This has potential: Home Depot is now working with Martha Stewart on a kitchen line -- cabinets, countertops, and hardware. I know, Martha isn't steampunk, but her style is much more co-optable than most other affordable kitchen options, and Home Depot is a lot easier to find and order at than Ikea for most parts of the country.
Here's my favorites from the collection:
This "Turkey Hill" cabinet is very similar to the Ikea Liljestad I ended up chosing for my kitchen -- however the glass door options are much cooler with the Martha Steware line. (There's one called webwork that looks like leaded glass!) Also notice how this kitchen combines two different cabinet colors -- one for the perimeter and another for the island. I think this is a great way to create an eclectic look (consider one color for the upper cabinets and another for the lower ones).
This style -- Dunemere -- is a bit too "arts and crafts" for me, but check out the backsplash and countertops. They are a Martha branded Corian in a color called "Bedford Marble." Corian has a lot going for it, but I was never able to find it in a style that looked enough like marble (not granite!). (I ended up with real marble, and am loving it.)
This is my favorite of the three. Instead of wood, it's a laminate (read: probably cheaper). The color here is just perfect for a vintage farmhouse, and I think the slightly legged kickplates under the cabinets pull the look together.
As someone whose managed to redo two kitchens in the last year, a part of me wishes these had come out 6 months earlier.
What do you think? Could you use these in a steampunk kitchen?
Sara, I definitely think you could use some of The Martha Stewart Living(tm) Collection in a steampunk kitchen! The Corian(r) countertops in the collection would be perfect for that – especially the Bedford Marble option. We’re so glad you like it. Christine from DuPont
I like the Turkey Hill one best. Like you said the two color option is really fun. And I like the drawer hardware.
The subconscious mind is a relentless fiend. I have been looking for cabinets for 9 months, found Martha Stewart's line on sale for its first week, and bought the Skylands in Cherry/Russet. It was a good buy and cherry adds value... so safe and traditional. Then I realised I could go Steampunk with the hardware and accessories. Perhaps I hadn't sold myself into mainstream culture after all. And then today, I find this post!!! Maybe I'm not a defeated dork after all! ;-)
I love the marble counter tops and I think I would use the first set of cabinets in my 90 yo house. They'd fit the look with the right hardware.
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