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Offline Maddie

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1950's cabinet style
« on: February 25, 2015, 11:37 PM »
I'll bet there's more than a few of us on this forum that remember the styles of the post war 50's pink, avocado and almond white kitchens. Here's a taste of pink, I thought it might press the nostalgia button of our resident kitchen fitters, first link "Demilked":

http://www.demilked.com/50s-retro-kitchen-pink-nathan-chandler/

Love those chevron door handles....

Offline jtwood

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Re: 1950's cabinet style
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 11:46 PM »
Unfortunately, I'm old enough to remember that stuff.  The only thing worse would be if it was in Avocado.

Thanks for the post.

Steve

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: 1950's cabinet style
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2015, 12:12 AM »
Love it. I love well kept period appropriate kitchens and baths.  Any period, ok anything before the 1980s.

Offline WastedP

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Re: 1950's cabinet style
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2015, 12:24 AM »
I remember the push-button appliances, but I would've been too young to cook on them then.

My first thoughts when looking at those pictures were of the order of operations of the tear-out, and what I would have to allocate extra time and consideration for:

- built in place cabinetry, bring gloves and band-aids because those wicked nails they're held together with are going to bleed you.
- gigantic oversized cast-iron enamel sink/drainboard combo, bring temp laborers to haul that out without hernias all around.
- "kitchen of the future" built-in appliances, prepare to replace some messed up electrical and plumbing services.
- ancient tile splash, be ready to bag up questionable miracle materials of the past used as backer board, expect to replace all the drywall.

I really don't like the wood cabinetry of that area.  It looks fast and cheap.  The metal cabinets from that time were something special, though; something worth preserving or reproducing.

Offline Throwback7r

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Re: 1950's cabinet style
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2015, 08:15 AM »
Unfortunately, I'm old enough to remember that stuff.  The only thing worse would be if it was in Avocado.

Thanks for the post.

Steve

Just funny I just pained my bathroom Avocado Green ;)

Offline Cheese

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Re: 1950's cabinet style
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 09:17 AM »
It certainly is fun to look at, but the title of the article is a bit misleading. Check out the Samsung stainless dishwasher to the left of the sink in the first 2 pictures. And what happened to all of the drawers that are missing underneath the fridge? Still, a slice of 1950's Americana that's enjoyable to look at.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: 1950's cabinet style
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 12:26 PM »
There's just nothing worse than a kitchen in Pepto-Barfmore pink!!!  BLEAH!!! 

 [crying]

- Willy -

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