Meet Our Family

Meet Our Family

Established in 1982, Avondale Kitchens is a family run business, and we pride ourselves in our family involvement.    We want to take the time today to introduce you to our immediate family, who work together daily, in conjunction with eleven other employees to produce your beautiful cabinets!

Jim, Owner/Designer, “Dad”

When you call Avondale to book an appointment for your new home or renovation project, it will be Jim who shows up at your door, ready to design!  With 40 years experience in Kitchen Design, there is not a problem Jim can’t solve.  You will love his creative point of view, and unique design methods!



Suzanne, Owner, “Mom”

Suzanne has been with the business since the beginning, in 1982. She has moved through every area of operation from construction to design to employee management. If you plan to visit the showroom on a Saturday, likely Suzanne will be here waiting to help you choose finishes for your new kitchen!


Adam, Production Manager, “Son”

Adam manages all production employees and day to day operations of the factory.  Adam started out on the factory floor as a young man, and has progressed from department to department, learning each aspect of production throughout the years.  If there is a problem, Adam can fix it.


Heather, CAD Designer “Daughter In Law”

Heather works in the office along side Janet as a CAD designer on our kitchen projects.  She takes hand drawings and measurements and turns them into detailed computer drawings of your new cabinets.  If you have questions about sizing, layouts and detailed aspects, Heather is your girl.


Karen, Showroom Manager, “Daughter”

Karen our Showroom Manager will help you with every finish detail of your kitchen. From cabinet colour to sink style, you will be in good hands, and the finishing design selections will be a breeze.  Acting as a liaison between design and production, Karen will help you with any questions you may have along the way.


Chris, Customer Service, “Son In Law”

After your kitchen is installed, Chris will be back in to clean up any areas that need care.  There isn’t a project too big or too small for Chris.  You are guaranteed to be happy with the end results, and he will put the finishing touches on any cabinet deficiencies.


Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada



Photos by Ashley Marie Photography



Modern Meets Rustic in Grand Falls, NB

Modern Meets Rustic in Grand Falls, NB

Welcome to the home of Wayne & Brenda Jamieson, of Grand Falls NB, where modern meets rustic in the most perfect way, with Avondale Kitchens.

The homeowners had a very clear vision of how they wanted to their home to feel and look.  We worked closely together, and along with their carpenter Tom Mulherin, to make the dream come true.

Let’s jump right into things and have a look at the gorgeous cabinets.

Look at the beautiful fresh Simply White cabinets, warmed up with accents of Toffee stained birch.  Stained pine ceiling, installed by carpenter, really add a cozy factor to the room.  Look who is being adorable next to the island:



The toffee stained island really warms up the room, and pulls the whole look together.


Adding a stainless apron front sink, keeps with the country kitchen vibe, but brings in a modern appeal.  Above the sink is a toffee stained custom valance, for a pretty added touch.


Check out the roll outs above the fridge! Over-fridge storage is never an easy place to get to, but with roll outs, you have a bit more access to the items in the back. All of our kitchens come equipped with this handy roll out system to make your life a bit more accessible.



Large drawers take the place of cabinet doors/shelves and effectively make everything easier to access.  Whether you prefer to store plates, pots and pans, Tupperware containers or bake ware, heavy duty soft close slides give support and ease of operation.



All top level drawers are potential homes to organizing inserts.  Avondale kitchens always come with spice storage, cutlery and spatula dividers to help keep items in a tidy little home.




The custom enclosed range hood above the stove adds another rustic touch to this modern kitchen:



A flip up appliance garage is the perfect pocket of space to keep your frequently used kitchen items within arms reach, and neat and tidy when not using.  This way your counter always looks clean!



Every space in your new kitchen should be functional for you.  A pull out cookie sheet insert is a must-have for organizing sheets and cutting boards.


This dedicated coffee area makes preparing your morning cuppa joe even more exciting! Toffee stain is added to the design to highlight the bar area.  On either side of the coffee unit are floor to ceiling storage.  Pull out pantry on the left, and broom closet to the right.



