When Tracy Moore was expecting, she moved house. The talk-show host and her husband, Lio, were drawn to a heritage home in Toronto's Riverdale, for its potential to provide a large, central family hub. But there was work to do, and fast, since Tracy was seven months pregnant and her son Sidney, 2, was already mobile. Before they even moved in, Tracy turned to designer Ramsin Khachi to open up the kitchen and dining room. Moving doorways and working with existing windows were challenges, but Tracy is delighted with the outcome: "With the dividing wall gone, we have more lights and it feels like a much bigger area, which is great when you have a toddler whipping around."
Tip: A free-standing countertop makes a great workstation and a perfect place for the whole gang to congregate. The central sink allows you to interact with kids or guests while you prep.