QUESTION: We have an American Foursquare in Amityville, NY, and are trying to restore the kitchen to the way it was when it was built. Here's the problem: I would like to have an original gas stove from that era, and my partner (the cook) would like something more practical/safe like a new Viking. How can we come to a compromise? Any comments you might have would be greatly appreciated. -- R. Melendez
ANSWER: Restoring your 1920s kitchen will make your American Foursquare home even more charming and also add to its value. The choice between a 1920s stove and a new model will ultimately come down to your feelings about the stove, but here are some suggestions that might help you make your decision.
Finding a stove from that era -- or one that just looks like a vintage stove -- is now easier than ever. There are a few companies that produce vintage-style ranges in both electric and gas models that offer many colors and cooking options. The first company that comes to mind isRead More »from Kitchen Stoves: Antique VS New