Antique Kitchens – Pictures & Design Ideas

Antique Kitchens

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Antique Thumb 1Antique kitchens have distinctive features that come from an earlier period in history. Whether an authentic restoration or a fresh remodel, the unique character of this style brings a sense of age and beauty to any traditional home.

Old wood, aged paints and finishes, hardwood floors, and kitchen cabinet styles that look like old furniture can be used to create this look. If you already have a vintage kitchen and are simply looking to freshen it up, it may be worth setting aside a budget for unexpected expenses. Older kitchens tend to need an electrician, or one closer to the area to upgrade the wiring in order to pass modern safety tests. Particularly if a kitchen has not been upgraded for some time, the electrics may need completely re-doing.

In this kitchen, the refrigerator and freezer are built in to a custom wood surround that looks like traditional wood furniture (a “refrigerator armoire”). Carefully selected lighting, faucets, cabinet handles, and hardwood floors coordinate the look of this this antique style home.

Keep in mind that old artwork, dishes, chairs, and chandeliers can give your kitchen a sense of history, and turn your home into a work of art.

Interior designers will often bring in a piece of old furniture for a new remodel in order to give the room a more authentic character. Old furniture can be installed to create an antique island, for example, or an interesting china hutch on the side.

Kitchen Design Photos: Below are some pictures of antique style kitchens for your enjoyment. If you are interested in the beauty and character of antique cabinets for your home, you might enjoy the photo galleries of Victorian, French Country, and Vintage kitchens as well.

If you have a kitchen-diner, then you will also want to consider the dining room furniture you are using, as it’s important that it matches the rest of your kitchen. If you need a new dining room table, you could try ordering dining room sets online. Remember, just because it’s new doesn’t mean it won’t have that beautiful antique look! If you are looking for additional furniture for your kitchen, and you are keen to continue the antique theme. My friend tells me they are extremely reputable in the antique industry.

Enjoy the photos!

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