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Mid Century Modern Kitchen

This remodel of a mid century modern home was focused on improving the flow and functionality of the kitchen while respecting the existing design style. We removed the wall separating the living area from the kitchen and installed recycled chalkboard countertops on some great new cabinets by Kerf design. New aluminum windows added much needed cross ventilation while complementing the existing architecture. New appliances, lighting and flooring rounded out the remodel.
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January 4, 2015
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I know it is not the answer you want but it all depends. Is the wall structural? Does it contain wiring or plumbing? How is the finish related to the floor and ceiling material? Will you need to refinish or repaint when it is removed? Your best bet would be to ask a contractor to take a look at it.
    Bookmark   January 5, 2015 at 3:14PM
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Thank you! These are important things to consider. I hadn't thought about the other side of the wall.
    Bookmark   January 5, 2015 at 10:48PM
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July 5, 2014
ashleyalaine wrote:
Can you please give more details about the cabinets. - Type of wood?
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The cabs are custom from Kerf design here in Seattle. Wood us a walnut veneer on europly.
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January 12, 2014
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Y lighting. Not sure about the brand.
    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 4:07PM
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December 2, 2012
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The flooring is Marmoleum from forbo,
    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 10:39AM
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Where are the barstools from?
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Three walls of large windows open the kitchen to natural light. Piper replaced the home's original single-pane windows to help the kitchen maintain a more consistent temperature in Seattle's chilly winters. Initially, the window walls presented some challenges to the electrical work. The home's midcentury roof construction meant there was no clear way to run wiring into the ceiling, and the windows prevented using the walls. "We had to do some very creative wiring and use some exposed conduit to get the lights and switches where we wanted them," says Piper. Countertop and bar top: ReStore; bar stools: Modernica Case Study Dowel Barstool

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