Mid-Century Butler's PantryMidcentury Kitchen, Minneapolis
Photo Credit: Mark Ehlen
Done in collaboration with Rob Edman of edmanhill Interior Design
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Style Secret: Sleek KitchensMidcentury kitchens were intended to represent the wave of the future. Full of showy, shiny new appliances, bright colors and space-age surfaces, they're designed to look streamlined and cutting edge — at least for their time. Simplicity rules: slab cabinet doors, plain countertop edges, no-fuss materials.Make it yours: Even if your kitchen looks like it came from a Tuscan villa, you can give it a midcentury spin without too much difficulty. Remove paneled cabinet doors and install frameless models, dress the floors with cork or linoleum, or choose a brightly patterned laminate and colorful backsplash tiles.
Placing clerestory windows above the cabinets in this small kitchen creates a nice display area, accommodates additional storage and allows sunlight to pour in. The break between cabinets and windows maintains a cozy feel while allowing room for the dramatic effect.Tip: Installing clerestory windows between interior rooms brings more light into a space that may be cut off from the sun.