Inspiration from the National Home Show

The National Home Show & Canada Blooms brings the largest North American display of all things home and garden to Toronto! With over 800 retailers and industry experts, this is a great event for homeowners looking to renovate or spruce up their spaces. We’ll show you our favourite pieces from this year’s event.

Built-In Espresso Machine
There’s nothing quite like a built-in to customize the look of your kitchen. From wine racks to spice racks, you can incorporate the things you really love into your kitchen with the right design.

We loved Bloomsbury Design’s built-in espresso machine shown in photo one. Since these machines are bulky and take up large areas of counter space, a built-in is a great option for caffeine lovers and coffee connoisseurs that use these machines daily. The second photo, from Inspiring Interiors, shows an espresso bar that is not only functional, but is a major focal point in the kitchen.

Image Source: 1) Bloomsbury Design Booth 2920 2) Inspiring Interiors

Re-purposed for the Kitchen
We love the idea of taking unconventional items and re-purposing them for the kitchen. This gives homeowners the chance to be creative and add conversational pieces to a room.

The table in the first photo was a true show stopping piece. It was love at first sight seeing the combination of steel legs, rustic wood and modern chairs. Designed by the Robert Webster Company, the table was constructed from an old wooden door – even the handle and latch were still attached! This inspired us to find other re-purposed items for the kitchen.

An old newspaper stand makes a great dish holder and requires nothing more than finding one, polishing it, and placing your dishes inside. We also loved the concept of using a hanging ladder as storage space. Utilizing ceiling space is the perfect way to store items that are rarely used, while adding character to your space. Wooden ladders are great for rustic/ country kitchens, while steel ladders can be used for modern/ industrial spaces.

Image Source: 1) The Robert Webster Co Ltd. Booth 3009, 2) Houzz, 3) Infarrantly Creative

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The event is on until March 25, 2012 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. For more information, click here.


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