Home Improvement - Old World Kitchen Design Ideas
Victorian / Old World Kitchen Cabinet Design Options
Old World Finishes Add to the Grace of the Kitchen
Dream Kitchens - Story Book Comes Alive
Old World / Victorian Interior Design Options to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen
Old world kitchens offer a classic design that will withstand the many deviations of the style changers. For you see, the kitchen cabinet makers and the interior designers want a design that will need to be changed out after15 years. A return to the classic or the Victorian design has emerged. This design trend is helpful for homeowners seeking long term value and quality.
New Furniture Quality Options - Drawers Above the Counter
Take a look at the many new options. From the drawers above the counter to classic knobs to the furniture quality molding.
Furniture Quality Molding
The molding accents are expensive. But remember this is a long term investment in your home. If you are planning on staying a while do your homework, carefully consider the options and then take step back and imagine how you will feel 15 years later. Imagine the cabinets with age. Quality will show even 15 years later. Do look for high quality knobs for both your décor and long term function.
Kitchen Mechanics are Critical
The critical item is the mechanics of the drawers. Soft close doors are now available. Also, look for space saving cabinets. Home Depot carries a wide selection of choices from designers such as Thomasville to the inventive manufacturer who promises 30 percent more storage.
If your home is small, if your home is vintage, or if you are just in need of space, take care to retain a kitchen designer who has experience.
One of the new features is the spice cabinet now available in a pull out.
A Drawer for the Microwave
Another great new feature is under the cabinet microwaves. They remain a little overpriced at the moment, you might wish to design your space for the future and install a cabinet specifically sized for the microwave drawer. I simply refuse to over pay for new technology so planning ahead for the future, I find frugal.
Shop and Be Wary of Trends
Number one rule for a new kitchen, shop around. Compare the options and the many prices. The choices are almost endless.
Do be wary of the trending styles, do look for a classic design that will add both function and value to your home.
Double Chandeliers in the Kitchen
Double chandeliers offer added lighted and overhead design.
Furniture Quality Kitchen Cabinets
Furniture quality details bring in the Old World charm. The added molding with the turned legs, the added crown molding and the added textures and fluting take the cabinets from basic up to furniture quality.
Glass Cabinet Doors
Glass cabinet doors and chandeliers offer a return to the Old World but with modern comforts.
The glass doors are especially elegant with the cabinet lights.
Slotted Plate Holder
The other feature that works well with the Old World style is the slotted plate holders.This looks great and is very convenient.
Wood Covered Appliances
Wood Covered Appliances
Wood covered refrigerator doors take the kitchen to a new level. If done properly, the refrigerator will seamlessly blend into the cabinets.The trend today is to have freezer on the bottom. This is simply personal preference of how you prefer to access the freezer. I agree with the ergonomics, I only want to bend over for ice cream not for my the produce or milk products.
Granite and Marble Counter Tops
Granite and marble are main stays and remain loved by all. In the Old World design the granite and marble work very effectively.
Backsplash Adds Style
Tile back splash can add allot of punch for the dollar investment. Do consider installing basic tile diagonally accented by interim pieces to add a customized look.