Designer Lindsay Mens Craig of Sarah Richardson Design recently renovated her 1920s craftsman-style house (a property that was last overhauled in the ’50s) and the result is a design that’s the perfect mix of old and new. Because renovating a kitchen is so costly, Mens Craig’s choices were based on quality and longevity. She committed to timeless pieces with long-term value for the bones of the kitchen (like countertops, floors and cabinetry); she stayed flexible when it came to hardware, appliances and rugs which means her kitchen can be easily updated (without tearing the whole thing down again!) for years to come. Here’s how:
1. Use slipcovers
Commit: Invest in a good set of bar stools or dining chairs with slipcovers.
Be flexible: The covers are easy to wash and update with new fabric, meaning your seating doesn't have to change when you change your kitchen's style or colour scheme.