ONE, TWO, THREE One bachelor, two kitchens and three cabinetry styles add up to a handsome hub in Richmond, B.C.
How one bachelor, two kitchens and three cabinetry styles add up to a handsome hub in this Richmond, B.C., home.
Count on West Coast designer Tanya Krpan to welcome a challenging space. Faced with decorating an awkward two-part u-shaped kitchen in the 3,400-square-foot home of a young bachelor, she didn’t flinch. “The house is a new build with a fixed layout. I didn’t have the luxury of removing walls, selecting the location of the island or deciding on the footprint of the prep area,” says Tanya. “So, early on, I realized I was going to have to get creative with finishes.” Her goal was to impart a livedin look, but to do so in a way that would be dramatic and masculine. It couldn’t be strictly culinary since the homeowner likes to entertain but rarely cooks. Tanya’s approach paid off. Here are her top takeaways for getting the look.