Benson Stone Company | 1100 11th Street Rockford, IL 61104 | 815.227.2000

Rustic Kitchen Design

We’re thrilled to share Erin’s rustic kitchen design in a charming rural home in Byron. What a beauty!

These homeowners began with a clear vision;  They purchased this property with the intent of restoring it into a place they could truly call their forever home. Their dream was to create an open layout, distinct from the original, with a focus on being more functional for entertaining and hosting their grandkids.

rustic kitchen design near rockford, il with reclaimed barnwood beams, knotty alder cabinets, and leathered granite countertops

Reclaimed Wood & Leathered Granite

One of our favorite aspects of this project is the loft built of reclaimed wood from an antique barn on their property.  What an awesome way to preserve history and create a space that tells a story! The character of the different wood tones and textures brings a craftsman appeal that is both authentic and heartwarming. 

Another star of this kitchen is the Golden Crystal leathered granite countertops with a rock face edge. They were crafted and installed by our own in-house granite team, and they add the perfect touch of rustic charm the homeowners were aiming for.  This stunning addition complements the reclaimed wood and ties the space together.

benson stone company rustic kitchen design with wood stained cabinets, stone tile backsplash, leathered granite countertops

Cabinet Essentials

The gorgeous Knotty Alder cabinets (which were actually installed by the homeowners themselves!) are a testament to their commitment to craftsmanship. They feature soft-close doors, convenient roll-outs, and dedicated baking sheet tray storage. Every detail was carefully considered to ensure maximum functionality.

Lived-In Charm

Watching all of these elements come together was so rewarding.  This kitchen stands as a testament to the homeowners’ vision, and a charming lived-in style. This is not just a kitchen; it is the heart of a forever home where this family can gather and make memories for years to come.

To see more photos of this rustic kitchen design, and some of our other projects as well, click here for our project gallery.

We appreciate these homeowners inviting us out to their property and sharing a slice of their lives with us. And thank you for touring this great kitchen remodel with us today!

Yours Truly,

The Kitchen & Bath Design Team