Open-concept spaces continue to grow in popularity although they can also present their own challenges. A spacious open-concept area is luxurious, however, without creating zones or well-defined areas, they can seem unfocused. The use of colour for blocking, varying materials and finishes can help differentiate each area visually while creating a consistency to the design and flow. Our designers have put together a few points to help guide you with these very challenges.
As leaders in the industry, AyA is always keeping a close eye on emerging trends and making sure we are always innovating and setting trends of our own. Our designers have collected their thoughts and observations on popular trends to look for this year, these are our AyA Home Trends Report for 2022. This is a year of creative details and creating custom spaces that cater to our unique lifestyles, with a focus on our health and sustainable quality and a touch of country charm.
During the pandemic we have become resourceful with our time at home, taking on new projects and planning on how to improve our surroundings and home environment. Many homeowners are taking advantage of this time to start new kitchen renovations. The idea can be overwhelming and it can feel like a tall order. AyA Kitchens has put together 5 things you need to know when renovating during a pandemic. This advice complied by AyA designers will help navigate the renovation experience and point you in the right direction.
What makes a memorable kitchen? Most extraordinary kitchens have features or design elements that really create an impact. A unique and sometimes unconventional space that inspires us and sparks ideas daring to be different. However a memorable kitchen is also more than just its appearance, it has to be first and foremost functional. Improving the overall experience and efficiency of the kitchen space while meeting all the needs of the household.
When it comes to kitchen design the white shaker door kitchen is always a timeless popular choice. However incorporating colour will elevate that kitchen space and take it to the next level. It not only creates an impact but also gives the kitchen life, personality and can completely transform any space. Adding a pop of colour can be achieved in many ways depending on how big you want to go and your comfort level.
The kitchen is arguably the most important room in the house for more than just it's utilitarian aspects. The kitchen is a place of memories. Learning to cook or bake with a parent as wonderful smells fill the home. Making dinner for a first date. Studying at the kitchen table for an important test. A place of countless holiday meals spent with loved ones.
Kitchen design and trends are always changing and evolving. Within the past few years a more eclectic taste has emerged mixing both Modern and Contemporary styles. This has become most apparent in contemporary kitchens, blending modern elements and details to create a more refined aesthetic. AyA Kitchens has introduced an on trend middle ground with an extremely successful hybridization of these two styles called "New Contemporary".
Put your best self forward and start your day off with confidence with a personalized AyA Closet. Getting ready in the morning sets the tone for the day so why not start the day with your own fully organized custom closet? Let us help design your new stylish and functional closet to fit all your unique needs. Make your closet fit your lifestyle.
Designing your kitchen from home is easy and convenient with AyA Kitchens. Our experienced and professional designers are ready to coordinate free video chat design consultations and assist you in the process so lets get started! Contact us today.
Loving your kitchen no matter the size makes every activity more enjoyable. Just because your kitchen space may have a smaller foot print, does not mean there is any less kitchen to love. Here at AyA we welcome the challenge of designing a cozy kitchen, and we do it with style! We make sure that while your kitchen may save on space it does not skimp on form and function.
Bake, laugh, love; there is something cozy and comforting about baking your favourite treats this time of year. A well organized and functional AyA kitchen helps make the job easier and more enjoyable. Try our delicious PUMPKIN SPICE SCONES RECIPE by our very own Heather Raininger. They're like a soft warm blanket on a chilly evening for your mouth.
Being in the design industry means always being on the look out for fresh new ways to help our customers to achieve their design visions. AyA has always been at the forefront of design trends and in many cases have been trendsetters. It's always a process, developing and releasing new product, which involves a lot of time and research. In the end the goal is always the same, finding and filling the needs of our customers.
As the economy starts to re-open, naturally customers and employees might feel a bit of anxiety. AyA has re-opened our Mississauga and Castlefield showrooms by appointment only and as we've done throughout the pandemic, we've put customer and employee safety first. We have outlined all the steps we are taking during customer showroom visits. We are happy to welcome our customers back!
Do you love your bathroom? Does it inspire a feeling of zen? Considering the time we spend in the bathroom, why not transform it into a relaxing space and create your very own oasis. After the kitchen, the bathroom is the most important room to improve the value of your home. It is said, the kitchen is the heart of the home and where life happens so make the bath your personal retreat and getaway.
With many people working from home now, finding a comfortable place to do your job can be challenging. The kitchen has unexpectedly become a popular choice as the new work from home space but it can take some adjusting to repurpose the space. Here are some helpful tips on setting up a work from home space.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW - Now more than ever, we are spending more time at home. We will work with you to improve your surroundings and design the kitchen that suits your needs and lifestyle, from the comfort of your own home. Our experienced and professional designers are ready to coordinate free video design consultations and assist you in the process so lets get started!
Since its inception, the health and safety of our employees has been our number one priority. After being deemed an essential business AyA implemented a comprehensive range of measures to further protect our employees during this pandemic. Along with supporting our employees, AyA has always been a strong supporter of artists and makers.