Tuesday, August 24, 2010

When to *not* re-do a kitchen

FLB201 Stove

When the kitchen is vintage and the building is “mid-century modern”, and it’s a condo, there’s a good argument to be made for not re-doing the kitchen.

This is kitschy and cute and “period”.  Long time readers may have deduced by now that I am a sucker for the mid-century modern look. And I even fall hard for the untouched, true vintage homes from the 1950s and 1960s. We are a small but passionate group.

Sometimes when you’re selling your home/condo and your kitchen looks like this, you don’t have to remodel. You just have to find the few, passionate lovers of the vintage 1950s and 1960s look.  Look for lovers of Mad Men online at sites like You’ll find your home buyer there.

Resources for this style

Phoenix’s online hub for mid-century modern is

The Mid-Century Modernist


MetroRetro Furniture

Vintage Swank (they cover the 1970s and early 1980s too; true mid-century modernists will recoil)