Editors' Picks: Old-House Kitchens

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Our editors highlight new and classic articles, along with favorite products and current bookstore sales. This week, we've got tons of helpful info on revamping an old kitchen.

Outfitting a period kitchen is always a challenge—it requires the careful blending of modern amenities and period-appropriate accessories. But with some ingenious sleights of hand, it's fairly easy to achieve historical style without sacrificing the conveniences you've come to expect. These clever homeowners, tasteful designers, and classic house museums will provide kitchen inspiration in spades.

The cubbies above the cabinets in Scott and Renee Davis' bungalow kitchen were specially designed to hold Renee's two golden-hued Bauer bowls.

Creating a New Old Kitchen: Three turn-of-the-century kitchens get revamped with cleverly disguised modern amenities and thoughtful period touches.

Anatomy of an Old-House Kitchen: Want to re-create a period look in the heart of home? Tap the past for inspiration, and duplicate details with faithful reproductions.

A Model Kitchen for the Georgian Era: The challenge in designing kitchens today for Georgian-period homes is to produce something timeless, yet also ergonomically efficient.

New This Week

All Booked The special place of home libraries in the old-house lifestyle.

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Modern Design Motifs Untouched, a mid-century house in Oregon reveals the design sources for a generation of dwellings.

A New Kitchen for a Victorian House A Victorian house gets a sunlit kitchen with period details.

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Seconds & Irregulars: Discounted Pottery 50% off
by Ephraim Faience

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Pottery that doesn't live up to Ephraim Faience's exacting standards is still beautiful, often only bearing a slight defect or irregular form (called "seconds" and "irregulars"). Once a month, these are listed on the Ephraim Faience website for up to 50% off! The next update is due this week. It sells fast, so keep checking! Click here for more information.

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