If “traditional” is your style, Deslaurier Custom Cabinets can provide you with beautiful Walnut, Cherry or other rich woods.
But if you lean towards a more modern look ¬– as many have over the past 10 years or so – Deslaurier prides itself in delivering those clean lines and materials, too.
In business for more than 35 years, they’ve seen the styles and trends emerge. Sales manager Bob Gould explains that because the company is based on referral and repeat customers, room and cabinetry styles that change and evolve are something they see all the time and understand well.
White cabinetry and decor, for instance, became popular in the wake of dark woods. (“Although,” adds Bob, “White is always in style; it will never go away.”) Then came the interest in gray, and now – especially in high-end condos – there is the Modern style.
Deslaurier builds state-of-the-art custom cabinets for any room in the house – mostly kitchens and bathrooms; they also create highly-functional closets and storage space that look like works of art.
Deslaurier Custom Cabinets has a showroom and design centre on Baxter Road in Ottawa, and a large manufacturing facility and head office in Renfrew, Ont. It also has a warehouse and a smaller showroom in Renfrew.
Beyond Ottawa and Renfrew, there are Deslaurier Custom Cabinets dealers throughout the province, and the company’s product catalogue is the largest in the industry.
Because it’s a cabinet-manufacturing company, Deslaurier also does fine millwork; fireplace surrounds and shelves; custom bookcases; built-in entertainment units; cabinets for mud rooms and laundry rooms; complete wine rooms; and a full range of other custom creations. The company has also recently ventured into custom furniture-making for its high-end customers: bunk beds, for instance, or end tables to perfectly match and fit a space.
Customers are varied. Some are retail buyers who choose from the showroom. Many are builders, designers and renovators who send their customers to Deslaurier for their cabinetry.
The company is involved with the community – for instance, Habitat for Humanity projects and a kitchen for the Boys and Girls Club’s Camp Smitty.
Although “We’re a traditional company from the Valley”, the Modern style has had a big impact on the Deslaurier product line.
The website (www.deslaurier.ca) shows an array of products such as textured melamine, high-pressure laminates, acrylic, glass and metal doors and the popular flat-door styles.
“There’s been a big shift in the industry over the past 10 years,” says Bob. “We really know the trends.”