What’s the Deal with Farmhouse Kitchens, Anyway? — The Farmhouse Kitchen

You can thank Chip and Joanna Gaines for farmhouse kitchens — or blame them, if you’re not fans! While this trendy kitchen style was a thing well before their show got popular (after all, the current-day style is based on historic homes), the couple’s signature Fixer Upper farmhouse vibe seems to be what everyone is craving these days. And with relatively good reason. It’s cozy, charming, and has that perfectly worn-in feeling that makes it ideal for families, cool couples, and every homeowner in between.

Not sure who Chip and Joanna Gaines are? They’re a married couple who run a remodeling and design business. They’re also the stars of HGTV’s widely popular show Fixer Upper, which gives a farmhouse look to basically every house in Waco, Texas.

In Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study, millennial respondents (ages 25 to 34) named farmhouse kitchens their preferred style. According to the survey, with homeowners focusing on wanting more family time (49 percent) and more home cooking (41 percent), there’s a natural need for a space that can do double duty as a stylish spot to entertain and a family-friendly zone where cooking up weeknight meals is easy and seamless. Enter: farmhouse-style kitchens.

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