In this Episode
Designer Elizabeth Metcalfe shows off her family's 1845 farmhouse in Caledon, Ontario. Learn her tips for renovating an old home without compromising its character, layout and original features. Plus, see how she turns common design principles on their heads with an oversized island in a small kitchen, dark walls in a tiny room and wallpaper on four walls in an upstairs bedroom.
See how designer Cameron MacNeil updated a cramped kitchen and dark dining room into one open-concept space. Moving the location of the back door allowed him to install two walls of clean-lined cabinetry, a large island topped with white quartz and an eight-foot walnut dining table with kid-friendly Eames chairs.
Assistant style editor Reiko Caron demonstrates how to make a wall-mounted kitchen display rack using copper pipes. Display your favourite teacups, hand towels, utensils and more!
Elizabeth Metcalfe's Farmhouse
All sources, please contact Elizabeth Metcalfe at (905) 820-3443.
Clean & Contemporary Kitchen Reno
- Cabinets, table, through Cameron MacNeil
- Windows, Pella
- Quartz countertops in Organic White, CaesarStone
- Backsplash, Saltillo Imports
- Bertazzoni range, Distinctive Appliances
- Purist Bridge faucet, Kohler
- Meredith Bingham art in dining room, Canvas Gallery
- Original BTC Hector Pendants (over island), Eames dining chairs, Design Within Reach
- Finley Pendant over dining table, Crate & Barrel
DIY Copper Display Rack
Print out a PDF diagram of Reiko's project here.
All materials available from Home Hardware
- 1/2" copper pipes
- Benchmark Telescopic Tubing Cutter
- Measuring tape
- Copper elbow pieces
- Copper joint pieces
- Instant Krazy Glue Pen
- 1/2" floor flanges
- Two 1/2" steel pipe nipples
- E-Z Ancor Drywall Anchors
- Open S hooks