The farm to table movement in food is always influencing the way we think about and design our kitchens. The return to locally grown produce and farm raised meats has increased the popularity of farmhouse style in the kitchen.
Farmhouse style sinks are one of the most popular sink designs in recent years. The farmhouse sink is a deep and wide sink that can work with a number of kitchen styles, including modern and contemporary. The clean lines and rectangular shape of the farmhouse sink fit in with most cabinet styles as well.
Flooring inspired by old farmhouses is also a big trend. Reclaimed wood floors, some from antique barns, gives any kitchen an instant vintage feeling. New wood floors can be found with a rough, hand-hewn finish that gives them the look of reclaimed or antique wood floors. Wider floor boards are also popular in kitchen floors.
Linoleum and marmoleum, a green product, can also work for a farmhouse or vintage kitchen floor. Offered in sheets or tiles, these floors can add color and pattern to a vintage or farmhouse inspired design.
Beyond floors and sinks, cabinets and islands are getting the farmhouse treatment. Furniture that can work at adding storage like an armoire or wood cabinet can take the place of a walk in pantry in a farmhouse kitchen. Farmhouse tables can stand in for a kitchen island.
Baskets, bowls and crates for storing and displaying farm fresh produce can be placed on kitchen counters, islands and shelves to add color to the kitchen.