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Key factors to consider when designing a kitchen

Key factors to consider when designing a kitchen

We believe the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any house. When contemplating a replacement or renovation, consider how much time you spend there with loved ones, making meals or snacks, studying, or socializing. In most households, a family starts their...

When Should I Consider Modern Cabinets?

When Should I Consider Modern Cabinets?

In times past, the kitchen was not really a consideration when designing houses. The grand old houses with awe-inspiring columns and majestic arches didn't really have kitchens that kept up with the style of the rest of the house. These were places that were rarely...

To Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinet.. Or Replace?

To Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinet.. Or Replace?

Think for a second… you want a new look for your kitchen cabinets. You've thought it through, and it makes sense. You need a new colour and a new style so that your home can look renovated. Or perhaps you are thinking of selling. What would you consider doing: repaint...

Using Ultraviolet in Your Bedroom Décor

Using Ultraviolet in Your Bedroom Décor

What are the colors you see lately in homes? Marine blue, gray, farmhouse white, chocolate brown. Quite different colors than we all grew up with. But they have something in common, which is that they are mostly calm and subdued.But we love breaking conventions as...

How To Select Cabinet Hardware

How To Select Cabinet Hardware

When designing a new home or renovating, there are SO many decisions -some big, some small. The big decisions may not be easily noticed, such as ceiling height, closet space, or plumbing and heating systems. Often it is the small details that your guests will admire –...

Colour Complements – Colour Series

Colour Complements – Colour Series

Get out of the ordinary with new colour complements to brighten your custom cabinets. What are colour complements? This year, warmer tones continue to trend in kitchen cabinet designs, including autumnal oranges, complemented with beige and aqua. Complements are...

Top five reasons to consider a kitchen renovation

Top five reasons to consider a kitchen renovation

Your kitchen is probably the place you spend most time in your home! Especially during COVID… It can become outdated as your family and activities change, and so you are considering renovation. Some kitchens might require a complete remodel, while others are hugely...

Wondering how to choose a kitchen countertop?

Wondering how to choose a kitchen countertop?

Your kitchen countertop is where the action happens – whether it’s prep, cooking or serving. For this reason, it’s a critical choice when planning a functional kitchen. It adds huge appeal to any home, comes in a variety of materials, and should be selected carefully....

What is ergonomic cabinet design?

What is ergonomic cabinet design?

We all spend a lot of time in our kitchens and offices. Kitchens can be a crowded place for families during food preparation, or during parties. Offices tend to be smaller and need to be well organized. To reduce the amount of time spent, these rooms need to be...

New ways and styles for remodelling your cabinets

New ways and styles for remodelling your cabinets

Cabinet designs today are not only for storage but also add style and personality to any room. Your choices are highly subjective, but we always like to mention trends in 2021 you might not be aware of. If it is time to remodel and or install cabinetry from scratch...

What to look for when remodelling your home office

What to look for when remodelling your home office

Traditionally our homes were the place to relax after work, and the office the place to spend long working days. Now both places have merged. With COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, work-from-home has become the new norm, and it is likely to stay awhile. With that said,...

Planning and Preparation for New Kitchen Cabinets

Planning and Preparation for New Kitchen Cabinets

A Step-By-Step Guide to Planning New Kitchen CabinetsWhen planning and preparing for your new kitchen renovation, cabinets are a main feature for consideration. We like to ask our (happy) customers about time frames. An open discussion of how long your renovation will...

Designing A Private Wine Cellar

Designing A Private Wine Cellar

We have over 930 wineries in the Sunny Okanagan Valley, with 80 grape varieties harvested for the production of our award-winning wines. With so much opportunity to test and purchase world class wine right in our back yard, it makes sense to add a custom wine room for...

Spring Colours – Colour Series

Spring Colours – Colour Series

Spring Into Spring With Light, Bright ColoursMany of us are planning Easter dinners to share with family or those within our safe bubbles, where we can gather in the kitchen – the heart of a home – for good food and companionship. We design kitchens for a cozy,...

Thinking of building a home bar?

Thinking of building a home bar?

What type of bar do you want to build?A bookcase bar? Replace books for booze or keep a mixture of both. Add a countertop, some cabinets with ambient LED light, library stools and you’re set. Now it’s time to chill out, and sip your fav Okanagan white and read Jane...

Moody Blues – Colour Series

Moody Blues – Colour Series

This year, blue is trending, not only for kitchens, but other rooms in the house as well. Psychologically, blue colours and shades create a calming effect, often described as peaceful, tranquil and orderly. Blue Kitchen CabinetsBlues act as near-neutrals alongside...

How to Plan Your Walk-In Closet

How to Plan Your Walk-In Closet

Make the Most of a Small SpaceWell designed walk-ins take remove clutter and create usable space for everyday living. Although small, your closet is your go-to every day as you decide what to wear, process laundry and store seasonal clothing for easy access. Well...

Designing Your Kitchen For Light

Designing Your Kitchen For Light

Lighting is an essential part of planning for your new kitchen, bathroom, or other rooms in the house. Of course, some rooms like bedrooms and pantries are best left in the dark for rest and proper storage purposes, but ultimately, most of our active time is spent in...

Top 3 Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2021

Top 3 Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2021

Style, function, material options and new colour palettes are yours to choose from, whether planning a redesign, total renovation or new build. These are the three top trends coming up in 2021 for kitchen cabinets, drawers, shelves and countertops. 1. Beyond White...

The Christmas Kitchen

The Christmas Kitchen

We often mention that all the good parties end up in the kitchen, and the Christmas season is certainly time to celebrate your own personalized home traditions. Christmas celebrations are smaller and more intimate this year, yet we anticipate family togetherness with...

Cabinets – Photos for Inspiration

Cabinets – Photos for Inspiration

Cabinet Designs Throughout Your HomeCabinets, libraries, and vanities to showcase your treasures, are not just confined to a kitchen. When we think of overall home design, balance is the happy consequence of customizing the entire living area with cabinets to suit...

Custom Cabinets vs Big Box

Custom Cabinets vs Big Box

Custom Cabinets or Big Box?When you decide to renovate your kitchen or choose cabinets for your new house, you may be wondering if custom cabinets or big box cupboards are the answer. Here’s a few tips to think about when you are choosing cabinets for the heart of...

Materials for a Stunning White Kitchen

Materials for a Stunning White Kitchen

It’s no wonder we have so many requests for white kitchens. Whether renovations are in order, or we’re building for a new home, white remains a great style choice for its neutrality and simplicity. White looks clean, exactly the appearance you want in your kitchen,...

Cabinets for Study Rooms

Cabinets for Study Rooms

In our challenging times, many parents and students have decided to stick with home schooling protocols, and this means renovating to accommodate a study area. Staying organized is paramount to good study habits and our custom cabinet designs can help with those...

How To Choose A Kitchen Contractor

How To Choose A Kitchen Contractor

When planning your kitchen for your home – mansion or cottage – we know that getting value for your money and being in control of your custom design is important to you. The good versus the bad (or possibly the disaster) begins with choosing a reliable and experienced...

On Budget On Time

On Budget On Time

On Budget On TimeThe Spectrum Cabinet Gallery was founded to provide clients with a uniquely different experience. By different we mean giving you unrivalled personal attention and customer service. Part of this includes staying on time and on budget. Two of the...

Colour Choice and Mood

Colour Choice and Mood

How colour choice influences moodThere are many ways to boost your mood and your environment is one proven influence. The colour alone can influence how you feel in a room so you many want to put some consideration in when choosing paint colours for your home....