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Before & After: Transitional Kitchen Design

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Aug 29, 2017 9:34:27 AM

Interior Designer, Marina Medina met her clients as they came in to the Astro showroom looking to change and update their kitchen. The client’s original U-shaped kitchen was short on storage, counter space and in need of a facelift. They were really hoping for an island but saw no way of fitting it into the space without doing a major costly expansion. Enter, Astro...

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Topics: kitchen design, KITCHEN RENOVATION, KITCHEN MAKOVER

Before & After Kitchen: Modern Monochrome

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Jul 21, 2017 3:44:31 PM

A client with an extensive background in the visual arts came in looking for guidance in streamlining her vision. From early meetings it became evident that this couple is looking for a warm and inviting contemporary space with an eclectic industrial vibe where they can enjoy their retirement and host company. Through a process of multiple meetings, the designer helped the couple to define their vision for their space, to finalize the layout and to narrow down the aesthetic which would elicit a sense of comfort and excitement at the same time.

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Topics: KITCHEN RENOVATION, KITCHEN MAKOVER

A Fresh Take on a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jul 21, 2017 2:30:38 PM

"The backstory: For this new-construction home, the key to lasting design was keeping the look fresh and current without time-stamping it through popular materials." Houzz

“The kitchen and entire home were dreamt up to have soft modern farmhouse feel,” designer Dean Large of Astro Design Centre says. “We wanted the space to have a sense of permanence, which we reflected in the materials. We didn’t want the space to ever feel as though it was built at a certain point in time.

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Topics: kitchen planning, kitchen design

How Much Cabinet Space Do You Really Need?

Posted by Cathy Habas, Guest Blogger on Jun 28, 2017 11:28:54 AM

How Much Cabinet Space Do You Really Need?

Remodeling your kitchen opens the door to so many exciting prospects! Now is your chance to put your inner neat-freak to work, organizing your kitchen perfectly so that everything has a place and you can maximize your time cooking delicious meals without running back and forth from one place to the next.

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Topics: kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen

Find Your Perfect Bathtub

Posted by Astro on Jun 19, 2017 4:19:53 PM

A hot bath = a happy you! There are so many benefits to soaking in a tub, that we should always find time to relax, sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy a tub soak. But what type of tub is right for you and your space? We've got you covered with our list of popular types of tubs, that we think will help you find the one that is best suited for you!  See our list of various types, shapes, styles, features, and materials of bathtubs, and for more tips, visit us in-store where you can test the one's you love.  

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, Bathroom Style, Bathroom Remodel, bathroom, bath design

Perfect Chemistry Transforms a Kitchen

Posted by Astro Blogger on Jun 1, 2017 3:00:46 PM

This article originally appeared in Ottawa at Home magazine & has been excerpted from Ottawa at Home. 

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Topics: KITCHEN MAKOVER

Before & After Kitchen Remodel: Contemporary Refinement

Posted by Astro Blogger on Apr 3, 2017 11:05:42 AM

The Existing Kitchen

Designer, Dean Large originally met his clients as they came in to the Astro showroom looking to change and update their bathroom.  They were ready for a fresh start and to take on the challenge of remodeling. as oppose to moving out of their secluded home in the woods.  Once the bathroom was complete, it was time to tackle the kitchen.  This kitchen was not necessarily old or worn out, rather a lot more traditional than what the client's taste preference was. Dean's task was to convert this traditional kitchen into a contemporary space that flowed with the rest of the home, yet keeping elements of warmth from the outdoors.

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Topics: kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry, Kitchen Makeover, kitchen designer

Trendsetting Italian Designs

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Mar 29, 2017 9:23:26 AM

LA DOLCE VITA

HERE IS WHY WE ARE HEAD OVER HEELS FOR ITALY

Cold snowy March days have us dreaming about our favorite sunny vacation destinations. From food to fashion to culture, Italians seem to know a thing or two about la dolce vita – the good life – not shying away from living vibrantly and indulging in all the good things in life.

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Topics: kitchen design, design, bath design

Kitchen Cabinet Styles And Trends

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Jan 24, 2017 10:46:29 AM

When it comes to kitchen planning. cabinets play one of the most important roles in both your kitchen's appearance and functionality. With so many new kitchen cabinet options out there, we narrowed down our top 6 cabinet door styles, ranging from sleek high gloss to refined shaker and rough-chic. Explore the different options available in today's kitchen world from Downsview, Aster and our house brand to find the one that's right for your dream space. 

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Topics: kitchen tips, kitchen planning, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, Trends, kitchen idaes

Friday Favourites: Visual Comfort & Co Lighting

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Nov 11, 2016 11:13:09 AM

To get you inspired on this Friday, Astro’s Interior Designer, Marina Medina shares her top 7 light fixtures from Visual Comfort & Co.  They offer quality home lighting that are as beautiful as they are timeless. The best part is these lights are now on special during our Holiday Lighting event.  See the light?

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Topics: home, Home Design, lighting