Through the eyes of an Artist

Vincent McIndoe, a local artisan born and raised in Brantford Ontario, graduated from the  Ontario College of Art and Design with Honours and is best known for his graphics and oil paintings. Vincent has received the 1997  Gold Award in International Packaging as well as the 1996 Gold Award for Beer Posters of the Year ...

Environmentalist keeps it Green with AyA 1

Bruce Lourie, President of the Ivey Foundation; a non profit charitable foundation focusing on the  environment, and a 20 year career in Canada’s environmental sector, pursues new ways to improve the environment and public awareness not only as his career, but in his personal life as well.  Bruce visited AyA when renovating his new kitchen ...

Baby Proofing your Kitchen!

First comes love, then comes marriage, here they come with the baby carriage! Expecting your new bundle of joy is an exciting yet hectic busy time, which is no wonder they failed to mention anything about renovations that may be required with your family’s newest addition. Baby proofing your kitchen is key for when your ...

Kitchen Lingo: Know what they’re talking about! Part 2 2

In addition to our first set of definitions,  here you will find a few more key elements to be familiar with that will be sure to come up in your discussion when renovating! Island: Free standing structure made of cabinetry and a counter top, accessible to all 4 sides. An island is a great space ...

Can your kitchen accommodate an Island? 2

One of the most common requests from people renovating their kitchen is to complete the design by adding an island, however this addition is not always the best solution for every kitchen. There are many factors to consider before deciding on an island design, the most important question being; is the space available? The “NKBA” ...