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How to Make an Impact Using Brass in Your Bathroom

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 6, 2020 2:35:34 PM

This year, interior trends have seen us waving goodbye to cooler metals and, instead, embracing warmer metallic tones, such as gold, copper and brass, into our homes – especially into our bathrooms. Brushed brass and unlacquered brass, in particular, are subtle options that aren’t too glitzy and are perfect for a subtly sophisticated aesthetic.

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Topics: bathroom designs, bathroom, faucets

A Fresh Take on a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jul 21, 2017 2:30:38 PM

"The backstory: For this new-construction home, the key to lasting design was keeping the look fresh and current without time-stamping it through popular materials." Houzz

“The kitchen and entire home were dreamt up to have soft modern farmhouse feel,” designer Dean Large of Astro Design Centre says. “We wanted the space to have a sense of permanence, which we reflected in the materials. We didn’t want the space to ever feel as though it was built at a certain point in time.

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Topics: kitchen planning, kitchen design

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

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

Kitchen of the Week: Elegant Farmhouse

Posted by Guest Blogger on Feb 7, 2015 10:57:00 AM

"A downsizing retired couple realized their lifelong dream of living on the water with this home on the picturesque Rideau River near Ottawa, Ontario. And they wanted the decor in their new home to complement the views they loved so much outside. Because this home is smaller than their last one, they decided to forgo a dining room and put their antique dining room table in the kitchen. Working with interior designer Nathan Kyle, they created a kitchen that not only incorporates the dining room, but also suits the home’s farmhouse-inspired style.
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Topics: kitchen planning, kitchen renovations, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry, Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen Of The Week

Posted by Guest Blogger on Dec 2, 2014 1:56:42 PM

Kitchen of the Week: Hardworking Island in a Timeless Space

"The Kitchen in this 1940s Ottawa cottage was big enough for only one person to use and not suitable for the family now living there. “Before, this kitchen was about the size of a bathroom and was lackluster,” says interior designer Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Centre. Kyle began the design process by learning how the family likes to function in the kitchen when working together, then set up the layout accordingly. He took down a wall and incorporated into the kitchen a side entry hallway that had been a waste of space. He also added luxe elements that suit the family’s love of eclectic and contemporary style. Rich wood finishes and a lively backsplash provide a beautiful backdrop for a display of intricate pieces they brought to Canada from Iran and create a timeless look." - Becky Harris, Houzz

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, kitchen tips, kitchen planning, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry, Home Design, Kitchen Makeover

Room of the Day: Master Bath

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sep 24, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Houzz, a popular home design website has featured one of Astro's projects as their "Room of the Day." Read all about how this stunning space came together, what materials were used. the different styles, and alas how their vision came to be! We definitely think it's worth the read!

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designs, Bathroom Style, kitchen design, design, Bathroom Remodel, Contemporary Style