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Photo Gallery: White Kitchens

Harking back to the "sanitary" movement of the early 20th century, white kitchens are a timeless fit for a range of old houses.
By the OHJ Editorial Staff | Online Exclusive

    Red accents and a blue hutch pop against the background of a new white kitchen designed for a ca.-1900 cottage.

    Red accents and a blue hutch pop against the background of a new white kitchen designed for a ca.-1900 cottage. (Photo: Susan Gilmore)

    Salvaged casement windows, butcher-block countertops, and an antique sink returned light to this once-dark kitchen in a 1905 Colonial Revival.

    Salvaged casement windows, butcher-block countertops, and an antique sink returned light to this once-dark kitchen in a 1905 Colonial Revival. (Photo: Noah Wolf)

    Salvaged cabinets and a 6' sink are the centerpiece of this lovingly restored 1920s bungalow kitchen.

    Salvaged cabinets and a 6' sink are the centerpiece of this lovingly restored 1920s bungalow kitchen. (Photo: Mark W. Welch)

    Honed granite countertops, beige tile, and a Mackintosh-print valance and tea towel add subtle layers of color to a Colonial Revival kitchen.

    Honed granite countertops, beige tile, and a Mackintosh-print valance and tea towel add subtle layers of color to a Colonial Revival kitchen. (Photo: Gridley + Graves)

    Soapstone countertops provide a classic contrast to the creamy white cabinets and ceiling in this new kitchen in an 1844 Cape Cod Federal.

    Soapstone countertops provide a classic contrast to the creamy white cabinets and ceiling in this new kitchen in an 1844 Cape Cod Federal. (Photo: Dan Cutrona)

    A subway-tile backsplash, marble countertops, and illuminated display cabinets help to ground this modern Foursquare kitchen in tradition.

    A subway-tile backsplash, marble countertops, and illuminated display cabinets help to ground this modern Foursquare kitchen in tradition. (Photo: Thom Greene)

    Stainless steel countertops, white-painted cabinets, and a new banquette enliven an expanded kitchen in a 1911 Foursquare

    Stainless steel countertops, white-painted cabinets, and a new banquette enliven an expanded kitchen in a 1911 Foursquare. (Photo: William Wright)

    Cabinets and a massive double-drainboard sink dating to the 1920s are the focal point of the pantry in a 1799 farmhouse restored in Colonial Revival style.

    Cabinets and a massive double-drainboard sink dating to the 1920s are the focal point of the pantry in a 1799 farmhouse restored in Colonial Revival style. (Photo: Carolyn Bates)

    Custom-built white cabinets are complemented by a soft green wall and an upholstered window seat in the kitchen of a 1915 Colonial Revival.

    Custom-built white cabinets are complemented by a soft green wall and an upholstered window seat in the kitchen of a 1915 Colonial Revival. (Photo: Eric Roth)

    In this 1904 kitchen, the white cabinets, subway tile, and Carrara marble countertops are punctuated by black glass hardware and colorful accessories.

    In this 1904 kitchen, the white cabinets, subway tile, and Carrara marble countertops are punctuated by black glass hardware and colorful accessories. (Photo: William Wright)

    White cabinets (with scalloped trim) and the built-in curved banquette are original to the kitchen of this 1948 ranch.

    White cabinets (with scalloped trim) and the built-in curved banquette are original to the kitchen of this 1948 ranch. (Photo: Blackstone Edge Studios)

    Published in: Old-House Journal April 2014

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