mid century modern kitchen

Are you tired of your drab old kitchen? Maybe some upgrades are in order. And, depending on your style, we’ve got some ideas for you!

Designing a mid-century modern kitchen is especially easy in a home with an outdated kitchen because the ‘guts’ are already in place. All you have to do is add some modern decor and voila, your new kitchen is complete. Even if you have a more modern design, some finishing touches should do the trick to enhance your inner retro.

If you’re interested in this type of design but don’t know where to start, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re breaking down some mid-century modern techniques that you can use in the kitchen to add some flair. Keep reading to learn more. 

How to Design a Mid-Century Modern Kitchen

A mid-century kitchen design is not difficult to pull off. You should start with some photos from the 1940s through 1960s for inspiration. Beyond that, here are some ideas to get you started.

Bright Colors

Bright colors were all the rage throughout the mid-century. And they still fit well in today’s designs. Not to mention that they make you feel happy.

Consider yellow and green hues to really enhance the mid-century look.

Wood & Bamboo

Wood and bamboo were used extensively in kitchen designs during the mid-century and are still popular in today’s kitchens. It’s not only durable but adds a touch of class to your kitchen. Wood finishes and touches add color and depth enhancing the mid-century motif.

Vintage Accessories & Appliances

Mid-century modern kitchens are fully equipped with the most vintage accessories and appliances you can find. Think about a 1950s style refrigerator and searching thrift stores for other decorative pieces. You can also accent your kitchen with retro dishes and dinnerware. 

Retro Flooring

Of course, remodeling your kitchen means that you should probably update the floor. Mid-century concepts include bright, large, checkerboards and wood flooring. 

Open Shelving

Mid-century modern kitchen cabinets have an open design. You can easily apply this method to your current kitchen by simply removing cabinet doors and adding a fresh coat of paint. This will also make your space feel larger.

Open Floor Plans

A mid-century modern kitchen design should allow for an open floor plan. This is both retro and modern allowing you the space you need to work efficiently. If you’re in a small kitchen, an open floor plan makes room for all of your vintage accessories.

Retro Lighting

Especially in small kitchen designs, lighting can make all the difference. Mix it up with a modern chandelier and retro lighting accents. Choose bright colored sconces for the dining area.

Final Thoughts

Designing a mid-century modern kitchen is all about having fun. Don’t hesitate to mix it up a little bit. You may have to knock out a wall or two to get the desired effect, but that’s what we’re here for!  

If you need some help with the remodel and renovations, feel free to contact us. We have years of experience from planning to execution of your most comprehensive projects including electrical. We also specialize in excavating if your project requires that much more space. 

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