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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

1920 Craftsman Kitchens

In remodeling our kitchen I have been researching kitchens from the 1920's, particularly the Craftsman kitchen. Our home was built in 1927, it was a Sears Craftsman Bungalow plan. I don't know much about our home beyond that. My kitchen curtains are like the lower lace panels in this one.
The above kitchen is much like the one I will have. Except for the sink... the original sink was like that one, though.

Don't you love the pains in the cabinet doors above?

I love that sink! When we tore out a false panel on a wall, there was evidence of a wall faucet behind the sink. What a great look.

Not very efficient, eh?

That light fixture looks like one I have seen many times.

Isn't that beautiful? I love it.

I think I am staying fairly close to the period that this house was built in.
The kitchen ceiling is now painted a lovely white and we are fourteen days away from our kitchen being installed!!! I am going to pick out the flooring today. I am still stuck on cork flooring, not because it is true to the period, but because it is long lasting and the colors are exactly the same as our oak flooring.
Have a beautiful Tuesday my friends,
Hugs, Cindy


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loved seeing these, Cindy!

Do you see that little table and benches in one of the shots? When we lived in a period craftsman apartment complex that must have been tres chic in its day because it still looked great fifty years later, we had that same table and benches. It was adorable! We had a period kitchen there, too, minus the appliances.

I think it always looks great to stay as close as possible to the period of the house when you can. There was a period bungalow down the street from us years ago in another bungalow we had, and it had the world's most wonderful kitchen... bead-board cabinets that went floor to ceiling... a whole wall of what looked like a pantry. I loved it.

Can't wait to see your new kitchen installed, too. I'm excited for you! Oh, and in our bungalow we used to own, we had the original wall sink and another original sink in a house we restored to sell and save from the wrecking ball.


Sheila :-)

Brittany said...

Love those old pictures, I imagine our kitchen used to look that way, too (It was built around 1900). Your new kitchen sounds exciting - can't wait to see pics - what a wonderful way to start a fresh new year!!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

The homes built in the 20's will forever be my favorites. I can't wait to see your finished kitchen.

Greet said...

All these images of the 1920 th kitchens are so beautiful! Amazing that you found them! You are right , you have to choose more or less a design that looks like all these! I am sure it will be great!
I am so happy for you that you are so close to the installation of your kitchen! This will be the nicest New Year's gift that you ever had , I might think?!
Cindy, I wish you and your family a HAPPY, HEALTHY AND SUCCESFUL 2010!!!

niartist said...

Oh Cindy!!!! Thank you for posting this. We have a craftsman style house, and it just so happens that we are looking to renovate that kitchen and these pictures of kitchens from the past is PERFECT for sourcing. Scott is going to LOVE this!

Kathy Purdy said...

This is wonderful! I am currently writing a novel set in 1926-29 and the kitchen is the heart of the home. I love seeing the cottage with the cute breakfast nook. I have several family homes in this novel and this gives me a clear picture of what the kitchens may have looked like. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing this!