Vote For House & Home’s Best Kitchen Of 2019!
If we had to pick our favorite room in any home, it would probably be the kitchen. From hosting to cooking and bonding with family, this gathering place is truly the heart of a home. 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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January: A Light & Bright Kitchen
In this calm and tranquil Craftsman-style home in Vancouver, clean lines and a tonal palette reign supreme. The kitchen’s elegant Silestone-topped island and artful pendant feel playful yet impactful. “Contemporary lighting adds a sculptural beauty to any aesthetic,” says designer Cathy Radcliffe.
February: A Gorgeously Gilt Kitchen
You can’t help but smile when you look at this Toronto kitchen. A bubbly cast-resin chandelier exudes whimsy, while neon artwork in the background adds some zest. “And I love the color of the backsplash tile — it’s the perfect gold,” says homeowner and Snob founder Denise Zidel. “I needed that extra shine in the kitchen.”
March: A Restaurant-Style Kitchen
For food lovers Moez and Marissa Kassam, the kitchen’s wood-burning pizza oven sold them on their sophisticated family home in Toronto. The open-concept layout makes entertaining a breeze, while fiery red bar stools and black woven light pendants ignite drama.
April: A Hardworking New-Build Kitchen
“Appliances are so important, and homeowners usually don’t budget enough for them, though this wasn’t the case here,” says designer Cindy Bleeks of this French-style new-build‘s spacious kitchen. Double wall ovens, a Wolf cooktop and two dishwashers can easily handle large family feasts.
May: A Charming Coastal Kitchen
In this century-old Connecticut home, Tommy Smythe and Lindsay Mens Craig of Sarah Richardson Design created a quaint gathering place with a distinct maritime feel. “We were mindful of not over-renovating the house,” says Tommy — hence, the original architectural beauty still shines through.
June: A Rustic Yet Refined Kitchen
Designer Melody Duron created a fully-functioning kitchen in her dreamy country oasis. Hidden appliances and a lack of hardware create a clean look and keep the focus on the exposed wood panels. Plus, the hot-rolled carbon steel vent hood (far left) will patina over time.
July: A Striking Cottage Kitchen
Inspired by the great outdoors, every room in this family getaway blends into the beautiful Muskoka scenery. In the modern kitchen, sky-high ceilings and ash-veneered cabinets seem to bring the outdoors in, while a cool grey countertop provides ample room for meal prep.
August: A Tranquil Lakeside Kitchen
This elegant lake house kitchen makes a case for open shelving, especially with a timeless marble backsplash. Plus, a 14-foot island covered in black granite encourages family and friends to gather around for fresh BBQ meals in the summer.
September: A Collected Parisian Kitchen
In entrepreneur Jackie Kai Ellis’ pied-à-terre, vintage pieces and personal keepsakes make this house feel like a home, especially in the kitchen. Flea market finds, like copper pots and bowls, pop against the quartzite backsplash.
October: A Luxurious Yet Low-Key Kitchen
“I wanted to have a homey but highly functional kitchen that referenced modern and Swedish design,” says homeowner Maxine Granovsky Gluskin of her favorite room in her Palm Beach home. “We dine at home quite often and I love cooking on the La Cornue range.”.
November: An English Scullery-Inspired Kitchen
Exposed brick walls steal the show in this renovated heritage home‘s kitchen. Rows of open shelving display treasured ceramics and everyday essentials, plus vintage art and quirky animal figures — the perfect mix of rustic and refined.
December: A Graphic, High-Contrast Kitchen
H&H‘s Ones to Watch designers Carey Mudford and Erin Coe know how to turn a kitchen into a show-stopping design moment. “We framed the window including the jamb in a slab material,” says Carey of the heavily-veined marble backsplash backlit with LEDs. Plus, a black vent hood creates a spot for the eye to rest.