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This gallery is updated regularly. Below we feature a gallery showcasing 26 specific types of craftsman kitchen design ideas.
It’s not always easy to spot craftsman design. A Craftsman home is notable for its liberal use of natural woods, usually stained in a medium to dark tone and its paneled entry doors. If you like this vintage style, then you should consider these Craftsman kitchen design ideas for your home.
Craftsman bungalows, which first appeared on the west coast during the early 1900s, is an uncomplicated style that still appeals to many homeowners today. It is also a popular style for kitchens, as a recent survey of 1.78 million kitchens revealed that 2.67% of them were Craftsman style. While 2.67% doesn’t seem like a large percentage, it is the sixth most popular design out of a total of 20 styles that were examined.
As the arts and crafts movement, which inspired the house design, promoted an uncomplicated style of house with liberal use of handmade, natural elements, a Craftsman kitchen is easy to recognize. Here are some examples of Craftsman kitchen design ideas.
Note the liberal use of wood in the kitchen. It is found in the flooring, cabinets, the island or peninsula, and the furnishings. While vintage Craftsman homes usually feature darker woods, like medium or dark oak, pine, or walnut, contemporary Craftsman designs may utilize lighter wood tones, like blonde oak, pine, or whitewashed finishes.
Craftsman Style Cabinetry
The entry door of a Craftsman home is notable for its paneled style with a glass panel window. The cabinetry in a Craftsman kitchen reflects this look with recessed or raised panel doors. Some kitchen designs many also incorporate smaller glass-front doors above the wall cabinets or between the solid door fronts.
Bigger is Better
Craftsman-style homes are also noted for their expansive design, which can be difficult to duplicate in a small kitchen. A big kitchen works better for achieving a true Craftsman aesthetic because of their spaciousness. Even medium-sized kitchens with the right layout can reflect the look of a Craftsman home, especially when an island or L-shaped peninsula for storage space and sitting is added.
Some Craftsman kitchen design ideas may also include exposed beams as most vintage Craftsman homes have this feature. With the right cabinet style and the use of natural wood throughout the kitchen, you can easily recreate a Craftsman-style kitchen and make it the centerpiece of your house when entertaining family or friends.
More Detail About Craftsman Design (Generally)
The craftsman style was popular at the turn of the 20th century, when it was a backlash against the overwrought and mass-produced opulence of the Victorian era.
Architects and designers rejected these factory-produced furnishings in favor of decorative elements and furniture that embraced natural beauty and traditional craftsmanship. This style was spearheaded by several well-known architects, including Gustav Stickley, William Borris, and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Craftsman kitchens can be a little harder to identify than other spaces in the home, but there are some features each Craftsman kitchen should have:
- Lots of wood. Wood elements should not be painted, instead stained in rich colors that show off the natural grain. Oak is the iconic wood of this style.
- Colors used in Craftsman style kitchens should be subtle and muted. Try to stick with earthy, organic colors, but if you pick a blue, select a dusky color, like the one shown above.
- Details should be handmade, stenciled, or hand-painted. Wallpaper isn’t something you’ll see in a Craftsman home.
- Mica or Tiffany style light fixtures in Craftsman style kitchens, which are favored for their natural look and intricate craftsmanship respectively.
- Windows should have linear or geometric elements.
- Backsplashes may have handcrafted tiles.
- Bronze, brass, and copper are popular metals, particularly for cabinet pulls and faucets.
Cabinetry is another feature that can make or break a Craftsman kitchen. Rich woods and clean lines are key to a craftsman kitchen. Remember to keep the details simple, without a lot of intricate carvings.
Countertops in Craftsman style kitchens are typically granite or soapstone, and the floors are natural materials, including hardwood, stone, or slate.
If the kitchen has an attached eating area, having built-in bench seating is a must-have.
26 Specific Craftsman Kitchen Ideas
1. Craftsman Kitchen with Small Center Island
2. Spacious Craftsman Kitchen with Mosaic Tile Medallion
3. Rustic Craftsman Kitchen with Stonework
While non-organic colors like blue aren’t common in Craftsman kitchens, if they are used, they should be dusky and faded, like the vent hood in the kitchen below. This Craftsman kitchen leans more towards rustic, substituting a lot of wood for natural stone brick.
4. Spacious Craftsman Kitchen with Pendant Lights
While we still see stainless steel appliances, the rest of the metal in the kitchen looks like cast iron. A few small details, like handwoven baskets, draw attention to the high ceilings.
