Some ideas to remember when you decide to redo your kitchen …
Highlight 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, purecuisines.com
Think 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 grolle.com
Play 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, cuisinesmodena.com
Opt 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, boffistudiomontreal.com
Use 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, tendances-concept.com
Create 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, cuisineroyal.ca
Plan 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 grolle.com.