How to Keep True to this Kitchen's Style?

How to Keep True to this Kitchen's Style?

Gregory Han
Aug 19, 2009

Q - My husband and I just bought a house built in 1960 from the original owner who hasn't changed a thing. We want to stay true to the home's style, but we need to update the kitchen. My husband is a serious cook so everything not only has to look good, but be eminently practical. We'd like to keep the cabinets, which are in great shape, and avoid painting them. We'd also like to keep their hardware (cool black and gold pulls) and the original pink oven...

We are planning on changing out the floor (probably for a newer linoleum) and the countertops and can change out other appliances (like the electric cooktop). Finally, we're looking for a countertop material (possibly stainless steel?) that can withstand hot pans...

Do AT readers have any suggestions about how to pull all this together without ruining a mint condition home?

Sent by Marjorie

Editor - Marjorie would love your input about how you might keep the original spirit of her 1960 design with some present day material details. Please chime in!

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