When it comes to kitchen renos, completing an entire overhaul of your space can be a daunting task given the wealth of design inspiration you can find online, from Pinterest to Instagram. So why not also rely on the guidance of some of your beloved HGTV experts, both Canadian and American, as we share some of the best recent kitchen designs to come from your favourite must-watch shows? From Property Brothers to Restored by the Fords, we’ve compiled the best of the best.
You really can’t go wrong with a classic black and white palette, and it’s a combo that the Property Brothers return to frequently. From the semi-gloss cabinets to the Quartz countertop, there are plenty of black and white elements to behold – but it’s the stunning graphic tile backsplash that steals the show. See more of how the Property Brothers integrate black and white into their designs.
Save My Reno‘s Sabrina Smelko and Sebastian Clovis know a thing or two about adding chic finishing touches to their home renos. The robin’s-egg blue island is perfectly paired with French bistro-style stools. Take the full tour and see all the sophisticated details that make this French bistro-inspired kitchen shine.
The Save My Reno team had to reno this 1980s-era kitchen from scratch, demolishing the existing design and crafting it into a modern, copper-ific space. We’re especially obsessed with the Scandi-inspired lighting solution. Take the full tour of this state-of-the-art kitchen transformation you have to see to believe.
A Mix of Old and New
When it comes to decor that balances a little shine with a rustic aesthetic, look no further than the homes featured on Sarah Off the Grid. We’re obsessed with the revamped kitchen island chairs and unique light pendants. Here are a few things you might not know about Sarah Richardson.
These gorgeous blue cabinets go a long way toward making this tiny condo kitchen feel a whole lot bigger. The pop of yellow is the icing on the cake. Take the full tour and see how the Property Brothers converted a 1930s Toronto home into a modern, colour-happy space.
Light as Air
With its gorgeous blue and white colour palette, this kitchen makes us feel as if we’re floating on a cloud. We can’t get enough of the uneven cabinets and statement lights. And don’t even get us started on the gorgeous brass kitchen island chairs. Once again, Sarah Richardson has knocked our socks off! If you want more home reno inspiration, check out Sarah Richardson’s off-the-grid rental home.
Keep it Simple
Sure, the Restored by the Fords team could have gone all white with the cabinets, but introducing a matte blue shakes up the space. The addition of open shelving for cookbooks, hardware or knick knacks is a knockout. For more inspiration, check out these kitchen countertops that will increase the value of your home.
White and Whimsical
Only true masters of their craft – like the Boise Boys – can make a muted, mostly white kitchen stand out. The simple wood floating shelves showcase a variety of houseplants and personal items to subtly reinforce the room’s colour scheme. Need a little more convincing? Check out these gorgeous kitchens that will inspire you to embrace open shelving.
We can’t get enough of this charming, rustic mini kitchen island from Save My Reno – it adds star power to the space without taking up too much room. For more inspiration, check out these small things that make the biggest impact in a new kitchen.
Fashion + Function
The Property Brothers are at it again, only this time they’re adding a whole lot of cabinet space and a lengthy kitchen island to this chic design. With more than plenty of counter space and high-end modern finishes, this kitchen oozes substance and style. It’s also one of the envy-worthy kitchens that make us want to reno our own immediately.
You don’t have to sacrifice style and substance just because you have a narrow cooking space. The Save My Reno team demonstrate how an overhaul of the cabinets and tile backsplash can transform your kitchen space.
A simple stainless steel range hood set against a white subway-tiled backsplash with soft-white cabinets come together seamlessly in this Restored by the Fords kitchen people immediately make an offer on.
The kitchen island, though small, still provides plenty of room for potluck parties, while the spruce-green shade of the cabinetry gives the space a splash of colour without being overwhelming. Sprinkle a few houseplants throughout, like the Boise Boys did here, for an even earthier feel. Not sure what plant to get? These ones are safe for children, cats and dogs.
Going for blue cabinetry may seem like a bold choice when you take into account the wood countertop and patterned flooring, but this tiny kitchen from the Restored by the Fords team is an absolute stunner. Looking to save some cash on your next reno? Try one of these budget-friendly and beautiful DIY floors.
Cozy, Yet Spacious
The cozy kitchen opens into a spacious living room, making it ideal for hosting dinner parties. We also love the little flourishes added by the Boise Boys, including the kitchen area rug, open shelving and brick-style backsplash. Find more on how to decorate with area rugs.
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