Calculated cottage charm evokes the past but functions for the present
Teal-blue cabinets — on the island and perimeter — are the unifying factor in this retro-style cottage with yellow walls, white trim and a dark beamed ceiling.The big blue island has bun feet and to help carry through the mismatched look, the cabinet under the range top has spool legs. A skillful renovation, it evokes an unfitted WWII-era kitchen while functioning like a modern one with the range top deftly pulled forward beneath a big black exhaust hood, plus a separate stack of wall ovens.
The old-fashioned cast-iron utility sink (likely salvage) has a print-fabric skirt attached below to conceal storage. While typical of an unfitted WWII-era kitchen, skirted kitchens are rebounding. There is a dishwasher — located in a cabinet to the left of the sink with an open plate rack overhead. A wood-tone chair rail over the wainscot coordinates with the wood counter tops in this homey mix.