A Midcentury Modern Makeover
Warmed with furniture and collectibles from the 1950s, this contemporary kitchen becomes a stylish work space filled with wow-worthy amenities.
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Happiness comes in all forms, but for these homeowners it came in the shape of a sleek, contemporary kitchen that celebrates midcentury modern design from Europe and the United States. A large central island provides plenty of prep space as well as a spacious food-staging area, while an elevated eating bar at the end of the island provides a casual dining spot.
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Although the kitchen's three walls each showcase different elements, consistency in materials ensures that they remain in harmony. On the range wall, the white granite backsplash creates a seamless look with the countertops. Overhead, a stainless-steel range hood stretches horizontally across the wall, creating a contemporary, 1950s-style aesthetic.
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Sleek modern cabinets are paired with elegant white granite surfacing throughout the kitchen. Easier to maintain than marble, the stone forms the countertops, backsplash, island surface, and the contemporary farmhouse-style sink. A greenhouse window above the sink provides display space for decorative plants.
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Framed against the modern cabinetry, a tulip table and chairs demonstrate the kitchen's harmonious pairing of vintage and contemporary design. Against one wall, a freestanding dish cupboard with sleek stainless-steel legs obscures collectible dishware behind etched-glass doors.
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Kitchen Command Center
Adjacent to the dining area, a mini home office provides the perfect spot to pay the bills. Large drawers are outfitted with the same hardware as the kitchen cabinetry to create a cohesive look. An overhead shelving unit provides open display space for collectibles, cookbooks, and more.
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Wall of Storage
On the wall opposite the sink, floor-to-ceiling cabinet fronts conceal two refrigerators and sets of freezer drawers, along with a door to the large walk-in pantry. The spacious pantry stores everything from small appliances to dry goods to serving pieces. The minimalist cabinets have a ceruse finish -- a treatment that looks similar to the pickled-oak finish that was popular during the 1950s.
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