About Us

About Us

ELEGANT DESIGNS. HANDCRAFTED CABINETRY.

We are a small company located in the Ottawa area whose specialty is combining personal service with refined designs. We are involved at every step so you can relax knowing you’ll get the custom kitchen or bathroom remodel of your dreams. Celebrating 20 years in business.

Meet the Team

SYLVIE CHOQUETTE, Senior Designer/Project Coordinator

With over 25 years in the construction and kitchen industry, Sylvie’s expertise shines in her creative and functional designs, her artistry and creativity, and her love of working with homeowners to make sure you get the space you want. Sylvie takes time to listen to your needs and design preferences to learn how your tastes and lifestyle will affect her designs. This allows her to recommend alternatives to make sure you get the perfect design by optimizing your space, incorporating your ideas, and fitting your budget.

”Sylvie took the time to ask us lots of questions, then presented several possible plans, each of which contained great design elements. Her willingness to listen, her design skill, high energy level, and, most importantly, her candid personal touch are the reasons we enjoyed working with Sandy Beach Cabinetry.”

Martin and Sheri

“Sylvie was a joy to work with. Not only was she an invaluable resource for design ideas, she became a friend to our family through our major kitchen renovation.”

Sheri, Moodie, Mason, and Layla Cheikh – Kanata, Ontario

SHAWN MCLACHLIN, Owner/Cabinet Maker

Shawn founded Sandy Beach Cabinetry from his desire to create elegant woodwork for kitchens and bathrooms, while maintaining a personal connection with all his clients. His love of woodworking can be seen in the quality of his custom cabinetry and millwork.

One of Shawn’s ancestors founded McLachlin Sawmills in Arnprior in the mid-nineteenth century. He has continued the family passion, developing his leadership and expertise in the kitchen and cabinetry business for over 30 years. Working mostly with referral clients, Shawn has completed hundreds of projects throughout Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley.

“Shawn and his professional staff made sure that everything was built, delivered, and installed according to our very tight schedule. Thank you so much for your attention to the details that are so important to homeowners in the midst of renovations.”

Karin Fuller, Ottawa, Ontario

“We found all aspects of Shawn’s workmanship and installation to be of extremely professional quality and we are very happy with the finished project. The entire team at Sandy Beach Cabinetry were professional, courteous, and open to discussion throughout the project. We highly recommend Shawn and his team.”

Leslie and Rick Farrell, Arnprior, Ontario