Ital Solutions: inspired modular storage systems

Ital Solutions offers inspired Italian design, with solutions for modular wall systems and wardrobes. Recently introduced at the 2018 Interior Design Show, Ital Solutions is the latest addition to Space Solutions’ offerings, and we’re very excited about these new modern looks and styles.

Ital Solutions wall units

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Atlante arrangement A002, featuring matt piacenza lacquer (base and diagonal doors), anthracite lacquered metal, maya bronze (tower on right) and bench in knotted oak.

The Atlante series of Ital Solutions wall units come in a wide range of intriguing shapes, finishes and materials. Cabinets come in laminate or lacquer finish options, and may include drawers, doors or open shelves. Some components are fabricated in sheet metal, such as the structure surrounding the diagonal doors in the image above.

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Atlante arrangement A070, featuring textured matt chalk white and textured dark cement (wall units), anthracite lacquered metal (left wall), tetris metal wall unit in anthracite with oak inlay, and base cabinets and bench in gray ash.

Components for many Ital Solutions Atlante arrangements are mounted to the wall independently, allowing for customization to suit your space and your needs. Colour schemes can be monochromatic or feature finishes that complement each other. Some components, such as the “tetris” wall unit in the above image, can be outfitted with backlighting for decorative accents.

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Atlante arrangement A036, featuring textured light knotted (base cabinets, TV backer, upper door), matt chalk white (structure), matt hot gray (doors) and matt olive lacquered metal inserts.

Other configurations in the Ital Solutions Atlante series produce more complete wall units, making them ideal for use in living spaces as media centers, home offices and more. Doors may lift up or fold down; while this detail isn’t shown in the above image, the horizontal matt hot gray face on the left side of this combination is designed to fold down and serve as a simple desk surface.

Ital Solutions wardrobes

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Logica wardrobe, featuring doors in the Puzzle series in matt chalk white.

The Logica series of Ital Solutions comprises wardrobes, for use in bedrooms and anywhere where clothing storage is needed. Logica wardrobes can come with either hinged or overlapping sliding door panels, in a wide variety of patterns and finish combinations.

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Logica wardrobe, featuring doors in the Strike series in mother-of-pearl lacquer, heat-treated oak, gloss Piacenze gray glass and silver mirror.

Some Logica wardrobe door options, like the Strike pattern, combine a variety of finish options, including glass, mirror, lacquer and wood laminate. A hinged door configuration – not shown – will also incorporate an integrated handle option. For sliding doors, simply grab the end of the door and push.

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Logica wardrobe, featuring doors in the Kelly series in gloss mother-of-pearl glass, gloss chalk white glass and hot coloured satin glass.

Logica wardrobes from Ital Solutions not only have multiple finish and pattern options, but you can select interior configurations from a wide range of accessory options. Accessories for Logica interiors include wardrobe rails, drawers, valet hooks, glass shelves, pullout racks for pants and shoes and even lighting.

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Logica wardrobe accessories include pullout pant racks (left) and pullout shoe racks (right), plus many more options.


Direct from Italy, Ital Solutions is now on display at our showroom, where you can see examples of Logica wardrobes as well as an Altante wall unit, and all the exciting finish options.

If you would like more information on Ital Solutions and how to get started on your modern storage solution, please contact us at info@spacesolutions.ca.


The Multi-functional Wall Bed

We’ve been making custom murphy beds for many years, including murphy beds with integrated desk options. Space Solutions is pleased to introduce the latest option for our bed offerings, the multi-functional wall bed. This modern wall bed system allows for a desk or shelves to be installed on the outside of the bed – surfaces which stay level when the bed is lowered so you don’t have to clear them when using your new custom bed.

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The multifunctional wall bed offers stable desk option that is easy to operate.

Using the Stella system, we recently constructed this double wall bed using high-gloss white for the exterior doors, as well as for the desk surface. The cabinet was built using supermat antracita. This combination of white with antracita is proving to be quite popular, and was a success in this custom cabinet project also. We also used high-gloss white for the backers on the cabinet, including a simple headboard treatment behind the sleeping area.

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The desk on this wall bed is synchronized with the bed platform so it stays level when lowered, and acts as a stable base.

The Stella system is available in both vertical and horizontal bed orientations are available for either double or queen size beds. In all cases, the Stella comes with a desk surface.

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The Stella offers a deep surface that may be used as a desk or table.

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When lowered, the Stella wall bed is supported by a foot as well as the synchronized desk surface and its brackets.

