15 Interesting Rustic Kitchen Designs

Before, when we hear rustic, we hear worn, distressed and rough-hewn; but today rustic kitchens rival the classic white kitchen in popularity, thanks to their timber, stone, brick, vintage appliances and fireplaces.

Rustic designs may be next to vintage for the most loved styles every generation have seen and pretty much enjoyed. We all know that reclaimed lumber and barn wood add warmth and history to any space it is decorated in.

Some Texan homes we see in magazines and in the internet embrace this warm and weathered look, with old barn wood lining cabinets, walls, as well as floorings.

Luckily for us, pieces made from reclaimed lumber are no longer hard to come by, no wonder designers and furniture makers love to work with this material. So, without further ado, let us check out the 15 Interesting Rustic Kitchen Designs below.

De La Luz

Rustic Kitchen Designs

Simmons & Company

Island with Teak end grain Chopping block, aged Zinc range surround and reclaimed Indonesian teak eating surface. Pantry rollout is nested over stair steps and the back Hutch with sink, and work surface and display above all nested and integrated. Every inch used and exploited.

Elk Ridge Lodge

rustic wood

Centre Sky Architecture

Designed as a prominent display of Architecture, Elk Ridge Lodge stands firmly upon a ridge high atop the Spanish Peaks Club in Big Sky, Montana. Designed around a number of principles; sense of presence, quality of detail, and durability, the monumental home serves as a Montana Legacy home for the family.

Gathering Spaces

Reclaimed wood floors

Chas Architects

Reclaimed wood floors and distressed cabinets add a rustic touch to this gathering room.

Houston Rustic Ranch

rustic color

Thompson Custom Homes

The color of this rustic kitchen is fascinating and really lovely. The thought of having reclaimed packing crates for the flooring is beyond words.

Minneapolis Rustic Kitchen

reclaimed wood

Bede Design

Consider reclaimed wood for your countertops. A couple of coats of PUR will keep wood countertops protected from spills and rotting. If you’re renovating an older home, look in the attic for beautiful old floorboards to use for countertops.

Rustic Contemporary

upper cabinets

Legacy DCS

If you’re afraid a rustic kitchen will be too dark, forgo upper cabinets for windows to let in the light.

Rustic Mountain Home

wooden cabinets

Fedewa Custom Works Inc.

The cabinets are nice, but a bit too warm. Honestly, we love tons of storage but we can’t seem to find what the homeowner keeps in all these cabinets.

Seattle Contemporary Kitchen

Rustic Kitchen Designs

Lawrence Architecture

Tons of wood were used for this kitchen; we can see that some are stained and others were kept in their natural state. Even the corrugated metal as backsplash complements well with all the appliances in this space.

Twin Creeks

wood top

JLF & Associates, Inc.

We can see a highlighted kitchen island with wood top. If only the drawers face the other side, we could actually add chairs for a nook, but of course, we can assume that they have a great dining space.

Willow Hill

dark color


We love the dark color which completes this kitchen space – from the cabinets to the flooring; even the dark countertop makes the space prettier.

Rustic Log Home

tile work

Mullet Cabinet

Mullet Cabinet created a warm kitchen in bold hues of red, but it’s the tile work, wood-burning oven and natural wood accents that make this space so eye-catching.

Western Homestead Ranch Kitchen

handcrafted rusted metal

Home on the Range Inc.

A handcrafted rusted metal stove hood was suspended from iron bars and timber framework in this western homestead ranch kitchen.

Rustic Kitchen

DIY pendant lighting

Advance Electric

Handmade colorful pendant lighting accent the kitchen island area, while high-back barstools upholstered with leather add to the rustic feel of the kitchen.

Traditional Rustic

timber work

Karl Neumann

A heavy timber work done in this kitchen is really compelling but really interesting. It seems like you are living in a log house of some sort.

Urban Rustic

Rustic Kitchen Designs


The original cabinets are freshened up with a deeper, richer stain and small mosaic tiles installed as a contrasting backsplash. Steel appliances and countertops infuse the space with an urban rustic vibe.

A combination of distressed cabinets, curly maple counters, a worn farmhouse table, a metal candle chandelier and a soapstone sink completes the look of a rustic kitchen. You can combine your light-colored-kitchen dreams with rustic elements like reclaimed wood on the island or countertops, exposed ceiling beams and a hardwood floors just like the 15 Interesting Rustic Kitchen Designs. We also have a list of rustic living room designs for more rustic inspiration.