How to Design a Stunning English Country Kitchen on a Budget

This time last year, I learned deVOL won another Kitchen Design of the Year Award within the category of kitchens under £25K ($32K). Wait one minute there. A bespoke kitchen from deVOL came together for less than £25K? I had to know more and seeing images of the space only baffled me more. Today, we’ll revisit an amazing English country kitchen addition at a beautiful artisan’s cottage in Bath, England. We’ll also peek at more deVOL kitchens to inspire ideas for our own projects. If you admire kitchens rich in character and timeless design, you’ll appreciate How to Design a Stunning English Country Kitchen on a Budget.

Award winning rustic English country kitchen design by deVOL with Sebastian Cox cabinets handmade in Leicestershire from English beech. #deVOL #kitchendesign #englishcountry #rustickitchen #bespokekitchen

Above: What an amazing deVOL kitchen design for a couple in Bath who added an addition to a lovely artisan’s cottage!

How to Design a Stunning English Country Kitchen on a Budget?

If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know I’m not crazy enough to reduce any kitchen design to a dozen easy steps. Instead, visual imagery and guiding principles gleaned from successful designs will spark your own creativity and provide a springboard for planning.

Beautiful stone exterior of a lovely home in Bath. #englishcountry #houseexterior #bathstone

So how was this dreamy award-winning custom kitchen achieved with budget in mind?

deVOL isn’t about being super fancy and unaffordable, it is about beautifully crafted furniture, designed and handmade in England. It is about simplicity and authentic style, natural materials and a desire to champion artisans and creative folk, whether it’s cupboards, ceramics, metalware or the beautiful rooms and imagery we create.” – Collette Black of deVOL

Whimsical inspirational quote from Winston Churchill on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #winstonchurchill #simplicity #quotes

Budget Savers for a Bespoke English Kitchen

1. It appears these homeowners opted for base cabinets only…doing so significantly reduced the cabinetry budget.

2. When the square footage for the space remains relatively small, the budget can too.

3. Open shelving is extremely friendly-priced when compared to cupboards…an added bonus is how they contribute a more bespoke and unfussy country look.

4. Concrete countertops typically cost less than granite or stone and can impart a rustic industrial-influenced edgy quality.

5. English country kitchens (and traditional kitchens from past eras) are often unfitted–a quality uncommon to contemporary American kitchen designs which frequently entail uninterrupted lines of wall to wall cabinetry. Antique or vintage cupboards, hutches, or armoires may be repurposed to both cut down on costs and also achieve an authentically charming unfitted look.

6. Notice the simplicity of the pot rack above the range? Something similar can be created with ordinary, inexpensive plumbing pipe hardware available at big box stores.

7. Since each piece of deVOL’s custom cabinetry, hardware, sinks, and lighting may be purchased individually, even small kitchen design budgets can be accommodated.

8. The innovative owners of this home were very clever about upcycling materials. If you’re willing to invest time, energy and thought into re-using, recycling, and re-purposing, the savings can be significant.

Award winning rustic English country kitchen design by deVOL with Sebastian Cox cabinets handmade in Leicestershire from English beech. #deVOL #kitchendesign #englishcountry #rustickitchen #bespokekitchen

I love that graphic print with quote above and may order one I spotted HERE.

Award winning rustic English country kitchen design by deVOL with Sebastian Cox cabinets handmade in Leicestershire from English beech. #deVOL #kitchendesign #englishcountry #rustickitchen #bespokekitchen

Isn’t the stone (called Bath stone) gorgeous with deVOL’s English beech cabinetry (Sebastian Cox style), industrial lighting, and concrete countertops as well as Crittal style windows and doors?

Inspirational quote from the Beastie Boys on Hello Lovely Studio. #lovequote #quotes #beastieboys #sugarquote

deVOL in the USA

If you’re a fan of deVOL, you may have heard they now have a presence in the USA! Yep. I’m dying to visit to view the work in person.

Visit deVOL’s Bond Street, New York showroom!

Beautifully rustic European country style kitchen design details in deVOL's Bond Street New York showroom. #rustickitchen #devol #europeancountry #kitchendesign #bespokekitchen

Shaker Kitchen in deVOL’s Cotes Mill Showroom

Beautifully rustic English country kitchen in the UK by deVOL has Shaker style cabinetry, farm sink, and a serene palette. #englishcountry #countrykitchen #kitchendesign #rustickitchen #frenchkitchen #shakerkitchen
Beautifully rustic English country kitchen in the UK by deVOL has Shaker style cabinetry, farm sink, and a serene palette. #european country #englishcountry #countrykitchen #kitchendesign #rustickitchen #frenchkitchen #shakerkitchen

BTW. Find your resident design freak (that’s me) here – in typical form, forever happily collecting ideas for “the next kitchen.”

Beautifully rustic English country kitchen in the UK by deVOL has Shaker style cabinetry, farm sink, and a serene palette. #englishcountry #countrykitchen #kitchendesign #rustickitchen #frenchkitchen #shakerkitchen

If you too relish gathering ideas and inspiration for future dreamy kitchens, do visit my kitchen Pinterest board to repin your favs and get ready to be inspired!

