FarmhouseFarmhouse Kitchen, Los Angeles
Kitchen with pantry behind screen door
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Don’t forget to wipe down the inside of the door and hard-to-reach crevices that trap dirt and crumbs. Keep an old toothbrush on hand for cleaning awkward nooks and seams. Since bulky drawers and shelves can be slippery when wet, consider wearing dishwashing gloves for a better grip. Then, using either the baking soda solution or mild dish soap and water, wash and dry the shelves and drawers. Once the interior and the drawers and shelves are dry, replace everything, including the food, and turn the power back on.
1. Screened pantry door. Replacing a solid pantry door with a screened version is a relatively simple change that can boost your kitchen’s vintage style. And, of course, if you have a door leading outside from your kitchen, adding a screen door for the summer months is always a welcome touch.Is your kitchen a good candidate for a vintage-style makeover? If you have a cottage, farmhouse or any home built from the 1920s to the 1950s, most of the vintage-style additions mentioned here should work well; a home that is much older or newer might not take as well to vintage style. Still, if it’s a look you love, don’t be afraid to sneak in a few fun accessories, no matter the age or style of your home.
2. Pantry screen door. Bring farmhouse style home no matter where you live by swapping out a regular pantry door for a screen version. Screen doors can make a compact kitchen feel larger by offering a glimpse into the pantry — just make sure you’re prepared to keep those canned goods neat.
In the kitchen a cheerful screen door marks the entrance to the pantry. This is a quirky move Kandler likes to make on a lot of her projects. While considering a very large famhouse sink, she decided she preferred the scale of using two side by side. It’s a great way to create a divided sink, and the two faucets work well beneath the large window. Similar-color door paint: Citrus Spice, Dunn Edwards; similar-color cabinet paint: Green Gables, Benjamin Moore; counters: Qortstone; refrigerator: Sub-Zero