When temperatures rise and your pool is calling, a Mid Century Modern design can make your indoor/outdoor living a dream. Entertaining is easy in an Eichler kitchen, where guests can move freely. Walls of glass dissolve the boundaries so that you can feel included whether you’re inside or out. In addition, the sliding glass doors provide a quick exit.
Preserving the Details of an Eichler Kitchen
Owners Jim Cross and Dave Pearson share a passion for Mid Century Modern details. After learning that prior owners remodeled the kitchen, they wanted to preserve as much of the original design as possible. Since Eichler details were lost to renovation, they replaced anything that was already changed. The couple made updates in line with the home’s Mid Century Modern style. For instance, the kitchen cabinets are from Ikea with semi-handmade walnut fronts.
Freedom and Function for Indoor/Outdoor Living
The kitchen’s Mid Century Modern design is spacious and clean, with freedom to move. Jim and Dave compared their home to a Palm Springs getaway, which was exactly the type of indoor/outdoor living they wanted. Passing through the kitchen, you can step right out into the yard to join the party. Additionally, the sliding glass doors can be left open to enjoy the breeze.
Eichler Kitchen Entertaining
Though decorations in the home are minimal, Jim and Dave chose eye-catching pieces inspired by the past. The couple married at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel in California. Loving the vibe of the hotel, they wanted to bring those colorful aspects into their own home. Removing the carpet and polishing up the concrete slab fit the Mid Century Modern style. In addition to the style, it also made cleanup for indoor/outdoor living a breeze!
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