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LED lighting is a new form of eco-friendly, low voltage lighting that is set to replace those ugly mercury vapour bulbs that were suppose to be the solution to the expense and energy inefficiency of incandescent bulbs.

Unlike other bulbs, LED lighting...

If you talk with real estate agents, they will tell you the best way to increase the value of your home is to renovate your kitchen—the second best way is to redo your bathroom.  But there’s so much you possibly can do to renovate!  When you just want...

More and more people are becoming concerned about their energy use and its effect on the environment.  We have realized that every time we do work requiring more than our own human power, we are increasing the carbon dioxide in the air and...

If you watch any HGTV, you likely have seen shows where homeowners define whether a home is a good purchase based on whether a granite countertop has been installed in the kitchen or bathroom.  That’s the common wisdom.  Want the best—get...

For some people, the idea of being eco-friendly in a kitchen or a bathroom renovation means adopting “hippie” principles of using home-crafted or secondhand products—something they are not willing to do.  As a result, those people who are looking for...

Why is the price of a kitchen, bathroom or closets at Yorkville Design Centre more than it would be at, let’s say, IKEA?  Where does the difference come from?

Ask real estate agents and they will tell you—when buyers are paying top dollar to purchase a home, they expect the kitchen to have stainless steel appliances.  Is this just a trend or are stainless steel appliances really so much better?

When people begin a renovation, their first thought is often about how they can save materials and products from their current kitchen and bathroom.  These people believe the renovation will be quicker and less costly the more original items can be...

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...

In Canada, we take many things for granted in how rooms are constructed.  One of these things is the need for baseboards to finish a room.  The question is, why are baseboards necessary?

Although with solid wood flooring, baseboards play a role...

These forward-thinking clients wanted to renovate their condo and increase their property's value. We...

There are a number of things you can do to enhance the total body experience of your shower.

People who watch the cooking channel often get the idea that a great kitchen needs the biggest appliances a room can take—a full size fridge, a full size freezer, and at least a six burner cooktop.  Although you will be prepared for any number of guests...

You have chosen your designer and your kitchen with care to give you the kitchen best suited to your needs.  How can you be sure that the kitchen installer is just as well suited?

Just like a good chef, an installer should keep his workstation in...

Ever wondered what type of design work Yorkville Design Centre likes to do best?  For those people associated with YDC, the most satisfying projects are renovations and additions involving a total gut of a main part of a building.  According to YDC...

Architect owner of Yorkville Design Centre, Thomas Tampold, sometimes tells his clients, "It doesn't matter whether it works as long as it's beautiful!" What Thomas really means by this radical view, is that if the primary interest in design is in preconceived...