Ugly Cabinets

November 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments

Time is on our side. We’re seeing fewer and fewer of these original 1970s super-ugly John F. Long builder cabinets.

No matter how much you add color or accessories, the cabinets are still ugly.

It’s so much fun to stare at a wall when doing dishes.

Drab colors only cover up the decades of dust and grime.

A very very slight improvement.

Tags: John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Susan // Nov 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    The red ones are more attractive but that design is a loser all the way around. I’d hate to have to keep those clean. Less is best.

  • 2 Ron Williams // Nov 24, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Honestly, there should be a Grand Tour of The Wonderful World of John F. Long and his Horrid Builder Cabinets. Seriously… And I’m always fascinated by the placement of the sink facing the wall. There’s nothing like washing dishes and facing a wall… Wow.

  • 3 Pate // Nov 25, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Kitchen sinks without a window above them are the norm in older houses where I live.Before modern insulation was invented putting plumbing inside an exterior wall risked frozen pipes.

  • 4 gosh b gosh // Nov 25, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    That’s stupid. They had insulation in the 1970’s. I have seen homes built in the 1950’s that had windows in the kitchen.

  • 5 Barbara // Nov 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Anyone remember what Chocolate Ex-Lax looked like? These remind me of it.

  • 6 Mandy // Nov 26, 2017 at 7:35 am

    In my experience, staring out a window does NOT make doing dishes any less painful

  • 7 Pate // Nov 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Fiberglass insulation was available in the 1970s, but I’m talking about houses built before World War II.I live in Minnesota,and most of the housing in Minneapolis and St.Paul was built before 1935. It’s not uncommon to gut a room in a prewar house and find only bare boards beneath the lath and plaster with just the siding on the other side. No insulation, or perhaps either tar paper or sometimes newspaper in its place. And with winter temperatures sometimes dipping below zero it was foolish to put plumbing in any exterior walls. Houses built after the War, however, were insulated better and windows over kitchen sinks are far more common in the suburban developments than the older neighborhoods.

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