When it comes to your new kitchen, you might be in the process of choosing a specific design or theme. But while a contemporary kitchen is one of the most popular options, there are other styles to choose from. A rustic kitchen can suit any home, and can be a very appealing and attractive option. But how can you create an attractive, rustic kitchen, with all the features you need. Well, here at MLS Kitchens, we are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. As a result, we have produced this guide to designing a rustic kitchen.

Designing a rustic kitchen

A rustic kitchen is designed with natural materials in mind. With warm, welcoming wood, and natural tones and features. As a result, when designing a rustic kitchen, you should consider:

  • ways to make a welcoming space
  • design choices
  • storage and practicalities


In a rustic kitchen, the main feature is often the dining space or table. This is because the kitchen is geared around social eating, and relaxing. The rustic kitchen is designed not just to be a place to cook and prepare food, but to also be a relaxing and comforting room in the home. Perfect for finishing off those emails, helping children with homework, or eating meals together.

Design choices

To help the kitchen feel warm and welcoming, you might want to consider natural materials. Timber and wood in particular are fantastic options for creating a warm, welcoming space. And when you pair this with warm tiles or paintwork, you can create a stylish and attractive kitchen.

Storage and practicalities

While a rustic kitchen is designed to be a room that can be enjoyed and useful to relax in, it should also be a practical and usable kitchen space. This means that there should be adequate storage. You could even consider adding a kitchen island for more storage solutions.

In addition, there should be nothing in between the space between the sink, the oven and the fridge. As these three points are the most used places in the kitchen. And being able to move freely between these is an essential practical consideration.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at MLS Kitchens.

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