Custom Stella wall beds may additionally include an upper storage shelf in most scenarios, and the Stella also is available in a horizontal orientation. (Horizontal Stella wall beds with an upper shelf are not available in a double size, only queen.)

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On a horizontal queen Stella wall bed, the optional upper shelf acts as the bed’s foot when lowered.

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The addition of the optional upper shelf makes your custom wall bed a true work station solution.

Space Solutions is pleased to offer additional custom wall bed solutions, such as the Luna system. Ideal for family room solutions where a desk surface isn’t needed, the Luna is available in either double or queen sizes, and both come with either two or three shelves. The Luna does not come in a horizontal orientation, but is still ideal for many spaces, whether you live in a house or a condo.

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Luna offers either two or three shelves to take full advantage of the front of your custom wall bed.

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The shelves on the Luna are synchronized with the bed when lowered and act as its feet for support.

All of our custom wall bed solutions can be as simple or elaborate as you require. Space Solutions offers endless finish options, and whether you need only the wall bed itself, or need to fill your room with additional custom cabinetry, Space Solutions has a custom wall bed solution for you. To get started, call us during business hours at 416.322.5575, or after hours, use this handy form to request an in-home consultation!


Space Solutions at the 2018 Interior Design Show

Space Solutions at IDS 2018 booth 228

Space Solutions is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2018 Interior Design Show, January 18-21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We will have a variety of displays at our booth, including:


Ital Solutions is an exciting new line of stylish, modular storage solutions by Gruppo Tomasella. The line includes dynamic designs for wall units and wardrobes, offering solutions for work, sleep or play. Come see us at IDS 2018 at booth #228!

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Ital Solutions features a variety of wardrobe concepts in exciting designs, such as “Strike”

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Ital Solutions wall units come in intriguing shapes and finishes for exciting storage solutions

Look for Ital Solutions to appear at our showroom in the weeks following this year’s Interior Design Show. But to get the first look at this exciting line, please visit us at booth #228 January 18-21.


The custom sofa Murphy Bed

The sofa Murphy Bed combination – a concept that has been around for a while, but marks a newer addition to our Murphy Bed offerings at Space Solutions. One of the main reasons to install a Murphy Bed is to allow a room to serve other purposes aside from sleeping quarters. We often see them used in home offices and family rooms, especially with the rising popularity of smaller condo units in Toronto. Even a larger room may need to serve multiple purposes, and the project highlighted here is a great example of how combining a Murphy Bed with a sofa can change how you use your space for the better.

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This multi-purpose room features a home office, a sofa and a Murphy Bed for guests.

In this project, the room will mostly be used as a work area, and also for entertaining. But the simple addition of a custom sofa in front of the Murphy Bed opens up further possibilities. With the couch located close to the window, it not only provides a comfortable seating area with a view, it is also well positioned facing the built-in wall unit on the opposite wall, which houses a television and its components. The structure is built using a combination of melamine and thermo laminates in Morning Dew, in a satin finish. All the cabinets in the project feature LED lighting for display, task and reading light, without compromising the viewing experience when watching TV.

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The LED lights above the TV may be turned off from the sofa with a remote control.

So let’s talk about the sofa Murphy Bed and how this works. The idea is that moving the entire couch in order to get to the bed is not what you want to do – you don’t want to drag your sofa across the room, and in many cases, you don’t have the space to do that – after all, you’re already considering a Murphy Bed as a space saver! To bring this all together, we incorporate the sofa with the Murphy Bed. You can see in the image below that the sides of the Murphy Bed are extra wide, resulting in what we often call “flutes”. This is to help maintain spacing around the bed cabinet, and indeed, the sofa may be secured against those flutes to keep everything aligned. So rather than having to relocate the entire sofa, you instead simply remove the back and bottom cushions, and lower the Murphy Bed over the sofa frame, like below.

Custom queen size Murphy Bed with integrated sofa

The transition from sofa to Murphy Bed is seamless and easy.

This combination of sofa with Murphy Bed allows us to still use genuine Murphy Wall Beds of Canada’s hardware, which we use on our other Murphy Bed projects. The project shown here features a queen size Murphy Bed, but we can also do this combination with single and doubles – we can even combine a sofa with a side-tilt (horizontal) Murphy Bed, provided it is a double or a queen (a single side tilt does not protrude far enough to clear the frame on the sofa). Space Solutions works with a custom sofa builder to design a sofa that is comfortable and stylish for this complete solution. You can specify the fabric, the legs, even design of the arms.

