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Senior Designer:  David Neff, our man behind the window, can draw anything for you on the spot. David studied Environmental Design at the Ontario College of Art and Commercial Art at Algonquin College. David has worked at Yorkville Design Centre for almost...

Dead corners in kitchens can be one of the most problematic areas in getting your kitchen to work for you.  What’s the best way to easily access that space at the back of the cupboard you just can’t reach? 

There are many different ways to find inspiration for your kitchen designs: magazine spreads, online galleries, showrooms, and more. Bring us your favourite images and we will show you how to bring them to life in your space.

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...

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?

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...

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...

Stove hoods are no longer a regretted necessity of the well-designed kitchen.  With so many beautiful designs to complement both your style and the functionality you require, the kitchen hood is now part of the show your exciting new renovation is.

The simple answer is YES! 

By far the most talked about eco-friendly backsplash material these days is glass.  Glass is a great choice because it provides you with so many different styles to choose from.  You can go for a mosaic, or a more...

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...

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...

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

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...

One of the easiest ways to improve the functionality and looks of your kitchen is to replace some upper and lower cabinets and their counter with a large pantry.

Adding floor to ceiling doors to conceal your dry goods and condiments will bring elegance to...

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...

Have you ever needed extra counter space in your kitchen and at the same time wanted a way to serve your guests without having them sit down to a formal dinner?  If your answer is “yes”, consider having a kitchen trolley designed for your specific needs....

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...

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...

Have you ever wanted to have fresh, homegrown food for your meals, but didn’t have an outdoor space in your home to grow them?  If you've ever wished to taste the fruits of your labour, there are easy solutions.

The first thing is to know that some...

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...

Great design and great relationships take time.  Yorkville Design Centre develops and creates outstanding design for your unique renovation based on building a trusting working relationship with you.  How do we...
 
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 details make the difference. At Yorkville Design Centre we make your ideal design more than you ever imagined. How do we do it?  In this condo we feature beautiful wood columns that seemlessly blend into the wood finished ceiling, a sleek quartz...

Downsview Kitchens did this kitchen a number of years ago.  The job of Yorkville Design Centre was to create a corner banquette bench that fit with and enhanced the space.

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...

We can never predict what kind of projects will come our way. That's part of the beauty of having a design practice and cabinet company that caters to almost any dream a client ‎might have!

What to do when you are stuck with an old weathered barn on the back of your house?! This close to downtown Toronto house came with an anomaly: ‎ someone had built a three storey barn onto its back at some point. We were given the challenge to turn this into a...