Mid-Century Home Renovation Tips for the Fearful

You just had to have that mid-century home, didn’t ya? Well, golly, who can blame you! But what you didn’t realize is that updating those kitchen cabinets would strike such fear in you when you found out the floor is not level and the plumbing is not up to 21st Century standards. Hmmm…what to do? Can you do it yourself or do you hire someone to do it for you? Before you decide to take the plunge into retro renovations, you might want to check out this article first from repairhome.

I’ve gathered a few resources for your retro renovation…whether you do the job yourself or hire a professional. (FYI: I’m not endorsing any companies on this list, nor am I paid to endorse them.)

In the kitchen

Wilsonart: Need to replace the chipped laminate countertop? Wilsonart has come to the rescue with their “Indie Collection” (Boomerangs are back!).

Ballard Refinishers: Don’t rip the cabinets out! Refinish them!

Retro Renovation: Calling all retro kitchen DIYers! This is your one-stop web resource!

In the bathroom

Vintage Tub & Bath: This site has a fabulous list of resources for those hard-to-find retro bath resources, contractors, and design ideas.

In the rest of the house

Crestview Doors: Bought the mid-century house but the previous owners replaced the original door? If you can’t find what you need at your local salvage yard, go to the masters of mod!

I will, however, vouch for the folks I’ve listed on Roger’s Recommendations! If you live in the Seattle metro area, check out rogermorris.net for a list of contractors, foundation repairers, plumbers, and more.


About Roger J. Morris

Real estate broker, mid-century home devotee, world traveler, gardener, sports fan
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