Updating a mid century modern home
One of the greatest appeals to mid-century modern homes is the natural tones that are so frequently found within.Naturally toned hardwood floors and tiles, warm-hued linens and drapes, and furniture pieces that aren’t overly frilly or fussy are most appropriate.Look for inspiration on interior design websites, in magazines that highlight the comeback of the mid-century aesthetic, or ask for assistance from an interior designer who has had experience in putting together homes from this era.The basic rule of thumb when restoring a mid-century home is to really embrace the unique style and encourage the look to shine throughout the house while still updating any functional areas of the home that are in need of repair or replacement.I mentioned in a comment yesterday that we hadn’t changed much with our “new old” kitchen, but actually, we did have the electrical brought up to code and the kitchen and utility plumbing completely replaced.
A while back, in a story about planning for a kitchen remodel, we asked readers to share their experiences and thoughts.
If you are looking to flip a mid-century property and update it with a mid-century modern style, be sure to keep the following four tips in mind to ensure a job done well.
Open floor plans are desired by a large majority of today’s homebuyers, but this look is nothing new.
For homes with a mid-century modern theme, it’s crucial to add light fixtures that compliment that era’s style.
Avoid fancy chandeliers in the dining room or entry way and opt instead for simplistic light fixtures with simple lines and a retro-inspired structure.