Victorian Kitchen Cabinets

Victorian Kitchen Cabinets

LKM Design The range. Traditionally the biggest feature in a Victorian kitchen, the range usually sat within the chimney breast. If you have the room, a woodstove will make your Victorian kitchen cozy and atmospheric. Set it next to your dining table for mealtime warmth and add some cast iron or copper pots and pans for authenticity. Glenvale Kitchens The chimney. It makes the ideal — and traditional — home for your range and oven. You can find modern ranges available in a huge array of colors today. For me, this kitchen strikes the perfect note for an austere Victorian kitchen brought up to date, thanks to the introduction of the red Aga. Emily McCall The dresser. Apart from the range and oven, the dresser would be the only other piece of fitted furniture in a Victorian kitchen. There were no upper, eye-level cupboards. Open shelving, much as in a modern professional kitchen, made for efficient access to everyday items. Good original dressers can be pricey and hard to come by, but if you find one you love it will be a lifetime purchase. Keep in mind that you can strip and repaint it to go with any traditional kitchen colors. MN Builders The kitchen table. The essential kitchen table completed the Victorian kitchen. Instead of being a place to eat, it sat in the center of the room as the main work area. It isn’t too surprising that work islands are so popular today — the ease of working in the center of a room and retrieving items stored around the edges comes from Victorian homes. Choose a contrasting color to the wall units to break up uniformity and make the table stand out as the work area. InsideOut Design, Inc Wall finishes. In a Victorian kitchen, wall finishes needed to be durable. This painted tongue and groove in this kitchen feels authentic, and the tiles create a practical backsplash (sometimes called a splashback in the U.K.) to the traditional butler sink. Actual-Size Architecture The layout. Reminiscent of a Victorian kitchen, this kitchen has a central workspace, plain cupboards at the base level and open upper shelving. Functional, efficient and designed for a busy cook, the modern space still feels Victorian. Traditional moldings around the window and the painted wooden backsplashes and units all give it Victorian style. Heydt Designs Tiles. The Victorians did use tiles in their kitchens, as backsplashes and elsewhere. However, finding a complete set of these authentic tiles is difficult today. Try subway tiles for a contemporary look with a traditional twist, as they echo the plain functionality of the Victorian kitchen. For a quirkier vintage look, searching salvage stores for mismatched but same-size tiles to design a feature behind the stove. Venegas and Company The sink. Traditionally, the sink and prep area were located in the scullery. Most sculleries have either been lost in favor of open-plan living or converted into utility rooms. Either way, the sink usually had an open plate rack above it. I love how this kitchen blends an old butler-style sink, tiles and plate rack with cupboards painted in a modern black. The chandelier would’ve been a bad idea in a practical Victorian kitchen, although I don’t disagree with adding a touch of glamour in a kitchen today. Insignia Kitchen and Bath Design Studio Lighting. Victorian kitchens and modern kitchens both prioritize good lighting, although lighting may have been more important in Victorian homes, since most kitchens sat in the basement. The task lighting would have been simple and practical and located over the central worktable. The lights here are a nod to that practicality — the “rise and fall” feature means they can be adjusted for the kitchen island’s dual purpose. Taste Design Inc Finishing touches. If you have taken the traditional-style route, make sure you carry it through. There are some excellent reproduction taps and fittings. And remember, just because you have chosen a Victorian kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t use modern appliances. Simply hide them away or invest in the huge array of retro styles available.More: Back to the Future of the House
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Victorian Kitchen Cabinets

