Kitchen + Bath + Tile

Re­vival design ap­proaches; pe­riod-in­spired cab­i­nets, fix­tures, spe­cialty items, and tile for walls and floors.

Arts and Crafts Homes - - CONTENTS -

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.

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