Space Solutions on Houzz

Space Solutions in Toronto, ON on Houzz

Photos of our work on Houzz have been added to Ideabooks over 10,000 times! That means a lot of you are finding inspiration in our projects. Below are five of our most popular projects on Houzz – comprising Built-ins, a Murphy Bed, even an entire Master Bedroom including Wardrobes. Click through the images to see full galleries of these projects, and see what inspires you!

Toronto Waterfront Condo by Space Solutions on Houzz

 

 
 

Family Room Antique White Built-In by Space Solutions on Houzz

 

 
 

North Toronto Home Office with Murphy Bed by Space Solutions on Houzz

 

 
 

Midtown Toronto Family Room Fireplace Surround Treatment by Space Solutions on Houzz

 

 
 

Midtown Toronto Master Bedroom by Space Solutions on Houzz

 


5 custom storage projects to inspire you in 2016

How are you going to get organized in 2016? Maybe it’s time to overhaul your closet with a custom closet design, or you’re ready to tackle the family room with custom cabinets, or maybe this is the year you get your home office fully organized and set up to take that next step. Space Solutions offers solutions for these and other spaces throughout your home with custom cabinetry in endless finish options. You’re ready to take that next step – here are 5 projects from our Houzz listing to inspire you, and get you on your way to clearing your New Year’s resolutions.

A contemporary home office

This installation showcases an L-shaped home office scenario, with included wire management channels room for two work stations. The laminates used on the custom cabinets are white “super matte” (an exciting, ultra-smooth finish, available in a variety of solid colours) and southwester woodgrain melamine. Drawers feature lateral file runners, for both legal and letter sized files. We also installed high-intensity LED strip lighting, embedded in the underside of the upper cabinets on both sides.

Custom closets

Even a simple reachin closet, done right, is an elegant effective solution to get you started on the right foot in 2016. Custom design allows us to design a custom closet that suits your needs, your space, your taste and your budget.

A custom Murphy bed

This side-tilt double Murphy bed uses chrome pulls and a beautiful melamine finish called “Linen”. The overhead and adjacent storage is stepped back, with the top-most levels all sitting just a little proud, creating a nice, simple detail. We also built a small desk area to the left of the bed, complete with over head storage and drawers. We can build our Murphy beds using a wide range of styles and finishes, and complement them with fully custom cabinetry around them, making your spare bedroom a home office, family room, library or more.

A wall unit with a fireplace

This project offers a bit of everything: wardrobes, drawer and laundry storage, a space for the TV and even a wall-mounted electric fireplace. When working with fireplaces you supply your own, and we build the cabinet to suit. Modern flat-panel fireplaces, just like flat-screen televisions, lend themselves nicely towards working with custom cabinets in any room.

A traditional library

This den was outfitted with luxurious stained wood to create a beautiful and functional library. The ultimate in custom cabinetry, featuring traditional five-piece solid wood on doors and drawer fronts, and real wood (maple) veneer on shelves and side panels, Space Solutions will have your custom den, home office, wall unit or library stained to suit and beautifully finished.

Free in-home consultation

Feeling inspired yet? These are merely a starting point of what Space Solutions can do for you. Get organized in 2016 with custom cabinets and storage solutions throughout your home. Book your free in-home consultation now by calling us at 416.322.5575 or make a request with this handy form.


Space Solutions reviews and testimonials

Reviews and testimonials are more important than ever, and at Space Solutions, we work extra hard behind the scenes to make sure your experience with us exceeds your expectations. We are quite proud of the reviews and testimonials we receive from our customers, as referrals and first hand recommendations are so important. Whether you are a first-time customer or someone for whom we have worked before, you deserve to have your project completed on time and accurate. And we want our customers to come back to us for their next project, whether it’s in the same home or down the line, and if you haven’t worked with us before, you need to know that you can trust Space Solutions to be the right fit for you.

Barb Larocque owner Space Solutions

Done the right way on time is my goal for every order. I work behind the scenes to make it happen.” – Barb Larocque, Owner, Space Solutions.ca

HomeStars, “the leading online community of homeowners and home improvement companies throughout Canada”, is a great resource for consumers. The companies listed on HomeStars cover the entire home improvement spectrum, from plumbers, roofers and electricians, to landscapers, designers and yes, closet storage professionals like us. HomeStars recently announced that in addition to continuing to host real, authentic reviews from consumers and providing an Average Review Score for quick reference, they have added a Star Score, which combines reviews with other factors, helping consumers make an even more informed buying decision. Space Solutions is pleased to note that as of October 2015, we have an Average Review Score of 9.5 out of 10, and the needle on our Recommendation Meter is firmly in the green.

Want to see exactly what people are saying about Space Solutions on HomeStars? You can read all our reviews and testimonials on our listing here. For more information about HomeStars and how they work, read their About page here. Have we done work for you recently, and you’d like to share your experience? Click the Write a Review box on our listing and follow the instructions.

Space Solutions Reviews and Testimonials

You can also read reviews and testimonials of our work on Houzz, which is a wonderful image-focused portal for design and home improvement companies. You can find reviews on our Houzz profile here, and again, if you would like to submit a review, click on Review Me.

Space Solutions on Houzz


12 Ways to Work Your Wardrobe

Here’s a great article on Houzz with some very useful closet organizing tips! Of course, we can provide elegant, functional and reasonable custom closet solutions for you, but these pointers are useful both for maintaining your solution, or even if you’re not in the market for one.

