The Elements of Old World Style Cabinets
An Old World kitchen still remains popular today as it creates a timeless, rustic, and rich appearance reminiscent of its old 16th and 17th Century European roots. From these roots, this well-crafted style tends to utilize older reclaimed and recycled materials as well as the use of the older methods and tools. These kitchens were designed for the long term, heavy use and to replicate a European manor or estate. With distressed cabinets and floors constructed of aged wide planks or worn stone, these elements bring a warm, antiquated, and sophisticated look to the kitchen.
“Old World” is more of a broad term when it comes to this style as there are many influences that can determine the look of the kitchen. Several influences include Tuscan, French Country, Italian Villa, Spanish, Mediterranean, Dutch Cottage, Gothic, and Medieval to name a few.
So how does one identify or turn their kitchen into one with the Old World style? Let’s take a look at a few elements.