Lynn Crawford, the Food Network star, cookbook author and owner of Toronto restaurant Ruby Watchco, reveals her own kitchen renovation. See how she incorporated functional elements like deep drawers, a large island topped with salvaged wood, and an accessible bar area for entertaining.

For Lynn, utility is top of mind in the kitchen. She keeps all her tools within arms reach, and has cookbooks scattered throughout the space. Lynn wanted her kitchen to feel bright and fresh, and achieved that look with white cabinets and simple finishes. Watch this video to discover the elements of her dream cooking space. Then, try Lynn’s Grilled Flatbread recipe.