Fisher Paykel Paul Lafrance Design Team - Brands We Trust

Fisher Paykel – Brands We Trust

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.

Custom Built The Onyx Backsplash Kitchen Season 1 Episode 2

The Onyx Backsplash Kitchen on Custom Built – Season 1 Episode 2

David and Laura’s home life revolves around cooking and entertaining in their kitchen. But with no counter space or room for their worldly wine collection, they must renovate their kitchen so they can host dinner parties in style. Paul completely guts the kitchen and changes the layout, giving them a central stove and a backlight stone onyx backsplash.

Been itching to get a closer look at the four projects revealed on HGTV Canada during last night’s episodes of “Custom Built”? Look no further!

Starting at 10pm ET, Paul & the crew renovated a tired old (and cold!) kitchen into a regal new space with plenty of cabinet space, state-of-the-art appliances, a stunning glass range hood, lots of spaces to store wine… and did we mention the glowing onyx backsplash? Oh yeah, there’s that too! Capping off “The Onyx Backsplash Kitchen” is a spooky zombie-themed vanity for a horror enthusiast couple!

Next is one of Paul’s favourite projects, a safe haven for a family who opens their home to foster kids in need. “The Movie Theatre Room” is a fun-for-all-ages, glitzy space for kids to call their own, creating a room for hanging out, watching movies, and sleeping comfortably at the end of a long day. Plus, the crew created a quirky bench for a couple of musicians in need of a place to store their many guitars!

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Venture Games Paul Lafrance Design Team - Brands We Trust

Venture Games – Brands We Trust

Known for being one of the very best in the business, Venture Games creates traditional, pro level gaming tables that are as elegant as they are functional. Each table is created domestically — no outsourcing overseas labour — by master crafters armed with passionate dedication & years of experience, using top quality materials. A little bit like us! Clearly, Paul working with Venture was a match made in Heaven.

Every single Venture Games gaming table is a work of art, made to order according to the client’s choice of customizations, which can include finishes, leathers, details and hardwoods. They carry a full complement of accessories, too, including leather dust covers made to fit your table, brushes, lighting, score boards & more! Your brand new table will also come with your own table care kit, including all the liquid wax, silicone spray, and other products that’ll keep your table perfect for years to come. You can check out their website here!

Plus, Venture Games tables come in a variety of shapes, sizes and uses, from competition-sized shuffleboard tables to smaller versions that fit well in a compact family home. And not just shuffleboard! When we chose the Winston ping pong table for our project, we knew that not only would the homeowners receive an excellently crafted & attractive play surface, they’d also have a beautiful and functional table that looks perfectly at home regardless of its dual nature! Constructed of solid 1-3/4″ thick rock hard maple, this is one that they’ll be passing down to the kids (and their kids’ kids!). With gaming tables like these, you’ll be moving your gaming room out of your basement and making it part of your daily living.

Friendly, enthusiastic and with fantastic customer service, Venture Games is a company that Paul Lafrance Design is proud to count among our suppliers. See you next week for another ‘We <3 It!’ Wednesday feature!

Custom Built New Project Photos

Custom Built New Project Photos!

Good morning everyone! Feast your eyes upon brand new gallery images showcasing the projects unveiled in last night’s “Custom Built” episodes on HGTV Canada.

First off, a single mother of three had her dream come true when Paul and the crew created the kitchen that she’d saved up for 20 years. “The Breakfast Bar Kitchen” of course includes a full-service breakfast station to help this busy family start their day off right, a peninsula table, wide-open galley kitchen, and a solid hardwood dining table that doubles as a beautiful ping-pong table! For another client, they created a retro media center, with classic stylings and modern luxury.

Then, a couple undergoing a whole-whole renovation ran out of design steam when they reached their master bedroom. Paul & the crew came to the rescue with a cozy and luxurious at-home getaway that maximizes their space. Plus, “The Rain Shower Master Bedroom” adds a stunning private bathroom which will be a relaxing haven for years to come. With space-saving the name of the game, the crew also creates a convertible coffee / four person dining table with elegant flair.

Join us next week on Twitter to get in on the air time fun! Find us at PaulLafranceDES & watch out for hashtag #CustomBuilt.

  • The Breakfast Bar Kitchen
  • The Rain Shower Master Bedroom
  • Retro Media Center
  • Transforming Table

Hidden Vision TV Mounts Paul Lafrance Design Team - Brands We Trust

Hidden Vision TV Mounts – Brands We Trust

As a radical and outside-the-box kind of guy, Paul is always on the lookout for unique design solutions for his projects. When we spotted the Hidden Vision TV Mounts, he couldn’t resist! These mounts are like nothing we’d ever seen before. They don’t just conceal the television, they make it disappear effortlessly and without a trace, turning it into a painting, decorative mirror, or hidden panel.

The idea is simple. It’s great to relax and let go of the day with your favourite television show (we recommend checking out Custom Built!), but when it’s not in use, that blank empty screen is pretty uninspiring. Plus, it takes up room that, if you’re like us, you’ve been yearning to fill with beautiful art and photography. For the person who never has enough space in their home for art, a Hidden Vision TV Mount is a must-have!

