KITCHEN RENOVATION CHEF HUNTER'S BEAUTIFUL AyA KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION Chef Michael Hunter knows his way around a kitchen. The Toronto chef and owner of Antler Kitchen & Bar restaurant needed to renovate his kitchen in a way that would be able to hold up to his exacting standards and needs. He was also looking for a kitchen company that supported his values of supporting local, sustainability and quality. As it turned out, AyA Kitchens checked off all the marks on his list!
RECIPE CHEF MICHAEL HUNTER'S GRILLED ALBACORE TUNA & GARDEN VEGGIES RECIPE! Chef Michael Hunter creates a delicious signature dish for AyA Kitchens. Follow along and create this Grilled Albacore Tuna and Summer Harvest Vegetable dish in your home today! Find the recipe in our new AyA Kitchen Living Magazine on page 102.
AyA EVENT AyA PHYTOREMEDIATION PROJECT: 2021 UPDATE | SHORT VERSION Pete North of North Design Office and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of Toronto, updates us on the progress of the site at the 3 year mark. The site has evolved into a wonderful meadow and is home to a variety of plants and wildlife.
AyA EVENT AyA PHYTOREMEDIATION PROJECT: 2021 UPDATE Pete North of North Design Office and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at University of Toronto, updates us on the progress of the site at the 3 year mark. The site has evolved into a wonderful meadow and is home to a variety of plants and wildlife.
SHOWROOM TOUR AyA MISSISSAUGA SHOWROOM TOUR Our showroom is regularly updated with new displays so that new doors/finishes and accessories are being presented. All of the displays have been designed by our in house designers and highlight the many features and upgrades available to homeowners. Amongst the displays, our showroom also features a sample room containing samples ranging in door styles and finishes to help our customers better visualize their options for their dream kitchens.
KITCHEN MAKEOVER WARM & TIMELESS TRANSITIONAL AyA KITCHEN RENO AyA Kitchens helps newlyweds design an entire main level with a fresh kitchen for their brand new home. This transitional AyA Kitchen renovation is filled with gorgeous details, features and really creates a warm space they can call their own for years to come.
KITCHEN MAKEOVER BRIGHT & MODERN AYA KITCHEN RENO AyA designer walks us through this stunning bright and modern kitchen renovation for a young family. The natural light really allows the mixture of finishes to shine creating an extra level of elegance.
KITCHEN MAKEOVER AyA & SYBRANDT CREATIVE SLEEK KITCHEN AyA Kitchens and designer Christopher DeBoer of Sybrandt Creative team up to create a beautiful kitchen with mixes white slab doors with textured Natural Walnut, one of a kind custom hood and a daring bold backsplash.
KITCHEN MAKEOVER AyA KITCHENS & AwAwDe MODERN KITCHEN Designer Fan Zhang of AwAwDe teams up with AyA Kitchens to design a beautiful modern kitchen. The kitchen features AyA's Cirrus Natural White Oak which is the perfect choice to pair with the quartz countertops and stone walls.
AyA EVENT AyA TREE PLANTING & PHYTOREMEDIATION PROJECT AyA Kitchens planted 400 trees with Pete North and the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design team and the North Design office. The first stage of many to re-naturalize and fulfill the AyA Kitchens and Baths phytoremediation project on the banks of the Etobicoke Creek. The ongoing project in partnership with the University of Toronto is to plant native trees and plants to the area that will help filter and remove any toxins and contaminents in the surrounding soil and water channels naturally.
2019 INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW IDS18: AyA TALKS CHANGES IN DESIGN Founder of AyA Kitchens and Baths, Dave Marcus talks trends towards environmentally and sustainable materials with CBC Toronto News from the 2018 Interior Design Show.
KITCHEN MAKEOVER AyA TRANSITIONAL DREAM KITCHEN RENO Follow AyA customer Lisa Hamilton as she goes through the process of designing and renovating her dream kitchen. After careful research, Lisa decides to partner with AyA designer Amy Dillon and the results are stunning.
SMALL SPACES SOLUTIONS AyA KITCHENS MURPHY BED/DESK AyA's Murphy Bed/Desk functions as a sturdy desk for all your electronic devices and home office materials. A great feature about the desk is that items smaller than 5" can be left on the surface even when the unit is in the bed position. In its pulled down bed form, this unit fits a standard double size mattress.
SMALL SPACES SOLUTIONS AyA KITCHENS PULL-OUT TABLE AyA's pull-out table is the perfect solution for small and challenging spaces or condos. The sturdy dining table seats 4 and folds to hide neatly into a drawer when not in use. The pull-out table is available in a variety of finishes and materials to suit your tastes and needs.
2018 INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN LIVING Get a behind-the-scene look at the award-winning IDS18 The Future of Canadian Living booth. A U31 Design concept in partnership with AyA Kitchens and Cleaf by Weston Premium Woods.
AyA BEFORE & AFTER A MODERN, ECLECTIC & TRENDY KITCHEN SPACE Christine Faulhaber, trend-setter, Faulhaber Communications CEO and mother of two was looking to update her older Toronto Victorian home. The goal was to create a modern space that suit her family and busy lifestyle, a clean space that allows her to mix eclectic tastes from her travels, career and love for fashion.
CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME A CHEF'S FUNCTIONAL AND STYLISH KITCHEN Professional Chef Marc Thuet's once small and dated kitchen truely gets transformed. From the patterned floor tile, countertop space to the custom dreamy Midnight Blue cabinetry paint hue that H&H + AyA Kitchens developed. This open and airy kitchen space is now functional, stylish and fit for a Chef.
CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME PRETTY & PRACTICAL CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN AyA Kitchens gets featured on both House & Home website and magazine. A stunning contemporary kitchen with warm walnut cabinets, porcelain slab countertop and lovely marble scalloped tile backsplash. Once dated, this kitchen now feels fun and practical with loads of details. See the before and after makeover transformation.
CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME ECLECTIC KITCHEN SEAMLESSLY MIXES STYLES This contemporary AyA Kitchen blends styles giving it a seamless and eclectic feel throughout the space. AyA designer Patrick Ryan explains the design process and how this beautiful warm space flows.
IDS15 COLLABORATION AVANI + HARIRI PONTARINI | THE DESIGN AyA Kitchens' luxury brand AVANI proudly launched CARVE, envisioned by one of Canada's top design innovators: Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects. Unveiled for the first time at the 2015 Interior Design Show guests experienced the one-of-a-kind kitchen that recieved the GOLD AWARD for BEST BOOTH DESIGN (400sq.ft.) In a combination of handmade meets high-tech, CARVE combines sleek matte white cabinetry with deeply carved warm wood and hand-crafted finishes. Award-Winning Architect Siamak describes the concept and design in creating a kitchen that captures the essentials of light, form, space, material and atmosphere.
IDS15 COLLABORATION AVANI + HARIRI PONTARINI | THE CLOUD Maker and master woodworker Lubo Brezina describes the idea and construction of the Cloud. Floating from high above, The cloud is the crown of the state-of-the-art kitchen, and is a response to AVANI's challenge to HPA to create the impossible. Envisioned by Siamak and crafted by Lubo, the cloud is an intricate floating wooden form that represents the artistic form that is CARVE.
IDS15 COLLABORATION AVANI + HARIRI PONTARINI | THE JACKET Local Maker and Designer Scott Eunson talks about his involvement with AVANI and the process behind his stunning wood elements that wrap the kitchen like a jacket. From carving, burning and sanding, Scott really brings out the natural qualities and beauty of the wood material.
IDS15 COLLABORATION AVANI + HARIRI PONTARINI | THE KITCHEN In a combination of handmade meets high-tech, CARVE combines sleek matte white cabinetry with deeply carved warm wood and hand-crafted finishes. AyA President, Dave Marcus talks about the design, natural and rustic beauty of the contrasting materials. From the 10-feet-tall "super-matte" lacquered white cabintery, carved foot recess to the grand floating hand carved wooden cloud.
A TOMAS PEARCE COLLABORATION LUXURIOUS SUBURBAN KITCHEN With the help of design firm Tomas Pearce and AyA Kitchens, this once cramped suburban kitchen lacked countertop space and didn't work for the homeowners. The kitchen is now a luxurious monochromatic living space filled with details and accessories yet practical and now perfect for entertaining for years to come.
IDS14 AVANI KITCHENS | ARC BY DROR AyA Kitchens officially unveiled high-end kitchen brand - AVANI - with Creative Curator Dror Benshetrit at the 2014 Interior Design Show (IDS14). The striking green booth caught the attention of attendees with its minimalist aesthetic, featuring AVANI lacquered doors and white Corian countertops, juxtaposed against hand-rubbed, brown-stained rift cut white oak cabinetry. As part of this collection, Benshetrit, Founder of New York-based Dror, debuted ARC: a system he developed for AVANI.
