Kitchen Renovations are on the uprise as more people are choosing to stay in their homes, or downsizing and therefore wishing to become more functional…and of course still beautiful! There are several strong trends that currently are storming the kitchen scene, and here in part 1 I’ll take a look at “Old World Charm”, which adds character and tradition to any home. And, it reminds me of my recent trip to the Biltmore Estate and Downton Abbey, both with fascinating looks at the kitchens in these great old houses.
Let’s take a look at some of the traits and Old World Elements that add Old World Charm to a modern day kitchen:
Aged Wood-islands and salvaged architectural details
Loads of Pantry Space
Old World Sinks and Large Ovens, honed natural looking stone countertops, or butcher block
Old Floors whether wood or stone, and Antique Furniture Pieces
Old World Accessories from functional pot racks to ceramics and flea market finds of silver and cooking utensils
Tell me, is this a trend that appeals to you? Stay tuned for more on Kitchen Trends 2013…and let me know what you think by leaving a comment in the section below!
Read up on the other trends as I post them by clicking the links…
- This is Part 1
- Part 2-Let the outside in
- Part 3-Industrial
- Part 4-Smaller Kitchens
- Part 5-Brass is Back
- Part 6-Brilliant White Appliances by Miele