The recipe for a perfectly modern between-the-wars kitchen may be gleaned from illustrations in Gordon–Van Tine’s book of ready-cut (kit) homes.
Look to the past for great ideas for multiple surfaces, sinks that are both beautiful and practical, and an explosion of materials for the backsplash. You’ll find butcher block and zinc, German silver as well as porcelain, and not only tile but also embossed tin.
Which trends are most likely to stay the course, and which are likely to date a new kitchen in a skinny minute? Choose wisely, and your kitchen will always be in style.