Tips for Achieving a Rustic or Vintage Look in Your Kitchen

Kitchen Remodeling

Depending on the style, layout and your personal tastes, the rustic or vintage feel may be a couple to consider.  If that is the case we have a few tips that we would like to offer to achieve the rustic or vintage feel that you are looking for in the heart of your home, your kitchen.

There are a few things that you want to bring into your kitchen to achieve the rustic or vintage feel.  Bringing the outdoors in is a great way to enhance the room.  Choosing distressed or knotty woods for the cabinets (we have many such options from which to choose) and floors, and then paint the walls the colors of the flowers in your garden, perhaps using a faux or glazed effect.

When it comes to lighting the room, you should allow for as much natural lighting as possible.  Try choosing oversized windows that will really let the light in, or add skylights or SolaTubes™ that let natural light in during daylight hours, but that automatically provide artificial light at night or on cloudy days.  There are also a myriad of options for lighting fixtures from manufacturers like Hammerton™.


There are many different appliance and plumbing fixture options available on the market.  The first option is to seek out manufacturers such as Elmira Stove Works™ that make appliances that are new, but appear to be from an earlier, simpler, period in time.  Your oven could look like it is 50 years old, but it will function like you bought it yesterday.  Another option is to purchase modern appliances and retrofit them with wooden panels that match your cabinetry (available from Wood-Mode™ through Bay Area Kitchens).

Of course, we at Bay Area Kitchens are here to help you achieve the exact look that suits you and your family.

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