Here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. From contemporary to traditional kitchens, we help homeowners and property developers make the right design choices. But what about small rustic kitchens, where space is reduced but character really needs to stand out? Well this is our guide to the important considerations when designing a small rustic kitchen.

What are the most important design considerations 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:

  • Creating a visual feature in the rustic style- 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 rustic style 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. These can be very impactful in a small rustic kitchen, and can emphasise your design choices all round.

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.

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