Retro TV Kitchen – Three’s Company
“When I was your age, I was 14 too!” ~Chrissy Snow~
A quick look around Janet, Chrissy, and Jack’s kitchen and we see the 1970’s in full swing. Some shade of brown, yellow, or orange could be found on just about every surface an object. We find all three colors and even a few more in the plaid wallpaper. Since it is relatively small apartment kitchen, there is little space available for wall decor, save for the “Wine Guide” gracing the refrigerator door.
One interesting thing which caught our eye researching this week’s post were the cabinets. Although there are few detailed images available, what we see is a style that could be most easily identified as “shaker.” But shaker cabinets in the 1970? That’s easily the most popular kind of cabinet being installed in today’s kitchens. It couldn’t be…
Or could it?
While we can’t speak for other manufacturers, it’s no secret that more shaker-style kitchens leave our Indiana factory than any other cabinet design. One look at our customer kitchen gallery pages easily confirms that. Granted the colors are different than what we see on the show, still, the basic style remains the same.
The simplest explanation is perhaps the one that our kitchen designers have maintained since we opened our digital doors: Shaker cabinets are classic and timeless. With no real decorative elements to speak of, the minimalist shaker design aesthetic can blend into just about any taste, decor, and it seems, era. Indeed, we have seen CliqStudios shaker-style Dayton and Rockford cabinets equally at home in cool, modern, “industrial” spaces, as well as in warm, inviting, “farmhouse kitchens.”
If you too have considered remodeling your kitchen with shaker-style cabinets, don’t be put off by their popularity. Because of their ability to work well with so many varied styles, some have termed shakers the “chameleon” of the cabinet industry. Your kitchen will become your own special and unique space as you surrounded it with your decor! (Though may we suggest a tad less orange?)
As a bonus, Dayton or Rockford’s timeless design will mean that when tastes and trends change in a decade or two, your cabinets will easily adapt. A fresh coat of the latest popular paint color, new knobs and pulls, updating lighting and voila! And of course, CliqStudios quality materials and construction will mean that your cabinets will still be going strong!
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