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A Royal Kitchen

Posted by Astro on Aug 8, 2018 12:27:16 PM

Astro donates Kitchen to aid mental health recovery at The Royal Ottawa

Having celebrated 20 years of business last year, Astro Design Centre wanted to give back to the community. When the opportunity to donate a new kitchen to the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre came up, Astro couldn’t pass it up.  We looked forward to an opportunity to renovate the hospital’s existing tired and dated Occupational Therapy kitchen, where various programs at the hospital come to develop life skills, social skills and vocational skills for both in and out patients, who are referred to as clients. It was our hope that this bright and fun kitchen can become an uplifting and inspiring place for patients to gather, cook, interact and heal.

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Topics: kitchen remodel, design, Tile Design, Patterns, Kitchen Makeover, KITCHEN RENOVATION, KITCHEN MAKOVER, kitchen idaes, kitchen designer, kitchen

Kitchen of the Week:Large Island Anchors a Family Hub

Posted by Houzz on Jun 18, 2018 9:53:59 AM

Beautiful woods, metal finishes and antiqued surfaces create an elegant transitional style in this eat-in kitchen

As Featured on Houzz:

These Ottawa homeowners wanted to make their kitchen a hub for hanging out as a family and for entertaining, but their kitchen was closed off from the rest of the house and didn’t feel inviting. “And like most family households, they needed a place for everything,” says designer Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Center. This meant being strategic about every inch of storage. In the course of a complete remodel, he opened the kitchen to the family room and placed a long, hardworking island in the center. Now it’s a welcoming room where everyone loves to spend time.

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Topics: kitchen planning, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, kitchen cabinetry, Home Design, Kitchen Makeover, KITCHEN RENOVATION, lighting, kitchen idaes, kitchen designer, kitchen

Kitchen Transformation: Concrete Elegance

Posted by Astro on Apr 11, 2018 2:38:24 PM

The Story

A family of five had evolved from two parents with small children, to five adults plus significant others, who often visited together for meals and conversation, and need to an update to their most used space.

When discussing a vision with the collaborating designers, the goals were to open the Kitchen to the Eating Area as well as Family Room beyond, add seating for informal entertaining and update the aesthetic to something more modern and elegant.

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Topics: KITCHEN RENOVATION, KITCHEN MAKOVER, kitchen designer, kitchen

Kitchen Makeover Timeless in Taupe

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Mar 16, 2018 2:31:12 PM

A Kitchen Makeover: Timeless in Taupe

 

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Topics: kitchen remodel, KITCHEN RENOVATION, KITCHEN MAKOVER, kitchen idaes, kitchen designer, 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