Kitchens with classic style and timeless appeal with ideas you can incorporate in your own.
Inspired by an antiques store they like to frequent, these homeowners moved a beam in the kitchen to put in a recessed tin ceiling with pendant light fixtures.
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To achieve this open, airy kitchen, its owner demolished the counters, plaster walls, and linoleum flooring; sanded and restored the original fir floors; built all the cabinets and drawers by hand; replaced the rotted window; insulated walls; hung drywall; planked the walls and ceiling; sanded, stained, and sealed a wood countertop; purchased two reclaimed whitewashed beams; and opened the arched entryway. Oh my!
Previous owners of this 18th-century home had given the kitchen a sad 1970's-style makeover. So it's super impressive that the new kitchen that boasts modern amenities somehow looks like it's been there forever!
The width of a bridge faucet makes it a great choice visually for a wide sink with a built-in backsplash, centered over the divide. Via Houzz.com
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This New Orleans couple transformed their entire kitchen by installing a brick floor and a copper ceiling, replacing the cabinets and appliances, adding a backsplash, and updating the entire thing in a style that respects the character of their 150-year-old home. More pics here.
Picture this: The 'before" of this inviting country kitchen featured navy blue tile countertops, cheap white cabinets and a cramped, dark layout.
The owner-remodelers of this charming country-style kitchen purchased the 100-year-old farmhouse at a real estate auction. Check out the "befores" and prepare to be amazed at their handiwork.
While the wooden stools and countertop are classic country, the bright yellow accessories and large letters on the shelf give this kitchen a new twist. Ultra modern appliances, such as the bright coffee maker, also give the room a 21st-century lift. | Photo:David Brittain
Furniture-inspired cabinets painted a custom yellow and a farmhouse sink evoke the past of the home of our 2014 Reader Remodel Contest winners. Sink: Shaws. Faucet: Moen. Range: Viking
White-washed brick makes a dramatic backdrop for open shelves in this casual kitchen.
The existing kitchen's pine cupboards, stainless-steel sink, and vintage Hoosier cabinet were salvaged from a Georgia farmhouse. The homeowner lightened up the space with open shelves and snappy paint hues inspired by a retro-style refrigerator. | Photo: Gridley + Graves
Color Charms a Georgia Cabin's Rustic Revival
One large awning window illuminates a U-shaped work zone lined with subway tile. | Photo: Eric Roth
The apron sink sits on a piece of walnut that coordinates with the countertops and reinforces the farmhouse look. | Photo: Ryan Kurtz
To-the-ceiling cabinets and trim, light-reflecting finishes, a built-in plate rack, a tiled toekick, and niches for the fridge, TV, and microwave add function and updated traditional style. | Photo: Ryan Kurtz
Don't settle for a cookie-cutter cook space. We're all looking to improve on what we've got without forking over fistfuls of cash. Here's how to use fresh paint and paper, vintage finds, and other smart buys to get made-to-order looks at off-the-shelf prices.
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The refrigerator fits neatly in a niche that once held the hall coat closet, allowing more cabinet storage. | Photo: Eric Roth
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This kitchen is a generous gathering space with finishes that celebrate both pro function and traditional unfitted-kitchen style. | Photo: Tria Giovan
The Added-On-To, Streamlined, Upgraded Modern Farmhouse
Ask This Old House TV's executive producer hammers out some answers for his own kitchen | Paint: @Benjamin Moore High Park (cabinets), Moonshine (walls)
Double-hung windows and an apron sink echo the period look of this updated farmhouse kitchen | Photo: Tria Giovan
Farmhouse Addition: What's Old is New Again
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In the kitchen, a dramatic accent wall of cabinets anchors the open floor plan. | Photo: Jim Westphalen
1830s Farmhouse Remodel Fit for a Family
Custom cabinets in Sherwin-Williams' Mindful Gray and a showstopping tile backsplash raise the bar in this classic kitchen designed by Houston-based firm Chandos Interiors. | Photo: Laurey W. Glenn