5 Ideas Worth Stealing from Vintage Kitchens

We can never get enough of vintage interiors, especially kitchens. And although these spaces may look a little strange to us — after all, that’s what makes them so interesting — if you look closely enough, you might find a few ideas that are worth stealing for your own space.

Vintage Kitchen

This above kitchen is from a vintage ad from 1955. The curtains and wood paneling seem a bit outdated, but the two-tone upper and lower cabinets and brightly colored appliances are actually in trend. We regularly see this working in modern kitchens.

The kitchen on the left features bold colors that’s also catching up these days. The thing that catches our eye most here is the kitchen island with the giant overhang all around — a built-in that can be a cooking prep island, family gathering spot or even dining table as the occasion requires.
The Kitchen on the right – Who wouldn’t want a lazy susan pantry like the one in this 1940s kitchen? Just a little spin and everything is within easy reach.


The kitchen on the left in this vintage ad, feels surprisingly modern — the lady could even, if you just glance at the ad, be reading a Kindle or iPad. It’s hard to tell if this is supposed to represent a kitchen or an entire wall of windows, but either way, the idea is great.
On the right, This 1955 apartment kitchen has a genius detail that we’re surprised we haven’t seen in more modern kitchens: a pegboard backsplash. It’s the perfect place to hang up anything you need within easy reach.

Interesting isn’t it?