Forget what you may be thinking about the rustic style…gone are the days of ceramic chickens and roosters. Today’s rustic kitchens and bathrooms offer warm, rich earth tones and the distinctly regional American flair of the mountains and other wilderness areas of the country. Typically found in the kitchens and bathrooms of log cabins and lodges, you will see a heavy use of wood paneling, ceiling beams and cabinets in character rich woods such as hickory, knotty pine and alder.

Distinctive, authentic and natural design touches are a critical element to the rustic style. You can create a warm, welcoming space with rustic elements such as hearth-style mantled hoods, hand-carved moldings, antique metal hardware, wide wood floor planks and roughen wood beams are just the beginning when it comes to bringing your rustic kitchen or bathroom to life. And how could we forget that wood-burning stove? For the kitchen, nothing completes the rustic style more than a wood burning stove to bring even more warmth to the heart of your home.


You don’t have to live out in the woods to enjoy a rustic inspired kitchen or bathroom. The rustic style can bring that country feel to you no matter where you are.

Here are some examples of rustic kitchens.