A kitchen with an awkward peninsula counter is reimagined by designer Ingrid Oomen as an open area that's inviting to cook and entertain in. See how she embraced old structural elements and shifted the focal point from dead space to shelving that is easy to access. Ingrid suggests practical ideas for making the most of a long, narrow kitchen, including the addition of a smart pantry/desk.
Style editor Sarah Hartill tackles the challenge of updating the front of her 1950s bungalow exterior. She shares which design features offer a modern update (wave goodbye to the Angel Stone and hello to panelling in a chic shade of black). See which elements Sarah kept to maintain the neighbourhood character for a result her neighbours love too!
Reiko Caron adds energy and style to a bland eat-in nook with a dynamic paint design that resembles an abstract painting. See how she easily creates a crisp, high-contrast design in one day with a quart of paint and painter's tape. Pick up her tips for designing your own project.
Design, Qummunicate; contractor, Michel Corbeil, (416) 371-8255.