Floored with possibilities

Often times, while in the beginning stages of designing a kitchen, I find myself in discussions with clients about flooring.  Although ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tile are still popular choices for the kitchen due to their ease of maintenance and durability, I am noticing a strong demand from homeowners for flooring that is not ...

Culinary Inspiration 2

So now that you’ve got (or are in the process of getting) a spanking new shiny kitchen, what better way to break it in than to cook up something yummy? For some culinary inspiration, here’s a delicious pasta recipe “borrowed” from my father-in-law, Chef Gianfri. That’s him at Milan’s Scuola di Gastronomia way back in ...

Keepin’ it Clean!

As you research and begin to make decisions on a newly renovated kitchen, remember that creating a space that is less cluttered and more organized allows for a more efficient work environment. Think about storage solutions and ideas that will help make the space more work friendly. Here are a few hits and tips on ...

IDS West

AyA Kitchens has made their way to the West Coast! In celebration of the newest showroom to the AyA Family, we are exhibiting this weekend at the IDS West being held at the New Vancouver Convention Centre. With opening night starting this evening and trade day tomorrow, the show is open to the public starting ...

Don’t forget to breathe!!!! 1

I know this sounds ridiculous, but you’d be surprised how many of us forget to breathe! We literally cut off our breath and as a result take in way less than normal amounts of oxygen.  Oxygen is food for the brain, and nourishes every organ, cell and fibre of our being.  Stress and living in ...