Classic Heritage (click on pink triangle to read more)
If a change is as good as a rest, then maybe a tweak is as good as a reno. It certainly was in this Paris, Ont., kitchen. “We didn’t need to change the kitchen’s footprint,” says Susan Burns, the design consultant who oversaw the transformation. “We just needed to reconfigure the cabinetry to make the most of the space.”
Homeowners Debbie Ellen and Alan Monkhouse, parents of daughter Lia, 8, agreed. “The kitchen looked okay but didn’t function well,” says Debbie. “We wanted to improve its utility, make it more family-friendly and update it while still respecting its 1888 heritage.”
Take a look inside this family’s home, who made a few small but significant changes (like ditching the kitchen table) to create a farmhouse industrial kitchen, while still respecting its classic heritage.