A lot of times people think the kitchen is just a place where you prepare food. That's only a small role of what the kitchen is. In fact, the kitchen is used for many things, such as preparing meals, cooking, socializing, teaching your children, and so on. In this blog, we're going to show you some of the amazing features of French kitchens. What kind of kitchen design would you choose if you had to live in France for a year? Would you prefer a country style or a modern look? France has some of the most beautiful and timeless home styles in the world.
What Is A French Kitchen?
The first thing that will catch your eye when entering a French home is the kitchen. Typically, French kitchens can vary in size from being small to comfortably large. Their kitchen designs are elegant - both inside and out. The walls are covered with unique hand-painted tiles and the cabinetry is usually made from wood.
There are many aspects that can make a French style kitchen, but some of the most important features are a mix of elegance with countryside living. One of the best ways to create a French style kitchen is by combining the farmhouse style with a traditional style. This style uses color tones like warm reds, olive green, and tones of yellow. All of which capture the surrounding countryside life but aren’t obnoxious or too loud of colors.
How To Design Your Own French Kitchen
Choosing Your Range Hood
A beautiful range hood is a great way to set the tone for your French style kitchen. This can be done with a designer wooden range hood or creating your own custom range hood with a range hood insert. French kitchens use wood heavily in their design, and a designer wooden range hood is a great way to implement this into your kitchen. Shop our designer wood range hoods for your kitchen here.
With a custom range hood, you can add a personalized touch into your French style kitchen, while achieving that perfect combination of traditional elegance and farmhouse style. This can be done with the use of a range hood insert, which provides the needed ventilation and lighting for your daily cooking. You can purchase your range hood inserts here at The Range Hood Store.
Switch Out Your Kitchen Sink and Faucet
Another way to achieve your desired French kitchen style is to add modern touches here and there, especially when it comes to kitchen fixtures. French and modern styled kitchens are alike in their use of black or gold fixtures and handles. A quick and easy way to achieve this is simply to switch out your kitchen faucet with one that has a black or gold finish. You can explore kitchen faucets from our collection here.
Since kitchen sinks go hand in hand with the look of your faucet, we recommend upgrading your sink to tie the elevated French style together. Replacing the kitchen sink is a very simple change that can complement the overall design of your kitchen. A style of kitchen sinks that really embrace the French style are apron-mounted sinks. Apron sinks are a timeless fixture that can easily become the focal point of your kitchen. You can find your perfect kitchen sink at The Range Hood Store.
Implement Decorative Molding
As previously stated, the French style is heavily reliant on the use of elegance, but elegance does not have to mean difficult to obtain or expensive. An easy way to incorporate this elegant feel is with decorative molding on cabinets, along walls, doors and even to highlight appliances. You can install crown moldings to your range hood to accentuate the elegant feel. You can get your crown moldings here at The Range Hood Store.
That completes our list of ways to create and style your own French style kitchen. Make sure to follow us on all of our socials for updates from The Range Hood Store!
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