Whether you are remodeling an early 20th century home or just aspire for the warm look of an unfitted kitchen, incorporating antique pieces such as Hoosier cabinets and baker’s tables into your design will help move you closer to your design goals. Antique pieces often need a bit of TLC, but after much sand paper and paint, your find will look not only functional but beautiful.
Hoosier cabinets were multi-functional work stations and the doors, countertops, bins and accessories reflected their utility. Most likely you will need to replace the butterfly hinges, cabinet latches and simple knobs and pulls on a flea market find. After spending ample time refinishing your Hoosier cabinet, don’t forget that the smallest details often make the biggest impact. Horton Brasses has period appropriate hardware, in a variety of finishes, to complete your project.
Like Hoosier cabinets, bakers tables were common in early American kitchens and some also featured rounded flour bin drawers and open shelving. Often topped with a zinc work surface, an antique baker’s table is a beautiful find. Some people replace the counter material with stone or butcher block while others embrace the patinated living finish of the zinc.
Antique baker’s tables have their place in modern kitchens by adding a breath of timelessness. Position them against a wall to replace a cabinet run or in the middle of the kitchen in place of an island. This offers flexibility unique to the baker’s table because it can be moved, if need be.
Unable to find one of these unique pieces in good condition? You can still create a kitchen that is reminiscent of these iconic pieces through traditional cabinetry. If you are using custom cabinets, reclaimed wood will give your new cabinet instant history. Even remodelers working with semi-custom or stock cabinetry can evoke the mood of early Americana farmhouse kitchens with smart choices. By choosing the right hardware, hutches and freestanding islands can be fashioned out if stock cabinets and simple table frames.
Horton Brasses expanding line of hardware enables you to finish your project with beautiful embellishments that are absolute classics. And the fact that Horton Brasses kitchen hardware is available in all 7 finishes allows you to mix hardware without headache.
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THE BAKES PULL IS APPROPRIATE ACROSS DESIGN STYLES. THE QUESLETT, SHOWN IN THE SMALLEST SIZE, IS THE MOST ELEGANT BIN PULL AVAILABLE.
Certain top sellers remain, but a project like this is a great time to consider our new Bakes pulls and Queslett bin pulls. Both are solid brass, available in a variety of sizes and finishes, reflecting the topmost quality and craftsmanship found in today’s hardware.
Recently we spoke with Robert Bakes, the designer of the Bakes pull. The Queslett is also of British pedigree and fulfills the need for multi-sized bin pulls in one continuous design series.