16 gorgeous kitchens to inspire your next great renovation.
Daydreaming of your next gorgeous kitchen design? Start planning for the New Year with these 16 beautiful spaces—just click below to launch the slideshow.
Designer Melanie Finkleman of Hazel and Brown created this family-friendly design, perfect for her two active boys. (Photo: Janis Nicolay)More on this space here.
Architect D'Arcy Jones renovated this ’60s home, moving the once-tiny kitchen into an underutilized former family room. (Photo: Martin Tessler)More on this kitchen here.
In this home by Measured Architecture, the kitchen millwork is a fumed oak that requires a yearly waxing. The pantry—which includes the ovens—is tucked in behind the kitchen. The white and gold tiles on the backsplash are a Dear Human installation. (Photo: Martin Tessler)More on this kitchen, here.
A classic white kitchen designed by Stephanie Brown—installed in place of the former living room to take advantage of the beautiful skylights—gets a hit of French charm with the addition of a vintage-inspired chandelier and custom wrought iron detailing on the wood-topped island. Custom cabinetry provides plenty of storage space. (Photo: Phil Crozier)More on this space, here
While much of the colour palette in this Sturgess Architecture home in Calgary is neutral (the Roche Bobois dining table and chairs are quiet pieces that let the architecture sing, for example), when colour is used, it’s done so boldly. (Photo: Robert Lemermeyer.)More on this kitchen, here.
There’s loads of storage in this Canmore, B.C., kitchen designed by Amanda Hamilton, but three rift-cut white-oak shelves provide a little display for extra-special dishware. Because millwork often carries up to the ceiling in kitchens, notes Hamilton, open shelving offers the opportunity to introduce some personal style. “It’s also the perfect spot for wineglasses, so your guests can help themselves.”More on this kitchen, here.
When Laurie and Randy Phillips designed their Delta, B.C., home, Laurie found this workbench at an auction and refashioned it as an island. It’s a perfect contrast to the modern space—and a great conversation piece.More on this kitchen, here.
Designer Karin Bohne of Moeski Design Agency didn’t waste an inch in this petite Vancouver penthouse kitchen—right down to the corner. Because of pre-existing in-floor heating, she couldn’t change the position of the appliances during her renovation of this space, so the tiny footprint needed to max out storage. What could have been awkward space now perfectly hosts 10 bottles of wine and a counter-height microwave.More on this kitchen here
Saskatoon's Atmosphere Design used a diamond motif and rich black stain to add wow to this kitchen.More on this space here.
Reclaimed floors and elm-wrapped cabinets feel appropriately vintage in this inner-city home by Building Bloc Design, while the monochromatic backdrop of white walls paired with black maple cabinetry is strikingly modern. The geometric backsplash of Mutina tile feels both current in design and nostalgic in its muted colour palette. More on this space, here.
Designer Ami McKay created an extra-long kitchen counter in grey quartz. White Shaker doors (one of the only design features the couple elected to change from McKay’s original plans) add extra storage, while overhead plank shelves tie in the wood accents around the home.More on this space, here.
How do you keep a white kitchen from feeling like any other white kitchen? Dramatic lighting makes a big difference, as is the case with these show-stopping Currey and Company pendant lights, which are nearly two feet in diameter. Designed by Bruce Wilkin in Victoria, the space gets extra wow thanks to the high-gloss custom ceiling; with lights set on a dimmer at night, the ceiling practically sparkles. (Photo: Vince Klassen)More on this kitchen here
Silver wallpaper on the front of the peninsula is bold, but the injection of orange in the kitchen tiles take this Paul Lavoie-designed space in Calgary to the next level. Take a look at the rest of this orange-loving Calgary condo here. (Photo: Martin Tessler)More on this space, here.
In this Edmonton kitchen, designer Melissa Ennis creates a sense of balance in this space, with natural wood textures that soften harder lines for a cool West Coast vibe; bargain finds like the oversized pendant lights and slick bar stools that complement pricier pieces for a satisfying mix of high and low; and reflective elements, such as rain glass inserts, penny-round backsplash tiles and polished white quartz countertops, that ensure an open and bright feel despite a lack of windows.More on this kitchen, here.
This kitchen, in an open-concept main floor by Frits de Vries Architect and Natural Balance Home Builders, would float untethered were it not for the bold millwork that climbs up the ceiling. “The idea is to find creative ways to distinguish or separate spaces without using traditional walls,” explains Natural Balance president Nick Kerchum, “to maintain that open look but be able to create well-defined spaces.”More on this kitchen here