Designer Jane Lockhart shows us a kitchen that has usability for everyone in the house, accommodating for entertaining guests, and counter-space ready for spreads of homework and crafts.
Canadian Home Trends: What is your favourite design element in this kitchen?
Jane Lockhart: Its height, which makes it a very dramatic space.
CHT: Why did you decide to use two different counter tops within the space?
JL: It looks more custom and allows the homeowner to have two, different looks. Te island is granite; the back counter top is quartz; allowing the homeowner to have two different types of work surfaces.
CHT: What is your favourite material to use in a kitchen?
JL: Granite, but I also love the bleached blonde hardwood, which we have not seen in a long time. It looks modern when combined with the dark brown.
CHT: Can you offer words of wisdom to readers looking to re-design their kitchen?
JL: Hire a professional! Kitchen design is more complex than it ever used to be with so many appliances and details that you have to know. Pick your appliances first, then cabinetry. Also, understand your budget.
CHT: Describe your design style in a few words.
JL: Clean and modern with a nod to transitional styling.