I’m totally in love with farmhouse kitchens and we’re going to be adding on to our house sometime in the next year, so I’ve been researching all sorts of farmhouse kitchen ideas to help me find the balance between a timeless, classic look and the farmhouse style I love so much. Oh, and I need to keep the budget and my husband’s opinions in mind too.
There are just so many farmhouse kitchen ideas to choose from. My head was spinning from all the options – and I wanted to be able to show my kitchen designer exactly what kitchen island I wanted, so I did my research and narrowed it down to my 9 most favorite farmhouse kitchen islands and have them in this post below. If you want to see all my farmhouse kitchen ideas, click here.
The image below has small images of each one I like. To get more details and see more about each kitchen, click the links below to the number that corresponds to the one or ones you like.
Please scroll down to the bottom of the post to see what I ended up deciding on for my bar and why.
I would love to hear from you and see which of these islands is your favorite. Please comment below.
1. I LOVE this farmhouse kitchen island and the matching mason jar light from Brandi Sawyer
I love the wood stain color of the wood because it’s so deep and rich and is a really good contrast to the antique mason jars and all the other white in the kitchen. That countertop would be ruined in about two minutes at my house though. Oh, and the ceiling is awesome too.
2. I’m totally in love with these benches for our bar. They go perfect with the farmhouse decor and there are even instructions to make them myself. See them at Simply Kierste.
They are so much more affordable than regular stools, so much less stuff to move around and get in the way in the kitchen and so much more stable. I even love the distressed paint on the legs, because they not only look cute, but they will hide all the wear and tear from my kids. Love the stained wood with white look too.
3. I can’t say enough about this bar from The Farmhouse 31
I love this bar! The color, the vintage farmhouse style, the counter, the lights. . .
I would say the main problem with this bar is that I couldn’t go to a cabinet maker and ask him to build it for me. I’d have to get super lucky to find one in a store and there’s no way I could DIY that.
4. Texture is what this kitchen from Country Living is all about.
I love the mis-matched barstools, the multi-colored wood and the light fixture. I also like the durability of the wood paneling on the bar to protect it.
5. Am I right or what? I saw this bar on Magnolia Market’s website and loved it, but figured they built it.
Then while I was searching on the internet, I found this. Looks the same to me. What do you think? Either way, I’m in love.
6. I love this barnwood bar on Southern Living
The countertops and stools match really well too. I just don’t like the wood floor with the wood bar. Call me crazy, but it’s too much of a good thing and they are too close in color. I want to figure out how to get a barnwood-type look without actually using barnwood. Cause, how do you clean grease off barnwood? Besides, my cabinet maker doesn’t have wood choices like that.
7. I love these concrete countertops on HGTV
I love the concrete countertops with the dark natural wood look. But actual concrete countertops aren’t very practical, so I want quartz countertops in a concrete color. Oh, and the copper sink isn’t bad either. I hate the floor though. I don’t think the color or style match at all.
8. I don’t like the kitchen as a whole, but I love the bar via Utah Valley Parade of Homes
I’m in love with the bars, the bar stools and the ceiling above the bar. Reminds me of farmhouse, but modern at the same time.
9. So many farmhouse kitchens have big tables instead of bars, so I love how Jennifer Bunsa combined the look of a table with the look of the bar.
I love the look of combo farmhouse table and bar together. I also love the pendant lights, bench bar stools and shiplap. I also love the wood with gray look. Anyone know where I can buy the bench bar stools?
Here’s what we ended up doing in our kitchen.
I wanted a farmhouse look while being functional and timeless. We went with stained wood and a quartz countertop that is pretty darn close to concrete. I’m especially in love with my porcelain “slate” floor and backsplash. I think it totally ties in the wood color and the gray.
We finished the kitchen over two years ago and I still don’t have barstools. Yes, it’s mostly a money thing, but if I found the perfect barstools, I just may buy them. But I haven’t found the perfect ones yet.
It’s a close up of my stove. I thought that I huge built in stove facing the living room with crucial to my kitchen design. I also love the huge drawers underneath to put all my pots and pans in.