Mountain KitchensMountain / Rustic kitchen designs embrace the rural lifestyle with robust cabinetry, warm colors and hearty wood with plenty of character. Their down-to-earth style and lived-in looks make rustic kitchens among the most comfortable and inviting rooms to be in.
Sometimes rugged, but often cozy, mountain kitchens have a timeless and natural appearance. Wide-planked wood floors, antique brass hardware, knotty wood cabinets and hammered copper all contribute to the earthy atmosphere of the rural lifestyle.
Mountain kitchen design can also reflect styles from other regions, including Southwestern styles, Farm and Country styles, and Lodge/Mountain motifs. If you have the space, be sure to include an old rustic kitchen table and chairs for informal meals. Instead of glossy polished countertops, try honed or flamed granite which has a natural satin appearance. Butcher block countertops look fantastic on rustic kitchen islands. If you're feeling adventurous, soapstone or honed marble also make great rustic countertops.