The homeowners originally intended to do a few updates— new carpeting on the stairs, new appliances, new furniture— but Vicki convinced them of what was possible if they returned the home to its original glory. The early 2000s kitchen was a great place to start.
“I felt that we could do some modifications, taking out the most objectionable offenses, and, with master carpentry and paint, we could do wonders in this kitchen and be intentionally period- appropriate with those design decisions,” Vicki says. “So, for example, instead of replacing the Shaker- style cabinet doors, we filled them in, making them flat panel. Luckily, the hinges were already exposed. We changed out the knobs. We stripped off the ugly curved trim atop all the cabinets and therefore exposed the paneled walls and ceiling.”
The kitchen, living and dining areas were successfully rehabbed over the course of eight months. The revitalization of this Mid Century Modern home is still a work in progress, according to Abby and Rick. The homeowners have a wish list they will be working with Vicki to complete.
“Knowledge of MCM is addictive/ expensive,” the homeowners say. “We would love to correct all the Craftsman bits added to the exterior and continue the MCM backdates to the main bedroom and bath.”