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Tips, Kitchen| November 8, 2022

6 Galley Kitchen Design Ideas & Solutions

Galley kitchens aren’t often a choice; it’s the kitchen we get when we purchase our house. That doesn’t mean it has to be a negative feature. Our designer Wael Bakr shared some of his design solutions to make a galley kitchen work, and work well.

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Light cabinets with dark floors
Kitchen| May 10, 2022

Can I Have Light Kitchen Cabinets With Dark Floors?

We get lots of requests for bright white kitchens, but many of our customers are also interested in something a little bolder or that works with the dark floors in the rest of the home. We suggest combining the brightness of light cabinets with dark kitchen floors.

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Kitchen| March 20, 2022

Kitchen Countertops: Which One Is Right For You?

When the time comes to start a kitchen renovation, our clients get really excited about custom cabinets and new countertops. It’s easy to understand why—they’re very noticeable, and there’s a wide variety of beautiful options out there. Aside from looking chic, kitchen countertops need to be practical. They can be made of different materials, some of […]

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A good example of a kitchen design
Tips, Kitchen| February 2, 2022

Avoid These Common Kitchen Design Mistakes

Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home. It’s a social centre, it sometimes serves as a home office, but most importantly it’s where we store and prepare our food. Every minute of our hectic day is precious, and cooking healthy, delicious food takes time. A good kitchen design can help […]

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A kitchen with both open shelving and kitchen cabinets
Kitchen, Tips| January 25, 2022

Open Shelving vs. Kitchen Cabinets: Which Is Better?

To address the long-standing open shelving vs. cabinets debate, we have delved into the pros and cons of each and offer some creative options if you want the best of both worlds.

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Kitchen, Tips| November 5, 2021

Don’t Make These Kitchen Island Design Mistakes

Additional countertop space and storage sounds delightful, but poor kitchen island design can lead to headaches and costly repairs if you’re not careful. Avoid these common design mishaps and plan the perfect island for your space.

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Common Kitchen Design Problems & How A Designer Can Help
Tips, Kitchen| October 5, 2021

7 Common Kitchen Design Problems & How A Designer Can Help

The kitchen should be the most optimally designed room in your home. Unfortunately, this often isn’t the case. Learn about kitchen design issues we commonly see and how a designer can work with you to solve them.

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Guide To Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles, Types, Materials & Installation
Tips, Kitchen| October 1, 2021

Guide To Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles, Types, Materials & Installation

Cabinet doors are one of the most striking components of a kitchen remodel. Our experts have prepared a comprehensive guide to popular cabinet door styles. Discover what makes each one unique.

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A European Trend/ Light wood
Kitchen, Bathroom, Trends| August 26, 2021

Our Designers Share 2023 Trends for Kitchens and Bathrooms

Our industry experts, Wael Bakr, CKBD, and Aviva Ben-Choreen, CMKBD, have seen many new design trends emerge this year. From new colours to innovative features to simplify your life, discover what’s popular for kitchens and bathrooms in 2022.

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Blue Notte Kitchen
Tips, Kitchen| May 18, 2021

The Making of an Award-Winning Kitchen Design: Blue Notte

Laurysen’s Caroline Castrucci discusses what went into a contemporary kitchen design that earned a Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) 2020 Housing Design Award.

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Contrast Dark and Light Elements to Achieve Balance
Tips, Kitchen| April 9, 2021

How to Decide Between Light or Dark Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinet colour defines the look and feel of the heart of your home. Discover the benefits and drawbacks of choosing light vs. dark cabinets.

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Solid Wood Cabinet Material
Tips, Kitchen| November 18, 2020

Pros & Cons Of Kitchen Cabinet Materials

Looking for new kitchen cabinets? Take a look at 7 of the most trendy kitchen cabinets and their pros and cons. Find out which cabinet makes the most sense for your style and budget.

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