To complete the kitchen, we have a custom entry seat system that flows seamlessly with the rest of the cabinetry.


A big thank you to our homeowner Wayne & Brenda for choosing Avondale Kitchens to help complete another dream kitchen renovation.


Thank you to Ashley Marie Photography for the beautiful photos!

And finally, thank you to Tom Mulherin, for working with Wayne & Brenda to make all of the details come to life!



Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada


Modern Farmhouse Kitchen in Wakefield, NB

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen in Wakefield, NB

We have a real treat for you today! You are guaranteed to fall in love with the home of Jeremy & Katelynn Smith, Wakefield, NB.

Jeremy & Katelynn have just moved into this beautiful new build, and not a detail was missed.  Let’s take a tour through this stunning kitchen and en-suite.

Custom home built by RWBurpee Construction.

The main cabinets are Benjamin Moore OC117 Simply White, with the island cabinets contrast in Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron.

The custom stained range hood adds a bit of warmth to the room.

See the concrete coutnertop? Jeremy the homeowner made this himself!




Look what’s hiding under the countertop!  Baby Ruby’s foot prints.


The beautiful apron front sink is the perfect touch for a modern farmhouse vibe:


Floating shelves, built by RWBurpee Construction, co-ordinate with the custom range hood, pulling the look together.




It is so important to make sure your custom island is as functional as possible. On one side of this island, bonus doors in front of the bar stools give access to extra storage that often goes unused.

The front of the island is home to the microwave, large pots and pans drawers, and a high volume garbage can at the far right side.




As with all Avondale Kitchens, the pull out spice drawer comes included in your package:



A cookie sheet pull out is the perfect storage for sheet pans and cutting boards.  Generally we will add a cookie sheet pull out to your design, as a perfect solution to any space otherwise lost in a non-custom kitchen:


Moving to the master bath, look at this beautiful oasis!  Cabinets are Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron, to co-ordinate with the kitchen island colour.   Countertops are seamless laminate counters with undermounted sinks.



A huge thank you to Jeremy & Katelynn for choosing Avondale to be part of your dream kitchen production!

One more photo, this handsome lad seems quite pleased to pose for a shot in his new home:


Photos by Ashley Marie Photography, Woodstock, NB

Floating Shelves, Wine Rack & Pantry by RWBurpee Construction


Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or book a time to stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada


Check Out an Avondale Seminar This Weekend!


With Trade Show season gearing up, here at Avondale we are busily preparing for the exciting season.  In addition to a brand new luxurious kitchen display, debuting at the Saint John Home Show, we are putting the final touches on our “Kitchens With The Wow Factor” seminar presentation.

The Saint John Home show is this weekend, and you will have several opportunities to catch the live kitchen seminar.

In this 45 minute presentation, Jim, our designer will take you through all of the steps of kitchen renovations, as well as highlighting current kitchen trends, and many before and after photos of kitchens in your local area.

seminar 1

You can find the seminar room upstairs on the main loop.  Stop in, take a seat and relax as you interact and learn about the newest kitchen ideas for your project.  At the end of the presentation you will have lots of time to ask questions about your renovations.

The Saint John Home Show features the leaders of the home building and renovation industries from all over southern New Brunswick and beyond, and will have everything you’re looking for for your new home builds and renovations.

Stop in and say hi to our family, we will be there all weekend!

Family at the booth

Here is a timetable of Avondale Seminars throughout the weekend:





Family Living at Its Best

Welcome to the home of Mark & Chantal Demerchant, Saint John NB.

With two young children at home, Mark & Chantal were ready to re-design their home to better accommodate their family needs.

fb band a template_edited- best version 2017

Originally the toy room was at one end of the home, accessible from the kitchen by walking down a long hallway.  By opening the shared wall between the kitchen and the toy room, family living is instantly achieved! Mom and Dad can be working in the kitchen, while the children are within arms reach of their toy room.

