For less than a couple hundred dollars and just a few hours of work, a homeowner can swap out every handle and knob in the kitchen. Capped with a thin layer of stainless steel, copper or aluminum, metallic laminate sheets can be used as countertop backsplashes, as appliance covers and for the wall area behind the cooking range. While many traditional kitchens are made to be admired, rustic kitchens are made to be used. The only con to using pine is that it is a fairly soft wood and can dent and scratch easily.

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Pine is a fairly popular choice, because it displays the visible knots for which rustic kitchen cabinets are well known. Maple and hickory are also sturdy woods, but each will fall slightly below cherry on the pricing scale.

Rustic kitchen cabinets

Trivisonno suggests that homeowners bring along an old drawer pull when shopping to make sure the new hardware matches the holes of the previous set. A properly sized metallic laminate panel affixed to the face of a refrigerator or dishwasher can modernize its look for a tiny fraction of what a new appliance would cost. Pine is a popular wood choice as it displays the visible knots and wood graining that rustic cabinets are known for. Rather than using glossy stain finishes, rustic cabinets may be left rugged or matte to accentuate the authentic feel of the wood used.