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Some ideas to remember when you decide to redo your kitchen …

m10-decor-ustensilesHighlight visually pleasing objects or those you love, utensils being a good example as they are sometimes difficult to store. Take note of doors and drawers with oak rails and glides, giving a sleek look while being very ergonomic.
• Elle kitchen by Cesar at Pure Cuisines Inc., (514) 543 8213,

m10-decor-modern-historyThink big if you have space and plan a second island. The first serves for meal preparation; the second to keep your guests nearby, and seated. The ideal solution for those you entertain in large numbers.
• Wood Mode kitchen from Grolle, 8118 boul. Decarie, Montréal, (514) 737 4000

m10-decor-cuisine-scavoliniPlay with different counter heights. One height for cooking, another for comfortable seating (avoiding the use of stools). Stools can be used on the other side for a cozy corner lunch spa ce, which may also serve as a work surface.
• Cuisine Scavolini, distributed by Cuisines Modena, (514) 704 8060,

m10-decor-cuisine-deux-tonsOpt for efficiency: fewer doors of a larger dimension. You will improve access to cabinet contents and simplify storage of bulky items. This two-tone kitchen maintains a sleek look by observing this principle..
• Kitchen design by Boffi Studio Montréal, (514) 388 3456,

m10-decor-cuisine-enquartzUse bold woods in warm tones like ebony. To accentuate, employ the material as a showcase: walls, ceiling, floor, and work station (this one in quartz) are imma­culate. Not surprising that the model ­La Speziata ­evokes a spicy kitchen!
• Tendances Concept, (514) 504 7788 ou (877) 438 3388,

m10-decor-cuisine-ilotCreate a convivial island as a focal point to seat several guests, as designed here by Shannon Callaghan for this Milmonde kitchen. Six people can eat together while removed from the food preparation area…
• Cuisine Royal, (514) 324 0002,

m10-decor-cuisine-poggenpohlPlan for open storage space to highlight certain elements or for easier handling. And don’t forget that aesthetics are often a matter of contrast: the openings will define the linearity of the cabinets.
• the Poggenpohl kitchen was sourced from Grolle, 8118 boul. Décarie, Montréal (514) 737 4000

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