Let’s take a look at the progression of opening up between the two rooms:

Before.  The toy room is just behind the fridge, on the other side of the wall, but not yet accessible: 

Before Kid view.jpg

Designs to open up between rooms but cutting an opening in the wall:

designs kids view_txt

Demolition, hole has been cut, and cabinets removed!: 


Almost Ready for the finishing touches:

Reno C  Kitchen.jpg

After.  Check out the beautiful transition between rooms:

after kids view

And of course, two happy little faces:


Now that we’ve seen the progression of the opening, let’s take a look at the other before and after shots of the renovation project.

This is another angle looking towards the refrigerator.  Remember, the toy room is directly behind the fridge:

Before Hall view.jpg

After Hall view.jpg

Below you can see looking from the toy room area towards the kitchen.  By removing the peninsula shelving, the space really opens up:

before dining window view

After  dining window view.jpg

One more view towards the sink area.  The light from the toy room is now shared with the kitchen, creating a beautifully bright space:

Before Sink FR View.jpg

after sink fr view

A huge thank you to Chantal and Mark for choosing Avondale to help with your dream kitchen makeover!

Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada


Create a Welcoming Living & Dining Space

Welcome to the home of Chris & Brittainy Clark of Saint John, NB.  The Clark family undertook a main floor renovation with the help of Brent Stanley of Stanley Enterprises and Avondale Kitchens, and transformed their house into a beautiful, inviting home. 

The original kitchen was a bit confined, and was mainly comprised of doors and shelves, limiting storage accessibility.  The home owners wanted to open up the space to create an open living area and maximize usable space within the cabinets. 

Kitchen 8w BEFORE

Jim from Avondale sat down with the homeowners for a two hour design session.  In that meeting all layouts and renovation details are complete and a preliminary hand drawing of the proposed designs is created: 


Next step, Stanley Builders arrive to begin the renovation.  Cabinets are removed and the area is prepared for the new cabinets:

Kitchen 8w RENO

Once the space is completely prepped, it’s time for a new kitchen!  With a wall removed, there is now plenty of space for a large island with extra seating and storage.  An extended window brings in lots of natural light, while raising the cabinets to the ceiling draws the eye upward creating the feel of a larger space.  

Kitchen 8w AFTER

Here is a view before, showing the original wall between the kitchen and living room:

Kitchen Living BEFORE .jpg

The proposed design shows the opening up between the two spaces:


See how spacious and inviting the home looks! Removing the wall creates a large and welcoming space, creating a beautifully inclusive living area:

Kitchen Living AFTER

Back in the kitchen, large drawers replace all of the previous door/shelf storage, creating easily accessible storage for every item: 


ACC Tupperware Drawer

Built in high volume units, make recycling simple: 

ACC Hi-Vol Gcan

FB Band A Template_edited- BEST VERSION 2017

A big thank you to Chris & Brittainy for choosing Avondale as part of your dream kitchen project, and a thank you to Stanley Enterprises for the fantastic renovation work.

This is a cute cartoon of Brent Stanley, but we can assure you all of Brent and Trevor’s projects go well. Fun fact: Brent does personally know Mike Holmes,  as Mike was the guest speaker at the Saint John Home show in 2005.

Brent Stanley|Stanley Enterprises|Construction and renovations|Cell # (506) 650-5799

Trevor Waddell|Stanley Builders Inc|Cell (506) 647-6018|


Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada


Bright Lime & Cherry Kitchen

Today we have a refreshing kitchen renovation for you! We can bet you’ve never seen anything quite like this.

Patrick & Kathy Conway of Saint John, NB., had a clear vision of what they wanted in their kitchen renovation.  Patrick, an artist, presented our designer with his wish list, and Avondale brought the dream to life.

When the homeowners purchased the home, the original kitchen was a workable pastel galley style.  While the layout worked for the most part, the finishes didn’t quite fit.

