Wednesday, November 14, 2012
☞ REMEMBER: Original Brownstone Kitchens
Renovators now use glass doors as design detail alluding to the original kitchens but also surround them with solid paneled cabinets to utilize the full space along a wall. Stainless steel is the modern choice today for stoves and the better kitchens have them encased in cabinetry. Sinks also evolved to be incorporated with counter tops but a few distinguished modern renovations will incorporate a porcelain basin sink to allude back to the original kitchen founded a century ago. As far a floors are concerned, wood is the proper original material used in many early homes but contrasting tiles are also period appropriate.
Archival photos courtesy the digital collection at the Museum of the City of New York