A well-designed kitchen offers increased functionality and can elevate the entire look of your house. Doing a partial or full kitchen reno is key in increasing your home’s value as well! The major trend today is to have an open concept kitchen with a large island to provide space for working as well as entertaining. An increased offering of custom colors and door profiles for cabinets, allows you to create a unique space. Additionally, new innovations in appliance options allows for better flow and functionality in the kitchen, as well as improved ergonomic use of space with cabinet organizers such as pullouts, drawers, pantries, etc. Having a kitchen that is a well-thought-out space and specific to your family’s needs can impact your day-to-day life in many positive ways. – Ludmila Rafaevitch, Capable Group, http://www.capablegroupinc.com

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A contemporary style gives what was once an outdated and non-functional kitchen the life that it deserves. The focal point is the beautiful island which was finished with a waterfall quartz countertop to give it a seamless look. It offers ample space to store, cook and entertain. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and this design gave this home its heartbeat back! – Kevin Belem, Sherhill Construction, http://www.sherhill.ca

This kitchen was designed around the idea that it should cater to everyone from the look and style to storage solutions and functionality. This contemporary design offers a blend of matte charcoal gray mixed with warm walnut and high gloss stone. The flip-up upper cabinets are perfect for extra storage while the three inches countertop and matching seamless one-piece backsplash gives that added luxury. The elongated kitchen, open to the pantry and mudroom has easy access for bringing in groceries from the garage right to the kitchen. – Susan Jomha, Distinct Interior Design, http://www.distinctinteriordesign.ca

A color palette of white, gray and gold gives this custom Mississauga kitchen a high-end, luxurious look. The kitchen features two tone shaker style cabinets with gold hardware and accessories. A mix of pot lighting, under cabinet lighting and pendant light fixtures were used to keep the kitchen feeling bright, stylish and functional. A seamless look from the countertop to the backsplash was used to add a modern, updated feel to the space. – Naini D’Souza, Alpha & Omega Staging & Design, http://www.alphaandomegastaging.ca

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Hand hewn pieces are the perfect way to add a one-of-a-kind touch to a space. In this open concept space, hand hewn open shelving provides the perfect complement to the hand hewn beams across the ceiling. Large windows combined with decorative open shelving help to keep the space light and airy. White shaker cabinetry offers the perfect blend of modern and traditional, a theme that carries throughout the décor of the space as well. – Vintage Woodcrafters, http://www.vintagewoodcrafters.ca

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