A Mid-century Kitchen Makeover

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2 Months
What was once a worn & tired kitchen got a makeover with some character! By using modern finishes but original midcentury accents, I now have a stunning kitchen!

Hi, I'm Jenn! I'm a house flipper, real estate investor, Airbnb host...and document it all on m blog, Bachelorette Pad Flip. Come follow along!
The original kitchen had some great elements- that sink! that window! But it was a mismatch of styles.
The first step was to bust out all of that floor tile.
And then the chipped tile countertops and backsplash had to go!
I wanted some traditional elements like butcher block, but I wanted more durability! Would you believe that's NOT butcher block?! Be sure to check out my blog post for the details on the countertops!
The next step was installing some fun, modern hexagon tiles for the backsplash! It's subtle but makes a statement!
I wanted the floors to be neutral but with a pop, so the hexagon tile was the perfect choice!
I wanted to work with the floor print I already had, but I wanted to update the look. Keeping the original bases, I had new doors made with soft-close hinges. Up next was to add some FUN character!
Using a two tone method, the cabinets got a complete face lift! I opted to reuse the original hardware to keep some of the historic charm.
I just love the final product! There's still old charm in the kitchen, but I love the fresh updates!

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  • Jenny Jenny on Sep 01, 2018

    P.S. where did you get your kitchen rug? It’s lovely x

  • C.Curcurato C.Curcurato on Sep 23, 2018

    It looks like you did the tile floor AFTER your cabinets were in place?

  • Madison McGahan Madison McGahan on Jan 27, 2019

    I’m wondering if you do the work yourself or if you hire contractors?

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  • By Brittany Goldwyn By Brittany Goldwyn on Aug 31, 2018

    Beautiful job! Before was pretty for the time it was made. Now is prettier, I think :)

  • Jenny Jenny on Sep 01, 2018

    How refreshing to see that you’ve been brave enough to go for a really dominant colour on your doors. The overall effect is STUNNING, Absolutely love what you’ve done x