Over the course of three weeks, what was an outdated kitchen from the 1960s was transformed into a bright and happy heart of the home that honors the home's midcentury modern architecture with a fun, family-friendly vibe.
This bright, midcentury modern kitchen features plenty of room for casual dining. A pair of modern scoop-back barstools line the island with a waterfall countertop, and light blue Eames chairs surround a small, marble-topped table for additional seating. Streamlined, warm wood cabinets finish off the sleek, modern design.
A 13' long island with a kitchen sink, prep sink, dishwasher and microwave provides plenty of space to prep, cook and clean on one side, while a breakfast bar provides seating for five on the other side for eating and entertaining.
The gray and white marble backsplash helps to ease the transition between the dark, rich, mahogany paneling and the stark, white-gloss cabinets. The addition of the marble also provides additional warmth and texture to the design.
This comfortable and stylish mid-century kitchen offers many seating options. The kitchen island is a perfect spot for a quick breakfast, while the dining table seats four for family dinner or entertaining.
The kitchen was renovated to reflect stylish, midcentury modern design. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets provide essential storage, and a long island serves as place to prep and dine. Bertoia barstools and light hardwood floors complete the fresh, open design.
A large brown island with a crisp white countertop provides prep space and a casual dining area in this midcentury modern kitchen. White globe pendant lights hang above the island, adding a retro touch.
This attractive midcentury modern kitchen features a stainless steel apron sink as well as a white kitchen island that provides extra dining space. The contractor removed walls and flipped the kitchen layout but maintained existing plumbing lines to reduce costs. The colorful wallpaper between two cabinets in the dining area complements the orange range, and sleek white slab cabinets help modernize the space to prevent it from becoming "kitschy."
This design embraces the size of this kitchen and the asymmetry of the built-in cabinetry by staining some of the cabinets a deep espresso color and leaving the cabinets on the primary wall (with stove and microwave) in a lighter maple. A fun touch visible in this photo is that the end of the peninsula is painted in chalkboard paint. Red accents, including a large clock, add pops of color throughout the space.
Several walls were removed during the renovation of this midcentury modern home to combine the kitchen and what was the sunroom. The result was a large, airy space in place of what was a small, boxy and awkwardly arranged kitchen. A large island houses the sink, creating a more logical work triangle with the refrigerator and sink. White surfaces reflect light, improving the previously dark space.
This midcentury modern kitchen features a large island with a 3" thick white quartz countertop, unique pendant lights to ground the island, full cabinet height hardware and a mix of wood-grain and gray cabinetry.
By removing three of the kitchen's walls, designers opened up the kitchen to the rest of the home. Now, whoever is preparing a meal or enjoying one at the breakfast bar can be included in the action in the rest of the home.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.