Take video tours of our three favourite makeovers from past seasons of H&H Online TV! Stay tuned for all new segments next week, December 31st!
Discover the recipe for a bold, open-concept home. Chef and food stylist Claire Stubbs opened up her cramped Toronto semi to make it more modern and airy — resizing or relocating nearly every wall, door, window and staircase in the process. See how she transformed the main floor with a walnut and marble dream kitchen, dining area for 12, modern fireplace wall, and a living room with a hidden TV. Plus, learn how stacked staircases and widened doorways with sliding doors made the second and third floors bright and expansive.
H&H's Mark Challen and designer Priscilla Wikkerink reveal how they transformed Mark's tiny, outdated kitchen into a luxe brasserie-inspired space with sleek appliances, marble counters, custom cabinets, a bevelled tile backsplash and bistro-style mosaic floor. Learn their tips for making the most of a small space without sacrificing quality or function.
Learn designer Trish Johnston's secrets for transforming an outdated space into a fresh and contemporary retreat. She replaced a single sink vanity with double sinks and a luxe marble countertop. Herringbone floor tiles and a classic chinoiserie wallpaper lend a traditional feel to the bathroom, while modern elements like a glass shower, deep rectangular tub and polished nickel square faucets complete the hotel-chic look.
Coordinating architect, Will Hudson, Post Architects, Toronto (416) 694-2566 or visit Postarchitecture.com; contracting, Rob Evans, Buildsmiths, Toronto (416) 873-0182; custom furniture, Commute Home, Toronto (416) 861-0521 or visit Commutehome.com. Dining room: Dining table, pantry cupboard, Commute Home, as above; chairs, visit Elte.com; vase, Smash, Toronto (416) 762-3113 or visit Smash.to; artwork, Scott Griffin, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Cukoocollection.com. Kitchen: Gas range, Wolf, visit Wolfappliance.com; table, stools, Queen West Antique Centre, Toronto (416) 588-2212; rug, West Elm, visit Westelm.com; pot, tea towel, Mjolk, Toronto (416) 551-9853 or visit Mjolk.ca; coffeemaker, Green Beanery, Toronto (416) 588- 7700 or visit Greenbeanery.ca; artwork, Julie Davidson Smith, Kingston, Ont. (613) 531-8901 or visit Juliedavidsonsmith.com. Living room: Shag pouf, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276-3583 or visit Elte.com; Martha Sturdy wire sphere, orange bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894, 1-888-968-7660 or visit Hollacecluny.ca; side chair, INabstracto, Toronto (416) 533-6362 or visit Inabstracto.com; coffee table, Commute Home, as above; Paola Lenti rug, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto (416) 703-8300 or visit Quasimodomodern.com. Bedroom: Throw, Hollace Cluny, as above; slippers, Mjolk, as above; artwork, Scott Griffin, as above. Bathroom: Soap pump, wastebasket, Ginger's, Toronto (416) 787-1787, 1-888-444-3292 or visit Gingersbath.com; tub, showerhead, faucets, Ginger's, as above; fur throw rug, Absolutely Inc., Toronto (416) 324-8351 or visit Absolutelyinc.com.