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Country Kitchen Ideas on a Budget

Always dreamed of that gorgeous, warm and inviting kitchen but your budget makes it seem out of reach? Don’t worry, our guide country kitchen ideas on a budget is here to help!

With an incredible selection of shabby chic, rustic and vintage kitchen furniture for sale on site at Preloved prices, we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams.


Essential Elements

country kitchen tables budget

Antique details are at the heart of a country kitchen and give it the personality it needs to invite life in and make it a hub for your family and friends.

However, antique doesn’t have to break the bank and the second-hand furniture Preloved is jam-packed with offers a great alternative to expensive antique stores without compromising on personality. Upcycled and shabby chic furniture offers is a great way of adding value to the look of cheaper furniture while bringing some life into the room.

For example, pair an antique table with outdoor-style chairs, or use a thick bench seat mixed with antique chairs.

country kitchen dressers budget

If you’re worried about your kitchen looking too cluttered with different style pieces, why not elevate more classic, pieces with bold antique accessories to bring some life into the room.

Painting an antique dresser in a pastel or neutral shade and decorating it with outdoor themed ornaments such as plants, watering cans and lanterns provides a homely feeling without the worry of erring too close to the shabby side of the shabby chic spectrum.

Let me entertain you…

A kitchen is not just a space for cooking. You don’t have to have a Michelin star to have a lust-worthy kitchen. The kitchen can be the the core of any house, and the centre for entertaining guests as well as uniting your family. An ideal kitchen should not simply be spacious, but unique – it needs to say something about you.

Whether it’s a quirky cottage in the countryside with a kitchen in need of a bit love or a modern flat that needs a little character adding, a country kitchen perfectly unites family and entertainment in one space.

Employing a neutral base with quirky touches such as painting dining chairs or dining table legs in pastel or neutral based colours can add a touch of personality whilst not detracting from the overall sophistication of the room.

Once again, bold accessories such as antique scales,  interesting lighting and vintage signage add character to a room and can even pose as a talking point for your next

Chef Extraordinaire! 

second hand aga country kitchen

We’ve already established that you don’t have to be a Michelin star chef to have a gorgeous kitchen, but there’s no reason you can’t give the impression that you are one!

Nothing says country kitchen or professional chef more than a stunning Aga. With an incredible selection of Aga’s on our website, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t find an Aga to match your colour scheme and bring your kitchen to life.

If the AGA is out of your price range, you can still save money on a second-hand cooker and save money to spend on your final touches.

Finishing touches…

finishing touches

From mixing different knobs on cabinets, hanging tea cups from shelves to grabbing yourself some Le Creuset saucepans, choice of finishing touches is endless.

Where country kitchens are concerned, there is no limit to creativity. They aren’t supposed to be clutter free and should show off your family’s unique personality, so don’t hide everything in the cupboards!

So there you have it, our country kitchens on a budget guide! Why not give it a go and add some love to your kitchen? If you do, let us know and tag us on Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram!

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Zoe Allison

Zoe Allison

Writer and expert