A Mix of Varied Vintage Kitchens

A Mix of Varied Vintage Kitchens

Jason Loper
May 20, 2011

Whether rented or owned, most of us have lived in homes with vintage kitchens. The thing about vintage is how very broad that term can be. From turn of the century to mid-century, these folks all live with vintage kitchens in very varied forms.

• The kitchen in Aaron's Astor Tower Apartment was retrofitted with the cabinetry and appliances original to the building. Aaron collected the components in pieces as they were being pulled out of other units and then painted everything one consistent color, which he had colormatched to the original GE enamel.

• The kitchen in Emily & Andy's Vintage Cottage is a perfect example of the couple's style: "a little bit vintage, a little bit modern, family and environmentally friendly with a dash of southern graciousness."

• With the old farmhouse sink and simple cabinetry in Cate's Modern Vintage Kit House, it's apparent this is an older kitchen. Cate updated the space with vibrant blue walls and red accessories.

Leif's Mid Century Heritage Collection is definitely on display in the kitchen of his vintage apartment. The colorful Catherineholm enamelware is a focal point of the small kitchen.

• The built-ins leading to the kitchen in Bridgette & Britton's Masculine/Feminine Vision is a hallmark of early 20th century buildings in Chicago.

Caroline's Pint Size Retro Whimsy on a Budget kitchen is the kind of space that begs for cooking in heels, a frilly dress, and pearls. This is a girly kitchen with a Mad Men vibe.

• When Tim rehabbed the kitchen in his Classic Chicago Two-Flat, he kept it simple and of the era. With a big old farmhouse sink and simple white cabinets, it's easy to imagine you're cooking an impromptu for Al Capone and his cronies.

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