May 1st — otherwise known as May Day! Hope yours is a happy one!

Here’s a little history for you from Wikipedia —

In Toronto, On the morning of May 1, various Morris Dancing troops from Toronto and Hamilton gather on the road by Grenadier Cafe, in High Park to “dance in the May”. The dancers and crowd then gather together and sing traditional May Day songs such as Hal-An-Tow and Padstow.

What’s that have to do with renovating your kitchen cabinets you ask? Well…the frenzy is upon us. After the winter confines have kept us in the house, many are eager to fire up the BBQ and enjoy our backyard spaces. Typically, this prompts further discussion of updating the interior ‘while the weather is nice’.

Our experience designing and building custom cabinetry in Oakville for over a decade reinforces the notion that good planning is ALWAYS reflected in the end result of a successful kitchen renovation.  Don’t underestimate the time it takes to  interview parties that will be involved. General Contractors / Cabinet companies / Interior Decorators perhaps etc.  It takes time to schedule in home consultations, time to produce and review quotations. Meeting and signing contracts, setting project management schedules -then there’s the fun stuff like sourcing and shopping for appliances, sinks, faucets, flooring, counter tops.

Never mind choosing- cabinet style, cabinet colour, profile choices, decorative trims, hardware, glass type, customization of the interior of the cabinets….

If you’re thinking of renovating your kitchen or bath, the time is now to start calling and doing your research. is a great resource for collecting ideas. More and more clients are sending links to their “Ideabooks” , a really helpful way to start the planning process. Check it out and start planning today!