THE PLACE: Undertaking a huge renovation can be overwhelming, especially when you have to choose different products from many different companies and locations. That’s why Ridgeview Homes opened Design Palacein 2015. Not only is it the design centre for home buyers of their own new builds, but this large showroom is open to other homeowners seeking help with renovations. Design Palace is truly a one-stop shop for renovations of all kinds. Regardless of what type of project you’re undertaking, Design Palace professionals (contractors, project managers and interior designers) can help you pick everything from flooring to faucets and cupboards to tiles. They offer help with projects as big as a whole kitchen renovation and as small as a backsplash replacement – they do it all.
THE STYLE: When you walk in to Design Palace, you’ll see real examples and vignettes of what is possible with their help. First, a gorgeous white kitchen with a large island. Proceed further into the showroom and you’ll find rows of faucets, beautiful showers and tubs, flooring samples and more. Can’t figure out how everything you like will come together? You don’t have to imagine it. The Design Palace team will create a 3D panoramic rendering so you can see the result before you commit.
WHAT’S HOT: Tubs and vanities from Quebec’s EVOS brand are popular picks at Design Palace. Clean, modern design is showcased in most displays, from the faucets and countertops to the designer kitchen right inside the door. Many shoppers also love the flexibility: Design Palace can be as involved as you like. You can simply pick your products and have your own contractor do the work in your home, or you can have Design Palace experts install and manage your project start to finish. Everything can be tailored to your preference.
FAVOURITES: The Man Cave built in to the far end of Design Palace is a popular draw for visitors who like to imagine a similar entertaining space in their own homes. The same goes for the freestanding soaker tubs – imagine yourself relaxing in a soothing bubble bath in one of these at the end of your renovation. Truly worth it.