See what our clients have to say about our work. We have decades of experience providing high quality kitchens and bathrooms for homes all over Ontario and New York. Our team combines decades of experience with current formal interior design education to make every room we design both functional and beautiful. We love what we do, and it shows in everything we create.

Sarah Richardson


Thanks to Nancy, Lindsay and the Northern Living team I now have the cottage kitchen of my dreams. The finished product exceeded my expectations and their dedication, attention to detail and level of service was exceptional. I would happily and highly recommend Northern Living in your building plans! Sarah Richardson, Host and Co-producer, Design Inc. Sarah’s House, and Sarah’s Cottage on HGTV + Principal, Sarah Richardson Design August 2009.

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“Northern Living was responsible for our wonderful cottage makeover in 2012 that included a new kitchen, two bathrooms and foyer. They also made small tweaks, installed new doors and flooring throughout. We have always said that the real test of a great company is how well they respond to change—when we initially contacted them, we were in another cottage on a lake close by. Just as Northern Living was about to get underway with our renovation, we decided to sell that cottage and purchased a similar one on the lake where our family’s cottage has been since the early 60s. Although the change was sudden and the renovation more extensive, Nancy, Jason and their team did not disappoint—they stepped up and demonstrated their responsiveness, flexibility, professionalism and, of course, their workmanship. We love it and we’ve had nothing but compliments on our second home thanks to them. It’s exactly what we wanted—the cottage will continue to be a source of pride for our family for many years to come.”

Craig Ford, May 2019

Mary and Nick

“We are so happy with our cottage kitchen and bathroom renovations done by the team at Northern Living. Trina, Jason and Amanda were awesome in every regard. The creative design work, material selection and project management were first rate. They did a great job transforming the existing dominant pine décor, creating better functionality, utilizing space more effectively and providing much better lighting. The Northern Living team was always very responsive to our every need. While so many renovations can be plagued by delays and overruns, they delivered exactly as promised with great quality workmanship. We always look forward to spending time at the cottage, but this renovation has made it so inviting, that we will be enjoying so much more. We highly recommend Northern Living and would not hesitate to use them again.”

Mary and Nick DiRenzo, January 2019

Joy and Gord

“Our beautiful post and beam home on Lake Joseph, Muskoka has just recently been completed. Our builder has told us that our home is one of the nicest post and beam buildings they have ever constructed and they have arranged our home to appear in Dock Side magazine. The building, we must admit, is beautiful, but it is the interior finishes and lighting that truly are spectacular. All credit for these finishes is due to Nancy and her team at Northern Living. Right from our first visit with Nancy at her impressive show room/design center in Parry Sound, we knew we were in the right hands. After reviewing our initial plans for our kitchen and master bathroom, she insightfully made crucial changes to the plans which greatly enhanced the layout of the kitchen and master bathroom. We greatly appreciated her obvious, creative talents and left that day with confidence that we were in the right hands. After consulting with us and relying on an “inspiration picture” I had given her, she was basically able to design the kitchen and bathrooms and then was able to help us choose all of the colour schemes, select just the right tiles, cabinetry, and kitchen and bathroom fixtures and put it all together so that everything is co-ordinated perfectly, and in our opinion, the end result is a master piece. Her assistant Amanda, was amazing in assisting us with the most appropriate and colour co-ordinated light fixtures. I described to her my vision of what I wanted for the dining room fixture and she researched and came up with exactly my vision. When Jim came to install the cabinetry, we knew we were in the presence of a master craftsman. The end result is absolutely stunning and way beyond our expectations. We would highly recommend Northern Living Kitchen and Bath to anyone who truly is searching for dreams to come true.”

Joy and Gord Allan, October 2018

Janet and Ken

“Our kitchen renovation was small in size but large in quality & workmanship!

Thanks to Trina who provided exceptional design concepts within budget and timelines.
Attention to details were very well taken care of and Trina was always a pleasure to converse
with no matter what our concern was throughout the process.

Thanks to Jim for his skills and craftsmanship, our experience with all the staff was a pleasurable one.
We would highly recommend Northern Living Kitchen & Bath, as we are very glad we chose them!”

Janet and Ken Williams, September 2018

Richard, Carol and Curtis

“Thank you Jason, Trina, Amanda, Nancy and everyone on the Northern Living team for the most wonderful renovation experience with our Georgian Bay home. With your collective effort you have helped transform our home into something greater than our dreams!

Jason, thank you for your excellent project management skills, perfect planning and communication. We could always count on you to clear any complex hurdle that was presented with seeming ease….and always a smile. Your ability to coordinate the multitude of trades involved, above and beyond our cabinetry and fixtures, was the key to success in our challenging project. We knew 10 years ago you would be the person we would like to work with on this and you did not disappoint. Not once ;)

Thank you Trina for all of your kitchen and bathroom layout and design expertise. We enjoyed every moment of choosing the many components and you absolutely pulled everything together with creativity and a keen attention to detail in every room. Choosing the multitude of light fixtures was greatly simplified with both your help and that of Amanda with her wealth of knowledge in lighting. We could not be more pleased with each and every fixture.

