Let’s take a trip back in time for a minute and think back on some of the most practical home trends that have become nearly extinct like the dinosaurs. We all have a sentimental longing for items that bring us back to our childhood, but more the reasons we are longing for them are because of how functional they were compared to what has replaced them over time.
We have a list compiled that will be sure to ignite that “ahhh, I remember that!! Why did they take that away?” factor. Enjoy our 17 Old House Trends That We Want Brought Back.
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…Without further ado:
#1 Walk-in Pantry
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A walk-in pantry has quickly become just a linen closet in most modern homes, sadly. When you have a fully functional pantry, the kitchen becomes much more manageable. It is terribly hard to organize a tiny closet or to fill enough perishables, etc. A walk-in pantry gives you the space to get creative with your storage organizing and to move freely instead of getting hit in the head by a package of paper towels when attempting to grab cat food.
#2 Laundry Chute
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Whoever helped make this trend dwindle apparently lived in a single floor home. Pfft. The annoyance of carrying a huge basket of clothes down the stairs can get old – quick! Having a second story laundry chute is so practical when you have a large family to wash after.
#3 Double Pocket Doors
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Why so much open space? When did the “no need for privacy” become such a trend? We’d like to have a few rooms that were off limits for a visitors viewing pleasure. You know? The nosey neighbor that loves to catch you with a sink full of dirty dishes when dropping by unannounced?
Let’s bring back the option to close off certain rooms to visitors when entertaining. Not everyone needs to know you ran out of trash bags that morning, and your kitchen waste is almost overflowing until you get a chance to head to the store.