You can visit our Houzz profile here, where we showcase many of our more interesting projects and offerings!


High-Gloss Laminate Trends

work station Loft High-gloss laminates are in higher demand than ever before, and Space Solutions offers a full range of incredible colors from a variety of sources. Where once upon a time, if you wanted a glossy finish on your cabinets you needed to invest in lacquer finishes – which we still offer as well – you can now choose from a dynamic pallette of solid colors, woodgrains and other patterns with a durable, high-gloss finish for less cost. The home office to the left is from a recent project in a loft space near Liberty Village in Toronto. We used a high-gloss finish called Antracita for the cabinet exteriors – doors, drawer fronts, fillers and end panels. The dark gray hue of the high-gloss board is highly reflective, and brings light to a space in a way that a traditional matte dark finish never could. The cabinet interiors were done using a matte version of the same color. As a contrast, here we used a textured woodgrain melamine called Castellina for the open shelves and back panel above the work surface, and for that surface itself we used a laminate in a stainless steel finish. You can see more of this project on our Houzz page, where we show other angles, and also some additional cabinets in a high-gloss white in the entertaining area. This loft offered an interesting challenge with its rustic restored flooring and exposed brick, and the high-gloss finish proved to be an amazing complement.

High Gloss White Built-In Wardrobe TorontoNo question, white remains the most popular choice in high-gloss laminates, as it is readily available in all formats that we work with – melamine, thermoplastic, HPLs, and more. A high-gloss thermoplastic option is important if you wish to have a formed, shaker-style door, for example, or if you prefer to have the laminate wrap the edge on a flat slab door, instead of the seam you get using melamine and separate edgebanding. But considering that the preference for high-gloss tends to coincide most often with a preference for a flat, linear style, the color options are broadening all the time. Here’s a wardrobe we did for another customer in their condo. We used a high-gloss white thermo laminate, which wraps the edges of the material without seams. Again, as if often the case, we used regular white melamine for the cabinet interiors – basically, you want all the aspects that you see on a regular basis to match, and be that higher-end finish, but there’s no point in using the high-gloss material on the interior where it won’t be seen. Combined with our old favorite, the “towel bar” handle, it makes for a classic combination.

Here are some other examples of different ways to use high-gloss materials on your next project!

high gloss door

This cabinet was constructed largely using a melamine finish called Aria. But this dual-purpose cabinet needed an innovative way to conceal a television, so we added a sliding panel using a high-gloss melamine called Euroline 2.






sliding closet doors

This project featured high-gloss drawer fronts inside the closet, and high-gloss white panels using our sliding door hardware for a truly unique result.






two tone Murphy Bed

Here’s a twist on working with high-gloss. In this case, we used a green apple high-gloss for the back panels on this wood grain Murphy Bed. In combination with the LED lights we added across the top, the contrast of the glossy backers with the matte melamine really stands out.

Come to our showroom, where we can show you our full range of high-gloss options, and see how we work. And then set up an in-home consultation to meet with our of our designers, who will take measurements and go through concepts with you, and come up with a plan for your next project. Ready to book now? Fill out this handy form and one of us will be in touch to get started!


Reviews and testimonials for Space Solutions

Reviews and testimonials are always welcome, and are the best way for us to know how we’re doing! We’re always happy to get feedback, and make changes if required. While most often our customers will give us feedback directly, it’s also great when they tell other folks. There’s a few different places online where you can post public reviews of Space Solutions and our work, so you can spread the word – and so potential customers can also learn a bit about us and what we’re like. We’d like to share a few of these review sites with you today.

Homestars testimonials HomeStars is a great resource for consumers to find feedback on contractors in a whole range of home improvement categories, from roofing to plumbing, and yes, for closet and cabinet work too. Have a read through our reviews here, and if you’d like to contribute one of your own, click on “Write a Review” on our listing. It costs nothing to sign up, and you may post anonymously if you prefer, but it’s easier to thank you and respond if you use your name!

Houzz testimonials houzz is a wonderful website, showcasing designers, decorators and manufacturers for all aspects of home remodeling. If you’re considering a renovation, browse though thousands of images and create your own ideabooks, and interact with the designers and suppliers to come up with the right look and solution for your home. You can view our profile here, where we’ve uploaded some of our finest images, and you can view our reviews here. If you’d like to write your own review of our work on houzz, you can do so here.

Google plus testimonials Over on google+, we’ve got a profile that we’re just starting to use, and we’ve love to get some reviews there also. We’re not as active there as we are on other social media sites, but we’re working on catching up! You can find our profile here. To post a review, click on the pencil symbol towards the top of the page.

Closets.ca testimonials Closets.ca is a search portal specifically devoted to closet companies, and they offer variations for different cities across the country. Our profile is viewable here, and if you’d like to add a review to our profile, click on “Write a Review” at the top of the page.

 

It’s important to note that Space Solutions doesn’t post any of these reviews – they have all been submitted directly to the various sites by consumers, and all these sites vet and moderate reviews, ensuring accuracy and fairness, even if a review is less than glowing.  We’re proud of the high rate of excellent reviews that we have received thus far, and work very hard behind the scenes to keep it that way. Our reputation is integral to our success, so it’s in our best interests to do things well, and do them right; and if they’re not, to make them so. If you would like more information about how we work, what we do, or even about submitting a testimonial or providing feedback, feel free to shoot us an email.