Our Mid Century Modern Remodel

Mid Century Modern Remodel

A little over 2 years ago we were house hunting and came across a gorgeous mid century modern house with all the right criteria - good neighborhood & school district, beautiful bones, and in much need of some lovin'. After many many long hours of labor, love and a few let downs, we finished our remodel and placed this beauty on the market... let's hope the next owner loves all the details as much as I do! We tore down walls, gutted the kitchen and bathrooms, got hardwood floors and new windows, remove all the paneling, install recessed lighting throughout and much much more.. so check out the before and after pics and let me know watcha think.

EXTERIOR

For the exterior of the house, we amped up the modern feel a bit by adding new black front doors, painting the house a dark charcoal grey, got a new mailbox and house numbers, and added some slate into the landscaping.

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Mid Century Modern House
Mid Century Modern House
Modern Mailbox
Back Yard Mid Century Modern
Mid Century Modern

 

INTERIOR

Immediately when we entered the house it was apparent that the original owner was life long smoker and dog owner, and the humidity of ATL had turned the house, which was full of wood paneling, a bit musty. Instead of being a sane person, I just got googly eyed at the brick and beams and started envisioning knocking walls down.

ENTRY WAY

Unfortunately, I cannot find a picture of the entry way prior to our remodel. This is probably due to it being so tight as there was a closet directly in front of you upon entering the house. In the after pictures you can see that the closet was torn down, but we kept the original stone on the floor.

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Mid Century Entry Way

LIVING ROOM

The living room was dramatically updated by removing the wood paneling off the walls, ripping up the carpet, and introducing more lighting into the area. We kept the original bronze fireplace cover and put a white wash on the brick.

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Before Mid Century Modern Remodel

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Mid Century Modern Remodel
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KITCHEN

The kitchen in the before pictures had seen its last days.. we tore everything out and replaced all the appliances. We had originally purchased some old science lab cabinets that were so cool and I had dreams of restoring... but with the amount of projects I was creating for us we ended up saving those for a different time and went with IKEA. Since we were able to save on the cabinets, we went big on professional grade stainless steel appliances.

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Before Mid Century Modern Remodel

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Mid Century Modern Kitchen Remodel
Mid Century Modern Kitch Remodel

DINNING ROOM

With knocking down a wall, we expanded the kitchen into where the dinning room used to be and created an open area for the dinning table.

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Before Mid Century Modern Remodel

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Mid Century Dinning Room
Mid Century Modern Remodel
Mid Century Modern Dinning Room
Mid Century Modern Remodel

BEDROOMS

All of the bedrooms were freshened up with new drywall, paint, and hardwood floors. We also added recessed LED lights and modern fans in each of the rooms.

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Mid Century Modern Bedroom

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Mid Century Modern Bedroom

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Mid Century Modern Furniture
Mid Century Modern Bedroom

BATHROOMS

Some parts of me really loved the vintage pink and blue bathrooms, but they had to go.  Everything was demoed with the exception of a few handles and part of the vanity in the guest bathroom. I loved how it slanted in and we were able to savage part of it.  We replaced all of the pink and blue tiles with white subway tiles and added grey grout to make it pop. The linoleum was replaced with small black hexagon tiles with black grout. The tub was replaced in the guest bathroom and a new frameless shower wall was installed in the master bathroom. While we originally planned for a vintage floating sink.. but due some complications in the plumbing, we had to go with a vanity which we made out of a mid century modern office cabinet.

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Before Mid Century Modern Remodel
Before Mid Century Modern Remodel

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Guest bathroom subway tile
small master bathrrom

While pretty much every part of the house was touched, we tried to stay true to the original mid century architecture and everything added was kept consistent to enhance the modern minimal feel.

Many many more details that I didn't include, because I could go on and on. If anyone is interested in where I got our furniture, has questions on how to start a kitchen or bathroom remodel, would like to know how to make that tapestry above the couch..  or anything else, let me know and I would be happy share.