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Mid-century modernized – A renovated kitchen by John DeForest Architects from Kitchen Trends volume 2805
The secret to any successful renovation is to build in added functionality. For the owners of this Mid-century Modern house, the original kitchen was not conducive to their lifestyle.
Architect John DeForest AIA and team worked with the structure to better realize its potential for contemporary living.
"Although the house had great bones, the kitchen, dining and living areas were poorly defined, with dated and worn finishes. The kitchen wrapped around an awkward room divider and turned its back on the rest of the family spaces."
"The owners needed a kitchen that would fulfill a range of functions, from entertaining to homework and art projects. From a practical standpoint, they wanted durable finishes and fixtures requiring minimal maintenance."
Non-loadbearing walls were removed and the overall space modified to include a mudroom plus pantry space and a sewing or homework area, says DeForest.
"The kitchen is now the hub of daily life, designed around the large island, which has plenty of storage and counter space, places to prep, clean up, do homework or have a coffee."
Designed by DeForest Architects, this remodeled kitchen is a contemporary update of the Mid-century Modern aesthetic.
Architect, interior and kitchen designer
John DeForest AIA, Jessyca Poole and Eric Nebel, DeForest Architects (Seattle, WA)
Abstrakt high gloss white and Nexus brown/black
Ikea (cabinets); Inox (doors)
Custom reclaimed urban hardwood dining table from Meyer Wells
BlueStar RCS series
Story by Justin Foote
Photography by Jamie Cobeldick