Dear Home Remodelers,
Buying a home is exciting. Dreaming about what you will do with the home is all part of the fun. It’s now even more fun with Pinterest. You will notice I have several home decor and DIY boards on my account.
However, I have a request for those looking to buy a home, if you don’t love mid-century homes please don’t buy one. I understand not everyone loves the mid-century design style but many of us do and they are becoming very hard to find.
The other day I went to an estate sale with my mom, dad, and cousin, it was in a beautiful mid-century home. It needed a bit of work but overall it was in amazing shape. In the kitchen they had the most amazing pale pink metal cabinets. I’ve heard the new owners are going to remodel, including take out the beautiful cabinets.
This remodel will take a lot of work and will destroy this beautiful piece of art. There are many homes in the same price range in my town that already look more modern or need to be remodeled and no one will mourn their loss.
So I ask those looking to buy new homes, please don’t buy a mid-century home that is still in good shape only to make it look like a modern home. There are a lot of 80’s and 90’s homes that need remodeled, or newer homes already in the style you like, leave the mid-century homes for those of us that will love them.
Mid-Century Modern Enthusiasts
Update: I’m not talking about people that need to remodel the home due to issues with it or that remodel it and keep the charm. I’m talking about gutting a mid-century home that is in good shape only to make it look like a very typical modern home.
What are your thoughts about mid-century homes being turned into modern homes?