2014 Wood Diamond Award
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: European
Dollar Amount: Over $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
Symphony Kitchens Inc. manufactures a wide variety of products. Our main business is custom exclusive creative kitchens. Since we work with local home-builders, we also manufacture custom vanities, wall units, mud rooms, wine rooms, bars and millwork. Our goal is to make each project exclusive and satisfy our customers with the service beyond their expectations.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
3/4″ Maple Wood Doors
3/4″ Melamine Cabinets
Berenson Decorative Hardware
Blum Under-Mount Soft Closing Slides
Describe, in detail, the project/item’s construction.
Frame-less cabinet construction made out of 3/4 Melamine.
All cabinets where cut with Thermwood CNC Machine.
We also used Fraval Smart Edgebander
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Simplicity of Design
This kitchen project was designed for a new build house in a luxurious neighborhood of Toronto. The house was built for a couple that liked the beauty of simplicity. They wanted to keep it simple and bring out only certain details throughout the house. To keep the look as simple as possible we picked a shaker Chicago door style that had a small detail going vertically on each door. Decorative posts and the hood was custom made with the same molding that linked overall to the look of the kitchen.
The attention was emphasized to a simple clean backsplash since it has no electrical outlets on it just clean looking tiles and all the outlets where mounted under the cabinets.
The focal point is the decorative hood vent that was covered with wood to have the consistency of painted cabinets above. The size and the details of the hood bring the attention to the main focal point that is also highlighted by their four foot freestanding Thermador range. Two pull out cabinets are placed on each side of the stove; one for spices and the other one is for oils.
There are a lot of glass cabinets with glass shelves and pot lights inside them. They like to entertain and have people over on the weekend and when it’s dark outside the glass cabinets really make the kitchen bright and entertaining.
List any items that were outsourced (not produced by you or your shop).
Dovetail Maple Drawers
LED Lights Richelieu
All Blum Hardware
Glass: Decorative, Clear with broken lines
Please offer a brief explanation of how being a member of the CMA has benefited you and/or your business.
Being a member of CMA give us an opportunity to learn more about our industry and where it’s going. CMA always has great networking organization that connects people on their great events where we all exchange information on business processes, challenges and solutions. By reading forums and all the great information people are sharing it helps to get a better understanding of production and pricing.