Give Your Kitchen a Vintage-Inspired Look

Kitchens play a key role in our childhood memories. From family dinners to helping mom cook for the first time, nearly everyone can recall not only what they did in the kitchen but how it looked, too. Even with today’s trends toward ultra modern appliances and fixtures, there’s still room to bring that vintage look into your kitchen. The term “vintage” generally refers to styles that originated between the 1930s and 1950s. Think bright colors, rounded edges, and designs that seemed very modern at the time. Here are a few ideas for mixing old and new in your kitchen:   Appliances On the larger side, an icebox freezer or oven with built-in storage cabinet can make more of a statement. Colors like yellow, blue, pink, and green, were popular in the 1940s and 50s. A farmhouse-style trough sink also evokes a vintage look. Choose from original appliances that have been Continue reading

Gas vs. Electric Ranges: The Pros and Cons of Each

Gas vs. Electric Ranges: The Pros and Cons of Each

Here are some of the pros and cons of gas and electric ranges. Decide for yourself which fits you the best! Electric Ranges: PROS Electric ranges can be much less expensive to purchase and install than gas ranges. Generally, all you need to do is plug them into the wall and you’re ready to go! The burners and surfaces tend to be easier to clean, especially glass-top ranges, which are also more stable for pots and to use as storage space when the range is off. Modern electric ranges turn on instantly as soon as you twist the knob. There tend to be more functions with electric ranges, and better heat distribution when baking. Plus, the dry heat is optimal for roasting conditions. Electric Ranges: CONS Electric ranges cool down much slower than gas ranges after the burner is turned off or down. If the power goes out in your Continue reading