We updated a kitchen in a mid century modern ranch for clients who were going to sell. Since the home is being sold, we did not want to jump all in with mid century and eliminate some potential buyers, but we certainly wanted to respect the home and its history.
We wanted to blend the old with the new, making sure the things that are not easily changed (like cabinets and countertop) worked with the mid century architecture but also appealed to a broad audience.
First we sanded down the floors to reveal beautiful oak plank, definitely a surprise. We replaced the cabinets with a simple white shaker style (still an all around favorite) installed granite countertops and a beveled edge subway tile backsplash along with floating shelves. Then we popped in the mid century vibe with gold and black light fixtures, and gold and black hardware on cabinetry.
We chose to install the tile backsplash straight up and down rather than brick stacked to give it a more modern, less traditional look.
And there you go, blending styles is easy as long as don’t go overboard in any one direction and you have an overriding theme linking all the styles together. In this case it was a minimalist aesthetic with clean lines that tied the more modern kitchen with the MCM home giving it a cohesive look. Lets hope buyers agree