Thursday, 6 December 2012


We are constantly updating, changing, and evolving at both of our locations which means sometimes we like to change out displays in our showrooms.

We have two kitchens up for sale at the moment, and they both are gorgeous!

Modern Zebrawood Custom Kitchen

This GCW Custom Kitchen is a gorgeous blend of zebrawood, in a natural clearcoat, and a medium-brown stain, with some crisp white painted cabinetry accents. The framed look provides a very custom, and sleek look which lends itself to a very European feel.
3" thick, mitred Cambria quartz countertops add to the luxurious look, and provide ample working space. This kitchen is fully-loaded with Sensotronic drawers which open and close themselves, a gorgeous custom concave pantry with glass, floating shelves, quartz backsplashes, and incredible European hinge systems.
A very functional and beautiful kitchen that would add grandeur to any home.
The cabinets are suited for a 10'-0" high ceiling, and have been custom made in our St Thomas Manufacturing facility. This kitchen has been a display in our London showroom for two years, and we are offering it at 50% OFF retail price!


Modern Ash & White Custom Kitchen

This beautiful kitchen in our St Thomas location, combines the texture of ash stained in a rich dark brown, with the crisp clean look of white painted cabinetry.
A modern and sleek look that could transform the look of your home.
Complete with Quartz countertops, sensotronic drawers which open and close themselves, and european hinge systems. The custom hood serves as a stunning focal point. Each floating shelf has built-in lighting to create ambiance and accentuate the look of the kitchen. This kitchen was built for a 10'-0" tall ceiling.
We have used this kitchen as a display for four years, and we are selling it at 50% OFF retail price!

Chocolate Brown Leather & Chome Barstools

We also have some gorgeous brand new barstools up for sale, which we used in the Modern Zebrawood Display.
As we are changing out the display, we are replacing the stools.
We have 12 stools available.. all the exact same stool.
Gorgeous chocolate brown leather, chrome bases, footrests, and have adjustable heights (can be used as counter or bar stools). 

Contact us for information or inquiries:

GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry Inc. 

3537 White Oak Road,
London ON


233 Edward Streer,
St Thomas ON

Friday, 16 November 2012

2012 Golden Hammer Awards - Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation

Last night was the St. Thomas and Elgin Home Builder's Association Golden Hammer Awards!
We feel very honoured and blessed to be awarded with 2012 Most Outstanding Kitchen Renovation!
Our fantastic designer, Patricia Fletcher, was the mastermind behind this stunning design.
She worked closely with her clients to produce their dream kitchen, and bring it to reality.
Have a look at this gorgeous, urban chic "Most-Outstanding" kitchen!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Not Red and Green Again!

It's that time of year! Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.
Yes, you know of which I speak:


Time to:
- Pull out the knitted stockings with Santa and Frosty the Snowman faces gleaming in all their glory.
- Unravel the garland and twist it up on the oak stair railing.
- Hang up the red and green plaid bows on the mantel.

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This year it's about time to do the Holiday Season differently.

For starters... why do Red and Green have to be the colours of Christmas every single year?

 Some may be worried that without their trusty red and green, it might not feel cozy enough.
And Christmas has to be cozy. Agreed. Christmas is a time of egg nog, hot mulled apple cider, warm gingerbread cookies, roasted turkey and buttery mashed potatoes, a radiant fire crackling in the fireplace, and large oversized knitted sweaters and Uggs. That is comfort to the max.

But, you can be cozy without resorting to Red/Green colour schemes.
For instance, have a look at this centrepiece:
Christmas Decorations on Budget
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The branches give a natural, organic feel, and bring the outdoors in, without the chill of Old Man Winter. The crystals dangling from the branches add a hint of glamour and imitate the look of ice.The white flower round pendants add a touch of fluffy snow and soften the look. Then, a pop of fuscia with the silky bow. Gorgeous. This could very well be a easy, and affordable DIY project!

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What about a white on white palette? What is more Christmas than glistening white SNOW?
This space really plays up textures, which softens the coolness of a white palette. It's very fresh and crisp, like freshly fallen snow on a Saturday morning. The Christmas Tree really speaks for itself in such a neutral space. It becomes a focal, with its evergreen needles decorated with a blend of white ornaments. Lovely, soft, and serene.

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Gorgeous wreaths such as this one can jazz up the traditional green wreaths with a red bow that are on everyone's doors. The crystal look instantly adds glam and will sparkle whether on your front door, or above the fireplace inside. This type of wreath can be found locally at Green's Galore.

Needless to say, don't be afraid this year to get out of the red and green mindset and try something new and fresh for this year's Christmas Holidays!
Merry Christmas!

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Friday, 3 August 2012

Designer Delights: Paint Colours of 2012

Paint colours are one thing that can tend to be overwhelming for some, and a bit stressful at times.
Is this the right shade? Will it be too dark? How do I match it up with the rest of my home?