CURATED BY DROR BENSHETRIT AVANI | AyA's LUXURY BRAND AVANI, designed in conjunction with renowned designer Dror Benshetrit, Founder of Studio Dror in New York. AVANI marks AyA's entry into the high end luxury cabinetry market. Competing directly with Europe's best brands, AVANI's minimalist, clean lines, warm textures, and hidden details will be complemented with the highest possible attention to quality. With premium components and integrated details such as pull-less cabinet drawers, sliding islands and tops, hidden appliance garages and unique space saving solutions, AVANI will cater to the “attention to detail” type clientele and market who want luxury across the board.
CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME FUNCTIONAL STYLE | AyA's SEAFORTH ANTHRACITE When this young family purchased their first home, they knew renovations were soon to come and decided to write down target areas for change. The kitchen was too small to entertain guests, let alone keep an eye on their toddler. The decision was made to remove the dividing wall and merge the two rooms creating a larger layout. AyA Kitchens designer Sandra Mendes walks us through this now stunning open and spacious contemporary kitchen. See the before & after reveal and what went into this dream kitchen.
UNIQUE & INTERESTING CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN WITH RUSTIC CHARM Paul Rowan and Marcee Ruby approached AyA designer Amy Dillon with a clear vision of the space and what they wanted to do. Being creative people they were open to interesting ideas and ways to create a unique kitchen different from your everyday. The outcome is a contemporary kitchen with clean lines and rustic touches. AyA's Arlington and Manhattan doors in a Pitch Black finish really draw your eye to the high ceiling and add a nice contrast to the brick wall. This space features smart and creative solutions that truly make this a special and one of a kind kitchen.
AyA EVENT AyA KITCHEN DESIGN OPEN HOUSE On May 4th 2013 AyA Kitchens opened its doors to the public for its 1st annual Kitchen Design Open House. The Day featured professional advice in countertops, cabinetry and appliances. One of the highlights of the Open House was a rare behind the scenes tour of our state of the art manufacturing plant. The exciting main event was a presentation from HGTV Designer Crystal Collinson and Collinson Interiors on tips and tricks for designing and renovating your dream kitchen.
SOPHISTICATED WITH CLEAN LINES SLEEK & MODERN KITCHEN Homeowners Tim Gilbert and Jocelyn Mackie show off their gorgeous AyA kitchen with modern cabinetry and nature-inspired accents. See how they warmed up contemporary white door-fronts with dark upper cabinets in a grey-brown tone, and topped the island with smooth marble for a polished look.
TIMELESS SHAKER STYLE FUNCTIONAL FAMILY KITCHEN Homeowner Elisabeth White shows off her spacious kitchen for a busy family with three kids. Learn how she worked with AyA kitchens to bring her dream kitchen to life, complete with a timeless white palette, Shaker-style cabinets, an oversized island and concealed storage to maximize space.
MIXING MODERN & TRADITIONAL BRIGHT FAMILY KITCHEN AyA designer Sandra Mendes and homeowner Daphne Williams walk us through Daphne's dream kitchen. Learn how the bright off-white kitchen mixes modern and traditional elements in a smart, open-concept space that allows her busy family of five to gather while preparing meals or doing homework.
CANADIAN HOUSE & HOME AyA BISTRO KITCHEN MAKEOVER Producer/Director for online decorating shows, Isabella Cairess Favaro enlisted the help of AyA Kitchens & Baths to help give her kitchen a well-deserved face-lift. H&H senior design editor Cameron MacNeil transformed a dated and inefficient kitchen into a spacious and bistro-chic space.
KITCHEN STYLES DESIGNING A KITCHEN: FORM VS FUNCTION When designing a kitchen you have to consider form Vs function. Form or styling of the kitchen breaks down into 3 categories: Urban, Traditional and Transitional. On the other hand you have function, how the client/home owner uses the space and how a family functions in the environment.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES THE AyA ADVANTAGE AyA Kitchens is Canada's leading manufacturer of high quality, frameless cabinetry. Founded in 2000, AyA has grown to become one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly cabinet manufacturing companies in North America. Get a behind the scenes look at what goes into making an AyA Kitchen.