Sometimes I think there just aren't enough options for kitchen design in one-inch scale dollhouses. Fully finished components are available, but they seem to come and go so quickly. This is particularly true for nice quality, economically priced, commercially available stock. Over the years I've seen some very well-made kitchen components only to be disappointed when they suddenly disappear with no replacement options.
The Kitchen Collection by Houseworks is, in my opinion, one of the nicest "kit" options for a dollhouse. With the number of available components and their varying sizes, we have a wonderful option for designing a variety of kitchen sizes and layouts. The quality of these base and wall-hung cabinets is amazing! You can opt to completely assemble (pieces that are identified by item numbers beginning with HW134) or do a partial assembly (pieces identified by item numbers beginning with HW144) of most of the pieces. You can also choose between paint or stain for your kitchen. And, if you are so inclined, you can even modify components for a more customized dollhouse kitchen.
I think the scale of each piece is perfect and slightly smaller than most of the finished pieces with which we are so familiar. One of my favorite things about this collection is the fact that you can design your layout and then install a counter-top that joins the base pieces you choose....no "seams" between each unit!
There are nine basic cabinets: 3 base units, 4 wall-hung units, and 1 oven cabinet as well as the countertop material. In addition to the basic cabinets, there are the appliance units: Range top, wall oven, sink, refrigerator, and dishwasher. To learn more about the individual components, click here.
While I have copied and moved several old blog posts from another platform to this section of Jeepers website, I figured I'd make this link available for the other articles. I hope to write more blog posts as I become more inspired and have a little more time on my hands now that Jeepers is [...]
Fairy gardens are only a step away from dollhouses and other miniature settings. Fairy gardens can be easily created as part of a dollhouse landscape or they may be created independently in a bowl, terrarium, wooden box or any other container that you can imagine. Many people opt to create a fairy garden outdoors in [...]
NOTE: The following text was originally written (February 6, 2009) when a product called "What's Next" shingles was available. At this time, this particular brand of dollhouse miniature shingles is not available. A product by Alessio Miniatures is currently available, but these shingles are not manufactured using the same method, so we [...]
One of our last locations before transitioning to an e-commerce only retail shop, was a darling little town called Morgantown in south central Indiana. You can see a little write-up done by a Indiana travel writer who took some time to come to our shop and visit. Just follow this link to see the article: [...]
Since 1974, Unique Miniatures has been producing top quality architectural castings. Their goal has always been to furnish you with intricate items not easily acquired and less easily handmade. Unique Miniatures specializes in ornate trims which are available in Federal (Colonial), Baroque, Victorian, and Rococo styles. Additionally, pieces can be mixed and [...]
Here's a link to a fascinating study of dollhouses through the decades from 1890 through 1990 by Jennifer McKendry. While dollhouses prior to this period are often considered a training venue for young girls in preparation for running their own households as adults, most of the dollhouses depicted in this wonderful website are truly toys of [...]
Miniaturists are always in search of new and unique ways to finish some aspect of their dollhouse or roombox. Here's a quick and easy way to stain dollhouse trim, such as baseboards, casings and crown or cove moldings...use a furniture marking pen (or touch-up marker) available at your local hardware or home improvement store. You [...]
Some day I hope to create a video on how to shingle a dollhouse, but for the time being, I suggest you take a look at the link (at the end of this post) with a series of photographs explaining the process I generally use. If you are not installing a copper flashing in the [...]