I’ve yet to properly introduce you to the Midland Project. Although its been going on for at least two months already, I didn’t mention it because the Midland duplex will be a rental and because these kinds of remodels are not as exciting as total restorations.
Kitchen, 190 Midland
Living area, 190 Midland
Because I’d ultimately like to share the transformation with you, I need to give you a little background on the project.
The Midland house is a duplex, built in 1954 with a smooth stucco exterior. The house appears as if it has always been two apartments. Over the years the house has been neglected and left relatively untouched minus a few handyman repairs and maybe a little linoleum in the late 1980s. It was in a state of general disrepair and honestly I’m a bit surprised that both apartments had long term tenants living there at the time when we purchased it.
Bathroom, 190 Midland
Considering the era in which the house was built, I thought it was best to go modern. It seems that people really can’t seem to embrace the mid-century ranch, instead they’ll slap some shutters on it, give it some round white columns on the front stoop and call it a single level colonial. It doesn’t work, I say go modern.
And thats what I’m doing at the Midland Project–in smaller doses with a budget in mind.
Here is some inspiration that I’m working with,
I chose birch shaker style cabinets, so you can see why I find this kitchen to be relevant
I really like the light fixtures here, I’d love to find those pictured or something similar that will more than likely be cheaper. Really like that orange mirror, I’m thinking I could buy the wooden Hemnes mirror at IKEA and paint it a hot color and get close to the same look. I will not however be installing a white vanity in an apartment.
Lots of horizontal railing
I am also considering a wood/metal hyrbid railing