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Think like a minimalist when it comes to appliances. As much as I'd love an eight-burner range and a double oven, they're just not a good fit for my small 1940s kitchen.
Think about more space-efficient options when updating your stove, oven and even refrigerator. They can still be modern and functional, but should feel at home in your older space.
Built-in storage is also a great way to cut down on countertop clutter. With space at a premium, these hidden spots are space savers and a great way to stay organized. I would love to be able to hide my mismatched spoons and spatulas in a drawer like this one.
Choose finishes that feel classic as opposed to the latest trend. Wood countertops, white cabinets and classic white tile, as shown here, fit with the feel of an older home but still appear fresh and updated.
As seen in this kitchen, the replica lighting looks clean and timeless.
An old home in a modern age does not mean we have to do without the conveniences or appeal of newer kitchens. We just have to think more creatively!