Blending Modern Kitchen Amenities Into an Older Home

How do you add a new kitchen with all the modern amenities to an older home with a distinctive style, and have it feel like the new portion belongs with the older portion?

First, it’s important to recognize and understand the existing style of the home. Some popular home styles include Craftsman, Farmhouse, Colonial, Victorian, etc. Once you understand what design elements work best in your style home, select new elements that convey that same style.


This kitchen was designed to look like it had always been part of this mid-18th century Colonial home. However, the homeowner, of course, wanted all the modern conveniences. Their Kitchen Views designer gave them the best of both worlds and made it all work beautifully together.

Notice the traditional-style white cabinets with modern design options that increase storage space and function. They were all custom-designed to fit this space and the homeowner’s needs. Also, you see the brand-new stainless steel appliances. Although this homeowner chose to let the stainless steel refrigerator be seen, others choose to select appliances that can have panels added that help them blend into the rest of the cabinetry.


Some people walking into this room didn’t even notice the refrigerator behind the dark cabinet panels and wondered why there wasn’t one. It’s a matter of personal preference when it comes to design choices such as these. Your Kitchen Views designer can help you find the right cabinetry, appliances, and modern conveniences to create the look you prefer.


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1 Response to “Blending Modern Kitchen Amenities Into an Older Home”

  1. 1 Melissa Slaton December 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I could not agree with this article more! Trying to create ‘rustic charm’ in your kitchen remodel when the rest of your house is craftsman or modern just doesn’t work. While you can start moving in that direction, if you try to throw out the baby with the bathwater, you’re going to have a serious disconnect. And I absolutely love the counters in the second home. The corner edging is beautiful! And it’s one of those fine details that add up to extra beauty.

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