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A genuine sofa with a genuine Murphy Bed is genuinely perfect.

As always, we design our Murphy Bed projects with you and your space in mind. Choose from an extensive series of finish and panel options, plus endless hardware choices and upgrades. This queen size Murphy Bed includes an angles headboard at the back – so you can sit up and watch TV from bed if you wish – plus LED reading lights that may be easily controlled with a remote without getting up. A genuine Murphy Bed uses a real mattress – spring or coil – up to 10″ thick for great comfort.

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A real mattress is the hallmark of a proper custom Murphy Bed.

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To see an example of the sofa Murphy Bed in person, you can visit our showroom at the Sunnybrook Plaza, where we can show you our full range of options, finishes and custom cabinets for every space in your home. To get started on your sofa Murphy Bed project, call us during business hours at 416.322.5575, or after hours, use this handy form to request an in-home consultation!

Photos by Aaron Mason.


Melamine Sliding door colour options

Sliding Doors with Melamine Panels in Tuxedo and Ivory Aluminum hardware TorontoMelamine sliding doors? Why, yes! Space Solutions continues to expand product selection for our sliding door program. The latest is a new assortment of standard melamine colours – these sixteen finishes all come in 1/4″ melamine, ideal for use in our door hardware.  These melamine sliding door finishes are sure to provide enough variety to suit most styles and preferences. Even better, these boards are all double-sided, making them ideal for use in room dividers where both sides are visible. The image shown here depicts a set with Ivory panels top and bottom, with a band of Tuxedo in the middle. You may combine the melamine panels with glass and/or mirror to create an endless series of scenarios that are as unique as you. White Chocolate has been a very hot colour since it was introduced. Like many of the finishes in this collection, it is also available in the standard 3/4″ board we use for cabinet construction – so you can carry the colour theme throughout your home! Or use it to contrast Dark Chocolate! White chocolate looks great with aluminum hardware.

Space Solutions Standard melamine colour options for sliding doors Toronto melamine sliding door Click the image here to enlarge the colour selection. We have physical samples of these finishes at the showroom so you can see exactly how they look with the door hardware. As always, we produce our melamine sliding doors in house for a perfect fit, every time. For a quick quote, why not use this handy form.  Or use this one for a free in home consultation.

Our selection of materials and hardware for our sliding door program continues to evolve. For the most up to date options, please see our Doors page.


Introducing Coloured Glass for Sliding Doors!

Black and Pink Back Painted Glass doors

We’re thrilled to introduce new options for our successful Niagara series sliding door program. The glass inserts are back-painted, so they are fully opaque; no matter what you have behind the doors, things will be concealed, and your room will be beautiful and unique.  The doors pictured to the left use a combination of Black and Shocking Pink.

White and Green Back Painted Glass Sliding doors

With over a dozen colours to choose from, you can create truly unique combinations to suit your style and decor.  Create a scheme that compliments your furniture or a piece of art on your walls.  For coloured glass options, we use 6mm Starfire glass, which is glass that has its iron content vastly reduced, so you are working with truly clear glass that doesn’t have a green tone that would conflict with the colour selected. The set on the right uses a combination of White and Pear Green.

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These doors are great in office spaces, too.  Close off your Guest closet with a set that makes a statement, and runs smoothly. The colour palette is still evolving, but so far includes a few shades of blue, some greens and yellows, and some gorgeous neutral tones, like Oyster.  We have physical samples of the glass at our showroom now.

The images shown all feature regular Starfire glass, which is glossy. You have the further option of having the glass Acid-Etched, which gives it that frosted look and texture, and softens the brightness to a wonderful effect. These doors will look great in any room in the home, or office.

* Note: Back-Painted glass is not recommended for use in Room Divider applications, where the backside of the doors will be regularly seen and handled, as it the backside is noticeably different from the front.


Sliding Door Program

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Our Niagara Series program for sliding doors has been a big success  We continue to explore new materials to combine with the hardware to create unique door systems.  By far, the most popular option is the White Lami glass, creating a frosted glass look, without the expense of blasted glass.  We have also been incorporating mirror and board inserts, sometimes within the same door panel, to great effect.  Board inserts are available in 9 standard colors, but we have also used material to custom laminate the board, which means a nearly endless array of options.  Click here to view a PDF that shows you the standard offerings for panel colours; of course, you should make your decision based on physical samples.