This article originally appeared in Ottawa at Home magazine & has been excerpted from Ottawa at Home.
Topics: KITCHEN MAKOVER
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.
The Kitchen Concept
Kitchen & Bath Designer, Julia Enriquez of Astro, recently completed a remodel for a couple planning to add an extension to their home for their new kitchen. The couple live in a beautiful historic home in Rockcliffe Park, and were looking for a space they could relax, entertain and enjoy each other’s company. The couple sought out Julia and got into planning their kitchen remodel.
For the last few years, Astro has participated in the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) - Ottawa Design Excellence Awards. The Awards Gala is usually held in April, and it gives the Ottawa Design industry a chance to submit their projects from the previous year and winners are awarded the night of the Gala. It is a great opportunity to see what Ottawa is offering in design, and the latest trends. This year, it was all about white. From the theme of the event "Nuit Blanche" to the winning kitchens and bathrooms displaying some sort of shade of white. As Anita Murray from the Ottawa Citizen said it best, "Winning kitchens and bathrooms come in 250 Shades of White."
Kitchen & Bath Designer, Julia Enriquez met her clients as they came in to the Astro showroom looking to change and update their kitchen. They were ready for a fresh start and to take on the challenge of remodeling. As an award-winning Kitchen & Bath specialist, with countless years of experience under her belt, Julia was the perfect fit for the project.
A Modern Spa Retreat
The Homeowner's Vision
Find your sanctuary. Imagine walking into your bathroom and entering your very own luxurious spa retreat, complete with a soaking tub, an open shower, a steam unit and electric mirrors. Well, for these homeowners, this dreamy thought is their reality. When this couple decided to have a bathroom remodel they entrusted Kitchen & Bath Designer, Nathan Kyle to execute their vision.
Tired & Outdated to Masculine & Elegant
Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Centre has recently completed a top-to-bottom kitchen remodel, where he transformed the space from tired and outdated, to masculine and elegant. See the before and after transformation and all the details that went in to making this traditional space so beautiful.
Kitchen and Bath Designer, Dean Large of Astro Design Centre, has completed top-to-bottom designs in this new Farmhouse outside of Ottawa. His designs have won awards at the NBKA Design Excellence Gala, and have been featured in Ottawa at Home Magazine for its unique charm. Below is a recap highlighting Dean’s kitchen and bath designs in this new home
Kitchen & Bath Designer, Nathan Kyle, was asked by these homeowners to transform their white kitchen into a space that felt more cozy and comfortable, as oppose to sterile clean. As a certified Kitchen and Bath specialist with award-winning designs at GOHBA’s & NKBA’s, plus 5 years of design experience under his belt, Nathan was the perfect fit for the project.
See how it all came together, resulting in a major transformation!! We couldn't even believe it ourselves.
The Hilltop Retreat
Designer, Nathan Kyle is at it again! This time around, there was something different about the home. The client, an artist who is full of creativity was seeking a modern space for their new home up in the Gatineau hills. It was all about the view. Once you arrive at this home, right away you are swept away by the unbelievable view of the Gatineau Hills, the Gatineau River and the skyline of downtown Ottawa in one shot. Understanding that this home was all about the scenic view, the home was designed around just that.