Sure, it's one thing to restore a bedroom to complete fidelity. But a kitchen? A kitchen is a functional place you use day in, day out. Do you really want to bring back that coal-fired stove?
The Fifties Kitchen: A Time of TransitionFortunately, if you're restoring a Fifties kitchen, more often than not you will find items that closely approximate those of today: unified cabinetry, wall oven, attention to ergonomics, electric or gas appliances, dishwashers.
This kitchen shows off Youngstown die-formed steel cabinets in "thrilling yellow," as product literature puts it. Sharp edges and corners have been rounded off.
It's difficult to see, but that under-counter item to the left of the stove is a dishwasher.
A great kitchen. Thrilling yellow indeed.