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These Charlotte kitchens are hot

World travelers 
“Our travels around the world bring such color into our lives,” said the owner of 2327 Hopedale Ave. “The quartzite from Brazil on our kitchen island and backsplash is the template for every color in our home.” The home was built in 1988 and the kitchen remodeled by Charlotte In-Vironments and Jeanine Devaney in 2012. Craftsman Construction was the contractor. A clever touch: A repurposed antique ladder from England hangs above the island to hold copper pots and cookware.
World travelers “Our travels around the world bring such color into our lives,” said the owner of 2327 Hopedale Ave. “The quartzite from Brazil on our kitchen island and backsplash is the template for every color in our home.” The home was built in 1988 and the kitchen remodeled by Charlotte In-Vironments and Jeanine Devaney in 2012. Craftsman Construction was the contractor. A clever touch: A repurposed antique ladder from England hangs above the island to hold copper pots and cookware. Genesis Group Photography

Kitchens, the most popular room in the house these days, are the star of the Symphony Guild’s Heart of the Home tour.

Take the tour

The second annual Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour happens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $25 through Oct. 15 online or at Blis in Founders Hall, Bistro La Bon, Olive This! in Piper Glen and Oggi restaurant near Ballantyne. Tickets are $30 the day of the tour at any of the eight featured homes.

Each home will include something special, like a chef serving samples of signature dishes, and demos and tastings from specialty food shops. In addition, musicians from the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras will provide background music.

Learn more or buy tickets: symphonyguildcharlotte.org/kitchen-tour. The Prelude to the Tour party is Oct. 11; tickets are $50.

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