Return of the Retro Kitchen

Retro kitchens are firmly back in fashion as consumers look to combine cutting-edge technology with a vintage twist. But you don’t need to redesign your entire kitchen to introduce a little retro style into your home – there’s a wide range of contemporary versions of treasured classics on the market today.

Retro Fridge-Freezers

Retro fridge-freezers are a firm favourite with many vintage lovers. With a variety of makes and models on the market today, you can enjoy the functionality, dependability and efficiency of a modern fridge-freezer, wrapped up in a classic package. Buying one is a sure-fire way to induce kitchen-envy amongst your friends.

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And it isn’t only fridge-freezers that have been subjected to a retro makeover – there’s a range of retro washing machines on the market too. These classic looking machines are bursting with new technology and offer a range of special programmes including jeans, handwash and super-fast, and they’re available in retro pastel shades.

Smaller Kitchen Appliances

If you can’t afford to replace your larger kitchen items with contemporary classics, you can still achieve that classic feel with a range of treasured relics from the good ole days making a comeback in many modern kitchens.

For a retro twist while making your morning cuppa, invest in a traditional kettle, reminiscent of the whistling kettles that once sang on your stove, these modern electric versions have a super-fast boil and are made to battle limescale. If you want, they can sing to you too.

If coffee is more your thing, a classic coffee machine would look fabulous on your kitchen units, or for a return to a little old-school fun, SodaStream is making a comeback in a big way.

Traditional looking chrome toasters with a modern twist will complement your kettle, and for the foodie, a classic-style food mixer will take pride of place on your worktop.

Classic doesn’t have to mean outdated. In today’s ultra-modern world, retro is bang on trend. Mixed with cutting-edge technology you can enjoy classic style with all the mod cons.

Alistair Ward

I've been at Appliance House since 2011 having worked in every role at the company.