Kitchens & Baths

Kitchens & Baths

Old House Journal’s articles on historical and period kitchens and baths. See retro kitchens, kitchen additions, and new old kitchens. Learn about stoves, kitchen cabinets, and retro appliances. Tour inspired old-house bathrooms.

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1920s-40s Baths

Bungalow-era baths were of the “sanitary white” persuasion. Not so the bathrooms built after the mid-1920s! Bright color and Jazz Age glamour continued through the 1930s. By the mid-40s, white tile was back.





3 Ways to Design a Bath in an Early House

Several approaches are tried-and-true when it comes to designing a bathroom appropriate for the pre-1860 house. You sure don’t want to replicate “an original,” and authenticity isn’t high on the list here. The goal is simply to make the bathroom, whether new or remodeled, fit in.









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