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13 Vintage Kitchen Features That Should Have Never Gone Out of Style

BUTLERS' PANTRIES If you happen to score a home with an original butler's pantry, then by our estimation you've struck old house gold. Located between the kitchen and dining room, these tiny but very useful rooms came packed with built-in storage units and plenty of shelf space that could be used for arranging and plating dishes when entertaining a crowd.


Unfitting For a Kitchen Even Steven Gambrel uses large furniture pieces for an unfitted look. So why can't I find a few pieces of furniture and cobble something together with some larger lengths of countertop, a nice new sink and new appliances? Just "make it work."


The kitchen sink in my freestanding, unfitted kitchen. A Whitehaus Quatro Alcove sink and Strom plumbing wall mount faucet. Madrone butcherblock countertops and stand. Fireclay recycled tile, with a row of antique tiles as accents. And an antique refurbished single tap faucet on the right for filtered water. Closest thing to a belfast sink on this side of the pond.

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