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When you come to Yorkville Design Centre and ask about kitchens you’ll hear us referring to three different styles of kitchen:  Traditional, Transitional, and Contemporary.  What’s the difference, and how do you know which is right for you? ...

What makes a walk-in closet perfect is the ability to store your clothes so they remain fresh, along with the feature of being able to easily access anything in your closet without having to search.  Most people think the only way to do this is to...

These days you can turn on the DIY Network, Slice TV or HGTV and see kitchen and bathroom renovations 24 hours a day.  That’s a lot of renovations.  One of the things these TV shows seem to demonstrate is that you can do fantastic renovations in no...

If you have always wanted to add a sauna to your bathroom, it may be much easier than you think.

Many people who live in countries where the winters go way below zero know the benefits to having a sauna to keep a body feeling warm and invigorated. ...

His and hers closets are not just a requirement for a peaceful life—they are a necessity when the way each person stores their clothes differs appreciably.

One of the ways you can tell the difference between a space that has been designed by a professional and one that has been put together by an amateur is whether or not sightlines have been taken into account.  This means that not only does the space look...

If you’re designing your bedroom space from scratch, how many closets should you plan for? 

One thing North Americans expect is a separate laundry area, either in the basement or on the same floor as the bedrooms.  Rarely, laundry areas are in the kitchen, but, unlike many European homes, they are never found in the bathroom.

Our lives are full of stress.  There’s no need to add more when redesigning your living spaces.  Although the process of renovating is never a...

You’ve thought of everyone’s needs in creating your new kitchen, but have you included consideration for how your pet uses your kitchen? 

It’s more than putting in a doggie door to the backyard.  If you want...

When you start thinking about renovating your kitchen or bathroom you usually consider new cabinets, new appliances and new counters.  Rarely do people begin to think about improving the flow of these spaces.

Promoting good flow should really be your...

If you are wondering whether it makes sense to renovate your kitchen, looking at a before and after picture from one of our recent renovations may help you recognize the value that can be added to a space by making your kitchen contemporary.

The before...

Yorkville Design Centre is a full service design centre.  We not only renovate kitchens and bathrooms supplying Downview Kitchen cabinets, we can create a design, do the working drawings and supervise construction of your entire home.  Here is a...

Two-storey spaces are wonderful things.  They have a majestic look and allow a large amount of light into a space.  The question is, what’s the best way to design for these spaces?

The answer is to keep things at a human scale.  Whatever...

One of the most often heard reasons for wanting to redesign a bathroom is to add an additional sink.  After years of jockeying for position at the single bathroom sink, couples are learning that the easiest way to improve communication is with an...

Creating barrier-free design is something that has become very important in the last decade.  There are many newly designed products that will make working in the kitchen or using the bathroom both safe and enjoyable for every member of your family.

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Do you love an eat-in kitchen?  If so, you will need to decide the optimal seating style for your family.

Eat-in kitchens used to mean there was space for a family of four to sit around a table separated from the...

One of the most common changes people make to their kitchens these days is adding an island to the layout of their kitchen.  When is an island the right thing for your renovation?

First and foremost, you need to have the space to walk around the...

What is it about being owned by an architect that makes the quality of work done for clients more exact at YDC than other design centres?  “It's all a matter of scale,” says owner Thomas Tampold.  When Yorkville Design Centre is creating a kitchen for...

Everyone begins as a baby, but not everyone will ever reach the height of a basketball player.  How do you design for those exceptionally tall people—increasing in number in Canada—who have young families?

The answer is that the design needs to...