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At The Kitchen Place, we believe that the kitchen is the hub of the home. People seem to naturally gravitate there. With so many couples working, a great deal of our time spent at home seems to be spent in the kitchen. An attractive, functional kitchen will make the time spent there more enjoyable.

One of the most important things is the design. It doesn’t matter how large your space is – if it’s poorly organized and badly laid out, it will be awkward to work in. At The Kitchen Place, we specialize in design. We analyze all aspects of your lifestyle and apply them to your kitchen. How many cooks share the meal preparation ? What type of meals do you prepare – intricate gourmet dishes or fast and easy microwave entrees? How many people eat in the kitchen at one time? These and other questions are used as the basis for designing your dream kitchen.

Planning a renovation can seem overwhelming. The professionals at The Kitchen Place are there to help you. They will manage as much of the project as you want or as little as you need. The Kitchen Place will bring together an award-winning designer with skilled and licenced trades to ensure all goes exactly according to plan.

The perfect kitchen or bath design has many facets. There are a wide range of storage and space-saving accessories to make your kitchen more functional. At The Kitchen Place, your designer will bring together a collection of door styles, finishes, countertops and flooring, with the best layout for you in a manner that brings balance and style to your home.

Click on the getting started link and see how the process works.


  • First, visit “The Kitchen Place” showroom. There you will have the opportunity to meet with your designer, walk through full size kitchen displays, and see products and ideas that range from traditional to the most current trends.
  • At the showroom, the designer will want to learn more about your needs. You’ll talk about the way you like to use your kitchen for cooking and entertaining, and you’ll set a realistic budget range that you are comfortable with. Working together with your designer, you will make some tentative selections in wood species, door style, door finish and counter top materials.
  • Next, you’ll schedule a visit to your home. A detailed design survey will be filled out at this time with site measurements and information about your decorating style. It’s important that we develop a comprehensive “Wish List” now so the features and items you want are integrated into the design instead of added on afterwards. This helps us design and build the perfect kitchen for your needs – while still meeting your budget expectations. You may download the designsurvey.pdf to help you get started
  • After your designer has completed the design, you’ll return to the showroom for a complete multi-media presentation and see first hand what “The Kitchen Place” can do for you. You’ll see a design created especially for you, with top views, side views and 3-D perspectives of your new kitchen.
  • Make any final adjustments to your design and confirm your earlier choices. Your designer may also suggest accent colours and styles for decorating the kitchen and adjacent rooms.
  • Determine how much of the work you wish to do yourself. “The Kitchen Place” would like to coordinate your whole project but we will do as little work, or as much, as you want. We can deliver a full “turn-key product completely installed and ready for your enjoyment, or simply provide you with new cabinets, or anything in between – the choice is yours.
  • “The Kitchen Place” will provide you with a written contract that details your costs and what work, products and materials you will receive. The contract even includes a “hold-back”. You don’t pay fully until you are fully satisfied. There are no surprises when you work with “The Kitchen Place”.

    “The Kitchen Place” has been in business for 35 years in Oshawa and we are committed to making you a satisfied customer. Your referral business is extremely important to us. Ask around and see for yourself.

Doors+Finishes – Alder




  • Wide range of colours and patters
  • Heatproof
  • Waterproof
  • Can be used with undermount sinks
  • Can look institutional
  • Can be noisy
  • Hard on breakables and knives
  • Needs to be sealed
  • Can stain
  • No warranty on material
Silestone, Cambria, Caestone, Hanstone, LG
  • Stain resistant
  • No sealers required
  • Very difficult to scratch
  • Joints are inconspicuous
  • Ten year warranty
  • Only diamond or precious stone is harder than Quartz
  • High polished look like Granite
  • Hard on breakables and knives
  • Can be noisy
  • Need to use trivets to prevent cracks from thermo shock
Solid Surfacing
(Corian®, Infinity, Staron, Earthstone, Gibraltar)
  • Invisible seams
  • Can be repaired
  • Waterproof, so it can be used with undermount sinks
  • Integral sinks available made of solid surfacing
  • Hygienic
  • Ten year warranty
  • Hot pots can damage surface – must use trivet
  • Can scratch but is repairable
  • Non shiny look
(Formica, Arborite, Wilsonart, Pionite)
  • Hundreds of colour choices
  • Inexpensive
  • No warranty
  • Hot pans and knives will damage surface
  • Damages can not be repaired
  • Can’t use under mount sinks
  • Not water resistant on seams
Stainless Steel
  • Heatproof and waterproof
  • Can be used with under mount sinks
  • Won’t fade, rust or chip
  • Can dent, scratch,
  • Shows water marks and mineral deposits
  • Noisy
  • Wide variety of colours and patterns
  • Heatproof and waterproof
  • Grout lines trap food, dirt and stains
  • Noisy
  • Hard on breakables
  • Not hygienic
  • Beautiful when new
  • Great for chopping and knives
  • Scratches can be sanded out
  • Not heatproof or waterproof
  • Needs to be oiled
  • Spilled foods can stain
  • High maintenance


Here you may download a design survey that will help you and us better understand exactly what you are looking for in a kitchen. Please choose the document format that best suits your needs. When you have finished printing the survey, fill it out and bring it into our showroom and we will go over it with you.
Click here to download PDF