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Dutch Colonial

1650-Present


This style did not originate in Holland as is commonly believed. The Dutch settlers in Pennsylvania built these houses starting in the 1600s.


General description:

  • Moderate size

  • Gambrel roof

  • Eaves that flare outward


Exterior features to consider in kitchen design:

  • Clapboard, wood shingles, brick, cut stone, or stucco

  • Double-hung windows with shutters and small glass panes

  • Center entrance typically with a Dutch door

  • Chimney often at the end with second-story dormers through roof


Recommended kitchen design elements:

PL-G-Art-Deco-recessed

Cabinet Doors

  • Type: Inset

  • Style: Recessed panel

  • Finish: Stain

  • Wood: Maple or oak

Countertops

  • Laminate

  • Soapstone

Flooring

  • Linoleum

  • Ceramic

Architectural Details

  • Simple crown moulding

  • Dado board

  • Chair rail


 



 

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