Tips For Remodeling An Old Kitchen While Preserving Its Past

Posted on: 12 May 2023

If you enjoy the charm of an old-fashioned kitchen, it can be difficult to think about remodeling. However, sometimes remodeling is necessary to maintain the kitchen in working order. Following a few guidelines will help you remodel your kitchen without sacrificing its original charm.

Keep the design simple 

In order to preserve the traditional look of your kitchen, it is best to stick with a simple design style. Adding cabinets or rearranging the placement of the original elements can alter the look too much to maintain the original structure.

Be mindful of the original woodwork

Old homes were often built with intricate designs in baseboards, casings, and moldings. It is important to maintain these unique pieces of woodwork throughout the kitchen remodeling process to maintain the original appeal. Work around these artistic wood elements and when choosing cabinet styles, be mindful to choose woods that complement any existing wood structures in the kitchen.

Preserve plastered walls

It is not always easy to preserve plaster, but you should strive to keep as much of it as possible. Today's drywall is less durable than plaster and does not have the charm of plaster. If your plastered kitchen walls are crumbling, it is best to hire a contractor who specializes in preserving plaster.

Consider subtle cabinet upgrades

If your cabinets are in good repair, you can update them simply by using new hardware for doors and drawers. New hardware will give your kitchen a fresh look while keeping the original cabinets intact. If your cabinets are bright white, you may want to consider painting them off-white to add a softer look to the kitchen without deterring too much from the original look.

Replace countertops

It is not uncommon for old countertops to have scratches and stains, which can make the kitchen look worn and outdated. A fresh countertop will brighten the kitchen and give it a fresh look. With all the varieties of countertops available, you are sure to find one that complements your old kitchen style well.

There is something special about an old kitchen, and you want to preserve as much of the original look as possible when remodeling. Fortunately, you can update a kitchen and keep many of its endearing features intact. Making your contractor aware of your goals will help you work out a plan that allows you to maintain the original look of your kitchen while making any repairs that are needed.

Contact a local kitchen remodeling service to learn more. 


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