Mid-Century “Modest” Kitchen


Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design recently finished up another mid-century (esque) kitchen remodel which provided a bit of inspiration for the project explained below…

GHID was given a modest home with a modest budget in need of a kitchen update. With the clients taking on most of the construction, there was room to mold the budget around some key needs, like new flooring & cabinetry. The original layout included a small kitchen with no storage or counter space and a central wall that blocked off the kitchen from the rest of the living space including the dining room. Also included is a stunning floor-to-ceiling central fireplace.

Exisiting Fireplace, separating Entry, Kitchen, & Dining:

Existing Kitchen in need of more storage & cookies ;)

Being a household that loves to cook and entertain, we came up with a couple different plans that opened up the kitchen space to the rest of the house. This creates a more functioning environment to work in and yet still welcoming for guests to join you in the kitchen … I mean, who doesn’t love a little company while you’re hard at work in the kitchen?


PLAN #2 – Includes a large custom island piece connected to range & fireplace.

After reviewing the plans with the clients Plan #1 was the big winner in terms of overall functionality for the home as a whole. The space is opened up while adding the maximum amount of storage and counter space possible. I drew up a few quick sketches to help the client envision their new space.

GHID had a fun time sourcing the surface materials from resurfacing the fireplace with recycled granite remnant to stranded bamboo flooring, using sustainable options where applicable.

Our sourcing lead us to some great options  for the back splash from Bristol Studio Designs tiles, here are a few of our faves … Enjoy!

Could this be the “pop” of color in your kitchen?

Happy Wednesday!

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