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The Original Kitchen Guy

André is a 25 year veteran of the kitchen industry. He began learning his trade at a very young age and has developed his skills working for the family business in Sudbury, Ontario working in all fields of his trade from putting end caps on counters to delivering kitchens to installing them to designing them. He has done it all! The Kitchen Guy is Ottawa’s trusted kitchen design and home improvement company.


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The Kitchen Guy ® is the registered trade-mark of André JJ Guénette owner of Ottawa’s foremost creative Interior Design & Home Improvement Company. We specialize in kitchen and bathroom design & turn key renovations.

“As an artist, my inspiration has always been to create a deep and meaningful impact in the quality of people’s lives, and I feel I’ve found that medium in kitchen design.”

The last 20 years have been spent in Ottawa, perfecting his craft and working with Ottawa’s top builders, architects and designers. He has designed custom kitchens, bathrooms, closets, mudrooms, laundry rooms, entertainment centres and home offices for over 2,000 Ottawa home owners and began his own firm to concentrate on creative space planning with a focus on improving the quality of life for his clients.

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Our strong suit is our creativity and our ability to listen. With an emphasis on making a positive impact on your life, we will develop detailed designs, plan, build and professionally install your custom kitchen or bathroom cabinetry.



You don’t have a contractor selected for your project, or you don’t want the inconvenience and responsibility of managing all the trades required for your interior design project? Our specialized team will be pleased to handle the whole project and give you peace of mind that the renovation project will be delivered stress free, on time and on budget. That’s the advantage of working with an experienced home improvement company.




After our initial telephone conversation, we will meet to evaluate your needs and create a customized design for your project. We’ll develop a clear plan and budget to realize your dream kitchen or bathroom renovation.

Loved by Many

  • "Hi Andre, It looks amazing. Thank you and your crew for an amazing and painless reno. You will definitely be the first person we call for the next thing we do." Tracey & Gord

    Tracey & Gord
  • “Hi Andre, The wall units and shelving units you had made for us have proved to be very serviceable and a superior replacement for our previous units. The workmanship and durability is obvious. We were able to salvage some of the undamaged items from the flood. The newly manufactured pieces fit so well with the old and the colour match was amazing! Thanks again” Paul & Ingrid

    Paul & Ingrid
  • ”I absolutely love my new kitchen thanks to Andre, The Kitchen Guy and his team.  After 25 years of having various contractors work in our home, working with him was hands down the most positive experience to date.  We did a complete gut of our old kitchen including removing a wall and from the design phase to completion.  Andre was organized, clear about next steps, kept a very clean work area, and stayed on schedule.  His trades, without exception were impressive, all clearly taking personal pride in their work.  If I had to pick three things I was most impressed by, it would be the time he took to help us form and sometimes rethink our ideas during the design phase, his attention to detail and meticulous finishing work, and his calm and genuine personality.  Andre is a good communicator and this really mattered in how things unfolded day to day and there was not one bit of tension throughout the whole job.  Now how many people can say that about a kitchen reno!  We hope to have him back soon to do our bathroom.  Thank you Andre!” – Bonnie & Gary

    Bonnie & Gary
  • ”The kitchen Guy (Andre) is definitely the person you need if you’re thinking about remodelling your kitchen! He was a tremendous help in designing and installing all the cabinetry in our kitchen and in our ensuite bathroom, which also gets rave reviews from everyone who sees it! Andre was nothing but professional, ensuring every aspect of his work was top notch! Very approachable, down to earth and highly skilled! We have received so so many compliments on our kitchen and bathroom, and have Andre to thank for that! We love love love both of them and get so so many compliments on both, thanks to Andre! If you’re thinking about remodelling your kitchen or bathroom…he (Andre) is fantastic! Would recommend him in a heartbeat!” Janis & Jim

    Janis & Jim
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