hello!neighbor best kitchens

This month, we're taking a little break from our regularly scheduled Hello! Neighbor post while we gather steam for the year ahead. We have some great houses lined up and will be back in February with a brand new house. I'd thought it might be a good opportunity to take a look back on some of the creative and beautiful kitchens we've featured on Hello! Neighbor starting off with one of my favorites, this custom designed kitchen by Ginger Sorbara. There's a lot to be learned from these fabulous spaces!

If you have the space and have a habit of being neat then replacing your upper cabinets with open shelves is a surefire way to make your kitchen stand out. It's also a great way to show off your collections of plates and serve ware.

Speaking of collections, isn't this grouping of worn, rustic cutting boards in Claire's kitchen beautiful? Massing similar objects together gives them more impact and placing them within reach makes cooking easier. By the way, how much do you love that extra thick marble countertop?

I think all of us dream of having a sunny spot in the kitchen to escape to. This eating nook in Katrina's kitchen is the perfect place to start off each day. Spending money on quality wood windows makes all the difference.

This custom made kitchen uses barn board and repurposed wood to give it a rustic, lived-in look well suited to its rural location. Rachel's knack for displaying objects comes in handy here where everything from food staples to mixing bowls to pots and pans is out in the open.

A chalkboard message centre, glass fronted cabinets, striped runners and interesting pendant lights give Mahshad's kitchen a unique look. Small design details like this make all the difference when planning a kitchen and should not be overlooked.

Jenn's Scandinavian inspired kitchen uses birch plywood as a budget friendly alternative to a traditional backsplash. White washed floors, sheepskins, wood countertops and lots of natural light complete the Nordic look.

Sian's collection of  wooden vessels and stainless cooking utensils placed atop a rustic wood shelf add interest and texture to her kitchen. Incorporating elements like framed art and beautifully crafted pieces to your kitchen bring it to life.

Pops of bright orange bring Jana's predominantly white kitchen to life. Creating an integrated low shelf behind the counter is a great way to add some more storage space to your kitchen.

A kitchen doesn't have to be made up of built-in cabinetry as Anja's kitchen shows. Using old pantry tables, islands and found pieces can work just as well and give a more eclectic look to your kitchen.

Abi's kitchen with it's blown out back wall and miles of counterspace must be a dream to cook in. And one of you might be lucky enough to find out! I just learned that this house will be up for rent this fall as Abi has found a new place to sink her renovating teeth into. If interested in renting this gorgeous house you can contact Abi directly at apugh@sympatico.ca.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Image credits:
Kristin Sjaarda