Solving Mid-century Kitchen Layout Problems

2 min read Feeling frustrated by mid-century kitchen layout problems? Don’t reinvent the wheel; learn how other people with houses just like yours have updated their kitchens!

Today, we are going to talk about mid-century kitchen layout problems.  Nearly every ranch kitchen has a layout that can be problematic for the way a modern family likes to use their cooking and eating space.  

When it comes to kitchen layout changes you want to weigh a number of factors.  If your layout is close to being workable and you are blessed with your original cabinets, I encourage you to consider keeping them.  You likely can’t find or buy anything more sturdy.

But if you do need to update your mid-century kitchen layout, you’ve come to the right place.  We’ll go over all the pros and cons of the common layouts and discuss some ways to improve on them.  Stay tuned for more on total kitchen remodels that change entire layouts in the upcoming episode on how to choose the right Level of Kitchen remodel for your life and budget.

In Today’s Episode You’ll Hear:

  • How life has changed but kitchens have generally not kept up since the MCM era [1:20]
  • Common mid-century kitchen layout scenarios including the (rare) Single Wall Kitchen [2:55]
  • The Galley style Mid-Century Kitchen [4:35]
  • The L-Shaped Kitchen Layout [6:30]
  • The U-Shaped Kitchen Layout [8:35]
  • The (rare) Island Centered Mid-Century Kitchen [10:10]]
  • Design Guidelines for MCM Kitchens [12:35]

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