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What decor goes with retro electric stoves?

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Retro electric stoves go well with a farmhouse style kitchen, a Victorian kitchen or an entirely restored retro kitchen. The only decor that might not work very well is a sleek contemporary look that has mostly straight lines and simplistic furnishings.

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The farmhouse style is retro in its own right. These kitchens can be any color and favor wooden cabinets and back splashes. Sometimes they have exposed shelves or added nooks and crannies to display cookware and plates. The hardware on the cabinets is metal or wood, and usually on the rugged side. Hardwood floors are the norm, as are paints with contrasting trims.

Victorian kitchens are more elaborate than the farmhouse kitchens. They often have chandelier light fixtures, crown molding and elaborately carved cabinets with curved tops. Cabinets may be open or covered with glass or wood panel doors. Hardware tends to be more delicate and elaborately shaped.

A retro kitchen doesn't stop with a retro stove. Different firms offer retro-look refrigerators, microwaves, dinettes and diner booths. For kitchens with counter seating, diner bar stools are also available, The furniture colors are often bright and two-toned, which was popular during the 1950s. Even refrigerators come in everything from Flamingo Pink to Robin's Egg Blue.

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