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Mid Century Modern Kitchen modern kitchen

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.
Photos by Kerf

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Megan Daley Haney wrote:
Do you have a specific finish on the slate?
   Comment   January 20, 2014
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We use mineral oil..
January 22, 2014 at 4:05pm   
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happy_blackbird wrote:
What model of Vent-a-Hood vent did you use over the range? - May I ask what model of Vent-a-hood is the vent over the range? We're looking to replace a microwave-over-the-range in our new rental with an under cabinet range vent and this is exactly the style we're searching for. We loved our enormous Vent-a-Hood in our old house, so want to stay with that manufacturer if possible.
   Comment   October 19, 2013
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what is the floor material? Thanks!
December 11, 2013 at 3:24pm   
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The flooring is marmoleum. I can't remember the exact color though.
December 12, 2013 at 9:40am   
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tag1027 wrote:
slate counter - What do you use in the seams of the counter ? How thick is your slate? Can a slate front edge be glued to the top edge to make it appear thicker?
   Comment   August 21, 2012
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The slate was approximately 1/2" thick. We butted the seams together and glued them. Because it was a chalkboard and not a honed piece of stone, there are some variations in the seam. You could glue a piece to the edge but I would be hesitant about its long term performance without some kind of mechanical fastener.
August 21, 2012 at 3:08pm   
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Michelle P wrote:
Rubber floor? What manufacturer is that? - I think Dalsouple makes a terrazzo patterned rubber flooring for kitchens, but I cannot find a US distributor. Can you help me figure out where to get the flooring shown here? Love this kitchen by the way.
   Comment   July 11, 2012
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cool, thanks!
August 7, 2012 at 1:26pm   
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Thank you, this also helped me. Love the floor!
November 25, 2012 at 12:34pm   
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gigibaca wrote:
How to paint rustic baseboard - I have a rustic base board and I want ideas of how to paint it
   Comment   July 8, 2013
tag1027 wrote:
slate counter - It looks like you have something under the slate as a molding or some kind of edge support. What is it? I love this by the way.
   Comment   August 22, 2012

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AFTER: One of the team's major difficulties was figuring out the height location for the cabinetry over the counter. It needed to be low enough to be accessible, but if too low would block the view into the kitchen. In the end, they put little-used and display items in this cabinet and left it up high to fully open up the space. Dishwasher: Bosch; range: Bluestar 36-inch; hood: Vent-A-Hood; dining table: owner'sPhotos courtesy of Kerf Design

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