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Photo courtesy of Susan Serra Kitchen Design

In the last post, we talked about flooring options that were both stylish and functional.  Next we want to turn our attention to the kitchen. If you are thinking of giving your kitchen a facelift, why not incorporate ageless or universal design into your plans.  It can be as simple as replacing cupboard knobs with loop style handles or totally redesigning your kitchen’s layout, cabinetry, appliances and work surfaces.  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has a great section on their website, which provides an exhaustive list of considerations and recommendations when planning a kitchen makeover. Touch or click here to go to CMHC‘s site.

Increasingly, there are great designs to choose from, allowing form to follow function stylishly. The following short video clips show just some of the great examples of universally designed kitchens, which will allow you to stay in your home for years to come.

Touch or click on the links below to take a look:

Video 1 – Traditional

Video 2 – Modern

Once you’ve decided on your design requirements, we suggest you collect pictures of kitchen cabinetry, appliances and work surfaces you like.  Then you are ready to contact a kitchen design studio or cabinet/furniture maker in your area to create your very own look.

In our next post, we’ll feature a business in Guelph, Ontario, Canada which makes beautiful, bespoke kitchen cabinetry and furniture using a variety of woods and “green” finishes.  Stay tuned!

Until next time,

Your Boomer Life Partners

Disclosure: Products mentioned in this Boomer Life Today blog post were not solicited or paid for by companies in New Zealand or abroad.

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