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Scandinavian Country Kitchen Makeover

Posted by Dean Large, Astro Designer on Mar 22, 2016 1:43:45 PM

 

The Background

Roughly this time last year I sat down with a new client. She came in flustered having just bought a new home, she had a two year old son in her right hand a 3 month old daughter in her left hand; needless to say starting a renovation was rather daunting. The client had a conceptual idea for the home and a husband who was onboard for anything. Before I saw a single photo of their newly purchased home I was told “we want the home to have a calm Scandinavian country feel… but still modern”. Then the moment of surprise came, I was presented photos of house untouched since its 1930’s construction and a set of architectural plans for a renovation that looked like every mass builder would produce. First thing I asked the client was “If I can have your trust, would you let me throw out any preliminary work and let me start new?” The client said yes and everything else is history. 

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Topics: kitchen tips, kitchen planning, kitchen renovations, kitchen design, kitchen remodel

A 'Modern Vintage' Kitchen Renovation

Posted by Astro Designer on Mar 22, 2016 1:41:20 PM

Astro Designer, Dean Large shares his design process with this Before & After Rejuvenation of a Heritage Home in the Glebe.

The Restoration

Ottawa seems as though it is the city of beautiful old homes that nobody wants to care for. The city is going through a period where home owners are opting for the wrecking ball instead of spending the extra time restoring these once stunning homes. This past summer I met a fantastic family who was tired of their suburban home and opted to move into the oh-so coveted Glebe. They sought out a home in need of rejuvenation and took it upon themselves to bring it back to its former glory.

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Topics: kitchen tips, kitchen planning, kitchen renovations, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, Kitchen Makeover

Before & After: A Refined Classic Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Astro Blogger on Mar 22, 2016 11:26:55 AM

The Before

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.

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Topics: kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry, design, home, KITCHEN MAKOVER

Ottawa designer Nathan Kyle is cookin’ up a storm

Posted by Ottawa Citizen on Sep 23, 2015 11:09:02 AM

This article originally appeared in Ottawa Style Magazine & has been excerpted from Ottawa Citizen.

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Topics: bathroom designs, Bathroom Style, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, Style, design

Traditional Kitchen Makeover

Posted by Astro Blogger on Jul 7, 2015 4:43:00 PM

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.

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

Farmhouse Designs

Posted by Astro Blogger on Jun 1, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Farmhouse Designs

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

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designers, kitchen planning, kitchen renovations, kitchen design

Kitchen Cabinetry Trends to Look For in 2015

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 11, 2015 2:57:00 PM

 

You’re looking to remodel your kitchen this year and you’ve set aside some money to do it right. What trends should you be incorporating into your style? Here we’ve broken down all the latest in cabinetry for 2015.

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Topics: kitchen design, kitchen cabinetry

Charming Cottage Design

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 15, 2015 10:24:19 AM

As shown by this Ottawa, Canada, kitchen, downsizing does not have to mean compromise. Completed by Nathan Kyle of locally based Astro Design Center, the design of this new-build home circled around the planning of  a dream kitchen and its proximity to the historic Rideau River.

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Topics: kitchen tips, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry

Rustic Kitchen Makeover

Posted by Astro Blogger on Mar 30, 2015 3:33:00 PM

THE BEFORE

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.

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Topics: kitchen renovations, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, Kitchen Makeover

Modern Home in The Hills

Posted by Astro Blogger on Mar 11, 2015 1:22:00 PM

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.

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Topics: bathroom designs, Bathroom Style, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, kitchen cabinetry, Contemporary Style