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The kitchen in the Victorian era was very utilitarian, the Victorian kitchen was no place for the family. Typically reserved for hired help. The kitchen was designed for hard work and no play.

How things have changed; today our kitchens are the hub of activity; a place for entertaining, socializing, the center of our homes. No wonder so much emphasis is placed on our kitchens, and in the real estate world a definite #1 item on the check list for buyers.

I have seen many kitchen conversions in century homes…full of cherry wood cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, etc., a costly upgrade which some buyers love. But there is another group of buyers who want something more “Vintage”, and in the decorating world this trend is growing.

The “new” vintage style now includes eclectic, eccentric and pieces that are lovingly handmade. Adding the look of vintage is an affordable style that can easily be replicated. Add unique pieces acquired from markets, antique shops or family heirlooms …. re-new with a fresh coat of paint and you are on your way!

The photos are for inspiration….

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