2017 Wood Diamond Award
Symphony Kitchens (Toronto, ON)
Main Category: Kitchen
Sub Category: Design
Dollar Amount: Under $25,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
We manufacture 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 unique and satisfy our customers with the service beyond their expectations
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
Exterior finish was MDF painted high-gloss finish. We construct our cabinet boxes from 3/4″ Maple Melamine which we purchase from McFeddens Inc. in Toronto, Ontario. Our cabinet backs are 3/4″ Maple Melamine. At exposed cabinet surfaces, we utilise 3/4″ finished panels. We use Blumotion under-mount full extension drawer slides and Blum European Compact hinges with Blumotion. Install various cabinet inserts provided by McFeddens Inc & Richelieu. Dovetail Drawer boxes are supplied by Atlantic Doors Inc.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
We used 3/4" MDF Plum Creek for all painted doors, panels and fillers.
3/4" Maple Melamine Interior for all the cabinets.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Island was the focal point of this kitchen. Our clients Vova & Julia they love entertaining and they wanted to have an island big enough to fit as many friends and family as possible. For that reason, we made the countertop overhang on 3 sides. To bring more attention to the island we used glass inserted panels with LED lights. It was a real challenge for production to make everything work. We provided access to LED and glass by making cabinets with an access panel on the back. Matching sandblasted glass was used above the sink and in the end pantry cabinet. Glass door where made with 3 side rail to show more glass and make it stand out.
Also to add interest we used a light grey high gloss mixed with a white high gloss which added a nice design element to the overall look.
After the kitchen was installed there were a lot of positive feedback from family and friends. Especially kids who could not stop playing with colourful LED lights built into the island.
How has being a member of the CMA 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 events that connect people & 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.
With design competition, we get a chance to show our clients our work and become more recognizable in our industry.
List any items that were outsourced.
All cabinet fabrication & finishing were completed in our shop. All cabinet boxes face frames and assembly was done in our shop as well. All cabinets and trim were installed by our installers. Plumbing fixtures, countertop and trims were provided by the customer and other trades installed them.