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Less is More in This Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Remodel

Some kitchens require a total makeover, but sometimes, working with what you’ve already got is all you need to do. That was the case with this little Mid-Century Modern kitchen remodel, where taking down the top half of a wall between the kitchen and casual dining area made all the difference.

Most of the existing custom cabinets were kept; a few were moved; and a little bit of good carpentry filled in the gaps.

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The half-wall in the foreground was once a full-height wall, with just a doorway separating it from the casual dining area. Taking the wall down to half-height was the biggest change we made to the kitchen.

From inside the original kitchen, you can see how the full-height wall on the right closed the kitchen off almost completely. The soffits didn’t help either – they were all taken out.

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Here’s that same view – new tile matches the original, as does the new granite counter on top of the half wall.  But the dramatically improved view is what this mid-century modern kitchen remodel is really all about.

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From the casual dining area, the change is obvious!

Inside the old kitchen – all of the upper cabinets on the left side of the picture were relocated or removed; the refrigerator was replaced with one that is flush with the cabinets.

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The same view after the remodeling!

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  • Anonymous

    I don't normally post comments online, but I wanted to point out how rare and admirable it is for an architect to talk a client into a small/simple solution when more money could have been made from a big/complex remodeling. Nicely done.

    04/22/2015 at 11:05 am
  • Thanks for the kind words! It's about solving problems at the heart of it, right?

    04/22/2015 at 2:00 pm
  • I always enjoy seeing what else can be done, staying within the existing spaces. And key words for us are OPEN and LIGHT. Very nice.

    05/03/2015 at 2:28 pm
  • Thanks Cheryl! When possible, I'm in favor of making rooms open-er and light-er! 🙂

    05/03/2015 at 2:29 pm

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