midcentury kitchen alternative
Incorporate new materials. It’s undeniable that incorporating new finishes in your kitchen will give it a 21st century look without spoiling the bones. Today there is an abundance of materials that weren’t readily available when midcentury homes were originally built. Take, for example, this kitchen byAlterstudio. The architect was able to create a clean and modern space by introducing quartz countertops and the use of linear c-channel pulls and a lacquer finish on the cabinetry. The teal color creates a distinctly midcentury vibe when combined with the vertical wood paneling. The design incorporates modern finishes that speak so well to a midcentury modern home.
Storage can be beautiful and functional. In the kitchen designed by architect Ryan Mankoski of Ninebark Studios and Dyna Contracting, the storage is hidden, James Bond style, behind elegant wood paneling with hidden hardware and push latches. A strong contrast is made with the lower cabinets, the only part that announces itself as a “kitchen”.