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Creating The Space For Possibilities

Within 200 years, we have taken a forest of 100% original growth and reduced it to under 3%, and only a fraction of the value from this extraction has remained here for future generations. High-quality wood from other places seems more…

Prices And Profit

Many people would think that someone in business for over 35 years would know everything, right? But Gerald Van Woudenberg, President of Van Arbour Design, knows there’s always more to learn. “Start with being curious and open,” explained…

A Case for Colour in the Kitchen

White cabinets remain popular after dominating the kitchen design scene for the past decades. They’re considered failproof, offer a clean and timeless look, and fit in with various styles, from farmhouse to minimalist to traditional. This…

Custom Made Concepts Hits the Road

“I was approached by a man in his sixties planning to travel all over North America in this van. He had hired somebody to do an initial concept of what he wanted and reached out to me for help because he’d seen my millwork and liked what I…

The Total Package is Dynamic

Dynamic Kitchens produces, on average, eight to ten full custom kitchens per month and are heavily focused on retail, which accounts for about 70% of their business. The other 30% is made up of a few select builders, renovators, and…

Build Loyalty – Build With Pride

Norelco Cabinets is celebrating 50 years of being a locally owned and operated cabinet manufacturer in Kelowna, BC. Peter Raja, Norelco’s current Owner and President, purchased Norelco in 2002 along with his two silent partners.

Slim Shaker Cabinets Are A Staple

When the slim shaker cabinet door came on the scene, no one could have anticipated the growth and demand. Superior Cabinets got an early start with the slim shaker door and first launched an MDF version in 2018 called the Darby door. It…

Invest In Advice, Reap The Benefits

Adora Kitchens has been proudly operating out of the same location in Coaldale, Alberta, for 40 years! With 45 employees, this company has grown from working in just over 6,000 sq ft. to now operating in 30,000 sq ft. They serve a primarily…

Laurysen Kitchens Looking Beyond 50

It’s been fifty years and three generations, but Laurysen Kitchens is as sturdy as the day it was founded (albeit with more than a few modern updates). Founded in a 1200 sq. ft. garage in Ottawa, the family-run company has grown into a…

Baseboards: The Final Touch

When designing a customer’s dream kitchen, the last thing that comes to mind is the baseboards. However, this millwork detail is something that can pull the room together, so it’s nice to present them with options. While some of these tips…

Second TWIG Perennial

Last year in March, TWIG hosted the first annual Perennial. The first event took the form of a facilitated focus group with a cross-section of 25 people from the industry. The organization received feedback and input on how to serve the…