Creating a Retro Kitchen

Queen Elizabeth II has become Britain’s longest reigning monarch, surpassing Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days. In 1953, millions of people watched her coronation on television and there were also hundreds of street parties all around the country. So much has changed since then, but it is an era that many people cherish and, as part of this, there is a growing trend for retro style kitchens.

At DIY Homefit we have a wonderful range of DIY furniture and kitchen cabinet doors! Some of these – whilst ideal for a contemporary kitchen – would also work perfectly in a stylish retro kitchen. The images below show examples of typical 1950’s kitchens:

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Some of the common elements are high gloss cabinet doors in a smooth design – no bevelling – and bright colours. Take a look at our gallery of kitchen pictures and our selection of kitchen unit doors to get some ideas about how well you could recreate one of the above looks from our comprehensive range of replacement kitchen doors.

We think our acrylic ultragloss range could be particularly suitable for a retro kitchen and show some examples below to give you inspiration!

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You can then add the perfect finishing touch with retro-style kitchen gadgets and appliances – such as the curved fridge freezer shown in the central image – and statement vinyl flooring to complement your colour scheme.  Whatever your preferred era and kitchen style, DIY Homefit has the perfect furniture for your kitchen refurbishment!

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