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In This Segment

See how a narrow city home can become open and airy. Christopher Wood of LA Design shows off a newly renovated Toronto rowhouse. The 1,200-square-foot family home had an awkward layout and closed-off rooms that made the space seem cramped. See how Wood relocated the kitchen, added contrast with white walls and a black staircase, and created a private ensuite bathroom. Plus, find out how he knocked down walls for a home office and saved money on used windows, reclaimed wood floors and vintage furniture.

See more photos of this home in our September 2009 issue.

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Design, Christopher Wood, LA Design, Toronto (416) 363-4470 or visit

Living room: Wall colour, Decorators White (CC-20) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit for retailers across Canada; sliding glass doors, Marvin Windows and Doors, call 1-800-263-6161 or visit

Kitchen: Cabinets, hardware, Ikea, call 1-866-866-IKEA or visit for locations across Canada; counters, CB Marble Craft, Toronto (416) 741-1585; faucet, Chicago Faucets, visit; stools, reclaimed ash bench, artwork (on counter) by Ron Bloore, LA Design, as above; windows, Marvin Windows and Doors, as above.

Dining room: Harvest table, Jack Daw Antiques and Home Décor, St. Catharines, Ont. (905) 687-4897 or visit; reclaimed black ash flooring (throughout), Century Wood Products, Orton, Ont. (519) 855-9559 or visit

Staircase: Railing, A&N Iron Design, Toronto (416) 747-8575 or visit

Bedroom: Bedding, side tables, African headdress, lamp, vase, throw pillow, carpet, LA Design, as above; drapes, Ikea, as above.

Closet: Closet, Simply Closets, Woodbridge, Ont. (416) 385-8855, (905) 850-5505 or visit; Bugatti chair, LA Design, as above.



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Patrick Malone
Erin Gulas


Michael Zimmermann


Julie Aubie

Runtime: 5:19
Released: February 27, 2012
Featuring: Christopher Wood
Channel: Home Tour