Kitchen Before .jpg

The contractors got to work for the complete renovation.

Kitchen Reno with George.jpg

Kitchen Reno 2 .jpg

Designs are prepared with highlighted areas to indicate sections which will be sprayed a custom green:

des 1.JPG

des 3.JPG

With the space prepared, the new cabinets are delivered and installed! Beautiful natural cherry paired with Benjamin Moore 2025-10 Bright Lime.

Kitchen After

Here is a second view towards the sink, pre-renovation

Kitchen sink Before

Demolition and preparation:

Kitchen sink Reno

Chris from Sticks & Stones measures up for quartz installation:

Kitchen sink Reno Chris from Sticks Template

And the finished product from this angle:

Kitchen sink After

In addition to the kitchen, the bathroom also received a complete makeover:

Vanity BeforeVanity RenoVanity AFTER

Thank you Patrick & Kathy for choosing Avondale Kitchens as part of your renovation!

BLOG BA Template


Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada


Lakeville Flip House

Two of our Avondale Employees, Karen & Chris, have recently done a complete renovation to a farmhouse in Lakeville and are happy to share the transformation with you! Bonus, it has a beautiful Avondale Kitchen! It will be hitting the market soon, so as they say, get it while it’s hot!

The location, 2170 Route 560 is nestled within Lakeville, Carleton County,  just seconds from Williamstown Lake.  Imagine being able to take your evening stroll and enjoy this view?  Not to mention the Lake is perfect for fishing and kayaking.  A hidden gem.



Let’s dive right into the the renovation!

We hired Mark Morehouse and his team to re-side the home, adding beautiful grey vinyl siding, and custom dentil work (decorative Boston header) around the windows to keep a bit of historical interest:


The exterior before & after:



The compromised upstairs porch was removed, and the damaged exterior wall of the kitchen was repaired, insulated, and fitted with a large window to bring in an immense amount of light.


The front step  was also removed and completely rebuilt:



And now all cleaned up!


To keep the home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, E.T. Mechanical installed a new heat pump & electric furnace backup. It sure feels good walking into the cool house on a hot and humid summer day.  Insulation is added to the attic to keep the power bills down in the summer and winter.


Now to the interior!

Of course, working at Avondale Kitchens, we can’t resist an amazing kitchen makeover.  It is the heart of the home after all.

When the house was purchased, the kitchen was a large, fairly empty space:



The floors were very crooked, so the first step was to do a bit of leveling before flooring went down.


The patio door was moved to the right, to create a super window effect, with the new large window:


A walk in pantry was framed in, to create tons of storage, and to also enclose the secondary basement access.  Even the smallest helper pitched in:


Once the floor was laid, it was FINALLY time to add the new cabinets!  Custom cabinetry with a corner pantry, and sit up island take the empty space to the next level!

kitchen 2

Kitchen 1

Now moving onto the large living room!

Originally, the bathroom, and laundry area protruded into the living room, covering the beautiful stair rail, and creating a difficult L shaped living room.  We pulled the wall back, re-located laundry to upstairs, and exposed the railing.

Here’s a look before and during:


To add interest, a sliding barn door is added, and the rest of the room is painted and cleaned up!


Bathroom Down 1

Upstairs Bath 1

The rest of the living room is bright, fresh and inviting!


Upstairs was a challenge in and of it self.  All walls were completely repaired, which took several coats of crack fill and patience.

Upstairs was home to three bedrooms, and a large landing.  The landing has since been converted to a full second bathroom.

The master bedroom had lots of potential! The large space before:


And after! (Wait until you see inside of those closets… completely custom, you have to see it in person!)

Master Bedroom 4

The closets… oh the closets!


Bedroom one and two also received makeovers!



The landing was unused, and the perfect spot to add a second washroom!


Now revamped with a bathroom and laundry area!

