LineBox Studio

(613) 216-2609
linebox.ca/

Services Provided
Architectural Design
Interior Design
Landscape Design
Commercial Design
Residential Design
Restaurants Interiors
Site Planning
Working Drawings
3D Rendering

Areas Served
Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Ontario, Quebec

Business Description
As an Architect I understand design as a cultural act which engages our everyday experiences and brings together individuals with their built environment. Our design philosophy is grounded in a basic conviction and fundamental belief that great architecture is less about style and more about discovery. This belief is what drives our continuous pursuit of connecting client needs and desires, project budget, context, and artistic expression into a truly unique sense of place.

LineBox is a small collaborative design studio that is interested in all project types regardless of size and budget. Unlike large corporate firms our clients benefit from having direct access to the principal of the firm throughout the entire project.

“As designers of the built environment, it is our goal to bring our clients unique concepts in how they inhabit and experience space.” – Andrew Reeves

Certification and Awards
ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS, Winner of the 2013 and 2014 "Best of Houzz Awards"
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Ottawa, ON CA 
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Andrew Reeves 
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61a York st.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T2
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deba payne
I think your island is very practical when used in the kitchen. I agree with another comment regarding the wheels. I don't like the way they look on this particular piece and think it would be better without those. I also think if you kept some placemats handy to eat from, it wouldn't seem so cold. Maybe even some wooden ones or something with depth to add interest.
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goodewyfe
I'm not much into modern, but I liked this a lot. Maybe because I know how sanitary it is, If you want to make it more formal, just use a tablecloth or a runner and place mats, as others have mentioned. After all, you don't wear your old jeans and a sweatshirt when you are having company for dinner - you dress up and dress up your table as well.
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karelina
You don’t want a picture of the cat sand spread across the bathroom floor - my cats at the beach! Each of my 2 fellas can spend 5 minutes spraying sand, that includes the igloo shaped and high sided box. There’s a new stye that opens at the top. That will be next.
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mntflwr
i dont do indoor cats. we have a cat that adopted us. his name is Free Loader. He lived in the barn with the llamas for about 2yrs. then we moved him to the garage. and yes we do feed him. but he still kills mice, and birds and rabbits. i let him in once in a while. for about 10 min. he loves our llamas
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Linebox Studio did an amazing job. They worked closely with us to design our restaurant and were a great support during construction and opening! We would hire Andrew and his team again in a second. Read More
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weatherwife
Would love to see Monticello!! We visited the Biltmore for our silver wedding anniversary. I would love to go back! If you haven't seen it, it's a must!!
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Woops- wrong thread; and I'm unsure as to how to delete a comment!! Please excuse me! (But I still highly recommend the Biltmore!;)
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Gas all the way
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heathy
Induction. Safe, efficient and clean.
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bungalowmo
I want a gas stove so bad!!! We don't have natural gas in town. I know I could have used propane, but .... I wanted an antique stove & not all are alike. You need a certain adapter kit to go from gas to propane. It was so frustrating because I couldn't be sure it would work, unless I bought the stove & did the swap, but then if it did NOT work, then I'd be stuck with a gas stove in a town where I couldn't sell it.

(insert my sad face here!)

Here's what I wanted real bad!
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10' But pay attention how that effects the rest of the house (exterior and interiors)
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Leslie Brooks
We did 9' in our new build. Upstairs is 8'. I'm very pleased with the look. You can have standard doors and windows. Remember that going with taller windows with 10' ceilings would also necessitate longer drapery which gets expensive.
Yesterday at 7:12AM   
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Margaret
As other posters have noted, ceiling height is part of the rooms proportions and may have a significant impact on how it feels. A very large room with a low 8' ceiling will feel a bit oppressive - this is why so many offices converted to "open plan" wind up with exposed ceilings - it's the only way to get the height the large expanse needs.

