A St. Peters, MO homeowner has long lived in the house her late husband had custom-built in 1964. It’s a striking mid-century modern design with good bones and great memories, and a kitchen that has remained unchanged (except for new appliances and flooring) for over 50 years.
The homeowner spent years imagining her new kitchen, even choosing the vibrant paint color in advance, and buying accessories for the inevitable remodel. When she called Mosby Building Arts to begin the project, the selection process went quickly because she could “see” the perfect kitchen in her mind.
And here is her daydreams brought to life! She traded in a dark, masculine kitchen for one that’s bright and lively.
The footprint and layout of the kitchen remains basically the same, because if it works for you there’s no need to make elaborate changes.
After gutting the existing kitchen, we installed new drywall, electric, cabinets, countertops, flooring and the paint color our homeowner had picked out well over a year ago, Yellow Lettuce by Olympic.
The eat-in kitchen always had plenty of good, natural light, but was a little short on storage.
By slightly rearranging the entry door, we were able to install a built-in pantry (above left) with soft-glide drawers. To the right of that is the entrance to the laundry room (more about that soon). And let’s take a closer look at the new dining table.
Here is the dining table under construction. The Mosby designer ordered a small base cabinet that matches the rest of the Showplace maple cabinets elsewhere in the kitchen, and Mosby carpenters added furniture legs to make it dining table height.
Paint it white and add the same Midnight Stone Formica countertops used throughout the space and you have a custom-built table! It also has a “secret door,” which opens to reveal a pull-out shelf where she keeps her crock pot.
Take a closer look at the new flooring. It’s an Allure vinyl plank in Alpine Elm that you assume is actual wood until the homeowner tells you otherwise.
And here’s the laundry room right off the kitchen.
By carrying over the design elements – and opening up the wall space for easier-access storage – the laundry room becomes a cheery extension of the eat-in kitchen. See more photos of this kitchen update.
Her new kitchen is so light and lively that it energizes her even on rainy days. This perfectly highlights how a kitchen update can lift the spirits and change perception of your home. If you’d like to remodel your Metro St. Louis kitchen, call Mosby Building Arts at 314.909.1800 or contact us here.