31 August 2021

Showcasing a vintage kitchen design in your home can bring the charm of old-fashioned décor back into your modern home. Vintage kitchens, are not just about adding rustic touches, but also creating an atmosphere that compliments the overall aesthetic of your home.

Modern kitchen ideas are all the rage these days. But what is modern? Is it a new style of design, or just an updated version of something that has been around for years? The truth is somewhere in between. There’s no denying that there have always been kitchens with cabinets and countertops made from wood, stone, glass, metal, concrete, etc., but today we see more options than ever before.

Vintage kitchen ideas are very in trend at the moment. From retro to rustic, there is a style for everyone and every budget. But what if you want something that’s both vintage AND modern? Well, we’ve got just the thing! Vintage kitchen designs prove that old-school kitchens can be updated with new technology without losing their charm or character. They’re not only beautiful but functional too.

Here we have listed some reasons why these designs work so well and how they can be incorporated into your home.


Are Vintage Kitchens Better Than Modern Kitchens?

Vintage kitchens were designed for comfort and practicality. A timeless element that every home should have.

With vintage kitchen styles, they are commonly built with materials like wood, stone or brick which provide warmth during the colder months and offer a comforting feel to your home, making them an attractive option.

Another benefitting factor to vintage kitchens, is that they have an amazing ability to blend seamlessly with many décor types.

With modern kitchen styles, they offer a more familiar aesthetic and layout, whereas more traditional kitchen options allow you to transform your space into an area you desire.


Options To Consider For Your Traditional Kitchen

Antique Kitchen Cabinets

The best thing about antique kitchen cabinets is that they give off a welcoming and comforting vibe to your kitchen.

When looking at materials, they are typically created from solid woods such as oak, maple, cherry, mahogany, etc, giving them a timeless look and with their natural beauty, they’ll add character to any room.

If you’re interested in incorporating this style into your own home, here are some ideas that you could use:

Wooden Drawers

Wooden drawers are fantastic because they offer the highest quality and beautiful detailing. Different wood types also mean that you can easily find the best choice for your kitchen aesthetics, whilst having the freedom to choose your own unique sizing options.

Cabinet Handles

From bronze, brass and copper to chrome, pewter and golds. Cabinet handles give your cabinet doors the finished touch that makes them stand apart from other pieces in your kitchen, and showcases your personal taste.

Painted Cabinet Doors

Choosing to have your cabinet doors painted is another amazing way to make your kitchen unique. There are countless colours and complimenting shades to choose from when personalising your kitchen design with us.

Graphite & Chicory Red Kitchen

Depending on your preferences, you can pick something that complements the rest of your furniture or stands out all by itself.

Antique Kitchen Island

If you want to create a comfortable environment where family members and friends can gather together, then consider installing a kitchen island.

Antique kitchen islands transform your kitchen from a cooking space, to a space where you can entertain, and still have the ability to move freely throughout the kitchen.

A kitchen island offers plenty of additional storage space, allowing you to keep everything organised and contained.

One of the benefits of an antique kitchen island is that they traditionally have a plethora of built in storage solutions. Picture those old apothecary tables with lots of drawers. This can provide the perfect feature as well as utensil storage.

Kitchen Island Seating

However, choosing your kitchen island option, doesn’t just stop there. Kitchen stools and seating also play a huge role in creating a functional yet stylish atmosphere within your kitchen, whilst adding extra seating space to your kitchen space.

Aesthetically speaking, there are endless ways to incorporate these elements into your kitchen. You can go for a simple white finish, or opt for a darker colour scheme if you prefer. The choices really are limitless.

No matter your traditional kitchen island option, we’ve got you covered at Katie Brown Kitchens.

Vintage kitchen sink & taps

Kitchen sinks are a great way to add character and style to any room. They can be used as an accent piece, or they can serve the purpose of being functional for everyday use. The best part is that you don’t have to spend thousands on new appliances just because you want something different than what came with your house.

Whether you have dreamed of having a traditional Belfast Sink in your kitchen or are looking to add a touch of colour, adding a vintage kitchen and sink allows you to add some vintage aesthetics whilst remaining modern and sleek.

Vintage Seating

When you are planning the seating in your kitchen there are multiple opportunities to consider, whether that be adding a vintage style booth to your kitchen. Picture something similar to the style in those Vintage American Diners with red leather cushions. This can be a bespoke made seating island added to the end of the traditional worktop.

Another advantage of this design is that it doesn’t take up much space. It can be designed to come complete with its own storage drawers underneath making it perfect for storing all sorts of things such as cutlery, crockery etc.

Another option is buying vintage stools to sit at the kitchen island, finding stools in local charity shops or heirlooms. This is a fantastic way to allow the new and old to work in harmony.

This is another great idea which will give your kitchen a unique look without breaking the bank.

Vintage Kitchen Ideas 

The choices are endless when you are looking to add a touch of vintage style to your kitchen.

A couple of options include:

  •  Vintage Lighting or Chandelier
  • Vintage Plumbing Fixtures
  • Cast Iron Style Radiators
  • Vintage Style Kitchen Appliances

We stock a wide range of kitchen styles and designs which include various sizes, shapes and finishes so you can be sure to get exactly what you need.

To find out more about our kitchen options, you can visit our kitchens page to help inspire your traditional kitchen design options.

We also offer an online “Design My Own Kitchen” feature, where you can take charge on your design options, and help spark the inspiration you need for your upcoming renovation.