This mid-century home, built in 1952, was an irresistible investment opportunity that needed a little work. Since the kitchen is the showcase of the house, that is where the project started. Our goal in this renovation was to create a space that is open, bright, modern, and clean. In order to make this 14-by-11-foot space seem bigger we removed the wall between the kitchen and living space and rearranged everything in the room. To open the room, the refrigerator was switched with the stove to allow for more storage space. The under-counter microwave creates more counter space in the kitchen. An avonite countertop accented by yellow pendant lighting gives the space a warm feeling. A metal laminate countertop has the look of stainless steel and contributes to the contemporary look.

Cork flooring used throughout is a softer material, friendlier to both your feet and the environment than traditional hardwood floors. For better access to spices the doors of this cabinet pull up instead of out. The bottom drawer freezer is a more user-friendly alternative for those that use the refrigerator more than the freezer. The exposed beams add support as well as a decorative touch.

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