One of the things that sold reader Melita on her 104-year-old Victorian farmhouse when she purchased it 25 years ago was the 1963 kitchen added by the previous owner. Tragically, the 1963 kitchen was destroyed in a fire a few years ago. But instead of feeling defeated, Melita rebuilt and created her dream kitchen. Notably, Melita used steel kitchen cabinets available today from a company that manufactures and sells cabinetry for laboratories. What a terrific alternative for Retro Renovators who do not want to go through the epic struggle of searching out vintage steel kitchen cabnet.
Melita worked hard to replicate the 1963 kitchen that she had loved so much, while also adding some new elements — like her 1938 Chamber B-11 gas stove. The kitchen remodel took three years to complete but Melita wouldn’t have it any other way — now she’s living in her retro modern dream kitchen.