Be inspired by a beautiful period farmhouse kitchen

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Custom-built MDF cabinetry gives a new lease of life to this historical farmhouse kitchen. It has been spray-painted in a muted grey, which works beautifully with the original brick floor. Solid block oak has been used for the peninsula worktop to accentuate the colour of the beams overhead, while practical Honed Nero Assoluto granite tops the cabinetry around the wet area.

farmhouse kitchen with worktop and cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

Kitchen design and cabinetry
Silkwood Furniture

2/8 Peninsula

kitchen with counter and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

As well as offering extra storage, the peninsula forms a cosy breakfast bar. It also keeps much of the working kitchen in one area, keeping guests and children out of the cook's zone.

Bar stools and seat pads


3/8 Sink area

kitchen with sink unit and french window

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

A ceramic double-bowl sink is the obvious choice for a traditional kitchen. The elegant spout tap in brushed nickel has matching ceramic levers. Drainer grooves within the black granite worktop are a neater solution than a separate drainer. Although wooden worktops are great for country kitchens, stone surfaces are more practical, so consider mixing and matching.

Farmhouse sink

4/8 Food storage

living room with food storage unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

A tall Shaker larder cupboard makes the most of an awkward corner and echoes the unfitted look of the rest of the cabinetry.

Cabinet French Gray paint
Farrow & Ball

5/8 Range cooker

kitchen with range cooker and cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

range cooker forms the heart of any country kitchen. Classic cream suits the pale cabinetry and creates a welcoming country-kitchen vibe.

Range cooker

6/8 Slim unit

kitchen with slim unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

This handy pull-out drawer is tucked in between the electric oven and the range cooker. Clutter-free and speedily accessible, it gives the cook quick access to spices and oils.

Similar built-in single oven
John Lewis

7/8 Flooring

kitchen with cabinets and window

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

Having removed the existing screed, the owners discovered this stunning original brick flooring, which was carefully cleaned and kept as it is.

Similar flooring
Coleford Brick

8/8 Dining area

kitchen with dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Still)

A peninsula separates the kitchen from the dining area. An antique table and chairs takes pride of place and is large enough for family gatherings. Bunting adds a classic country touch that makes the space feel welcoming.

Similar table and chairs
CPW Furniture

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.