Kitchens of the 1980s

Kitchens of the 1980s

summary A New Twist in Kitchen Seating

The 1980s delivered kitchens that ran the extent from kitsch to cool. View our top choices. See a greater amount of our best kitchens here, at that point investigate kitchens from the '60s, '70s, '90s, and '00s.

A New Twist in Kitchen Seating

A New Twist in Kitchen Seating

Inventive seating makes for entertainment only, casual engaging. Worked in banquettes give plentiful room to visitors. Slipcovered froth pads lift off; underneath are plywood covers that give access to storage room. Included in the February 1987 issue.

Efficient Kitchen

Efficient Kitchen

As a substitute for overhead cupboards, the designer, Susan Zises Green, made a larger than usual focus island with fastidiously arranged capacity drawers on three sides. Highlighted in the July 1985 issue.

Kitchen With Rafters

Kitchen With Rafters

In an atypical space, rafters tackled the issue of lighting the kitchen (lights are contained in wood rectangles inside the rafters) and of coordinating the pot rack into the architecture. Highlighted in the February 1982 issue.

Artistic Kitchen

Artistic Kitchen

In this room by New York designer Eileen Boyd, a canvas hanging richly painted by craftsman Francis Greenwood Dearden astutely duplicates as window treatment. Highlighted in the September 1989 issue.

Texas Country Kitchen

Texas Country Kitchen

A block floor and coated tiles on dividers give an extraordinary sparkle to the kitchen. To make mealtimes simple, the work island contains drawers, stockpiling receptacles, open racks and a sink. Highlighted in the September 1980 issue.

City Kitchen with a Country Heart

City Kitchen with a Country Heart

This "city kitchen with a nation identity," with its natural shafts, hand-painted tiles, group of bins, and French common table and seats, took top respects as the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Month in September 1981.

Vintage to Modern

Vintage to Modern

"In an exceptional jump to over a wide span of time, this vintage kitchen—fitted out with the most recent innovation—was changed to fulfill the advanced solaces and enthusiasm of everybody in the family," House Beautiful composed of this 1984 kitchen. The PC swiveled toward the cooktop for simplicity of perusing formulas. There likewise was a TV in the room.

Live in Kitchen

Live-in Kitchen

This 1984 kitchen was named a "live-in kitchen" by House Beautiful. What you can't find in this photo is that the dining region was initially a screened back porch.

Almost All White

Almost All White

"Alan Buchsbaum's own particular portrayal of this kitchen nearly appears to misrepresent its astonishing visual effect," House Beautiful editors wrote in 1984. "It's a fundamentally white kitchen—as the proprietor needed it—with shapes and fixes of shading included," was Buchsbaum's portrayal. "There are a ton of hues, however they are muted."

French Kitchen

French Kitchen

In the slopes above Cannes, France, "this kitchen, with its octagonal island and 16 feet of counterspace," had "abundant room for hosts and visitors to cook," House Beautiful editors wrote in 1986.

Big on Small

Big on Small

This kitchen was a piece of the House Beautiful Best Small House in 1984. "The room is freshly contemporary," summed up the magazine.

Three in One

Three out of One

This kitchen in a 1930s Gregorian house was initially three rooms—a head servant's storeroom, a breakfast room, and a warming stove territory. Susan and Paul Schalm needed a kitchen for living "1980s-style," so in 1981 they consolidated the spaces into a vast zone with leaded glass windows and a 16-foot ceiling.

Beyond Standard

Beyond Standard

When Rosanne Hirsch and her better half, Barry, a film maker, appointed engineer Alan Buchsbaum to design this 1981 kitchen, they asked for that it not be standard at all. "When I get back home from the office, I need to be in spaces that are enjoyable to be in," Roseanne Hirsch said. The kitchen wore lacquered cupboards, glittery metal, and huge territories of glass and mirror.

Clutter Free Kitchen

Clutter-Free Kitchen

"Here, Irwin Goldberg has crossed over any barrier amongst mess and design virtue," House Beautiful editors composed of this kitchen in 1981. "His mystery: custom stockpiling. Cupboards behind the counter house apparatuses so you can haul them out to work. The kitchen can be a calamity one moment—and clean the next."

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