Have a look at our Team of Designers Top Picks for 2012 and maybe this will help you find that perfect colour.

1. Patricia: Benjamin Moore - Oasis Blue - 2049-20

What Patricia adores about this peacock-turquoise-greeney blue, is it's ability to be multi-dimensional in terms of style
"Peacock blues are typically a traditional colour, but when paired with colours such as avocado greens, deep browns, bright whites, and reflective surfaces such as smoked mirrors, and polished chrome it becomes very dramatic and creates a space that will have a modern fresh feel. These colours also work very well with natural wood finishes.".

2. Alycia: Benjamin Moore - Dove Wing - OC-18

 Alycia is a die-hard fan of white on white on white. When it comes to finding the perfect white, it can often be challenging. But there is hope: Benjamin Moore's Dove Wing is Alycia's "Go-To" white, 
"Dove Wing is the perfect white as it lends itself to warmer tones, as well as cooler tones. Having a slight greyish undertone contributes to it's neutrality and capability of blending with many other tones. Dove Wing has yet to disappoint me when coordinating with other whites or any other colour for that matter. It's soft, gentle, simple, yet elegant.".

3. Ashley: Benjamin Moore - Coral Gables - 2010-40

Ashley with her bubbly personality, had to choose a colour that reflects just that. She went with Benjamin Moore's Coral Gables,
"I love anything in coral. It instantly takes a room from dull to chic, in the form of accessories or accent walls. Coral has a sweetness to it, with the ability to add cheerfulness to every home - and I see nothing wrong with that!".

4. Amy: Benjamin Moore - Natural Linen - CC-90

 After previously working at a Benjamin Moore Paint Store, being exposed to so many different colours, Amy has grown very fond of Benjamin Moore's Natural Linen.
"Natural Linen is a beautiful neutral. It tends to have a grey undertone which keeps it fresh and timeless."

5. Jennifer: Benjamin Moore - Trout Gray - 2124-20


Jennifer is all for being bold and dramatic. Hence, her favourite paint colour is nothing less than that of Benjamin Moore's Trout Gray. A gorgeous deep shade that will contribute a "wow" factor to any space.
"Trout Gray is a rich, smouldery grey that's bold and dramatic, yet classic. I envision this next to crisp white trim and detailed architectural mouldings. It creates the dramatic backdrop for a few bright accent colours!".

6. Pam: Benjamin Moore - Revere Pewter - HC-172

Pam's choice happens to be one of the most timeless and classic grey's that Benjamin Moore has to offer.
"Revere Pewter is one of my favourite colours.. it's definitely in my own house! It's a gorgeous shade of gray with a warmth and just enough coolness to not be considered a beige."

7. Danielle: Benjamin Moore - Gray - 2121-20

Danielle loves her cool tones - anything bluey-grey and she is sold! What colour better represents the coolness than that of Benjamin Moore's Gray. It is exactly what it claims to be - Gray,
"Benjamin Moore's Gray is a true gray. Bluey undertones give it a gravel-y, charcoal-y look. Pairing this with a high contrast black and white herringbone or chevron patterned wallpaper is all you need in life."

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

GCW Kitchens - Job Posting

GCW is currently seeking a Shop Foreman with solid knowledge of the kitchen manufacturing industry.

Must have minimum 3-5 years experience in a managerial role, as well as a proven track record.

The successful candidate will be required to meet weekly production targets. They must be able to motivate employees, promote efficiency in production, as well as supervise and coordinate the day to day operations on production floor.

People skills are a must and moderate computer skills would be an asset.

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy Monday to Friday daytime shifts and will have the pleasure of working with a knowledgeable and experienced team of shop employees in a well-established manufacturing facility.

Please contact Laurie at 519.631.8373 ext 21 or

Monday, 18 June 2012

Dragon Boat Festival!

This past Saturday, June 16th... GCW took part in our very first Dragon Boat Festival. The Dragon Boat Festival is a fundraiser held every year in support of Rowbust Breast Cancer Survivors.

We had two practices with our team which consisted of talented designers and skilled woodworkers.
We didn't know what to expect as this was our first time ever participating in a sport like this. Most of us have canoed before, but this is nothing like canoeing. It was intense rowing, using your whole body to dig into that water and push yourself forward. A boat filled with 20 of us, it's hard to get your timing to be synchronized.. even when you have a lady at the front of the boat yelling numbers at you.

Although all the odds were against us, we had a fantastic time on Saturday, rowing our Butts off (our Team Name was GCW Row Butts... instead of Rowbust).

We ended up placing SECOND (in our Division) out of 47 teams.
Thank you to all the GCW Team Members for giving it your all, and for supporting this fantastic cause.

47 teams overall, 22 teammates in one boat, three races, a 500 meter dash to the finish line, 2ND PLACE overall by half a second! Go team GCW, Gold Sponsors of the 2012 Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival!