Updating a 1950s kitchen
One side of this kitchen is for serving, with generous counter space and dishes behind sliding glass doors so you can find things in a hurry.On the other side packaged foods and cooking utensils are stored and foods prepared. photographed this kitchen in a ,000 house as part of a 1959 article titled "Design — Not Money — Makes Character." "Counter cooking units and refrigerator are recessed into the central brick pier, so they are not apparent from the front entrance or the hallway," the editors wrote.They wrote that the three pace-setters were "revolutionary because they actually offer complete kitchens as they are wanted today, planned according to the best standards of efficiency, time- and labor- saving.And besides this, they are all colorful and cheerful, with a real decorative quality which is related to the other rooms of the house in which they are built." followed suit, praising the home for "proving the ideas we constantly crusade for — privacy, climate control, and the warm, welcoming look of the American Style — are not matters of money, but of sound planning and sensitive design." The kitchen was built with a high serving counter, fir plywood walls and doors, and a "luxury window wall, practical only because of fences outside." editors wrote in 1950.Because of this, I have been putting off buying the plywood for a month, looking at my options…But finally, I decided it was time to get it because I had to start on the doors.The refrigerator niche in the brick wall is neatly closed in across the top with cabinets, making one move do the work of two. chose it as one of three "pace-setting" kitchens of the year."When you can get a complete kitchen, laundry, and a place to eat into a space only about 12' square, it's a real achievement," the editors gushed.
See more of our best kitchens here, then take a look at kitchens from the '60s,'70s, '80s, and '90s. There are no wasted steps in serving meals or in cleaning up: A drop-leaf cart carries food from range and refrigerator to table in one trip."Here's a new line of kitchen cabinets that pamper through efficiency." The magazine praised the complete baking unit, beverage center, pots-and-pans cupboard, and sandwich unit, designed by Michael Hallward, saying, "His practical analysis of what today's housewife demands in greater convenience has been translated by Frank C.Snedaker & Company into these 'Glamour Kitchens.'" in 1950 that "old and new materials can be happily married.Who loves the look of the classic shaker style cabinet doors? But I could not bring myself to rip out these solid wood cabinets, plus I did not want to spend the money on new ones. A year ago we were talking about what to do with our kitchen cabinets because they were dated.
"So the presence of functional necessities is minimized and the total space takes on a living room appearance.