Home Victorian Kitchen Ideas Victorian Kitchen Ideas Romance. Warmth. Beauty. It’s what most people envision when they think of the Victorian era. From detailed garments and gowns to ornate furnishings, few time periods instill such a feeling of splendor. Authentic Victorian kitchen cabinets were a bit of a disappointment in terms of luxury. After all, the kitchen’s inhabitants consisted of servants – and perhaps a few mice. However, the Victorian era can inspire you to create a culinary haven – without heating one ounce of coal. Authentic Victorian kitchens usually housed stone slab or unglazed tile flooring. While that option is still available to homeowners today, the current flooring market also offers ceramic tile that mimics natural stone. For true Old World warmth and charm, hardwoods are beyond compare. Hand-scraped genuine wood boards, are billed as “the perfect combination of history and 21st Century engineering,” and they just might be the perfect combination of charm and practicality for your Victorian kitchen. Functioning antique stoves from this time period are available through qualified technicians. All the ranges can be converted to gas or electric. Of course, traditional appliances also have their place in the Victorian-inspired kitchen. Appliance panels can be used to help dishwashers and refrigerators blend with the cabinetry, leaving visitors to focus on the Victorian-inspired accessories. Once the floor is laid and the appliances are picked, it’s time to put the final Victorian touches on your kitchen. The ceiling is the perfect place to start. Pressed tin ceilings are more than beautiful; they’re durable, too. They come in a variety of patterns that can be painted to reflect the room’s color scheme. Lincrusta wall coverings are another option to add Victorian charm to your kitchen cabinets. These linoleum-like wall coverings are embossed with decorative patterns that can be finished to look like wood, metal, leather, plaster and other materials that compliment your design scheme. When it comes to countertops, the rugged elegance of granite and tile works best, especially when paired with fine wood cabinetry. White is a popular color; however, dark woods help to create an Old World ambiance. While you won’t be able to claim your kitchen is authentic Victorian, the design elements you have borrowed from the era will certainly leave you creating meals in splendor and charm.
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Victorian Kitchen Cabinets

Romance. Warmth. Beauty. It’s what most people envision when they think of the Victorian era. From detailed garments and gowns to ornate furnishings, few time periods instill such a feeling of splendor. Authentic Victorian kitchen cabinets were a bit of a disappointment in terms of luxury. After all, the kitchen’s inhabitants consisted of servants – and perhaps a few mice. However, the Victorian era can inspire you to create a culinary haven – without heating one ounce of coal. Authentic Victorian kitchens usually housed stone slab or unglazed tile flooring. While that option is still available to homeowners today, the current flooring market also offers ceramic tile that mimics natural stone. For true Old World warmth and charm, hardwoods are beyond compare. Hand-scraped genuine wood boards, are billed as “the perfect combination of history and 21st Century engineering,” and they just might be the perfect combination of charm and practicality for your Victorian kitchen. Functioning antique stoves from this time period are available through qualified technicians. All the ranges can be converted to gas or electric. Of course, traditional appliances also have their place in the Victorian-inspired kitchen. Appliance panels can be used to help dishwashers and refrigerators blend with the cabinetry, leaving visitors to focus on the Victorian-inspired accessories. Once the floor is laid and the appliances are picked, it’s time to put the final Victorian touches on your kitchen. The ceiling is the perfect place to start. Pressed tin ceilings are more than beautiful; they’re durable, too. They come in a variety of patterns that can be painted to reflect the room’s color scheme. Lincrusta wall coverings are another option to add Victorian charm to your kitchen cabinets. These linoleum-like wall coverings are embossed with decorative patterns that can be finished to look like wood, metal, leather, plaster and other materials that compliment your design scheme. When it comes to countertops, the rugged elegance of granite and tile works best, especially when paired with fine wood cabinetry. White is a popular color; however, dark woods help to create an Old World ambiance. While you won’t be able to claim your kitchen is authentic Victorian, the design elements you have borrowed from the era will certainly leave you creating meals in splendor and charm.
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Victorian Kitchen Cabinets

VICTORIAN Custom Cabinets The very words conjure up images of graceful design. Our Victorian style cabinetry is more than a pretty face. We build in practical and efficient features combined with some of the finest quality craftsmanship you’ll find in custom cabinetry. Create your own Victorian Age. Mix and match paint and stain. Glass in the doors, or no glass. Curves. Angles. Brackets. Be as carefree in your design as you dare to be. (It’s OK, we understand life in the Victorian age was more risque than they let on!) And it’s all handcrafted custom cabinets built to endure until, well..perhaps the next Victorian age. More cabinet choices Be sure to take some time and view our other choices, from Arts & Crafts style cabinetry to Shaker style cabinetry, country style Early American cabinetry to our Contemporary line. If you enjoy to look at everything all at once, there’s our Cabinetry Gallery! Contact one of our designers today to help with your cabinet project!

Victorian Kitchen Cabinets

Victorian Kitchen Cabinets