Nikka Design

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44 Hesketh Court Toronto ON M4A 1M6
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9.5 10 (39 reviews)

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Mississauga, ON
5/10

Accessibility Design

We hired Nikka Design to support us with some home accessibility designs, and in particular a major bathroom accessibility renovation. We received some of the guidance we were looking for, but not what we needed or expected.

Nikka Design did help us explore options through discussion during the consultation. However, we expected, based on the agreement, follow-up of informed options and choices for our design dilemmas in writing. Unfortunately, we ended up with very few usable suggestions and some google links. We ended up doing the bulk of the research ourselves.

Nikka Designs were pleasant to interact with in advance of the consultation and during the consultation, and genuinely sought to offer value from their recommendations after the consultation. If you are starting from scratch, this company might be a good fit for your project if you are very clear about your expectations before the consultation.

Approximate cost of services:
$700.00
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Company Response

I'm sorry that you weren't fully satisfied with the outcome of the 2-hr design consultation.
The goal of this initial meeting is to learn about your needs and wants for the bathroom reno, start exploring ideas, provide professional design recommendations, discuss some product options, a realistic budget and timelines.
It is not intended to, nor is there time to research product options or the scope to provide complete answers and informed options and choices.

I apologize again that I wasn't able to more clearly communicate these goals.

In our email correspondence and phone call prior to meeting, I did outline the purpose of the consultation:

"The consultation is the first step of the NIKKA DESIGN process. This 2-hr working session would provide you with a set of preliminary design recommendations as the foundation for you to move forward with your project.

The objective of our first meeting is to learn about your project scope and to provide you with some, if not all, of the following, time permitting:
-learn about your accessibility needs
-provide bathroom design recommendations that account for accessibility functionality
-provide hand-drawn sketch of bathroom layout, if layout changes; and/or sketches of other bathroom design features
-provide input on accessibility product options
-if time allows, other living-in-place recommendations for your home
-review of your questionnaire replies
-feedback to your ideas
-general estimate of potential project costs
-summary of my recommendations, emailed to you on the next business day.

The consultation is comprehensive and detailed."

Private User
Private User
0 reviews Vaughan, ON
10/10

Design consultation

I received very good recommendations regarding safety practices to accommodate a disabled person.
Very satisfied with the overall design advise.

Approximate cost of services:
$621.00
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Company Response

I'm happy to hear that you found my accessibility recommendations useful to you and your family, as well as with my interior design and decorating recommendations. I'm glad to be of service. Thank you.

Rohit in Mississauga
Rohit in Mississauga
5 reviews Mississauga, ON
9/10

Renovation Design Consultation

We hired Barbara for design consultation on our kitchen and bathroom renovations and were happy with that. Barbara not only shared certain key points to keep in mind while interviewing contractors but also shared ideas on some of the other overlooked areas of our home including entryway, living and bedroom spaces. Some of the ideas with better furniture choices would help us with better space utilization and we probably should've had this consultation years ago before investing in all furniture. Towards the end of our consultation, we were provided with hand drawn sketches and some detailed notes over a follow up email.

Approximate cost of services:
$650.00
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Company Response

Hi Rohit,
Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. I understand that you were happy with my design recommendations.
Based on the 2-hr design consultation objectives and outcomes that we discussed at length before we met, and the follow-up questions and answers I provided post-consultation, I was surprised that you gave NIKKA DESIGN only a 9/10.
What would have made it a 10-star review?

Barbara Nyke,
NIKKA DESIGN

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Condominium renovation

We’ve mobility issues. Barbara took charge of project from soup to nuts...
Major scopes are to ensure condo is fully accessible to include a roll in shower, and removal of all floor transitions where they may exist.
Further, the scopes included converting a 3 bedroom with den suite, into a more open concept 2 bedroom with the kitchen now open to a great room ( den + converted bedroom).
Great job, will not hesitate to work with Barbara again!

Approximate cost of services:
$150,000.00
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It was an absolute pleasure working with you both over the nine-month process to redesign your home and to integrate accessibility features. Thank you for the opportunity to help you.

Deb from Burlington
Deb from Burlington
3 reviews Hamilton, ON
10/10

Living room and kitchen design consultation

I wish I could give 11 stars!!! My name is Erin. My mom has a HomeStars account and put out a notice for me and my husband looking for a designer for our first house. When this company responded, I was very impressed with the profile and decided to give them a try. It ended up being a great decision!

Barbara is fantastic to work with. She gave excellent ideas that I hadn't thought of to help add storage to our small kitchen. She also gave lots ideas on designing our living room, both economical and mid to high end options. This was my first time working with a house designer but she was very friendly and listened to my ideas and suggested how to execute or how to improve upon them.

It was a great first experience and likely won't be our last. VERY highly recommended.

Approximate cost of services:
$730.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

WoWZA! Erin, what a testimonial..Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation. It was a real pleasure to meet you and to provide some design and decorating recommendations to give you more reasons to love your home!

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement floor plan

Barbara was extremely professional and has a clear communication style. She was sure to explore our needs and wants individually (both mine and my husband's), which I thought was an excellent way to ensure that everyone has a voice. Barbara was able to get us started on our floor plan by providing us with a to-scale drawing on the same day as her visit, which was immensely helpful as we were about to 'break ground' so to speak.

Approximate cost of services:
$850.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

I'm glad that I could help you and your husband to get your project started..It was a pleasure working you.
Thank you for your complimentary review.

Sara in Toronto
Sara in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Comfortable, Warm and Friendly

We were looking for a designer who had a contemporary look, but would make the place comfortable. For us, this apartment is a get away and we wanted it to be comfortable, warm and friendly.

