Over the course of three weeks, what was an outdated kitchen from the 1960s was transformed into a bright and happy heart of the home that honors the home's midcentury modern architecture with a fun,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.
Long, slender windows frame the corner of this midcentury modern kitchen. Sleek, wooden cabinets feature stainless steel cornered handles and frosted glass accent doors. The neutral color scheme is livened by a simple and tasteful display of matching mauve dishes, tea set, vases and decorative plate.
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.
The smooth wood in this kitchen gives a warm, homey feel to the modern design. Sliding doors with frosted glass panels slide to reveal or conceal shelving and storage. Off-white countertops and floor tiles keep the color scheme very neutral and calm. A single pendant light hangs above the stove to contribute extra light to the island.
Even though the kitchen space is small, designers wanted to create an open feel without sacrificing functionality, so they added a slender kitchen island with intuitive cabinet design and a long countertop for plenty of storage and prep space.
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.
That's no optical illusion: This kitchen really is shaped like a wedge. Rather than fighting the odd shape, the design embraces it with an acutely angled island and banquette. The space is decorated with a funky '50s vibe that matches its quirky shape.
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.