Your Kitchen is the Heart of Your Home
It’s where families gather to cook, dine and share with one another. Big or small, your kitchen matters. So when you’re building or renovating, you want to make sure you end up with a kitchen you’re proud to call your own.
At Spectrum Kitchens, we know that your space and style is unique, so your kitchen should be too. Our dedicated team will work with you from start to finish, so you end up with a kitchen customized to your individual needs.
Our custom kitchen services include:
- Design consultation;
- Conceptual drawings;
- On-site measuring;
- Shop drawings;
- Production drawings;
- Order implementation;
- Installation; and
- Follow-up service.
Spectrum Kitchens, initially called Cartier Kitchens Ottawa, was formed in 2008 by Peter Summers, Sandra McLaurin, and Lori Di Saverio. The three partners teamed up after the company they worked for together for many years closed their doors.
It’s a winning dynamic, as Peter brought his hands-on experience to the table, while Lori and Sandra had built a healthy repertoire of both large and small-scale builders and developers they knew would need a new supplier.
For the first few months, Lori and Sandra ran the business from their homes, while Peter juggled his role as co-owner of the new business with a short-term contract with their former employer to close down the showroom and service out existing clients.
In 2009, they found a space on Slack Rd. in Nepean and opened a small showroom and office space. For the next five years, they worked predominantly with builders and contractors in the city.
When their lease was up in the spring of 2014, they found a new home on Hazeldean Road in Kanata. With a large space in a very prominent location, the three partners knew this was a place they could grow their business and expand into the retail market. So, they opened temporary office space in another vacant unit in the building, while renovating their new location to include a large showroom and second floor offices.
At this point, deciding the time was right to rebrand their company, the partners changed the name of the business to Spectrum Kitchen and Bath Design to reflect the wide spectrum of design options they offer to builders, contractors, renovators and homeowners.
Today, when you walk into their 2,000 square foot state-of-the-art showroom, you can experience about 10 different kitchens and two bathrooms. The displays are updated frequently to reflect the latest in styles and colours.
Spectrum Kitchens has two main suppliers for their cabinetry: Cartier Kitchens and Cortina Kitchens.
Cartier Kitchens cabinetry is manufactured in Brampton, Ontario, and is 100% Canadian owned and operated. They are the main supplier for Spectrum Kitchens because of their solid reputation and quality workmanship.
If you’re in the market for a higher end kitchen, Cortina Kitchens offers a more customized selection of premium hardware and hand-crafted artisan finishes. You can even visit the Benjamin Moore store right next door and have your paint colour custom matched by Cortina Kitchens, adding another level of customization to your kitchen.
Spectrum Kitchens also offers a wide selection of counter tops, including laminates, Corian, Quartz and Granite.