In 2003, Robert purchased First Choice Kitchens with the company’s bookkeeper, where Robert gained further experience while working as a cabinet designer and managing their HRM location. When his partner decided to close First Choice Kitchens and Countertops in early 2013, Robert soon had an exciting new vision in mind and Aura Custom Cabinet Design was born. Aura was a chance for Robert to refine his focus in a new company, and to offer new product lines and design ideas in a great blend of selection, quality and value.
As kitchen and bath planner, designer, installer and previous manufacturer, Rob brings a unique combination of skills to Aura Custom Cabinet Design, ensuring a final product that balances beauty and function.
As a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), we look forward to representing the values and standards that come in part with being a member of the NKBA and to taking advantage of the NKBA’s advanced educational courses.
At Aura, we understand the importance of your project to you, your family and to the value of your home and are confident that, with our passion and our mission to achieve service excellence, Aura Custom Cabinet Design will answer your needs.
We believe that the key to a good design plan starts with a proper analysis of your needs, wants and style. We have put together an in-depth questionnaire that will help us establish these details for the most beneficial planning and design of your new space.
We have found that an essential part of creating the ideal design is through an in-home consultation to view your space or blueprints to help determine style, function and to maximize space usage. Here, we will also take detailed measurements and explore your choices from the array of cabinet styles, options and finish selections.
Following the consultation, we will bring your designs to life through 3D computer renderings. This allows us to customize every part of your project and will show you exactly what your finished project will look like. We will make any changes and fine tune the details until the design is perfectly tailored to your wishes. Once you have finalized and approved your design and all measurements have been confirmed, your order will be processed.
Once the manufacturer has given us a confirmed date for delivery, we will contact you to schedule your installation. Your project will be professionally, precisely and efficiently installed according to your plan.
We have consciously chosen a variety of quality cabinet lines for the purpose of allowing us to offer choices to meet your specific needs and budget. From ready-to-assemble for the do-it-yourselfer to fully installed upscale custom cabinetry, we are happy to work with you to help chose the right cabinets for your style and budget.
With Cuisine Idéale, our premier cabinetry line, your options for door styles and finishes are endless. Wood species such as maple, cherry, alder and exotic wood and finishes including painted, glazed, or distressed are just small examples of the variety available to you through Cuisine Idéale. Cuisine Idéale offers peace of mind with their lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
Since 1971, Cuisine Idéale has been lending its name to excellence and reliability in the kitchen and bathroom cabinet manufacturing business. Day in and day out, through the expertise and skill of its staff, perfection standards are relentlessly improved on.
Cuisine Idéale makes sure it lives up to its reputation for excellence through the careful selection of its employees and material.
In order to stay ahead in the industry, Cuisine Idéale monitors the latest design and technological trends. Throughout product’s manufacturing phases, we focus on the timely delivery of a high quality finished product meeting the customer’s requirements.
A few of the other trusted Canadian-made cabinetry lines we offer include Island Cabinet Shop and Lukx bath furniture and vanities. If you only require cabinetry doors for your project, we offer those as well.
We offer the latest in countertops including quartz, granite, laminate and more. Quartz is quickly becoming the “must-have” choice for countertops. With it’s superior strength, maintenance free properties and stunning aesthetics, it’s no wonder why and, because you can never have too many choices, we offer the most popular brands in the industry and a huge color and pattern selection to choose from!
THE AURA DIFFERENCE
OUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT
At Aura Custom Cabinet Design, we look after your entire project from design to installation, rather than having multiple people involved in each stage. Our process ensures the best layout and symmetry, and prevents any issues or confusion. We install our own product for an efficient and problem-free professional installation.
OUR CONSULTATION PROCESS
We have designed an in-depth questionnaire to best help us identify and establish your needs, desires, and style, allowing us to develop the most beneficial cabinetry plan for your space and how you live in it. Our personalized questionnaire helps make your experience easy, enjoyable and efficient.
OUR ONE-YEAR CHECKUP
Aura is pleased to offer a complementary one-year checkup. After your cabinetry has had a chance to acclimatize in the house and settle, we will make any minor adjustments necessary to keep your investment in superior working condition. Along with our manufacturers’ extensive warranties, the complementary one-year checkup adds an additional level of assurance.
OUR CUSTOM DESIGNED CABINETRY
The real benefit of custom cabinetry is that it is completely tailored to your space. Regardless of the shape, configuration, or desired layout, we will create the perfect design to ensure that your cabinetry uses every inch of your space to the fullest. Design and finish options are endless and the added value that a custom kitchen will bring is one of the best investments you can make towards your home.
Our 20+ years of industry experience is not only in cabinetry design but also combines a background in cabinet manufacturing and installations. This specialized complement of expertise means you will have a kitchen that functions as well as it looks, with the proper clearances, and with all aspects properly designed and technically correct. Total industry experience such as this is invaluable.
We are pleased to offer in-home consultations during weekends and evenings if this best suits your needs.
DESIGNED TO GIVE
The Children’s Wish Foundation is a special foundation that touches our hearts. We are honoured to support this organization that grants wishes to children with terminal or life-threatening illnesses and we look forward to helping these children make their greatest dreams come true.
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. We are proud to support Children’s Wish Foundation, who grant special Wishes to these children. Each wish is as unique as the child who makes it; anything from a personal computer or a home theatre system, to travel or a meeting with a celebrity. Children’s Wish Foundation has granted more than 19,000 wishes, and with YOUR help, they will continue to fulfil Wishes for eligible children.