Suzanne Dimma tours a contemporary 14,000-square-foot home, complete with open-concept rooms, stunning full-height windows and mid-century modern furniture. (Plus a to-die-for custom kitchen!) Plus, a 30-year-old kitchen gets a dramatic makeover with fresh fixtures, added storage and seamless white panelling. Cameron MacNeil explains how moving the dining room entrance, opening up the space to include a stunning marble island, and investing in bare-oak floors added a new, contemporary feel to the dated kitchen. Finally, Brian Gluckstein's senior decorator, Michelle Hanna, leads us through her narrow yet well-appointed home. Learn her tips for renovating a layout, installing built-in storage, maximizing space and displaying treasured antiques.
Cabinets, Altima Kitchens, Concord, Ont. (905) 760-1311; countertop, Designers Choice Marble & Granite, Toronto (416) 787-5600; flooring, Kentwood Oak Sanderson, Moncer Specialty Flooring, Toronto (905) 938-5578; island, Bianco marble, Designers Choice Marble & Granite, as above; Clear Crystal handles, Dekkor, Toronto (416) 503-9799, 1-877-503-9799; wall and cabinet colour, Cloud White (CC-40) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898; custom table, weathered stainless steel, Perfect Stainless, Toronto (416) 533-5653; glasses, La Merceria, Toronto (416) 848-0057; black stool, Studio b, Toronto (416) 363-2996; sink, Cantrio Koncepts, Toronto (416) 240-0088; faucet, Blanco, call 1-877-4BLANCO; slideout hood, Faber; roller blind, Interiors Only, Toronto (416) 767-3666, 1-800-332-0397; canisters, Ribbehege & Azevedo, Toronto (416) 651-1171; diptych etchings by Tammy Ratcliff, Canvas Gallery, Toronto (416) 532-5275; drum pendant, West Elm, Toronto (416) 537-0110; dining chairs, Restoration Hardware.