When you think of rustic, large open plan country kitchens spring to mind, complete with hardwood table, AGA and apron sink. But what about small country cottages and traditional terraces? These two have rustic, charming kitchens, just with less space to work with. So if you want to capture the quintessential rustic kitchen, but you only have a small kitchen, dont worry. Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists, and this is our guide to the top design ideas for small rustic kitchens.

Design ideas for small rustic kitchens

So, how can you create the perfect rustic kitchen, in a small space? Well, there are several things you can do, including:

  • Picking out the main features- while you might not fit the big family table into the small kitchen, you should still opt for other design features like the apron sink and timber, or timber effect cabinets and worktops. This will really be the basis of your kitchen design.
  • Using light colours- rustic kitchens tend to use a lot of natural materials. And this can be effective in a small space, as long as you stick to the light end of the colour scheme. For example, you could opt for beige and creams instead of deep mahogany and browns. And if you want to throw in a slice of colour, that can be very effective too. Just make sure you choose pastel colours and light shades, rather than deep rich colours. A lighter colour scheme will help your small space feel larger than it really is.
  • Choosing the right finishings- unlike contemporary kitchens, rustic kitchens can enjoy some detail. This includes cabinet door handles with embellishments, as well as cabinet trimmings with design detail.

For more information or advice, why not get in touch with the team today? Or check out what we can offer online or in store, here at MLS Kitchens.