Everyone at Northern Living Kitchen & Bath clearly operates as a team with a focus on quality of product, excellent customer service and attention to detail. There was always someone available to answer any question we had about our project throughout the process. Who knew that a home renovation could be so enjoyable!”

Richard, Carol and Curtis Wilson, August 2018

Brad and Patrick

“Being familiar with the renovation process and what can go awry, we were apprehensive about our cottage kitchen reno which included new flooring throughout. We wanted the job to be seamless, on time and on budget. Perhaps a tall order but we were pleasantly surprised Trina and the team at Northern Living delivered on all three accounts and we were very happy with the outcome. Trina was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with her advice and suggestions with design and finishes and the after sales service was just as pleasant with some minor post-reno issues. Overall we had a great experience with Trina and the team and would definitely recommend Northern Living.”

Brad Walker and Patrick Kelly, August 2018

Ellen and Bob

“We are so happy with our new kitchen! Our renovation had to be one of the most difficult installations ever: a new kitchen in a one hundred year old stone cabin. The cabinets are wonderful, and the workmanship is absolutely amazing. Kudos to Nancy, Trina and Jim for an excellent job. The lovely character of our cabin remains as it was before, but with updated amenities that make our kitchen a joy to be in. We recommend Northern Living most highly.”

Ellen and Bob Nelson, August 2016

Helen and Sean

“Hello Jason and Trina, Wanted you both to know how thrilled we are with all renovations!! We have had a few weekends to putter away at decorating and we are so enjoying it. We have recommended you guys to several people so hopefully some more business comes your way. You were both a pleasure to work with! Many thanks for your professional and high quality work. Have a great Summer.”

Helen and Sean Hickey, June 2016

Jenn and Jason

“Dear Northern Living Team, After moving into our home last spring, Jenn and I took some time to decide on what we wanted to do to put our own touch in our home. Our first step was getting updated lighting fixtures. After looking at other design outlets, we just didn’t get the feel of what we wanted. We went into Northern Living to look at lighting fixtures. Immediately we were quite happy. The ease of selection both with models in the showroom and then catalogues to select others was incredible! Within a week of installing our new lights we decided that the counters and sink needed to be upgraded to suit the new lighting and bring the update full circle. Again we went back to Northern Living, and were pleased with the assistance in selecting new counters, a gorgeous deep sink, faucet and backsplash tile. Everything came together quickly and perfectly. From selection to installation. We are thrilled with our new kitchen!! We will recommend your services to anyone. Thank you all so much!”

Jenn and Jason Henry, February 2016

Marisa and Danny

“What a terrific experience we have had with everyone at Northern Living. Nancy is a professional, as well as an incredible designer. The design drawings allowed us to see exactly what our kitchen would look like. She was very patient with us, and she helped guide us with our decisions. The Installation schedule was adhered to perfectly, without a hiccup. The Northern Living craftsman was very meticulous and demonstrated true attention to detail. Everything was completed exactly to schedule and our new kitchen exceeded our expectation on every level. Nancy, thank you again for your expert design and professionalism. We will recommend Northern Living to our friends!”

Marisa and Danny Franchino, January 2016

Miriam and Larry

“Hi Nancy, Just wanted to thank you and Jason for the fabulous job you guys did at our cottage! Your extra effort really showed the type of company you guys run. Thanks for all of that and the kitchen is perfect!”

Miriam and Larry Dykstra, December 2015

Melissa and Sean

“From concept to completion, Jason and Trina at Northern Living Kitchen & Bath have done an amazing job transforming our cottage kitchen. Trina provided us with design concepts and material suggestions that made overwhelming choices and decisions easy, including cabinet styles, colours and finishes, countertops, paint colours and flooring. Jason completely renovated our once crowded kitchen space into a beautiful wide open space with more natural light and easier flow. Northern Living Kitchen and Bath provides planning and implementing every step of the way, we had no need to source out electricians or plumbers or painters, it was all included. We could not be happier with the end result and look forward to entertaining in our new kitchen for years to come!

Melissa and Sean Mulligan, November 2015

Jennifer and Keith

“I would unequivocally and enthusiastically recommend Northern Living and Nancy Fournier. Professionalism and excellence of the highest degree. They are superb designers, but almost as important to us, when they promise something, they deliver on that promise. Their workmanship was flawless. We could not be more pleased with both the kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Thank you Nancy!”

