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Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont, Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
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Steps to A Country Style Kitchen

by Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont 03/04/2019

Setting up a country style of kitchen is undoubtedly an excellent way to go if you want to create a modern kitchen while on a budget. Country kitchens are model of shared memories. This style of the kitchen does not need to be expensive nor does it require a lot of work. Here are some steps to creating a country kitchen:

  1. Painting and wallpaper: Start with earth-toned paint colors—especially for the walls. Dare to add additional colors to your country kitchen such as shades of pink, red, green and blue. Sprinkle in some black and white with touches of grays appearing in your accent pieces. Search for patterned wallpaper that carries a country print. Finally, finish off the room with solid prints
  2. Flooring and tiles: A natural wood floor would complete any country kitchen—with laminate flooring as a good runner-up where that is unavailable or out of the budget. If you already have proper flooring and are on a budget, you can add braided rugs to your floor. Accent your flooring with flagstone or tiles. Including a theme of roosters or sunflowers brings a great country touch to your kitchen. Line the backside of your countertops with country accents that you can pick up at any flea market or garage sale.
  3. Storage: Look at creative storage ideas such as corner cabinets made out of wood. A wooden baker's cabinet is a terrific touch if you have the extra room. Wood cupboards that have open glass doors are also perfect for a country kitchen. You can find some antique-looking rustic baskets of different sizes which help to store lots of small items.
  4. Furniture: Furniture is critical in your country kitchen, and only certain items are going to work. It is best to pick from wicker or natural wood. Ideally, you want to get something that looks worn out when putting in a country kitchen. Distressing can be done quite affordably to furniture found at secondhand stores and flea markets. If you want to stay with what you have, then make or buy some country-style slipcovers with a country print. Put a rocking chair or an old bench in a corner for an added finish.
  5. Decorations: Decorate your new kitchen with things that you may already have especially in your attic. Look for old-fashioned bowls and unique pottery. Old quilts are a big score and can make any country kitchen look authentic. The great thing about country kitchens is that the items do not necessarily have to match or even be perfect.

Getting your country kitchen isn't too difficult with some creativity. You can speak to an interior décor expert today for more ideas.

About the Author

Author
Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont
About My Life Polish born, French by marriage, American Resident since 2004. I know first-hand the stress and excitement of moving. With my husband and our 3 children we lived in Warsaw (Poland), Versailles (France), Singapore (Singapore), Chesney (France), San Francisco (California) and now Scarsdale (New York). I have earned Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Warsaw School of Economics. After working for a number of years in Finance Department for BOC Gases in Warsaw and Singapore, I dedicated my life to raising my 3 children, supporting my husband and taking care of our multiple homes. Since we settled down in Westchester, I have been actively involved in my children's schools' life. I offered volunteer work to Lyceum Kennedy, French American School of New York (FASNY) as well as Thornton Donovan School in New Rochelle. Recently, we have adopted a dog named Teepee from Pet Rescue in Harrison. Besides English, I speak Polish (native), French and some basic Russian. About My Work Whether you want to sell, buy or rent, we will work as a team. I strongly believe communication is key in building our relationship. You should never hesitate to pick up your phone and call or text me. I will always do my best to get you an answer or point you to a reliable resource. In this very competitive business of real estate, satisfied clients are the key to my success. Let me show you what I can do for you. Selling a home is a very important decision. Some try to sell their home by themselves. It is understandable, but 80% of homeowners hire a professional in order to sell quickly and for the best price the market can offer. Real Estate agents constantly monitor their local market. I have seen countless houses in every price range in many neighborhoods in Westchester. This extensive experience, helps me price your home right for the current market condition. We will work together to prepare your home for sale and professional photographs. Houlihan Lawrence lends their angent the best marketing tools to advertise your home. I will manage the showings for you and help negotiate the best price. Give yourself the best chance to find a qualified Buyer, so you can quickly and smoothly move to wherever you wish to be next. Talk to a professional Realtor. Talk to me. Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in life and for most people the biggest financial commitment, too. There is more to buying real property than finding a pretty home on-line. It is a process. It may go smoothly, if you understand it well and come prepared. As your agent, I can offer guidance and market information you need. I will show all the houses you will want to visit. I will verify information provided on the listing, I will give you information about its history and similar houses sold in the neighborhood to help you negotiate. As your agent, I will always have your best interest in mind! Don’t give up the chance to have a professional on your side. My area of expertise is buying, selling and renting residential properties in Lower Westchester NY: White Plains, Rye, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Bronxville, Edgemont, Eastchester, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Ossining and Yonkers