The kitchen can be among the most challenging projects when remodeling a midcentury home. The large, open kitchens we often dream of can far exceed the floor plan of the original space. Expanding the layout can be expensive, as space will have to be carved from adjoining rooms or an addition will need to be placed in the home.
Yet the midcentury modern era taught us that a compact kitchen needn’t skimp on function or beauty. When remodeling a midcentury modern kitchen, consider updating the finishes, appliances, and storage while keeping the efficient layout. When renovating, embrace these layout principles rather than discarding them, and consider the following points for an updated kitchen that meets your functional needs while fashioning a space that speaks to the original design.