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Offline Jeffsayyes

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Kitchen door hinges
« on: August 16, 2021, 11:10:39 AM »
My kitchen doorway has hinges on them and I've noticed the same on other doors in kitchens in the area. So.... did kitchens use to have doors on them??

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Re: Kitchen door hinges
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 12:21:36 PM »
Mine, too. Honestly, I wish we still had the door.

Pre-war/1950s American kitchens were still primarily utility-oriented and not thought of as social spaces or spaces you would want anyone outside of your family to see. The social aspect really took off as more and more kitchens, alongside living rooms, were featured on television shows in the 50s and 60s. Open concept kitchens really took off from that point becoming the norm by the 90s.

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Re: Kitchen door hinges
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 01:15:41 PM »
My kitchen doorway has hinges on them and I've noticed the same on other doors in kitchens in the area. So.... did kitchens use to have doors on them??

Mine has two doors (1939-40 building). When I renovated, I switched one of them out for a French door.

I'm pasting a link to my thread from several years ago, but the contractor I mentioned has moved to Florida. http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=12226.0

When I was thinking about renovating, a few people suggested eliminating the doors and turning those openings into arched entryways, but I'm glad I stuck with the doors.

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Re: Kitchen door hinges
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 01:15:41 PM »