Xxx mobile chat rooms - Updating a 1950s kitchen

The cabinetry got a fresh coat of paint, with a soft sage green-gray on the bottoms and crisp white on the uppers.

New hardware is always key when updating cabinets, along with decorative lighting.

A new porcelain tile floor replaced the original linoleum.

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See more of our best kitchens here, then take a look at kitchens from the '60s,'70s, '80s, and '90s. There are no wasted steps in serving meals or in cleaning up: A drop-leaf cart carries food from range and refrigerator to table in one trip.

The folding doors of the dish cabinet open at touch to place contents within easy reach. Featured in the February 1957 issue, this easily maintained kitchen has enameled steel cabinets with stainless steel counters, which blend beautifully with the warm quality of wood and plaster surfaces throughout the house.

We're especially loving those built-in wine shelves above the breakfast bar.

Get a blast from the past with 15 of our favorite kitchens from the era of T-birds and poodle skirts.

Walking into it was like a blast from the past: The knotty pine cabinetry had funky details, the linoleum floor was still intact from its original installation, and overall, the space was cramped and dark.

With a little ingenuity, the dark cramped space was transformed into a bright and functional contemporary kitchen.

"When you can get a complete kitchen, laundry, and a place to eat into a space only about 12' square, it's a real achievement," the editors gushed.

The kitchen boasted a cooking range bisected by a work counter, a hooded ventilator and grille to control cooking steam, odors, and grease built into the wall cabinets, and a washer and dryer in their own corner.

Take a look at the remodel she completed with the help of Inspired Kitchen Design. They used the AKURUM system from IKEA to completely rework the space and brighten it up.

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