Western Massachusetts Mid-Century Kitchen Remodel
This 1500 square foot 1960s ranch is on a wooded lot in Western Massachusetts and was done with sustainability and budget in mind; the grays and browns of the flooring and wall colors were influenced by the natural elements (bark, stones, etc.) on the outside of the house; the original exterior siding color is approximated in the new kitchen wall color. Mid-century nods include the 1960s vintage Broyhill “Emphasis” hutch, table and chairs; vintage and contemporary accessories, in the form of ceramic vases, bowls and glassware; vintage and contemporary art also reflect mid-century aesthetics. The cabinetry was maintained, as was the footprint of the room. The pantry closet footprint is also original, and now has Elfa shelving and a pull-out cart. Referencing the original Formica countertop, a new Formica matte countertop was installed; “Beluga” in beige. The new bar area, in the center of the room was made to match the existing cabinets, and holds the microwave, as well as recycling and dishes and cutlery. A new mini-split has replaced the electric heat in the ceiling and a window air conditioning unit, and is much easier to use and has reduced the cost of heating and cooling the space. The kitchen is now approved by Cosmo, the greyhound….