keep it an open floor plan. These floor plans allow for seamless transitions between your kitchen, dining areas, and living areas. 

An open floor plan is perfect if you love hosting gatherings at your home. Groups tend to congregate in the kitchen, so with extra space, everyone can hang out and spend time with each other. 

Open floor plans also help create a sense of togetherness, even if your family is spread out.

Statement Lighting & Accents 

Modern farmhouse kitchens feature rustic or antique fixtures and accents. Unique and eye-catching light fixtures can help your kitchen make a statement while providing cozy lighting. Your rustic accents have a weathered, antique look, which adds character to your kitchen. 

You can find a nice piece for your kitchen’s focal point at an antique store or yard sale. Sourcing antiques is a fun way to decorate your kitchen in the modern farmhouse style and help maintain sustainability. 

Splash of Green

After decorating your kitchen with fun accent pieces, you can add a splash of green in the form of plants, herbs, or flowers. Spider plants are easy to maintain, and succulents bring a touch of the outdoors indoors. 

If you lack a green thumb, there are plenty of hearty plants you can add to your kitchen, including: 

  • Bromeliad Veiesea Intenso Orange

  • Preserved Fern Kokedama

  • Boston Fern

  • Money Tree

  • String of Pearls

  • Aloe Vera

  • String of Dolphins

  • Bird’s Nest Fern

  • Golden Pothos

Adding natural greenery to your home also improves air quality, which is beneficial for your family!

Build Your Dream Home in Texas With Jim Bland Construction 

For over five decades, Jim Bland has been building and customizing beautiful homes in the Waco, Texas, area. We will do whatever it takes to bring your vision to life.

Whether you are looking for popular styles of homes in Texas or your own ideas, we can handle your build from start to finish. 

Contact us today for more information about how to build your dream home! Call us at 254-772-6508 or send us a message online

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