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retro kitchens - kitchen nostalgia or shredder material? Kitchen #1

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Each Saturday morning, I will be reintroducing a kitchen from years past, dredging up either a) memories which will thrust you into therapy anew assuming you are from that era, if not, you were thankfully born into a better kitchen era (except for the grays of the 80s) b) give you an urge to don an apron and find a rolling pin and probably other unpredictable reactions. Thus, I apologize in advance for the rude and (tasteless) reminders, but I couldn't resist!  I've even made a category just for memorializing these kitchens. I mean, look, after all, orange is back in! Chant with me now (preferably with raised fist): NEVER AGAIN!!

Can you guess the year? AND, how many jokes can we make about this kitchen?

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Reader Comments (8)

I would say about 1973. Thats one nasty kitchen.It needs to be ripped apart by Hell's Angels with crowbars IMHO

March 4, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFritz

You're close! The catalog says it was published in 1977, but I know that oftentimes some of the images are years old. Hell's Angels with crowbars? I'd given them 5 minutes tops.

March 5, 2007 | Unregistered Commentersusan

I liked your post a few back...Everyone ends up in the kitchen. Makes me wonder why more people don't design "kitchen centric" homes. My idea of a great kitchen
inlcudes alot of the ideas in your prior post. Especially the large windows that let nature in the room.

March 5, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFritz

I remember those 1970 kitchens. They would have been the rage back them. Fun to see them again.

March 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKaren H CKD, CBD

Ugh- Until recently, every apartment I have rented has had these cabinets in the kitchen. One even had a sassy avocado green stove! Ok, who am I kidding...I totally loved the stove.

March 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNicole


March 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMark R. LePage, AIA

I would have said 1973-1974 since this kitchen here had the identical stove in it, except avocado. It was original to the construction. It was the first thing to go.

November 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

I think it's gorgeous. High Tech for the time definately, warm and retro now.

September 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJack

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