Q: What options are available for organizing garbage and recycling together and be hidden inside a cabinet?

A: We aim to design every kitchen with a designated area for this function. We use multiple types of units depending on the layout, budget and clients preference. Ideal situations will allow us to install units that slide out of the cabinet when you open the cabinet door. These units will offer bins for your garbage, recycling and food waste, keeping all the mess in one functional location and out of sight in your beautiful kitchen. We also have units that will suit other situations like under a sink or in a tight width cabinet.

Q: What is the difference between painted WOOD doors and painted MDF doors?

A: WOOD doors are built using 5 pieces (2-rails, 2-stiles & 1-centre panel) which create 4 joints when put together. Wood will naturally expand and contract throughout different seasons and humidity conditions in your home. When a wood door is painted, the paint covers the joints and depending on the humidity, the contraction of the wood can potentially crack the paint exposing the joint line. The lighter the paint colour the more visible the joint line. MDF doors are routed out of a solid piece of material and do not have any joints, so there is no potential for any visible joint lines through the paint.

Q: Can I put a hot cooking pan directly on a quartz countertop?

A:  No, quartz is a great product and offers many features, but that is not one of them.  Quartz is a man made product and is susceptible to possible damage if a hot item is placed directly on the surface. This damage would not be covered by the warranty.

Q:  Can I remove my bulkhead?

A: Bulkheads are installed for a few reasons - mainly as a way to house a mechanical service or installed by a home builder as a decorative (or not so decorative) reason.  In most cases, bulkheads can be removed and replaced by taller upper cabinets and a crown moulding that goes to the ceiling.  We first have to open up the bulkhead to see if there are any services inside of it. If this is the case we can either, make arrangements to have these services re-routed or determine if there‚Äôs enough space for the existing services to fit and be covered by the crown moulding that will run to the ceiling.  If the bulk head is empty, then we can easily remove the bulkhead and install new taller cabinets and increase the amount of storage space.