Upstairs Landing

The new upstairs bath is everything you need.  A shower to get ready in the morning, and an adorable new Avondale Vanity and custom storage:

Upstairs Bath2

From the other angle looking back towards the stairs:

Upstairs Landing Before

Upstairs Hall


This home is about to hit the market!  If you’d like to stop in and see it you can call Chris at 506-324-4732 or email

Flip house 1 page FOR BOOK

Shuffling the Kitchen to Create the Illusion of More Space

We have a quick before and after for you today, coming from the home of Claude and Nancy Brewer, of Fredericton, NB.

As with most kitchen renovations, the goal is to create light, and flow within the room, making all areas of the kitchen easily accessible and user friendly.

Originally, the kitchen housed a peninsula with coordinating upper cabinets, that created a distinct separation between the kitchen and dining spaces:

Kitchen Before

The homeowners sat down with our professional kitchen designer, Jim, to discuss options to open up the space, and create more seating within the room.  The stove is moved to the corner to eliminate the need for a lazy susan, the fridge moved to the back wall, upper peninsula cabinets are removed, and a faux island installed to create an area for in-room seating.

Kitchen Designs.jpg

And now take a look at the after shot! The same space now feels much larger, and more welcoming.

Kitchen After...r

Here is another shot towards the original peninsula with designs and after shots.  Take note of the incorporation of the back wall for cabinetry space, as well as the corner stove.

Kitchen BV Before

Kitchen BV Designs jpg.jpg

Kitchen BV After

And final, the sequence standing from the back corner, looking in towards the dining room.  The tall unit next to the new peninsula adds extra storage space, and the peninsula itself is full of large drawers, for efficient use.

Kitchen to Dining Before jpg.jpg


Kitchen to Dining After

And there you have it! Another beautiful kitchen renovation.  Thank you to Claude & Nancy for allowing Avondale Kitchens to be a part of your kitchen makeover!

BLOG BA Template_edited-1.jpg


Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada


Brightening up Your Kitchen

Today’s renovation makeover is located in Fredericton, at the residence of Peter & Holly McDougall.  The homeowners wanted to brighten and refresh the space, with modern painted cabinets and staggered height sizing.

Peter & Holly sat down with Jim, Avondale’s Professional Kitchen Designer, to go over layout changes, designs and quotes, in a meeting at the McDougall home.  In 2 hours, the whole package is complete.  Here is a look at the proposed on-site hand drawing designs:




Take a look at the kitchen before.  While the cabinets were in great shape, the wood was weighing down the space, and the green laminate counters had had their day:

Kit Fridge BEFORE ....

The homeowners opted to add a wood island, keeping the warmth of the natural material, while brightening up the rest of the room with painted cabinets.  The design has swapped out most of the lower doors with easier to access soft close drawers:

Kit Fridge AFTER

A before shot looking towards the patio doors, notice the panel at the left, which will be removed creating a better flow to the room:

Kit sink BEFORE

Panel removed, opening up the kitchen from this view.  Bulk heads have been removed, and the kitchen features open top crown upper cabinets, mixed with ceiling height cabinets:

Kit sink AFTER

The kitchen felt a bit crowed originally with two half walls separating the dining room and kitchen area:

Kitchen BEFORE

Two stools at the island overhang give extra seating without taking up space:

Kitchen AFTER

Cutlery inserts next to the dishwasher keep all small utensils organized:

ACC Cutlery

A high volume garbage can system allows you to keep your trash can off of the kitchen floor. Simply clip the bags into the drawer, and un-clip when ready to remove.


Large drawers can hold everything from plates, to small appliances to pots and pans and Tupperware.  Heavy duty soft close slides keep the drawers running smoothly:

ACC island Drawers TOP

ACC Island Storage Drawer

ACC pots Drawer

ACC tupperware CutleryThe panel in front of the sink flips down, for scrubbie and dishwasher tablet storage.  Under the sink is a tea towel holder and pull out area for cleaning supplies: ACC sink

Thank you Peter & Holly for choosing Avondale for your Kitchen Makeover!

BLOG BA Template


Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada