Find out about the new liminal kitchen

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day is liminal. An adjective used to describe an intermediate state, phase or condition.

Otherwise known as transitional — a term designers have been using for years now.   If you ask a roomful of people their opinion about style or the function of a #custom kitchen, its likely you […]

By |July 11th, 2016|

Natural Wood kitchens — what to expect?

These homeowners have a very refined and eclectic taste — in their home it really works. Sometimes eclectic can be perceived to be a jumble of styles together.

The slab cabinet door style with unique handle pulls and header at ceiling in isolation are quite modern. Combined in this space with […]

By |July 6th, 2016|

What does the ceiling have to do with the cabinets? A LOT!

Turns out we’re seeing interest for introducing architectural details on the ceiling that combine and coordinate with new custom cabinetry.

Although more challenging in 8 ft ceiling homes, not impossible. Certainly popular in homes with 9 & 10 ft ceiling heights.

Let’s face it — the top shelf of the upper cabinet is never […]

By |June 28th, 2016|

The End is Near…

The Frank Sinatra song “My Way” is a true classic — and although its not the final curtain, the end of the school year is near!

For many of our clients families its a busy time with school productions, award presentations, mixed feelings about growing up and moving on. It’s  part […]

By |June 16th, 2016|

Custom Kitchens Hydroponically

As we design and plan custom kitchens for our clients we regularly come across new ideas, advancements and technologies for the kitchen space.

Believe it or not there is a small appliance (same size as a beverage centre) called an Urban Cultivator that allows you to grow herbs.

Sure, there is the […]

By |June 7th, 2016|

Snow White doesn’t have to feel like Mr. Clean

This lovely subdivision home is nestled in a nice local neighbourhood where homes are about 15 to 20 years old.  The stained Golden Oak builder kitchen no longer fits with the home improvements that were taken on in recent years although  a lovely feature in this home is its 9 foot ceiling height […]

By |May 30th, 2016|

Glen Abbey Oakville, a hotbed of activity!

Sometimes we overlook what opportunities may be right in our backyard — literally!

In a competitive marketplace, having a good product is not good enough! This featured home in Glen Abbey is what we’re talking about. Families raising their kids in a good neighbourhood with wonderful local parks, schools and great access […]

By |May 24th, 2016|

To Pine or not to Pine

There are some really useful Do It Yourself kits on the market.  This cascading planter of solid red cedar wood required no tools to assemble whatsoever. Easy peasy!

In the custom kitchen world options are many….can’t say we’ve ever manufactured a cedar kitchen out of our Shop though.

If a client is […]

By |May 9th, 2016|

Cooktop technology

The sky’s the limit when it comes to designing kitchen spaces. The advent of Smart technology for the kitchen combined with advances for software in cabinet manufacturing sets us apart from our competition.

EuroCucina featured state of the art induction cooktop technology within the countertop material — it seems North America […]

By |May 2nd, 2016|

EuroCucina 2016 Milano, Italy Tips & Trends

With their best foot forward over 160 exhibitors participated in all that is the latest and greatest in the Design World for kitchens. For one week hundreds of thousands of people flooded several sites throughout the amazing city of Milano, Italy.

Eurocucina was held at Rho Fiera Fairgrounds on the outskirts — […]

By |April 27th, 2016|