Jennifer and Keith Martin, July 2015

Leila and Al

“We were at the cottage for the long weekend and the kitchen is fantastic! We love the quality of the cabinetry as well as the self-closing doors and drawers. Your workmanship is spot on and the colours are unique, just our own. We are so happy we went with your company, things couldn’t have turned out any better.”

Leila and Al Alho, May 2015

Katherine and Robert

“We are so delighted with our recent bathroom renovation by the Northern Living team. Kristin, Jason and Nancy helped us put together our renovation vision and the final outcome has exceeded our expectations.We were highly impressed with the very skilled talents of all the trades. Each individual who participated in our renovation demonstrated great respect and pride in their work and paid great attention to every detail. A commitment to the scheduled timing of the project was respected and any concerns throughout the renovation process were responded to promptly and efficiently.

The Northern Living team is a very professional one and we are so pleased with our decision to have had our bathroom renovation completed by this great team. We are very proud of our newly designed bathroom. We will definitely recommend the Northern Living team to others.”

Katherine and Robert, February 2012

Kathryn and Patrick

“Our experience with you and your staff has been wonderful. Thank you for taking our vision and turning it into reality. We love our “Northern Living” kitchen. The process from concept to completion has been seamless.”With thanks to all of you

Kathryn and Patrick Plunkett, October 2011

Carla and Brent

“Working with Northern Living Kitchen and Bath was an amazingly positive and fun experience from start to finish. Nancy has an incredible eye for design and matched it perfectly with our, albeit somewhat vague, vision to create a stunning yet functional cottage kitchen and living area of our dreams. What I appreciated the most was that she was patient, flexible – making solid suggestions to improve on our ideas and lots of fun to work with. Northern Living Kitchens are extremely professional and delivered on every facet of the project flawlessly and with unsurpassed quality. I would highly recommend them.”

Carla and Brent Clarkson, June 2011

Diane and Dan

“Just a quick note to congratulate you and your team on the completion of our reno. Jarrod left a while ago after doing a fine job with the trim around the beams. Than, combined with Aime’s and Jason’s work this morning left us 100% satisfied with the reno work done by Northern Living. Many thanks to you and your team for a job well done. We will certainly refer you to others who are awestruck when they visit us at the cottage.”

Many thanks, Diane and Dan

John B. Stark

“I am pleased to refer my clients to Northern Living Kitchen and Bath because I have confidence that they will receive excellent, professional, service and the quality result that is so important to me. All of my clients have been very pleased with the work of you and your team, and I look forward to continuing to work together as the opportunities arise. All the best – and thanks again.”

John B. Stark, Stark Architects Inc.

Les and Phyllis

“We are very happy with the work that was done by Northern Living Kitchen & Bath on our extensive renovations to our condo in Parry Sound. In particular:

  • They set and maintained a tight time schedule on the work.
  • All workers were dedicated and proficient.
  • The renovations were planned with attention to detail and quality.
  • There was personal attention given to our ideas and suggestions.
  • The neighbours in our condo praised the communication and tidiness of the workers during the renovations.”

Les and Phyllis Davison

Emma Pavlov

“Northern Living renovated my cottage just beautifully. They were creative, on time, on budget, friendly, and left the cottage spotless. I recommend them highly.”

Emma Pavlov

Mimi and Jean-Louis

“Nancy, Your honesty, professionalism, kindness and patience are priceless. Above all, you delivered what was promised and on time. We had our two bathrooms and guest washroom renovated last year and were so thrilled with the design, quality and finishing that we did not hesitate to engage you to revamp our entertainment cabinet shortly thereafter. This year we are tackling our kitchen and with your expertise we cannot wait to see the final customized look. We would recommend Northern Living without any hesitation. Thank you.”

Mimi and Jean-Louis

Barb MacDonald

“We’re just thrilled with the way our kitchen has come together! Everyone comments on just how stunning, yet comfortable the kitchen is. It’s an excellent use of space and creates the entertaining atmosphere I envisioned. It’s been a pleasure working with you and I will highly recommend you.”

Barb MacDonald

Jane and Doug

“Our experience with Nancy Fournier and Northern Living Kitchen & Bath was first class, all the way. From the design stage through to the final installation, all concerns were professionally handled. We are absolutely delighted with our new ‘Cottage Kitchen’!”

Jane and Doug Rowan

Marla and Peter Ashmore

We used Northern Living for complete renovations of our kitchen and master bathroom. Nancy is a great designer and we trusted her talent to help us design the spaces, we will enjoy for many years to come. Jason, general contractor, is a true professional and made trades coming and going easy on us. Workmanship and Communications were excellent and work done in a timely fashion. Candace helped us with the lighting so its a one stop shopping providing all choices (cabinetry, tile, accessories, lighting) under one roof. So stay local and use a top notch business.

Marla and Peter Ashmore