Remodel Your Historic Kitchen while Maintaining the Historic Appeal

Modernize your historic kitchen without sacrificing its unique character. This may sound like an impossible feat, but you can achieve it with careful planning and forethought. The priceless beauty of a historic home often makes it feel overwhelming when it comes to kitchen design. It is extremely important to hire the right company for the job. We can remodel your kitchen and modernize it while still keeping its historic charm and value. Let’s take a look at several different options in today’s blog post.

As the homeowner you need to decide what historic details are the most important; the ones that you absolutely must keep. We can help guide you through these decisions so you will not feel overwhelmed. We will work towards the perfect balance that keeps your historic design while upgrading your kitchen appliances and conveniences.

Next we will need to go over the design details. We understand how important it is that little details will go a long way in creating an authentic historic kitchen. Here are some ways we can remodel your kitchen while still keeping the historic authenticity.

No Long Running Cabinets

Back in the day there were no built-in long running cabinets. They used free-standing pieces for cabinets such as hutches, sideboards, and cupboards. We can use different pieces that are built in, but in the end they will look like free-standing pieces. This will make the kitchen look more historically accurate, while providing modern functionality.


Cover, or hide, your modern appliances with large doors or panels to maintain the kitchen’s historic appeal. Cover large appliances, such as the refrigerator, with mounted cabinet panels, and use a built-in microwave instead of a free-standing unit that takes up too much counter space. This will hide the 21st century look of your appliances and make the overall feel of the kitchen more historically accurate.

Mix and Match Colors

Kitchens in older homes did not always have matching paint colors or wood finishes. You can mix and match the colors of your cabinets and furnishings to create a more historic appearance. Consider hiring an expert company with experience in achieving the dated finish you need. If the painting poorly done, the room can look busy and lack cohesion.

Going Green

You can help out the environment by going green in several areas in your kitchen. This can be accomplished in a historic kitchen as well as more modern designs. Use energy efficient appliances and faucets designed to use less water. Talk to us about more ways that we can help you achieve the perfect balance between history and modernization in your beautiful historic kitchen.

What are your thoughts?

The final goal is a beautiful historically accurate kitchen with all of the modern conveniences that make life easy today. That does not mean that you have to use ice boxes as a refrigerator or a fireplace to cook on; we can give you the luxury of modern day conveniences without sacrificing the historic authenticity of your kitchen.

Are you considering a full kitchen remodel but don’t want to sacrifice the timeless beauty of your old kitchen? What are your plans? Do you intend to carefully combine modern with historic and hope for the best? How can we help you? Please feel free to leave us a comment letting us know what you liked or didn’t like about this post. We’d love to hear from you!

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