Kitschy Kitchen Basics

Posted on November 7, 2018

These days, finding a stand out theme for a kitchen can be very difficult. If you want something uncommon for your kitchen, then perhaps you’d like to try a kitschy theme for your next kitchen remodeling project. This theme is reminiscent of the kitchen your grandmother might have had. In this day and age where ultra-modern designs are prevalent in a lot of homes, having a kitschy themed kitchen is a great way create a unique atmosphere. For a retro styled kitschy kitchen, here are a few tips that you can use.


When thinking about a paint job for a kitschy kitchen, you need to focus on bright colors like yellow and light green. These colors were very popular back in the seventies and they will look good with a retro styled kitchen.

Furnishings and Appliances

For your furnishings, try looking for retro furniture in your grand parents old attic. If this isn’t possible, you can try scouring state sales and flea markets for good pieces. For your appliances, you can try refurbishing old refrigerators or ranges. However, many manufacturers have started to produce retro themed appliances. This might be a better option since brand new appliances are always easier to maintain compared to older units.


To finish off your kitschy kitchen remodeling project, try finding small details such as retro cabinet pulls, faucets, lighting fixtures and other small decorative items that would look good in your kitchen. You can add anything from old decorative plates, retro wall clocks, and old diner bar stools.

A kitschy kitchen can be a fun and creative way of adding personality to any kitchen. There are many more themes that you can use for your next kitchen remodeling project. The important thing here is to find a theme that appeals to your personal tastes and preferences.

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