Astro Blog

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

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

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

Why a Kitchen Remodel Might Be Just What You Need

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 22, 2016 10:30:49 AM

When you’re considering a remodeling project for the kitchen, shopping for furniture, fixtures, and color is always fun—after all, it’s the icing on the cake. But determining which materials to use, what to keep and what to replace, and how much your budget will allow are important decisions that you need to make before you get to the decor details.

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Topics: kitchen tips, kitchen design, kitchen remodel

10 Latest Trends in Kitchen Design

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Aug 4, 2016 11:59:33 AM

As the kitchen continues to evolve from a room with a merely utilitarian purpose to becoming the heart and soul of the home, designers strive to re-imagine and improve upon this ever more important gathering space. The new dual function of the kitchen – preparing food as well as encouraging family interaction and entertaining guests – lends itself to several key design features that continue to enhance both aesthetics and functionality of the new social hub of the home.

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

10 Ways to Bring Nature Indoors With Design

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Jun 27, 2016 11:30:23 AM

As our lives continue to urbanize and pick up pace, our connection to nature – natural light, organic materials, greenery - has been greatly reduced. It is a well researched fact that adding elements of natural world to interiors can help to reduce stress, improve well being and enhance creativity, focus and clarity of thought. Our design team has often looked to the natural world for inspiration for the interiors that we create. With interior trends constantly changing and evolving, we continue to seek out highest quality natural materials and organic forms to create timeless and lasting spaces. Below is a list of our favorite ways of incorporating biophillic design elements into home interiors.

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Topics: bathroom designs, bathroom ideas, Bathroom Style, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, lighting, kitchen idaes

Classic Kitchen Design

Posted by Astro Blogger on May 25, 2016 4:19:38 PM

 

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.

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Topics: kitchen planning, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, design, KITCHEN RENOVATION, KITCHEN MAKOVER