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The Contemporary slab doors manufactured by Downsview are available in beautifully polished polyesters, high or low gloss. Polyurethane lacquers, brushed stainless steel, natural wood, plastic laminates and leather finish in an array of fashion colours.

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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? ...

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...

Door handles or knobs seem like a natural part of any renovation.  They add interest to cabinetry and provide the obvious place to go when you want what’s inside.  However, they aren’t always the best solution for how to open a door.

When you...

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...

Pot lights—they are great for giving directed lighting under bulkheads or other lowered portions of your kitchen ceiling.  But are pot lights the best choice in...

The backsplash is no longer the turned up edge of the counter that stops spills from getting between the wall and the cabinets.  The backsplash has grown, matured, and become a complete, integrated unit for setting off the wall above your kitchen...

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...

There are basically two types of indoor grill: the open grill and the folding contact grill. The open grill is similar to an outdoor grill. These electric appliances have a heating element and a grill-like cooking surface. The experience of grilling is...

You’ve designed the right flow, the right lighting and the right colour combinations for your new renovation—but have you remembered to keep the noise level down from your microwave oven and dishwasher?  The sound of microwave turntables going around and...

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...

Designing kitchens is something we do every day here at YDC, but when we received the call from Onex Corporation to design their executive office floor kitchen on Bay Street, we were thrilled. It was such a great project, and...

Our client re-designed her entire house and contacted us to create her new contemporary kitchen. Thomas Tampold, owner of Yorkville Design Centre, worked together with Linnea Lions from our office to design the space.

We had to take into consideration the...

Here at Yorkville Design Centre, we like to advise our clients to open up their kitchens to their adjacent living and dining areas.

This beautiful condo came ready made for the opportunity of an open design. Working with the client, we thought it would be...

Pandora Jewellery is made in Denmark and has rapidly taken the North American jewellery market by storm. At Yorkville Design Centre, we were lucky enough to be commissioned to design one of the first Pandora stores in Toronto, owned by a young entrepreneur who...

 
Yorkville Design Centre was established in 1972, a Downsview Kitchens retailer from the beginning. Throughout its 40-plus years of existence, YDC has designed hundreds of kitchens, and lived through many periods of kitchen design, including...

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...

This neighborhood has a new star. This home featuring classic geometric shapes, custom artwork and a backyard deck build with parties in mind is a standout among the community. 

The owners of this house have designed a home that focuses on contemporary elements, even in their reference to architectural details of the 19th century.

What if your space is small and certain structural elements can't be eliminated for a reasonable cost?  At this downtown condo, space was at a premium.  But rather than worry about how to take away a load-bearing wall between the kitchen and dining...

To create the calm simplicity of this kitchen, our design team focused on using rich yet subdued materials.  The architecture of the space is easily and elegently readable.

This Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is located on the ground floor of a mid-rise condominium development serving a family oriented community.  To serve both adults and children, the space is made inviting and vibrant using colour, form and light to...