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In This Segment

See how H&H assistant design editor Kai Ethier transformed her dated kitchen on a budget. Learn her tricks for creating a Parisian bistro look for less, from affordable butcherblock counters and repurposed open shelving to apartment-sized appliances and made-over dining chairs.

See more of this kitchen in our 2012 Kitchens & Baths special issue.

See sources

Carpentry, Matt Carlson, Construction Studio, (416) 698-6867 or; electrical work, RK Power Electric, (416) 315-0833; plumbing, George Milanis, Federal Plumbing, (416) 828-5361.

Kitchen: Cabinets, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, (416) 755-7353 or; floor tile, backsplash tile, Urban Zebra (416) 916-3601 or; radiant floor heating, Nuheat, 1-800-778-9276 or; appliances, Electrolux, 1-800-668-4606 or; sink, tea towel, beige stoneware, countertop, mortar and pestle, Ikea, 1-866-866-IKEA or; colander, painting at sink, watering can, brass tin, bird paintings, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, (416) 260-9057 or; black tray, black pot (with fern), Indaba, visit; salt cellar, pepper grinder, cookie jar, Crate & Barrel, 1-888-657-4108 or; oils, Whole Foods Market,; tea towel, dish soap, La Merceria, (416) 848-0057 or; faucet, Moen, 1-800-465-0279 or; hardware, Lee Valley Tools, 1-800-267-8767 or; exterior cabinet colour, Light Blue (22), interior cabinet colour, Dove Tale (267), Farrow & Ball, 1-877-363-1040 or

Dining area: Artwork by Kris Knight, Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, (416) 993-6510 or; bench, Barrymore Furniture, (416) 532-2891 or; chair and pillow fabric, Kravet Canada (to the trade), 1-800-535-3258 or; napkins, La Merceria, as above; mugs, Ikea, as above; wall colour, Light Blue (22), ceiling colour, All White (2005), trim colour, Dove Tale (267), Farrow & Ball, as above; lights, Elte, (416) 785-7885 or; landscape painting (far right) Penney & Co. (905) 493-7300 or



Lynda Reeves


Sheri Graham Delagran


Jason Stickley


Ryan Louis


Reiko Caron


Andrew Noddin


Scott Polley


Jessica Piekarski

Runtime: 4:41
Released: August 13, 2012
Featuring: Kai Ethier
Channel: Home Tour