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Retro Kitchen Ideas

Enjoy a stylish blast from the past with a retro kitchen that's full of personality.

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    • Diner-Style Banquette

      Reminiscent of a '50s diner booth, this banquette brings vintage style and ample seating to the kitchen. For dinner, schoolwork, and crafts projects, this seating arrangement is both practical and stylish.

    • Checkered Wall

      Get the look of a vintage tablecloth with a checkered wall treatment. A midcentury-style stove completes the old-school look with all the modern conveniences needed for today's busy lifestyles.

    • Midcentury Modern

      Give a modern kitchen a splash of history with midcentury-style dining chairs. A warm wood table softens the clean lines and metal detailing of the chairs.

    • Red Island

      A classic gathering spot, the raised kidney-shape kitchen bar lets a family prep meals together. It also provides a place for informal meals. Paired with retro stools, the bar reflects a diner look. The glossy cherry red adds energy to the black-and-white palette.

    • Garden Kitchen

      Keep garden bounty in the kitchen all year with bright fruit and veggie print fabrics. Red laminate countertops, a mosaic tile backsplash, and bright floor tiles echo the fresh colors for a complete design.

    • Vintage-Style Accessories

      Trimmed with a metal band and a thin line of red fabric, the stools are reproductions of seating options from a bygone era. Open shelves and glass-front cabinets make the perfect stage for displaying vintage dishes or other collector's items.

    • Blending Old and New

      A vintage appliance can have its place in a modern kitchen, and you don't have to give up any creature comforts. Here, the homeowners put an antique range next to a modern cooktop for a unique blend of old and new. Many new appliances on the market have the look of antiques but all the components of modern technology.

    • Vintage-Style Range

      This vintage-style range sets the mood for the kitchen. Add beaded-board cabinet doors and cup drawer pulls to complete the look from yesteryear. Abundant counter space flanking the range serves as prep area.

    • Old-School Treat

      Details make the room when you're trying to create ambience. The red countertop adds personality, and the vintage glass cookie jars are reminiscent of an old corner store.

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      Midcentury Motif

      Give your modern dining area a midcentury twist by pairing a banquette with streamlined midcentury modern chairs. A drum light fixture hung low over the table adds to the ambience.

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      Diner Style

      A full renovation is not necessary to turn your kitchen into a classic. Cherry red diner chairs and a grooved metal edge table are an easy way to put a little sock hop in your home.

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      Checkered Floor

      A classic '50s design element, the checkered floor makes a bold statement. Several tiles on the backsplash were painted black to coordinate with the floor. Spice up the black-and-white color scheme with cayenne-color cabinets.

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      Vintage Kitchen Ideas

      Whether inspired by a 1940s diner or an old-world scullery, vintage kitchens offer charm and contemporary convenience. See how these designs reference the past while beautifully accommodating modern needs.
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