Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Adding a Vintage Kitchen Design During a Cabinet Refacing Projectby Allison Millar
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If you're longing for grandma's old kitchen design--combined with today's conveniences--consider adding some vintage elements. A cabinet refacing project offers the perfect opportunity to add some extra charm.
Kitchen Cabinets Are Key to Design
To add a vintage look to a kitchen, start by selecting kitchen cabinet styles that fit the period. Some traditional styles in cabinet doors and drawer fronts include:
Also look for cabinet details such as:
Consider a Vintage Kitchen Sink
There are many kitchen sink styles that are reminiscent of a bygone era. If you’re planning to replace your sink while refacing the cabinets, try these styles:
Cabinet Hardware, the Finishing Touch
There are many old-fashioned knobs and pulls that can dress up your newly refaced cabinets. When trying to add a vintage look, try white porcelain with floral designs, rustic wrought iron or classic aged brass. The hardware can be as delicate or ornate as you like, depending on your kitchen design.
There are many ways to recreate an old-fashioned kitchen, from hardware to the kitchen sink and the cabinets. As you plan a cabinet refacing, ask the contractor for ideas. Then sprinkle some vintage touches around the room.
About the Author
Allison Millar is a syndicated real estate writer. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement web sites.