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The base material is 20kg (45lb), 19mm (3/4”) particleboard faced with premium paper melamine in a wood grain pattern, with all edges sealed. Every unit is completely closed for extra hygienic protection and is sealed by a dust strip installed on all front...

The base material is formaldehyde free, 19mm (3/4”) water resistant veneer core plywood with all exposed edges finished with matching wood grain tape. All interior surfaces are coated with highly resistant water based finishes. Every unit is completely closed...

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...

Our simple, square edged, recessed panel frame door (often called “Shaker Style”) is ideal to use when designing a Transitional kitchen. Downsview has several different styles to choose from; each manufactured as a five-piece, kitchen furniture door. ...

Downsview manufactures a multiple range of Traditional doors; everything from Italian Classicism to Traditional French Country to English Country. To complete a Traditional kitchen with the appropriate style we also have coordinated cabinet legs, corbels and...

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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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...

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...

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?

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...

Making a green lifestyle an integral part of how your kitchen functions is as simple as making green solutions obvious. 

Design your recycle containers to be in specially crafted drawers that separate garbage into wet and dry recyclables.  As...

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.

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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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...

Chefs all agree—the gas stove is the only stove for professionals.  For those with more than a passing interest in cooking, the sentiment usually is to follow what the experts say and shy away from other cooktops.  Gas provides immediate and constant...

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...

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 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...

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 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.

 

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...

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 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...

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...

In this home, Yorkville Design Centre had the opportunity to completely renovate both the inside and out.  Features of the renovation included moving the cramped dark kitchen at the back to the new light, bright location at the front, over looking the...

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.

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...

This is a total redo of a 19th century home near to exclusive city shopping and dining.  The three storey space was dark and thin.  To brighten up the space, light coloured Downsview cabinets were specified, as well as light counter tops.  ...

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.