Kitchen + Bath + Tile
Revival design approaches; period-inspired cabinets, fixtures, specialty items, and tile for walls and floors.
kITCHENS OF THE REVIVAL reflect the changing role of the room since the bungalow era. The kitchen is no longer a utility space, but the center of the house. It may have a second prep area, a wet bar, a home office, a breakfast area, and a television. Then and now, related rooms include a back hall or mudroom, a bathroom, and one or more pantries. If you are building a new home or extensively remodeling an old one, it makes sense to build a more public and finished kitchen.
Do you want a true period kitchen for your bungalow, Foursquare, or Tudor Revival house? Or are you leaning toward a fancier kitchen of the Arts & Crafts revival? Original kitchens were often small, plain, and utilitarian—with a floor of linoleum, softwood, or tile, a wainscot of beadboard or white tile, and very simple cabinets, most often painted in a hygienic, off-white semi-gloss. This would be an easy and affordable room to re-create, even
RIGHT qhe era’s white kitchens were interpreted for this lregon coursquare; the banquette incorporated the original wainscot. LEFT, FROM TOP qhis adjustable bridge faucet is from eistoric eouseparts. qhe restored pantry has a wood countertop.