Cooking in Vintage Kitchens

Vintage kitchens are making a comeback, and those in the know are not surprised.

In a time when it seems like nothing is a certainty and when it seems more and more unclear about what the next few years can bring, it only makes sense that we start reaching back for the comfort and the coziness of the vintage kitchen.

Though the idyllic days of Ward and June Cleaver were more a creation of the television than the forties and fifties themselves, we can't help but look back to the decor of the time with a certain sense of nostalgia. When you are thinking about redecorating your kitchen, why not consider what doing it with a vintage touch can do for you?

What are your options when it comes to putting together a good vintage kitchen?

The first thing to think about is storage. Unfortunately, those great old kitchens were very inefficient when it comes to space. Everything was free standing and rather huge, and you'll find that there are several ways to get around it. Why not start looking around for vintage and reproduction pieces. There are lots of great dressers and dry sinks. There are also a lot of terrific plate racks and open shelving that you can take advantage of as well.

If you are in a place where you can move forward with planning vintage design kitchens, you'll discover that cabinets are something that you need to think about. For instance, stay away from finished wood cabinets that have a more modern look. Consider what kind of finish would go well with the whole picture there. For instance, stay away from a large matching set that gives you a long bank across the top. Look for smaller individual sets that will give you the look that you have in mind.

Also consider what kind of look that vintage kitchens have when it comes to lighting. When you want to create a look that is both vintage and effective, consider installing a set of discreet task lighting.

You'll soon find that though this is not a period kitchen solution, it is the most effective solution that is out there.

When you are set on more period lighting, make sure that you take a look at vintage style billiard lamps and schoolhouse lights. They look great when you hang them over you kitchen and though it can give you a slightly yellow cast to your kitchen, it will give you a terrific vintage look.

What kind of options do you have when you are thinking about putting together a kitchen that really appeals to you? Vintage kitchens are a great way to recapture some of the charm and nostalgia of the past era.

Whether you are looking to reproduce an entire kitchen or you have an interest in making sure that you are just redoing your kitchen in significant touches, consider some vintage styles and what they can do for you. This is something that can make a lot of difference to the right kind of environment, so think about your kitchen and what you want from it.

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