I once rented an apartment with a 12x12 bedroom. It felt really spacious because it had 12' ceilings. Living in it I would have preferred a bigger room, so consider whether you money is better spent in wall height or floor space. If you are footprint but not height constrained higher ceilings will make your rooms feel bigger.
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LineBox Studio
Keep but paint the walls. One clean colour
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Danielle B
Remove the tiles, or nail the furniture and area rugs to the ceiling
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Harmoni Designs, LLC
Maybe try to paint the ceiling in one of the rooms with a semi-transparent white stain to see how it turns out. I'm thinking you might get a cool unique texture without the ceiling panels being as dominant as they currently are. If that doesn't work, remove the ceilings or laminate drywall over them. I'm intrigued by the uniqueness and think it would be worth trying.
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Nice wood (red stained) front door
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Valecrest
Thank you to everyone for your suggestions...
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Valecrest
Does anyone have any specific suggestions for landscaping?
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Nat at all. Just seal properly and keep the rest of the kitchen simple
August 24, 2014 at 7:16AM     
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Susan
What is the "red wine" era from the 90's? I have never heard this phrase before.
August 25, 2014 at 2:16PM   
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Custom Craft Builders
@susan I have to apologize for being rather bashful, I consider the ultra dark, deep red cherry wood that was very popular in the late 90's to be one of the most un-appealing finishes a person could have in a kitchen. Cherry is a beautiful wood, the character and the depth of the wood in my opinion is completely lost when you stain the wood such a deep color. And even worse, was when you coupled that look with black appliances- http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/50/70/e4/5070e4ff0adefbadf985ed9e497007c1.jpg
August 25, 2014 at 9:31PM     
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hayleydaniels
RVCW, no he's pretty good about that, but he does snore like a freight train so I get up and sleep on the couch when that happens.
last Saturday at 10:07AM     
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Cathy Henderson
I always sleep on the side close to the window, like air.
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Its always a bit harder to have a darker colour on top of lighter.
August 24, 2014 at 7:14AM      Thanked by dolanl
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kathyjohnstonkathy
Keep in mind dining rooms are for entertaining and this is the room where bold colors go freely. So I defiantly would not paint the walls grey. French country is the easiest morph for this space.

Add a chandelier not a ceiling light.

The secret to art on walls is generally this: make it appropriately sized for the space. So either large pieces or groups of smaller ones. A Grid, stacking or a line are great if all the pictures are the same size. If not the grouping is harder. Work it out with paper sized like the pictures and tape them up and move around until it's right.

Think of the wall color as a matte for the objects hanging on them. The trim in the room is the frame.

Once this is done the wall color won't be the feature of the room it will meld with everything in it.

And expand that window with panels hung floor to ceiling out side of the window space.

Good luck. Sorry you must endure the husband on the light changing! Been there!
August 25, 2014 at 11:43AM      Thanked by dolanl
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dolanl
I may need to explain the cramped and awkward configuration of our house. It's sort of a U-shaped interior. You walk in the front door to a 3x4 "foyer" which faces a coat closet. Immediately, you must either go left into the living room or (close the door) to head into the dining room. The dining room is the natural place to drop things (purse, brief case, etc), hence the accumulation of stuff. Otherwise, it's felt very tedious to walk in the front door then open the closet door to hang up stuff. Trust me. Anyhow, with the dining table at full size, we don't have much room for entertaining (other than the seated variety). In past, I'd removed the table extension when not in use to create more space. The light fixture is dead center of ceiling, so a chandelier dictates a center-room table placement.
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The Right Stone for Your Garden Design

