Kitchen Redesign & Renovation
The kitchen is the hub of the home. It’s a place where your family gathers to prepare meals, entertain or plan the day. Because it’s the most used room in the home, any kitchen redesign or renovation should maximize functionality and durability.
We begin every kitchen renovation with our discovery process. Using foundational knowledge, ergonomics and expertise, our design team finds ways to optimize every space, like limiting back-bending and maximizing cooking and traffic patterns. Your kitchen redesign plan will also include a functional lighting plan, cabinetry selections, appliances, type of flooring and plumbing fixtures – all tailored specifically for you. The result is a perfectly functional kitchen that also looks fabulous.
Before & After Kitchen Design Projects
The William Standen Way
Our design team will guide you through our proven design process to ensure that no detail goes unnoticed. Our designers follow Ontario building codes, and access guidelines as well as your own human dimensional data to uncover all of your needs, wants and requirements through our lengthy discovery process. From limiting back-bending, to ensuring that the cooking and traffic patterns are maximized, your new design plan, functional lighting and electrical plan, appliances, type of flooring and plumbing fixtures will be tailored specifically for you. The result will be your dream kitchen that will not only look fabulous, but will be as functional as possible.
Based on your design experience profile and in-home visit with one of our expert designers, our design team will present you with your preliminary project design. Upon your review, our team will make any necessary revisions and turn your preliminary plan into a beautiful 3D rendering.
William Standen Co.™ specializes in barrier-free kitchens that are both accessible and beautiful. From electronic cooktop lifts, to barrier-free kitchen sinks, we're committed to creating safe, functional spaces for our clients. Our designers participate in a unique training programs so that we can properly design spaces for aging-in-place and wheelchair access. The result is an informed and compassionate approach to design, where every design detail is optimized for ease of use.
A well lit kitchen is a William Standen Co.™ standard. Proper lighting is vital within your kitchen to ensure that each area is illuminated for the task at hand. Our designers will present interior kitchen lighting solutions to ensure that your space is well-lit for safety, functionality and aesthetic purposes.
To ensure that you can visualize your newly design kitchen, we will present your design in a 3D rendering complete with your products, finishes and colours so that you can truly understand you design concept. Seeing it before you buy it helps to eliminate the build up of worry and allows you to see your transformation before the renovation actually begins.
Removing a load-bearing wall, relocating all plumbing and electrical, adding windows and doors or an addition? Our in-house construction staff has the skill and experience to deliver a one-of-a-kind renovation and an experience that will allow you to actually enjoy the process. Since you’re only dealing with one company for the design, product and kitchen renovation work, our clients find that our unique process reduces renovation stress.
Planning a kitchen renovation is no easy feat. Whether you’re planning a modest update or a major overhaul, there are many complex details that make up a successful kitchen renovation. Planning for wall removals, the right amount of electrical outlets and switches, flooring underlay and more: We take care of the details that will make your project a success. During the renovation, you’ll receive timeline and schedule updates, keeping you in the loop about what’s next.
The kitchen is the most used room in the home and for that reason, we feel that it needs to be the most functional and boast the most durable custom cabinetry. Our eco-friendly custom cabinetry is built to last and features our lifetime warranty. Whether you choose our soy-based resin particle core construction line or our solid wood custom cabinetry, you can be sure that your new custom kitchen cabinetry will stand the test of time in your home. We have more than 1500 colour and style options for our custom cabinets and the flexibility to design and develop new products, which grants you access to unlimited cabinet possibilities.
William Standen Co.™ carries a full line of exquisite kitchen appliances to deliver you a flawlessly finished kitchen. Since the kitchen is designed around the appliances, we work with you to ensure that you are able to make educated and informed decisions on your coordinating appliance choices. Finish off your kitchen with an in-home wine station, beverage refrigerator, the most advanced smart oven on the market and more. Bake 96 cookies at the same time in our signature ovens and enjoy flawless, even cooking.
We, quite literally, bring a lot to the table on our kitchen design and renovation projects. From quartz to live edge wood, the materials we use produce countertops that last a lifetime. We have a wide range of surface value we can offer you. Our top-selling material, quartz, is twice as strong as granite, non-porous, food safe, stain and heat resistant, never has to be sealed and can be certified for indoor air quality. Available in various thickness sizes and edge profiles, the possibilities are endless. Our quartz can also come with a lifetime warranty. Also, we offer custom live-edge wood tops and other materials such as glass, granite, stone, concrete, metal and more.
William Standen Co.™ carries a unique line of designer kitchen sinks, faucets and plumbing accessories that will set your kitchen apart from the rest. Our carefully selected product lines include some of the most exclusive and unique fixtures, often not found elsewhere. When it comes to selecting the right sink or faucet, there can be thousands of options. Our design team will walk you through this process and make selections that are best suited for your project. so that you do not have sift through countless options.
We offer a large range of kitchen light fixtures to choose from. From recessed LED downlights, integrated built-in cabinet lighting, chandeliers, designer pendant lights and statement pieces, we ensure that your kitchen light fixtures differentiate your space and make it your own.