Inspirational quote from Walt Whitman on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #waltwhitman #quotes

More Bespoke English Country Kitchen Design Inspiration from deVOL

Beautiful European country kitchen by deVOL.
deVOL custom pantry with English country style and superb craftsmanship.
Encouraging inspirational quote by Maya Angelou on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquote #encouragementquote #mayaangelou
Breathtaking, elegant, and rustic luxe English country kitchen by deVOL kitchens in the UK with bespoke cabinetry, AGA stove, steel windows and doors, woven pendants, and copper accents. Interior design by Susie Atkinson.
10 Amazing English Country Kitchens by deVOL. deVOL kitchen's South Wing Kitchen. You can't go wrong with Trinity Blue cupboards, especially when they're paired with smooth pale worktops, walls and floors - what a beautifully simple and peaceful combination. Notice these cupboards are fitted away from the walls too, this created the bespoke and freestanding feel to the room that the customers really wanted but it was all done using standard sized cupboards from our Shaker range. #deVOLKitchens

For a peek at beautiful French farmhouse kitchens, visit this kitchen decor inspiration, and to see a new country French kitchen, check out this French inspired kitchen design.

The Scullery is one of the three rooms that make up the downstairs of the Millhouse showrooms at Cotes Mill, it’s a very simply furnished room and of all the spots to see this Classic English range, it’s the most humble. You see the piece of furniture, solid hardwood, handmade and hand-painted, it’s not a modular kitchen cupboard that needs another one next to it, it’s a whole cupboard all-encompassing. 10 Amazing English Country Kitchens by deVOL. #deVOLKitchens

See more of this Cotes Mill kitchen (above) in the BEYOND LOVELY video below!!!

Inspirational quote about boldness by J. K. Rowling on Hello Lovely. #quotes #inspirationalquote #jkrowling #boldness #courage

Ideas for Rustic European Country Ingredients

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

BAYCHEER HL371906 Industrial Vintage Style Lid Shaped Pendant Lighting in Antique Silver Pendant Light Lamp Chandelier with 1 Light
Barn Style Pendant…hello vintage style indeed.
Reclaimed wood bread boards for your European country, French farmhouse, or rustic style kitchen.
Reclaimed Wood Bread Boards...in case you need an idea for rustic decor AND function in the kitchen.
Farmhouse Natural Pink Console
Vintage rustic console cabinet…certainly rustic and humble indeed!
Farmhouse Stool
Painted Vintage Farmhouse Stool…certainly rustically lovely indeed.
Farmhouse dining table with white base, drawer, and chamfered feet.
Rustic Farmhouse Table
Winslow Barstool, Weathered Sand
Rustic Round Stool Options…hello good looking function for the kitchen indeed.
Cissell Industrial Chic Console Table
Rustic Industrial Console Table: FIND HERE…in case you need an idea for something unfitted and industrial in your kitchen.
Fireclay apron front sink for a country or farmhouse kitchen.
Fireclay Farm Sink…in case a vintage or unfussy country look appeals to you.
Live life as if...Rumi's gorgeous honey-like words to soothe the soul on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #Rumi #poetry
Marble utensil holder - a classic kitchen decor essential.
Marble Utensil Holder...in case you love a natural stone accent.
Turkish hand towels.
Turkish Hand Towels…hello everyday lovely indeed.
Aryana Farmhouse Chic Console Table
Farmhouse Chic Console Table: FIND HERE…in case you need a freestanding table for a more unfitted look in your country kitchen.
Valerie Solid Wood Dining Table
Farmhouse Style Dining Table…in case you need a simple country wood table.
Cross back farmhouse style elm wood dining chair.
Elm wood dining chair…hello traditional farmhouse charm indeed.

See these inspiring European country style kitchens for more design goodness.

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-michele

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11 Comments

  1. Margarita W.
    February 29, 2020 / 11:00 pm

    Wait It is hard to believe that couple only spent $25,000 on that whole kitchen, glass enclosure, appliances & sink, faucets, new cabinets, shelving, vent hood, lighting, concrete counter tops, electrical & or gas lines and labor?? I want to see receipts!!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 1, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      I’m guessing the 25K Euros (and I need to update that figure in the post since it isn’t US dollars) was limited to cabinets, appliances, counters, and lighting and not construction of the shell with windows, doors, etc. I also think it was possible due to the homeowners own labor involved. πŸ™‚

    • Michele
      Author
      March 1, 2020 / 12:58 pm

      oops it is 25K GDP not Euros – so approx $32,000. πŸ™‚

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    September 6, 2020 / 6:15 am

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    • Michele
      Author
      September 6, 2020 / 10:47 am

      Thanks for taking the time to visit – really appreciate the kind words.

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    • Michele
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      September 15, 2020 / 5:58 pm

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  5. Amy
    March 3, 2021 / 8:43 am

    deVOL is deBEST! I found out about them thru you and loved perusing their kitchens & copied a lot of their design elements in our kitchen. Another way you helped me so much when we were building our home!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 3, 2021 / 2:10 pm

      They are so amazing, and the next time I get to NYC, I’ll be checking out their showroom. Even better? A trip to the UK and their amazing showrooms!

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French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Upholstered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
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30″ French Storage Basket
Chevron White Quilt Set
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French Country Lamp
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
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Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
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Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
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Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
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Rattan Hanging Chair Swing