Vote For House & Home’s Best Kitchen Of 2018!
If there’s one room in the house that our readers can’t get enough of, it’s the kitchen. A well-designed kitchen can launch thousands of pins on Pinterest, and spark many real-life renovations. Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful offerings from our pages this year, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite!
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The kitchen in Bonnie Brooks’s Toronto Victorian townhouse isn’t huge, which actually makes it feel even more authentically Parisian — exactly the effect Lynda Reeves wanted to recreate. A smoky paint on the cabinets, antique glass and brass knobs and new marble countertops convey a classic Gallic vibe.
This hacienda style-home in Palm Desert is all about bright, open spaces, so it’s no surprise this renovated kitchen is lavished with white millwork, blond wood, and sliding glass doors to flood it with abundant sunshine.
In this home, global touches create a layered feel that reflects the owners’ love of travel. The sit-down eating area adjacent to the island mimics the materials found in the nearby dining room and living room. A grey wood laminate and baskets add to the earthy appeal, while pretty pendants up the glamor of hardworking subway tile and quartz countertops.
For owner Julie Cherrier, creating a kitchen that would encourage togetherness was the main goal of this renovation. She wanted the space to flow “without a beast of an island at the center,” notes her designer (and sister) Mélanie Cherrier. Julie’s children can enjoy breakfast at the peninsula, while an airy farmhouse island still provides plenty of prep space.
Designer Sarah Richardson chose one of her signature pretty pale blues for the kitchen of Starlight Farm, her eco-friendly country retreat north of Toronto. Hammered brass pendants and solid brass panels on the island are a luxe touch. Rustic stools line the extra long island for lots of seating options when hosting weekend guests.
The kitchen in this Collingwood, Ontario, farmhouse got an update with new brass pendants and warm metal stools, a gooseneck faucet and a large, dome-shaped pendant made from an upside-down vintage bowl. Whitewashing the pine hardwood floors was an easy way to add some modernity to the rustic kitchen.
Barnboard creates a striking base for the kitchen island and complements the knotty pine floor. A long Calacatta marble countertop provides ample room for pickling, making jam and baking cookies in this weekend home. The herringbone backsplash and industrial-style light drive home a relaxed, rustic vibe.
Simple cabinetry free of knobs and pulls and finished in a pale olive-beige creates a soothing look. Long expanses of white Caesarstone countertops are warmed up by the island’s walnut base and oak floors.
Farrow & Ball’s Oval Room Blue (85) washes this cottage kitchen in a calming wave of color. Gleaming, lustrous accents seen in the pewter collection and copper table, and wood countertops, warm up the cool paint tone.
Dramatic black lower cabinets seem even moodier when contrasted by the white walls of this kitchen, which are left free of uppers. A Lacanche oven blends seamlessly into the the dark cabinetry, while white countertops are a clean, sleek counterpoint.
Revealing the beams of this historic Montreal rowhouse was exactly what was needed to inject character into this renovation. Ample drawers keep essentials out of sight, but there’s open shelving to display pretty objets and dishware. A range of well-used pots are stored on a shelf in the island for a personal touch that’s functional as well.
Designer Elle Patille wanted to establish a cozy bistro feel in her kitchen, located in an 185-year-old home in Ballyrcroy, Ontario. Floating shelves, a subway tile backsplash and an industrial, Edison-bulb fixture have all the grit of a hardworking bistro space, but she softened it with sheepskin barstools. The moody navy cabinetry helps create a bar atmosphere at night.