Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Get the look of a modern farmhouse kitchen that’s bold and big on style.

A bright, bold modern farmhouse kitchen with industrial touches can be warm and inviting—and this room is proof. The homeowners, located in Boulder County, Colorado, wanted to find a solution for their lack of storage space while still maintaining a vibrant, cozy atmosphere. They worked with Robert Ross of Fieldwork Architecture to add a window over the sink, to bring in natural light and to prevent the colors from being overpowering. Filled with sugar and spice and everything nice, here’s how to get the look of this modern farmhouse kitchen.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Pick the Right Palette

Before committing to a bold color on your cabinets, Robert suggests getting samples made by the cabinet manufacturer. Get a sample made of your selected color and finish so you can envision the finished product and if remodeling, get a feel for how the light changes over the course of the day. Put all your samples (for tiles, countertops, etc.) and paint swatches together and decide if it’s right for you.

Maximize Storage Space

“The approach to the design was to improve the storage options and efficiency but also work with the existing plumbing and some appliance locations,” Robert says. He integrated lots of drawers rather than doors for plenty kitchen utensils, and included a slide-out trashcan. Because large pots and a colander hang on each side of the range hood, big drawers aren’t needed below.

Utilize Every Inch

Working around the low ceiling and beams, additional space was created by removing the home’s old wood stove. Cabinets that provide storage work their way up to the ceiling, providing ample space for the shelves holding spices. The wrap-around bamboo end-grain butcher-block countertop that provides sufficient work surface is also a dream for any chef.

Modern farmhouse kitchen products featured here:

Cabinets: Hanley Woodworks in Boulder, CO. Oven: Kitchenaid, visit Cooktop: GE Profile, visit Range hood: Wolf, visit Shelf brackets and pot holders: Custom metalwork.

By Karen Wilhelmsen
Photography by ©2012 Daniel O’Connor Photography/

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