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Colorful, Mid-Century Rancher

A creative family remodels their mid-century modern rancher into a playful space where color pops

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Stark Beginnings

When Justine and Robin first bought their 1954 mid-century modern home, they liked its open galley kitchen layout, yet wanted to replace the cabinets, countertops and appliances. They also replaced the kitchen's lackluster beige color scheme with bold, high-energy pops of color.

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Functional Necessity

In its original condition, the dining room led to a screened-in porch that was unsafe due to its proximity to the driveway. They planned to increase their outdoor living space by turning the screened-in porch into a finished room where sons Felix and Reyn could play, and Justine and Robin, both creative professionals, could tackle their own artistic projects.

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Modern Style

The galley-style kitchen was transformed with modern design that opens up onto their dining space. Since the couple does a lot of cooking, they opted for butcher block countertops that offer ample space for food preparation. The back wall was painted charcoal to give the colorful accent elements a backdrop to stand out.

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Angular Windows Showcase Architecture

To showcase the mid-century modern architecture, Justine and Robin opted to leave their angled windows in the kitchen bare. By keeping the windows free of blinds or draperies, the asymmetrical lines and interesting shapes stayed in view.

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