Category Archives: Appliances

Cyclone (Friends)

Cyclone Range Hoods & Fans

We’ve all tried to rid our kitchens of that sticky film on our cabinets, or the smell of burnt food from the air. When updating your kitchen, the last thing you want is to have the same issues a couple of months later. The problem is in the air. Paul found the solution for his kitchen by effectively ventilating the air using a state-of-the-art Cyclone range hood.

Cyclone is a Canadian range hood and exhaust fan manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer that was born out of the need for a more powerful kitchen ventilation system on the market. For twenty-five years Cyclone has grown and improved, fine-tuning their range hoods into the perfect fusion of performance and design. Their environmentally-friendly filter-less system uses less energy to remove more air than those with filters, and they have machine-washable parts that never need replacing.

Nothing gets rid of airborne contaminants, grease, and odours like a Cyclone range hood. With a wide variety of canopy and island range hoods, picking a ventilation system for your new kitchen renovation or update will be a breeze. Far from the traditional utilitarian range hoods, Cyclone’s products are expertly designed and engineered to blend in with your design, or become a stylish focal point, depending on style and needs.

You may not have given much thought to which range hood you will use, but after checking out the Cyclone Gallery we are sure you’ll be as blown away as we are by their incredible products.

Cyclone is one of our recommended companies, and you can find the rest of them over on our recommended page. Make sure to check out next week’s “We <3 It” Wednesday for more information and inspiration, and as always, we are looking for more great products and services, so be sure to get in touch if you have something new or exciting to share with us.

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Fisher&Paykel (Friends)

Fisher & Paykel

Top quality appliances are vital assets that can improve every aspect of your life in the home, saving you vital time and energy, leaving you to relax and enjoy! When it comes to investing in your home with beautifying & modernizing renovations, you’ll also want to choose an appliance that complements and enhances your haven — not something you might want to hide away. For Paul Lafrance Design, that’s where Fisher & Paykel comes in, with a huge variety of kitchen appliances to suit any wild & crazy design that Paul comes up with.

When it comes to cooking, every chef has their style and their favourite tools of the trade. Ultra-precise gas-burning cooktops? All set. Prefer versatile radiant heat? No problem! Stylish & speedy induction cooking? Fisher & Paykel has it all covered, with a variety of combinations in ranges, built-in ovens, cooking surfaces, and even microwave ovens! Plus, their high-tech cooling units — from full size stand-up refrigerators to compact drawer units — will keep your food (and favourite wines!) perfectly chilled and ready to go. Each unit comes equipped with highly sophisticated sensors which constantly track usage and temperature, and dynamically adjust fans & cooling to compensate, so their contents remain fresh & tasty.   When you’re all done cooking, dining, entertaining, and showing off your awesomely appointed kitchen, the hidden dishwasher that’s concealed inside a drawer will take care of the mess. What a cool innovation! Paul can’t wait to see what Fisher & Paykel comes up with next so he can incorporate it into his latest reno.

Check out some of the slick applications where Paul Lafrance Design has installed top-of-the-line Fisher & Paykel appliances, including the ultra-slick pop-up gas cook surface & a gorgeous gas-powered stainless steel cook top! Want to find some other cool products or services used on the shows? Come on by our Friends page to check out some of the best in the business.

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Napoleon Fireplaces & Grills

Napoleon Grills & Classic Fireplace

Ahh, the iconic North American deck activity: Barbequing! We sure love our barbequed dinners (and lunches, and breakfasts…let’s not limit ourselves!) on the deck, but the barbeque is often an afterthought when it comes to planning your deck. But the design aspect is a discussion for another time. Today the question is not where to but your barbeque, but which should you use?

For a custom built-in barbeque unit, Paul loves Napoleon Grills. When it comes to such an important and frequently-used feature in your yard, you want the best of the best. With a variety of options for a personalized grill, the possibilities are endless, and any chef from weekend hobbyist to gourmet professional can get exactly the features they need. And that’s just the grill. Since these units are installed into a non-combustible enclosure, you’ll get to personalize that too. On “Decked Out“, Paul has matched these units with stone facing, stone counters, and even lit glass for a stunning cooking area that looks as fantastic as it cooks.

For a smaller space investment, Napoleon freestanding grills are no slouch either, and share many of the same options as the built-ins. The team likes to pair them with built-in side tables to expand your work space, and the sleek & stylish look of the grills makes it easy to create a gorgeous barbeque area. In his designs, Paul never lets barbeque placement become an afterthought, and these are grills that you’ll be proud to showcase on your deck.

Classic FireplaceGrills aren’t the only way to exercise expertise with fire, so it’s only natural that Paul Lafrance Design looks to Classic Fireplace for many of the fire features we use in our projects. Like the Napoleon line of grills, these fireplace solutions have a variety of options that help make every installation unique.

Paul & the crew has loved working with these fine folks on “Decked Out” and “Disaster Decks“, because they are passionate about their products and their clients. It shows not only in their service, but in the very thorough manuals that they provide with their products, which make for a quick installation and a flawless finish. No joke: Nobody wants to lose hours of time trying to interpret obscure instructions, but for some manufacturers, manuals are just an afterthought.

See you next week for another installment in our spotlight series!

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