Down To Earth Kitchens

Down To Earth Kitchens

Kristen Lubbe
May 27, 2011

The kitchen is typically the place that people migrate to in the home. It's a comforting and inviting space that lends itself well to entertaining and socializing. It's easy to catch up with old friends while helping them prepare dinner or have quality family time while peeling potatoes. Down to earth kitchens are those that we honestly just don't ever want to leave.

There's no one single feature that makes a kitchen down to earth or ultra appealing, it's essentially the vibe of the entire kitchen and of all of the combined components that give the space that feeling. Some of the most popular components in a down to earth kitchen might include:

• open shelving: this creates an open environment and puts everything out in the open, there's nothing hidden or put behind closed doors.
• hardwood floors: there's always a rustic quality of hardwood floors in the kitchen, particularly if they're original to the house or have been purposely distressed. They create a truly no-fuss ambiance and we know it's ok if we spill a little milk.
• contrasting colors & materials: stainless steel and dark wood, black and white or modern paired with traditional are all easy ways to bring your kitchen down to earth. Use a rustic reclaimed wood table and industrial chairs in your dining room to create interest and contrast.

The wonderful thing about down to earth kitchens is that there really isn't a right or a wrong way to achieve the look. It's all about what you feel is comfortable and inviting!

Shown above:
1. Kool and Kreative
2. Kitchenisms
3. From Moon To Moon
4. SchappacherWhite Ltd.
5. Rue Magazine

Images: as linked above

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