Gravel, pebble, cobble and paddle: Stones vary in size and shape, and have different uses in the landscape Full Story
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destinloan
earliglo: perfectly well put! yes the nutsedge is there because there's an underlying problem with the soil and /or the grass type.weeds happened because of a weakness in the turf
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lchrisey
Heavy duty landscape cloth installed under the pebbles/cobbles really keeps weeds to a minimum....
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sstarr
I vote for one large bathroom with enclosed, possibly entirely separate, toilet area. Most of the time, the guests won't be there.
August 24, 2014 at 10:59AM     
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bungalowmo
1 large nice bath.
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Great stuff!
August 23, 2014 at 3:50PM   
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victorianbungalowranch
I think the woodwork is original. The flat doors are common to that period. I don't dislike the high gloss, but if you want to paint it, a good scrub and sanding and oil-based primer is probably needed.
August 25, 2014 at 4:45PM   
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schess1
So we're replacing the free standing open fireplace in the "office" for a more efficient stove unit. I'm going to list it on ebay, but I have no idea what to list it for. I came across some Malm fireplaces that look similar, but not the same shape. Does anyone know where to look to try to see if it is a Malm? Any suggestions on how much to ask for it? I couldn't find any similar listings on our CL. It would be awesome on a patio! We've been told the panelling has to be removed on the other fireplace, we are planning on replacing it with some sort of travertine tiles.
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LED Mirror / lighting is great. LED has the best colour rending for skin. One of our projects
August 23, 2014 at 3:49PM     
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rn12345
Looks lovely! May I ask what tile you used? We are in the beginning stages of planning our master bath remodel. Thanks!
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kimmie014
I used georgette light tile from Floor and Dacor in Atl.
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I have the fixture.......wicked!
August 23, 2014 at 3:48PM   
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lucasfstone
Lbdfargo, email me after you reinspect. I'm interested in purchasing to match my existing kitchen light.
August 23, 2014 at 3:58PM     
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Black is fun
August 23, 2014 at 12:01PM     
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Claudette Maguire
Tammy, I think it really depends on the other metals that are in your room, if any. Polished nickel would look beautiful or even a brushed nickel or chrome. Polished Brass is always beautiful on a black door but right now it's just not as popular. It's still the most traditional metal though.
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Stanley Hoffman
Sherman Williams had a color palate of 13 blacks in about 2000. They will still have the ability to make all these black casts or shades. I think harmonizing your black to the other colors in the scheme is really a nice visual touch.
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Keep it clean and simple from here on in. Don't over design
August 23, 2014 at 12:00PM        Thanked by cmd75
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xposure
Cdm75 how are things going with the local designer? Someone standing there in the space has a much better vantage point. Space feels completely different when your standing there vs looking at flat images. I hope it goes great!
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mkprizwan
What was decided?
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Smaller ones
August 23, 2014 at 11:59AM     
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pjweiss
I have a similar granite, very busy I went with a small white subway tile, but I have white cabinets. It looks good!
August 24, 2014 at 8:08PM   
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Ann
The color of the first is better but such small tiles. The second is a nice size but very, very pink.
August 24, 2014 at 8:35PM   
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To much stone! The hearth needs to go or be covered. Let the brick be special
August 17, 2014 at 12:37PM     
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julieharrison
White paint!
August 17, 2014 at 1:08PM   
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dawnismoore
Hi Centaurita - two questions for you. Did you end up lighting without cans? I'd love to see pics and also, what program/software did you use to create the kitchen layout/sketch you shared above?
August 17, 2014 at 9:37AM   
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I know its modern but a long bar light works well. Up/down light. If you could find a more tradition light the up light feature really changes the space
August 17, 2014 at 12:36PM   
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Agree. Need to sand and make sure you get a good primer base
August 17, 2014 at 12:34PM   
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Denise Marchand
I never used to like painted paneling until Arch Digest ran an article on Armani's country house many years ago. He painted all of the paneling white and it looked gorgeous. It completely changed my mind. So, yes and I agree to make sure you prime before painting. Looks like very nice paneling to start with.
August 17, 2014 at 12:48PM   
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Powder puff.
August 17, 2014 at 12:32PM   
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37218
They are 10" too long
August 23, 2014 at 4:32PM   
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cathyheggens
You can also blouse them out at the tie backs. The ten inches should be just enough length for that.
August 23, 2014 at 8:31PM     
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Margo
Thank you kranno;)) *tipping bonnet*
last Tuesday at 12:13PM     
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pjmorse
Yes! I made a large piece of pottery for display and in it I place seasonal candy.
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I like it
August 17, 2014 at 12:25PM   
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tabelle70
Love it, dark and dramatic
August 17, 2014 at 12:28PM   
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tabelle70
I'd go lighter on the beding as well just like the inspiration picture
August 17, 2014 at 12:30PM   
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Why do TV's invade every space? Cant we get away????
August 17, 2014 at 12:24PM     
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sstarr
I grew up listening to the lyrics from Oklahoma!

Everything's up to date in Kansas City
They gone about as fer as they can go
They went an' built a skyscraper seven stories high
About as high as a buildin' orta grow.
August 17, 2014 at 5:56PM     
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Leslie Brooks
Gray is gross
August 17, 2014 at 9:12PM     
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Very fun!
August 17, 2014 at 12:23PM     
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bungalowmo
@revolutionary gardens....so you don't like the beige tile either?? :0)

oooh...just noticed you're in McLean....
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makaloco
I love wood and wouldn't have painted it unless it was in bad condition. But I do like the green! It would be fun to see it teamed up with yellow in a tropical sunroom, or with raspberry stripes in a cheerful sitting room. I hope someone is enjoying it.
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