Approximate cost of services:
$600.00
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Company Response

I'm happy that I could provide you with some design recommendations to help you achieve your vision. Enjoy!

Daniela.silva in Scarborough
Daniela.silva in Scarborough
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Impressed!

Barbara arrived at my house on time. She was pleasant and professional. Barbara took the time before our face-to-face to get to know me and what I was hoping to achieve with the look and feel of my house. We spoke again about my hopes when we met which was helpful as our telephone conversation spurred me to really think about what I wanted. I was impressed with how she was able to give me Ideas for my house when she had never seen it. Barbara certainly has great skill in visualizing the potential of a space.

Approximate cost of services:
$700.00
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Company Response

Thank you Daniela for your glowing review. I'm happy that you found my design consultation helpful. It's always a delight to work with homeowners like yourself.

Anna
Anna
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen and Master Bedroom Consultation

Barbara came into a home visit with us on very short notice and made great use of the time to help us visualize how we could utilize the spaces to our specific requirements. Barbara was professional, friendly and confident. She spoke up with ideas that we had not considered and we considered our time with her very worthwhile.

Approximate cost of services:
$600.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Company Response

Thank you for your kind testimonial Anna. I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to help you. I wish you the best with the transformation of your new home.

Moira in North York
Moira in North York
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

A Big Help

2 hrs was included from our contractor. I don't know the cost.

Barbara was extremely helpful. She spent 2 hrs with us at a Tile Store. She helped us coordinate tile for floors, walls and a back splash. She provided guidance for wall colours and was very respectful of our vision and our budget .

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Company Response

Thank you Moira for your testimonial. It was a pleasure working with you both.

The reviews on this page are the subjective opinion of the Author and not of HomeStars Inc.

More about Nikka Design

Hi, My name is Barbara.

I’m the owner and principal designer of NIKKA DESIGN, an interior design and interior decorating studio in Toronto.
I design and decorate residential interiors with a specialty focused on custom kitchen design.

Here's an article about "Why You Need to Hire a Kitchen Designer" - I'm the featured kitchen designer in the article.. Please copy & paste: https://blog.homestars.com/expert-opinion-why-need-kitchen-designer/

Do you want to start enjoying your kitchen more? Are you frustrated that it doesn’t work for you anymore? Maybe you want to cook and bake in it, but you hate to be in this space?

To get your project started, book a 2-hr kitchen design consultation with me. I'll give you a comprehensive set of preliminary design recommendations including space planning, how to maximize counter space, cabinetry design, estimated project costs and more. Then we're ready for Step 2 of the NIKKA DESIGN process.

NIKKA DESIGN has been in business since 2004 and has been voted as one of Toronto’s top design firms. They are a full-service interior design and decorating company, creating custom designed interiors with a focus on kitchen designs. To read their reviews and see project photos, check out their HomeStars profile, photos and available services."

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Barbara was a guest designer on "The Property Brothers" TV show.

I helped to redesign and renovate the entire main floor of a suburban 1960s home that included: the foyer, dining room, living room, kitchen and family room. Please see our Gallery for some photos.

"We design exceptional spaces. Our desire is to serve our valued and respected clientele by transforming how you live and work. We rely on experience, expertise and impeccable integrity to complete projects on time, on budget and with stunning results".

Our Services Include:

Online Design consultations
In-Person Consultations
Interior Design
Interior Decorating
Kitchen Design & Renovation & Outdoor Kitchens, too!
Bathroom Design & Renovation
Outdoor Room Design
Space planning
Sourcing & Selection
Computer drafting
Renovation
Project Management
Model Homes
New Build Design
Millwork Design
Custom Cabinetry
Custom Furniture Design
Colour and Decor Consultations
Window Treatments
Art Consulting & Custom Framing

CATEGORIES
Interior Decorators, Interior Design, and Kitchen Planning & Renovation
PRODUCTS
NIKKA DESIGN has exclusive trade access to a range of design products, including: furniture, custom orders, unique lighting, flooring, stone and tile, fabrics, custom window coverings, storage solutions, environmentally-friendly design materials, antiques, ready made artwork or commissioned pieces, accessories, etc....
SERVICES
In-Person and Online Design Consultations, Kitchen Design & Renovation, Interior Design, Interior Decorating, Bathroom Design & Renovation, , design plans, sustainable design planning, Outdoor decorating, Space planning, furniture recommendations, custom window treatments: draperies, blinds, shades, bathroom design, bathroom renovation, functional lighting design, Artwork & antique selection, Flooring treatments: soft, hard, salvaged, Wallpaper & special wall treatments; Drafting: 1D/2D/3D/, Virtual Reality Experience of your designs, Review and provide recommendations of architectural plans, Elevations plans (vertical planes), Customized millwork, Our Services Include: Interior Design Interior Decorating Outdoor Room Design Space planning Sourcing & Selection Computer drafting Renovation Project Management Model Homes New Build Design Kitchen & Bath Design and Renovation Custom Cabinetry Custom Furniture Design Colour and Decor Consultations Window Treatments Art Consulting & Custom Framing
BRANDS
Provide our clients with access to all major design brands as well as one-of-a-kind pieces.
STYLES
We help you to find your style.
SPECIALITIES
NIKKA DESIGN specializes in kitchen design.
WEBSITE
http://www.nikkadesign.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2004
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
1
RETURN POLICY
Your satisfaction is guaranteed throughout the entire design process.
PAYMENT METHOD
e-transfers, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, cheque, cash
MEMBERSHIPS
N.K.B.A., www.nkba.org
DIPLOMAS
Interior Decorating Certificate, Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University, Public Relations Cert
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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