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Midcentury Modern Kitchen Remodel

Browse pictures of a midcentury kitchen remodel designed with shades of gray.
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Tearing Down Walls

Prior to the remodel, nothing about this Atlanta kitchen evoked the midcentury modern vibe found throughout the rest of the 1955 house. When I bought the house, there was a wall dividing the kitchen from the nearby dining area. To allow light to stream in from the kitchen window and into the dining room, I decided to have the wall torn out completely

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A Midcentury Transformation

On a budget of $11,000 and a project timeline of two weeks, I gave the kitchen of my three-level midcentury modern Atlanta house an update more in line with its contemporary architecture.

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A Flooring Focal Point

To bring gray down to the kitchen floor, I opted for Tanzanian wenge hardwoods. At first glance, the floors appear to be dark gray. However, a stripe effect can be seen, featuring several shades of gray and gray-brown.

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Lighting and Ceiling

In order to update the ceiling not only with gray, but also with an architectural treatment befitting of the home's midcentury modern architecture, 1x6 planks of tongue-and-groove cedar were installed on furring strips, then stained gray. To update the room's overall lighting, my contractor installed six halogen can lights into the new wood ceiling by using a jigsaw to allow proper room for each can light's fittings. Adding to the midcentury mood, a 32-inch-wide woven steel pendant was installed in the center.

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