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Country Kitchen Design Branford, CT

When it comes to kitchen design, few styles are as inviting and enduring as the classic English country kitchen. Rooted in tradition and characterized by its timeless charm, this style captures the idyllic beauty found amid the countryside’s rolling hills and picturesque villages.


That’s precisely why the homeowners of this kitchen remodel in Connecticut asked Martha Gargano of AMS Kitchens to create a classic Cotswolds-inspired design for their family home. Here’s Martha’s blueprint for creating the perfect English country kitchen.


Skimming Stone

Traditional Inset Cabinets

Simple inset cabinets are a hallmark of this design aesthetic. Used widely throughout the 1800s, the cabinet style’s historic roots play a large part in creating the timeless charm sought after in an English country kitchen. The construction method requires more skill from the cabinetmaker than other modern styles, and Kountry Kraft is proud to have provided these beautiful inset cabinets with shaker-style doors for this kitchen remodel in Connecticut.


Cooking Apple Green color

A Soft Color Palette

Classic English kitchens often feature soft color palettes that create a sense of calm and sophistication. Consider neutrals like creams and pale grays, but also don’t be afraid of soft shades of green and blue that subtly reference the English landscape. This kitchen remodel in Connecticut features both—Skimming Stone, a gray/taupe shade, finishes the main cabinets while Cooking Apple Green adorns the bar. Both paint colors are by Farrow and Ball.


rustic Schaub hardware

Natural Materials

Truly bring the English countryside into the kitchen design by using natural materials like wood and stone for the flooring and countertops. Live-edge or reclaimed wood open shelves are also a great way to incorporate a little bit of that rustic charm. This kitchen remodel in Connecticut features wood floors and an absolutely stunning soapstone countertop/backsplash combo. 


Smeg vintage-inspired gas range

Vintage Hardware & Accessories

Vintage hardware and accessories will ensure your English country kitchen feels authentic and timeless. Schaub provided the perfect rustic hardware for this kitchen remodel in Connecticut that beautifully compliments the show-stopping faucets. The vintage-inspired design of the Smeg gas range and Big Chill fridge maintains the design aesthetic while still offering the homeowners the convenience of modern appliances.     


Kitchen Remodel in Connecticut & Beyond

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Dee Funk October 2, 2023