Before & After: A Retro Kitchen Stays True to its Roots

Before & After: A Retro Kitchen Stays True to its Roots

Nancy Mitchell
Mar 22, 2012

While researching yesterday's post on the comeback of wood paneling, I was delighted to discover this beautiful remodel of a kitchen from the 1960s. Homeowners Bret and Mary Peyton did a great job of updating the kitchen while keeping the design true to the home's midcentury roots. Take a look.

The wall between the kitchen and the dining room was removed, which really opens up the space. Bret and Mary Peyton added a mosaic tile backsplash, white cabinets, and a beautiful wraparound Silestone countertop. But I think my favorite part might be that they kept the wood paneling. I love how the kitchen remodel preserves the midcentury charm of the original, while making everything so much more bright and modern. The wall artwork, which is a series of framed Marimekko fabrics, is a perfect compliment to the new space.

For more photos and sources, check out the post about the kitchen remodel on Redneck Modern.

(Images: Before: Mppeppo on Flickr, used with permission. After: Redneck Modern)

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