The image above is an 1960s kitchen of a ranch-style bungalow that hadn’t changed much since it was built in the 1960s. Candice Olson had called in her team and got set to bring this super-groovy kitchen, and the result is this retro modern kitchen in the image below that designed with black marble and white quartz-topped island as the focal point. Before, the limited kitchen didn’t leave much room for entertaining, Candice Olson kicked things off by knocking down a few walls and opening up the whole space, and also added windows and some new glass doors so the lovely backyard would be in full view. To complete the Challenge to create the home’s mid-century design, while turning this space into a modern kitchen, Candice Olson was ripped out all of the old appliances, tore out the cabinets, replaced the flooring with charcoal porcelain tile and put up a fresh coat of paint. Then she had sectioned the large space into two rooms, a kitchen and a dining room, that flow seamlessly into one another and blend into the adjacent living room. In the kitchen, She created a long, continuous flow of white quartz counters, zebra-wood cabinetry and windows along the back wall, put in very few upper cabinets, and put most of the new appliances below the counters, including the new double ovens, a dishwasher and a microwave. In the dining room area, she added a bar that contains a marble counter and more dark wood cabinetry, and decked it out with a state-of-the-art wine fridge and coffeemaker.
Via…[ HGTV ]
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