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White Kitchen With Blackboard

A casual family kitchen with simple white walls.

Tara Lawrence of New Brunswick was a runner-up in our 2009 Design Contest. For her kitchen remodel, the biggest challenge during the transformation was living in the house while the kitchen was being redone. "We had a makeshift kitchen in our dining room, but when it all came together, it was worth it." Tara wanted a casual, timeless space where her family could relax. Island-height stools allow for catching up while dinner is being prepared, and a fun blackboard can be used for phone messages or reminders for grocery lists.

See more rooms from Design Contest finalists in our photo gallery.

  • Photographer: Tara Lawrence
  • Products: Cabinets, Avondale Kitchens & Bath Design; granite countertops, Extreme Granite in Maine; lighting, Pottery Barn; stools, Wicker Eporium; wall colour, Benjamin Moore's White Dove OC-17; contracting, Darrel Mackenzie.

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