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Yorkville Design Centre has been an exclusive Downsview Kitchens retailer since it was established in 1972.  Known throughout the world for its fine craftsmanship, attention to detail and lasting value, it is no wonder that YDC only...

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...

After a long day at the office, wouldn’t it be nice to come home to relax in your own personal spa?  It’s much easier than you think to make your dream a reality.  Here are some of the most popular ways to do it:

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...

Glass has an obvious function—to provide a transparent barrier.  In keeping with this function, most people only think of using glass for windows or see-through walls.  But glass is a great eco-friendly product.  It can be recycled over and over...

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...

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. ...

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...

Common knowledge has it that if you want to maintain the resale value of your home, these are the colours to use when you renovate:  off-white for walls, medium wood colour for cabinets, stainless steel for appliances and dark granite for counters. ...

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?

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.

Hardwood is the solution to flooring that many people find attractive.  But is it always the best option?

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The picture of mother looking out the window while doing the dishes for her family may have represented quintessential, mid-century home life, but these days mother...

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...

There are so many options for sink designs these days—both for the kitchen and the bathroom.  Increasing in popularity are sinks as furniture.  These sinks are pieces of art themselves, set into the...

When you ask people what type of storage space belongs in a bathroom, there are normally three answers—medicine cabinet, under-sink cabinet, and, perhaps, a linen closet.  Now that bathrooms, especially master bathrooms, are designed to be bigger, why...

When people think of making a luxurious bathroom, often their first thought is to use marble tiles for the flooring.  Each tile of marble is uniqueit's gorgeous and enduring.  Despite being...

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...

Many people are thinking of under-floor heating when they begin a renovation of their kitchen or bathroom.  Face it, we live in Canada and floors can get very cold in the winter.  Under-floor heating doesn't only...

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

One of the biggest problems causing people to consider renovating their bathroom is the accumulation of black mould.  Sometimes it takes only a short time for black mould to accumulate in the corner of showers, on top of bathtub caulking, and where...

Our senior Designer David Neff and Linnea Lions worked together with one of our favorite contractors, Luciano Battiston, to create the dream home our clients were looking for.

 

In recent years, more and more concern has been given to childproofing kitchen and bathroom spaces.  Cheap plastic objects abound for ensuring junior can never get that cupboard door or drawer open. 

Once you’ve spent good money on your new...

This loft came with many components of modern design. The kitchen was already contemporary; the layout was open-concept; the stairs looked nice; the windows let in lots of light; there was a walk-in closet. But the space looked...

The designers at Yorkville Design Centre know how to reflect the various aspects of your personality in your living space.  

This condo design emphasizes the dual nature of the client.  The contemporary kitchen is hip and causally calm, a...