How does it work? The Hidden Vision TV Mount hinges with specially designed counter balancing linkage technology that neutralizes the weight of the TV. This makes the mount extremely easy to operate manually, so that it unfolds at just a touch. For even more convenience, motorized mounts can be created too! For additional versatility, there are three styles of mount, including a flip-around wall mount and two varieties of extending mounts for the TV-lover who enjoys watching from the comfort of their bed. From an installation point of view, Paul & the team finds these units to be easy to install, requiring no special modifications to the wall. Plus, their strength leaves you confident that your expensive television is safe & secure!

With such ingenious craftsmanship, we at Paul Lafrance Design just had to incorporate this cool & innovative product! Consider a Hidden Vision TV Mount for your next remodeling project, we think it’s well worth the investment. Join us next week for another ‘We <3 It!’ Wednesday!

Nortek Mechanical Services Paul Lafrance Design Team - Brands We Trust

Nortek Mechanical Services – Brands We Trust

A beautiful Paul Lafrance Design interior remodeling will create the look and feel you’ve always wanted, but don’t forget the importance of your home’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Without well-maintained and high quality HVAC equipment, even the most stunning home is hard to enjoy. For Paul, that’s where Mississauga-based Nortek Mechanical Services comes in.

In operation since the year 2000, Nortek Mechanical Services has both the experience and the dedication to get the job done right on all building mechanical systems. From residential to commercial applications, they’ll take care of your chillers; pumps & fan coils; boilers; packaged rooftop units; makeup air units; automation systems; air compressors; even specialized equipment like refrigeration units and dietary equipment. And they’ll be with you from start to finish, scheduling consults to determine your requirements, and then building, installing & maintaining your system! Plus, they’ll help you with energy audits, and retrofitting older equipment to keep your HVAC systems running smoothly.

Besides their extensive skills, the thing that sets Nortek Mechanical Services apart for Paul & his team is their dedication to excellence. The Nortek team approaches every job with professionalism and outstanding service, ensuring that the project is done right every time. Your finished project will be reliable and environmentally friendly, ready to serve you for years to come. And that’s not to mention the honest passion that shines through in their work, something that Paul always values in a contractor. Someone who truly loves their craft will always go the extra mile to ensure the job exceeds customer expectations. Visit them here, today!

We here at Paul Lafrance Design are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Nortek Mechanical Services and look forward to many more years to come as we bring our design & build services back inside the home! See you next week for another spotlight on another great company!

Custom Built – TV Eh? TV, Eh? – Paul Lafrance Brings his Crazy-Cool Designs Inside for Custom Built

Custom Built TV Eh

Escaping the winter cold, Paul Lafrance works from inside the home on new show Custom Built! Check out this article from TV, Eh? to get the scoop on Paul’s thoughts:

TV, Eh? – Paul Lafrance brings his crazy-cool designs inside for Custom Built – February 17th 2015

Custom Built Media Day Announcement Counting Down the Minutes until Custom Built Airs!

Custom Built Media Day

Happy Friday!! We’re counting down the minutes until Custom Built airs on HGTV Canada this coming Tuesday February 17th at 10pm ET.

Yesterday, Paul Lafrance talked about the premiere, offered a sneak peak of the first episode & described some of his favourite projects. Miss the airing times? We’ve got you covered!

First off, Paul appeared on the Humble & Fred Radio show! Skip ahead to 26:00 to catch his segment:
http://www.humbleandfredradio.com/listen-to-humble-and-fred/2015/02/-download-mp3-of-this-53.html

Then, he appeared on Moore in the Morning:
https://soundcloud.com/johnmoore-in-the-morning/february-12-2015

Next Paul stopped in at The Morning Show to share a sneak peek of the first episode of Custom Built!
http://globalnews.ca/video/1826764/hgtvs-lafrance-heads-indoors-for-unique-custom-designs/

Finally he appeared on News at Noon with Rosey Edeh:
http://globalnews.ca/video/1827454/paul-lafrance-is-personalizing-his-latest-renos

Phew – what a busy day!!

Haven in the City A Beautiful Project Designed & Constructed by The Paul Lafrance Design Team

Haven in the City

A beautiful project designed & constructed by the Paul Lafrance Design team, that creates a soothing haven in the bustling city. This stone-and-composite project features a cozy lounge enclosed by a beautiful water feature and is the perfect fit for the homeowner’s small yard.

Can we help you realize your dream for your outdoor living space?

Check out our design process on our ‘Backyard Design & Build’ page, and we’ll design the perfect haven for your home & lifestyle!

Check out Paul and his design team on HGTV.ca!

Client Testimonial – Ray, Andree and Adrian "The Design is Simply Perfection!!!"

Client Testimonial – Ray, Andree and Adrian

We’re delighted to share this testimonial from a satisfied client:

The design is simply perfection!!!

We absolutely love what you did with the box – adding a pergola to hold the mobile adds that finishing touch bringing continuity to both the deck element and the ramp.  You have gone way beyond what we could have ever imagined. The colours and layout are fantastic and we also love the wall feature. We are so excited to see this design transformed into reality.  Again thank you so much. Andree, Adrian and I could not be more satisfied. This is a 15 out of 10!!! The extra 5 is the wow factor!

Ray, Andree and Adrian.

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