From Mid-Century Museum Piece to Modern Showpiece
Mid-century design a popular trend in home decor, but when the actual structure of your home is original mid-century and hasn’t been renovated in 70 years, it’s time for an update. This family of 5 needed both design and structural improvements to bring their home into the 21st century. Their goal: more space and a more open concept for their busy lifestyle.
Thanks to an engineered truss girder, a bearing wall was removed to give the home the open concept the family desired. Now, clean lines of the living area merge beautifully with the open-concept kitchen, where white Quartz counter tops, new white kitchen cabinets, a gas cook top and a chimney hood fan create a clean, elegant food prep area with plenty of natural light and a crisp, modern feel. That look continues throughout the entire upstairs.
A few reminders of the home’s past can be seen — in the kitchen, an original white brick wall is painted white to match the kitchen’s crisp look and to add texture and charm. Gray subway tile and doors complement the stainless-steel appliances and fixtures, adding contrast.
The full-home renovation resulted in a makeover so dramatic that the “after” pictures bear almost no resemblance to the pics we snapped before starting the job. With 2 new bathrooms, 4 bedrooms, and a completely opened-up the main floor, there’s now plenty of room for everyone to cook, eat, dine, and enjoy good times together.