I'm the housewife of a senior level game developer in the Seattle area, I spend my days volunteering, usually around horses, or kids, or both. I never finished my education, but I have a background in residential structural engineering and I had a one-semester dalliance with business school. My dream is to get land, a functional house with modern comforts and some oldtimey flair, add a garden, barn and a chicken coop to our lot, and have horses, too. Incidentally, we just bought an acreage with a barn and chicken coop, and a cottage from 1945. Pretty close to the dream I typed up a year ago, huh? (dumbstruck grin) Admittedly, my ideabooks sometimes deviate from this basic idea, but hopefully some of them are clearly labelled as such. But I'm ADD, so one never knows. (wink)
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Very few, if any of these guys are within my budget. In a vintage house, they'd be right at home, and beautiful.
The Ironheart Range Cooker
The Ironheart to me, is like a guy coveting a sports car. It's not cheap (over $5000 before any add-ons or retrofits for improved wood burning efficiency), but it is gorgeous.
The fridge has a pretty cool home!
Two fridges next to each other, disguised as cabinets? Cool.
I like the more rustic feel. Especially the hood over the range is fun.
Fake ice box fridge.
The range is housed in a very cool surround.
Thin white beadboard, hot glue, vintagey hinges and pulls. Brilliant!
Whirlpool 30-Inch Freestanding Double Oven Gas Range With 5 Sealed Burners - $1,327.92
Double oven range, if wall-mounted double ovens are out of the scope of a project.
Orange Big Chill fridge!
Smeg Refrigerator, Lime Green - $1,999
Although I've seen these referred to as "smug" appliances, sometimes, they would still stand out nicely in a kitchen.
Double dishwashers can really help with staying on top of the dishes that pile up when you have a smaller family, or are prepping for larger dinners, and want to reserve the bigger dishwasher for tableware later.
Elmira 1950 fridge.
'50s Retro-style 60cm Washing Machine with Sink, Pastel Blue
A small SMEG retro washing machine with a sink.
'50 Style Free-standing 60cm Washing Machine, Cream
Small SMEG washing machine