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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 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

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

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