Was your home built before 1910? Do you ever wonder what the original kitchen would have looked like? Here are some of the style characteristics of a pre-1910 kitchen.
Kitchens were largely “utilitarian” rooms, or workspaces.
Furniture-style cabinets. Before the turn of the century, cabinets were rarely fitted to the walls. The largest counter space was often a long table in the middle of the room and storage was often a hutch or sideboard.
Tall narrow proportions. Victorian homes tended towards high, narrow proportions. In the kitchen, you might see this in the windows, door openings and ceiling height.
Free standing appliances. There was often just a sink and a wood burning or gas oven.
Ornate millwork details. Victorian interiors often feature decorative borders with wide crown molding and elaborate ceiling medallions.
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