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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

Kitchen Makeover

Posted by Dean Large, Astro Designer on Sep 29, 2014 2:17:00 PM

Kitchen Makeover: Reinventing The Space


Renovating a home when you have an active, busy and big family might seem completely daunting. However, the end result makes the months of agonizing decisions, construction mess and dinners consisting of takeout and sandwiches well worth it.
Working with Tiffanie and Kent was a huge pleasure, they not only were a great client open to all the potential their space had to offer, but they were a lot of fun.
This project shows that if the open mindset, creative use of a budget and enough patience are there, then the end result will completely outweigh the process of tackling a major renovation.
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Topics: kitchen planning, kitchen renovations, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, Kitchen Makeover

Pattern Trends

Posted by Dean Large, Astro Designer on Jun 16, 2014 8:29:00 AM

The Fun In Picking Patterns For Your Home

So often when designing a space it is easiest to pick the safest options. Well I have some news for everyone, safe is BORING! We need to stop it! I don’t think anyone would or want to be described as a boring person. So then why are we designing our homes to be that way?

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Topics: Home Design, Tile Design, Patterns

From the Runway to Your Home

Posted by Dean Large, Astro Designer on Apr 25, 2014 1:04:00 PM

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Topics: Trends, Style, design, home

Start With Your Closet

Posted by Dean Large, Astro Designer on Feb 19, 2014 3:24:00 PM

Start With Your Closet

You’re sitting at your computer, looking at image after image and nothing is catching your eye. One minute you think you’ve nailed it down, but then something else seems better. Finally you just give up and put it off for another year…

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designers, Bathroom Style, kitchen renovations, Kitchen Style