A farmhouse kitchen design can be embraced in any home. If you are worried about it aging out, keep it modern. Add new age touches while still achieving the relaxed and homey feeling this style design is known to provide!
Cabinetry in a farmhouse kitchen can be made up of neutral paint colors, wood tones, or both.
Floating wood shelves and glass front cabinets are oftentimes associated with this design. A large island with available seating will allow for large meals and extensive gatherings, not to mention storage! Allowing for you to keep your kitchen organized while you entertain day to day or even during the holidays.
Incorporating modern finishes to your kitchen gives you the option to do less or do away with shiplap completely! Mixing wood and stone elements both modernize and add warmth to the space. Consider a stone or concrete countertop atop a shiplap island. In choosing this design, you have the freedom to have a perfect balance, a more modern, or a more traditional farmhouse style. Embrace dark wood flooring and exposed beams, accompanied by neutral and textured stone backsplash.
For lighting and plumbing finishes you can lean more towards chic, or industrial. For an open concept home, you may consider closely matching these finishes with the existing finishes in your livingroom. This will flow more naturally making the overall design style of your home more cohesive. Bold chandeliers or pendant lighting over the island will make a statement. Using painted or stained shiplap, or an industrial metal finish for your range hood will create a focal point. You can also use this as an opportunity to break up a heavy row of cabinets.
Include black or brass hardware throughout your finished look for added detail. Depending on how you choose to approach a modern farmhouse design, you can allow for your space to feel bigger, without sacrificing the warmth you may want for this part of the house.