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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

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

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

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

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

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