A kitchen is not complete without exquisite, durable and functional furniture. Upholstered, custom, Canadian-made bar stools and island chairs complete the look in our kitchens. Our kitchen furniture can be customized to suit your exact style and needs. William Standen Co. carries full lines of customizable dining tables, chairs and hutches to complete your kitchen and dining room spaces. Choose from luxurious woods, fabrics and stains and our team will have your custom furniture built to suit your space.
William Standen Co.™ carries hundreds of backsplash tile options from sleek, modern subway tile to intricate chevron and herringbone patterned stone tiles. Whether you are looking to add a significant wow factor to your kitchen or create a timeless, subtle space, our tile collection has it all.
Engineered hardwoods, luxury plank vinyl, vinyl composite core, porcelain tile and stone: You name it, we provide it. Our designers choose from hundreds of unique flooring options from our exclusive collections that will provide the right durability and look for your kitchen and style.
Kitchen Design Process
The William Standen All-Inclusive Design™ Process
Our first complimentary consultation will take place in our design studio. We will review your goals for your project, show you around our design studio as well as explain our services and the William Standen way. During our initial consultation you are not required to bring anything. Once we enter the design phase, our design team will guide you through our unparalleled process.
Our process starts with creating your design experience profile. The unparalleled William Standen system allows you to work collaboratively with our design team to creative a flawless space that is uniquely you. Our design team will then visit your space to obtain measurements, study traffic flow patterns, take a closer look at the structure of the home, and assess the current mechanical systems.
Following the in home visit, we will present a (kitchen, bathroom or whole home design) and renovation concept. Following a review, our designers will make any revisions and turn the concept plans into working construction plans indicating, electrical, plumbing, lighting, as well as any custom architectural details. At this time we select all product, from flooring to lighting. To help you picture our vision for your space, we will present your project design in a photo-realistic 3D rendering so that you can see what your future area will look like.
When designs move from the planning stages to the renovation process, and begin to transform into a finished product, anticipation sets in. We want you to indulge in these feelings of excitement and free you from any installation anxiety by revolutionizing the way a standard renovation works. Our team will first take to scheduling all aspects of the project and relieve you of any trade-choosing tasks.
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Levels of Luxury
This is the beginning of a beautiful thing. At this level, no structural changes are made – your space is reinvigorated simply with surface changes.
From lighting to cabinetry, your space of choice is customized to match exactly what you have in mind. This is the level before appliances and furniture enter the impressive picture.
Get ready for a stunning reveal – at this level, your space is completely reimagined, with strategic structural changes, custom luxury draperies, high-end appliances and flattering furniture.
William Standen Awards
We do not work solely for recognition, but if public acknowledgement is a by-product of our satisfied customers, we are delighted to embrace it. It has been an absolute honour to receive accolades from the following companies and organizations:
Alannah: NKBA U.S and Canada 30 Under 30
Cassandra: NKBA Ontario Design Competition - Best Green Kitchen
Alannah: NKBA Ontario Design Award, 2nd place for Large Bath
Alannah: NKBA Ontario Design Award, Best New Designer
Best of Houzz Client Satisfaction
William Standen Co.™ Ranks 79th Fastest-Growing Company in Canada & 4th Fastest in Consumer Services & Construction
Cassandra - W100, Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs
Cassandra – Best Green Design, North American Wide Design Competition
Cassandra – Best Green Design, Ontario Wide Design Competition
William Standen Media
Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine January 2017 Spa-Like Ensuite Bathroom (Page 98-101)
Hoss Magazine November 2016 Award-winning home makeover reflects one family's taste for healthy living
NKBA Magazine January Green Design (Page 64)
Kitchen & Bath Business February 2016 NKBA Announces 2016 Design Award Winners (Page 46)
Eco-Friendly Design & Renovations
William Standen Co. is a leader in green design. For every renovation, we source eco-friendly products that are safe for you and your family. We source hardwood components from responsibly managed forests and our finishes, particleboard and plywood are free of added formaldehyde and other air pollutants, resulting in better indoor air quality in your home.
Here’s an overview of our green efforts:
- Our cabinets are constructed using a low-VOC finish that is hand-applied to eliminate waste
- We use particleboard and plywood that don't contain added formaldehyde or pollutants; several of our wood species are grown within Canada
- We offer FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) certified hardwood components
- We utilize an active recycling program to process our waste items safely and smartly
- Whenever possible, we use renewable, recycled materials and eco-friendly products
A journey of unique discovery.
How do you determine kitchen renovation budgets?
Our professionals will help you work out your kitchen and bathroom renovation budgets by evaluating your unique needs, determining the quality of products and finishes you want to see in your space and assessing whether you’re looking to live in your home or sell it.
Does William Standen Co. take care of the entire project?
Yes. William Standen Co. is an all-inclusive design™ and renovation firm, which means that we handle every stage of the renovation project. From kick-off to completion, every step is masterfully handled in-house, by a team of professional designers, project managers and our construction crew. This means you won’t have to worry about organizing tradespeople or managing construction schedules – you work with just one company throughout the entire renovation.
How much will it cost to get a quote?
The initial meet-and-greet in our design studio to get to know each other, and to understand the products and services that we offer, is 100% free of charge. Before developing a design, product specifications, project quote and renovation game-plan, we charge a design fee.
Kitchen Design Projects Portfolio
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