The first feature that I always enjoy about a house is the way the kitchen is decorated, but sometimes I feel as if my own “shiplap kitchen” is missing something. So, let’s discuss why I feel that our family’s future kitchen design is lacking something, as well as some of the other factors that would create an outstanding kitchen.
One of the features that I feel is missing from our current home is the uniqueness of our farmhouse style, which is characterized by a mix of rustic farmhouse interior elements like a rustic farmhouse sink and countertop, along with the modern farmhouse appliances, like a convection oven and cook top. A big part of the appeal of having a Shiplap kitchen is the fact that it’s designed so that you can open the doors on the floor so that you can see into the kitchen. Unfortunately, there isn’t much room for creativity and experimentation with this small space.
There are also certain types of materials and colors that are often required for a modern farmhouse kitchen. A black and white modern farmhouse kitchen doesn’t have the charm that a black and white traditional kitchen does. I have a variety of farmhouse appliances that go very well with black and white or ivory and yellow kitchen cabinets. If we can continue to use this traditional black and white kitchen color scheme throughout the rest of the house, then I can make some great changes to our overall design.
Also, a modern farmhouse kitchen should be as “open” as possible, with room for creativity and imagination. Some of the newer contemporary farmhouse kitchens look very cluttered and one-dimensional. There are two main elements that I want in my future kitchen: a place for our newest addition, and a spot where I can experiment with my Shiplap kitchen. It is likely that both of these areas will be removed, as our daughter is growing quickly.
In many ways, the world has become smaller and more crowded, because space is becoming so expensive. In our home, we are trying to find the space for entertaining, while still allowing ourselves to be comfortable with being in the same space as our baby, which is a new addition to our family.
As a result, we are leaning towards having a “traditional” black and white Modern farmhouse kitchen, which is a great place to start because we love the simplicity of the kitchen, even when it’s finished. The other factor that I love about this type of kitchen is that there is more counter top space, but we aren’t sacrificing too much in the way of beauty. Some of our favorite Modern farmhouse kitchens have inspired us to add a shiplap kitchen sink, which makes the flow of the kitchen more streamlined and efficient.
The only part of our new kitchen that are made of original steel, and it’s still in its infancy stages. We are currently working on adding shelving, installing granite worktops, and installing a shiplap kitchen sink.
The biggest challenge that I have faced in designing a shiplap kitchen is finding the right materials and colors. There are a number of different wood species, from oak, maple, pine and cherry, but we are focusing our current time and money on utilizing black and white kitchen cabinetry. A nice feature about shiplap kitchen cabinetry is that it is basically “built-in” to the kitchen, but there is no cutting away from the wall, so it’s still visually stimulating.