Before tackling my kitchen renovation, it would be no exaggeration to say that I spent more time scouring the web and magazines for ideas and inspiration than I did to install the kitchen itself.

After days spent sourcing my inspiration and many consultations with my kitchen designer/sister Robin on what we could achieve within our budget, the look we're going for would best be described as chic and whimsical, gourmet with a touch of vintage.

Not sure what that might look like?" target="_blank">Click here for my virtual "mood board" - the kitchens, materials and special details that we used to inspire our renovation on a budget.