5. Craftsman-Contemporary Kitchen with Large Center Island
The black island isn’t something you’ll see in purely Craftsman kitchens, but it is a great contrast piece to the rest of this starkly Craftsman design that includes lots of trim work, simple windows, and natural stone tile.
6. Mission Style Craftsman Kitchen
Mission style is a sub-style of Craftsman, and tends to be somewhat more Southwestern inspired, which we can see in the woodwork above the windows and on the cabinet doors beneath the farmhouse sink.
7. Natural Maple Mission-Style Kitchen
This is another great example of a Mission-style Craftsman kitchen, featuring stonework, handcrafted tiles, and light maple cabinetry. The textured walls evoke Southwestern style.
8. Beautiful Craftsman Kitchen with Exposed Beams
Seen through a wide archway, this kitchen features custom cabinetry, exposed wooden beams, and natural stone on both the floors and in the backsplash. The details are understated, but stunning.
9. Craftsman Kitchen with Tile Countertops
Granite tile countertops are unusual, since slab countertops are more popular overall, but they do fit the theme of a Craftsman kitchen. The simple, beautiful natural wood cabinetry is the most stunning feature of this kitchen design.
10. Craftsman Kitchen with Tiffany Style Pendant Lights
The soft, natural materials and colors of this kitchen are broken by two small Tiffany style pendant lights above the lengthy center island. Oak flooring contrasts and yet meshes perfectly with the lighter grained wood of the cabinets.
11. Rustic-Opulent Craftsman Kitchen
This kitchen really hinges on the very edge of Craftsman, since it features ornate cabinetry that doesn’t quite fit with the Craftsman aesthetic. However, it still features all the natural, handcrafted elements that make it Craftsman.
12. Small Craftsman Kitchen with Open Layout
The V-shaped details on the upper cabinetry of this small kitchen are the kind of simple details that are common in Craftsman kitchens. Understated, yet elegant. Details in Craftsman kitchens do a lot of work.
13. Simple Craftsman Kitchen with Bay Window
Craftsman style is known for the incredible windows, and this kitchen has several types. The extended window above the sink is like a mini greenhouse for an herb garden, while the more decorative windows to the right let in light without sacrificing privacy.
14. Sleek, Contemporary Craftsman Kitchen
15. Rich Wood Kitchen with A Few Traditional Touches
It can be difficult to create a fully Craftsman style, which is a great reason to show you kitchens that have a few details that don’t quite fit the Craftsman by-the-book style. Here, we see the light fixtures, which are a little ornate for Craftsman style.
16. Rich Cherry Wood Craftsman Kitchen
This kitchen focuses more on the rich stain than the grain of the wood, and features a few small ornate touches on the cabinets. The combination of traditional cabinets with glass-faced and open shelving is stunning.
17. Rustic Craftsman Kitchen with Ridged Glass Cabinets
This lovely Craftsman kitchen features rustic, stained pine cabinetry and stone backsplash.The muted, organic colors are perfect for a Craftsman.
Source: Zillow Digs
18. Craftsman Kitchen with Stained Glass
The most stunning detail of this Craftsman kitchen is the stained glass fronts of one of the back-lit upper cabinets. A large center island adds functionality to the simplicity of the design.
19. Pinewood and Brick Craftsman Kitchen
Vintage appliances and the light pinewood details of this kitchen make it somewhat less contemporary than other kitchens in this collection. This is a lovely kitchen, with plenty of windows to bring in light and fresh air.
20. Contemporary Craftsman Kitchen
Stainless steel and a darker stain on the cabinets mark this Craftsman kitchen as having a decidedly contemporary inspiration.
21. Detailed Craftsman Kitchen with Handcrafted Tile
The backsplash of this kitchen is the main event, featuring soft colors and a few handcrafted tiles behind the sink. The details on the cabinetry are simple, but effective.
22. Pinewood Craftsman Kitchen
This kitchen has a bit of a vintage feel to it, especially with the faux panels covering the refrigerator. The focus here is on the natural wood of the cabinetry, along with the textured stone flooring.
23. Craftsman Kitchen with Tuscan Influences
Lots of stone and a few ornate antique pieces show a little Tuscan influence on this kitchen, but the handcrafted furniture and natural materials mark it as Craftsman.
24. Craftsman Kitchen in Dark Wood
A dark stain is a great way to get a more contemporary look while still adhering to the principles of Craftsman design. Iron pendant lights over the two-tiered island add a bit of a heavier feel to the space.
25. Maple Kitchen with Dusky Greens
This is another great example of how to add non-organic color to a Craftsman kitchen. The distressed, dusky green on the island and in the baker’s rack is subtle, yet adds brightness and contrast to the light maple cabinets.