Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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The Conundrum of the French Country Kitchen

The “country French” kitchen style is popular in America, and has often been featured in style magazines. Ironically, the French do not consider “country French” to be very French at all, but more American in style. The French country kitchen does not have cabinets hanging overhead, or on the floor with bases. The country French kitchen is not fitted at all, and is meant to be a private room. Common features are an armoire, fireplace, a sink in the corner, a table, and an oven. Photos are shown as evidence.

Key Takeaways:

  • A typical French country kitchen doesn’t fitted cabinets and or overhead cabinets.
  • A French country kitchen is not the center of the house. It’s a private family space and not meant to be accessed by visitors.
  • Typically there is an armoire or something similar to hold dishes and pots and pans and a freestanding stove. The fridge will be in an adjoining room, not in the kitchen.

“The traditional country French kitchen in the US may be beautiful, but while it may evoke a few French elements, it is often as far from an authentic country French kitchen as you can get.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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