A Mid-Century Kitchen Goes Modern

After living in their University City home for 8 years, this couple was ready for a kitchen remodel. They wanted to trade in the dining table and chairs for a kitchen island, new flooring, cabinets and appliances, and find a way to bring more light into the space.

Noting the clean, modern lines of their 1953 ranch home, the Mosby designer created a sleek, modern kitchen that better matches the home’s mid-century aesthetic. Flat-front maple cabinets in a satin white and natural finish seemingly float over white quartz countertops and a warm bamboo floor. A limestone backsplash and stainless steel appliances add a subtle contrast.

The addition of 2 skylights and under-cabinet LED ropes bring a cheery infusion of light, even on cloudy days. And in homage to the home’s original design, the pendant light above the sink is 1953 vintage, brought up from the basement rec room and re-purposed to bring a spot of whimsy to the new kitchen.

This project also features a new porcelain tile floor in the hallway that leads from the kitchen all the way out to the front porch.

The clients are delighted with their new kitchen because all the extra storage (including a new built-in pantry) removes the clutter from the counters; the island creates more floor space and room to move around; and the less-is-more design boosts their appreciation for the mid-century history of their home.