There’s just something about vintage styling that makes folks feel at home. Especially in the kitchen, smart-looking antique appliances are dazzling additions to virtually any decorating theme. If you’d like to embrace your own vintage obsession, this primer on available styles, colors, and options will help get you started. Because vintage will have its revenge.
In a tech-driven world that values the ‘latest and greatest’, it’s comforting to know that antique home decor holds timeless appeal. There’s something in us that yearns to be reminded of our past — of the home we grew up, or perhaps a visit to our grandparents’ home, in when times were simpler. One way to satisfy that innate need is to transform your kitchen space with nostalgic styling using antique appliances.
Antique appliance options that form the base of your new kitchen style
The first question you’re perhaps asking yourself is: ‘What are the possibilities?’ You’ll be surprised at the choices you have when equipping your kitchen with these pieces. Also, vintage appliances will form the basis for the rest of your design, which makes them that much more important.
Antique appliances that feature vintage designs include:
- Self-cleaning ovens
- Convection ovens for faster, even, precise baking and broiling
- Programmable ovens for baking and self-clean
- Warmer drawers
- Frost-free fridges
- Ice makers
- Large functional freezers
- Filtered cold water dispensers
ELMIRA TOP TIP: Whether you’re simply accenting an existing style — or you’re building a fresh look from the flooring up — each appliance category offers a variety of options that fit your lifestyle. Elmira appliance experts can help you to determine your specific needs and then select appliances that meet those requirements.
Vintage color options to add flair to your appliance selections
Perhaps the most inviting element of these antique appliance options is the palette of colors that bring back the rich tones of simpler times. Your kitchen will become a welcomed break from the ‘more-is better’ neon assault on the eyes. Instead, your home space will be filled with soothing shades that invite long, luxurious dinners and lingering conversation.
Elmira offers the following colors to choose from as you assemble your dream vintage kitchen space:
- Textured black
- Cayenne pepper red
- Liberty blue
- Black/ Bisque
ELMIRA TOP TIP: Your Elmira appliance expert is trained to help you select the set of colors that will complete your new design theme. If you’d like some help, just give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to offer suggestions. Or, you can check out color options on our website.
Elmira Antique appliances offer yesterday’s designs with tomorrow’s technology
When we say vintage appliances, we’re not talking about ‘old’. We mean the latest cooling and cooking technologies housed inside a smart-looking, nod-to-the-1890’s-or-1950’s styled appliance. All the look and feel of ‘the good old days’ — but with the performance and durability of today’s technology.
Here are just a few of the technologies you can expect from your vintage appliances:
- Programmable delayed bake
- High-performance gas burners
- High-speed radiant elements
- True convection ovens
- Two-cubic-foot warmers
- 10 power levels (microwaves)
- Turbo-defrost (microwaves)
- Five-stage programmable cooking (microwaves)
- Energy Star efficiency (fridges)
- Auto-defrost (fridges)
Whether you’re cooking for four of forty — your Elmira vintage appliances offer the durability and performance you’d expect in a state-of-the-art appliance.
ELMIRA TOP TIP: The Elmira website has all of the information and specifications you need to help design your new kitchen space — including downloadable, printable model-specific user’s manuals with complete listings of features and functions.
Elmira Stove Works is your headquarters for antique-style appliances. We fuse technology and style into a robust collection of quality, durable refrigeration and cooking appliances. To recreate these looks for your own kitchen, to check pricing, or to learn more, visit to http://www.elmirastoveworks.com/visualizer/antique/.