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Going French

April 30th 2009

Capturing the French provincial feel in the kitchen is not difficult and the style fits well in many different home styles. Although not suitable for the ultra chic apartment, renovated period homes and coastal homes, for example, look brilliant with a properly designed and well installed French provincial fit out. The provincial look can be characterised by hand painted finishes and framed end panels, stone, tiles or timber bench tops, wrought iron handles and hand forged iron brackets.

Farmhouse white porcelain sinks add to the country approach as do plate racks and wicker baskets and bar backs. Add a mantel style concealed rangehood and you’re set. This type of kitchen is extremely inviting and can tempt even the laziest of cooks to browse local markets for fresh organic produce and knock together a farmhouse feast for the whole family. The added bonus of this kitchen look is that it is easily changeable when you feel it’s time for a new one.