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Products to inspire your bathroom renovation

Products to inspire your bathroom renovation

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Products to inspire your bathroom renovation

The versatility of quartz

Caesarstone showcases the versatility of quartz in bathrooms with wall cladding, shower walls, shelving and more. Part of the Metropolitan Collection, 4044 Airy Concrete responds to the trend for a versatile light grey colour, providing the true feel of concrete but refined for the home and easy to maintain.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

Design classics

This stylish Logan wood vanity comes with soft closing drawers to maximize storage space, detailed molding and crystal knobs to add a bit of luxury to its sleek design. The solid stone countertop features beveled edging and a scalloped backsplash with a large undermount porcelain sink. Design Classics specializes in bathroom vanities, faucets, mirrors and accessories.

DESIGN CLASSICS

Sculpted simplicity

Veil’s flowing and immaculately balanced curves evoke a sculpted simplicity in tune with contemporary style. This freestanding bathtub offers a luxuriously deep bathing experience with supportive contours that cradle your body. Kohler Lithocast cast resin material allows for dynamic style and is lightweight and easy to clean, with a high-gloss finish.

KOHLER

Sleek & innovative

This sleek Quantum tub filler from Tenzo features a recessed hand held shower hose and a 12-in. swivel spout, which is the longest available on the market. Made in Canada with a lifetime warranty, this collection with matching lavatory faucets can be found at tenzo.ca/en/products/quantum.

TENZO

A unique reflection on water

Riobel, a distinctive member of the House of Rohl, celebrates 25 years of commitment to design, ingenuity and performance with the new Reflet collection. This collection combines the elegant aesthetic of the Riobel brand and the natural force and beauty of water – nature’s most essential element. Discover Reflet, an ingenious collection that engages the senses, elicits reflection and elevates any bathroom experience.

RIOBEL

Lume collection

Lume is a glazed porcelain stoneware collection with a glossy finish available in a variety of earth tones, namely black, white, blue, green, musk and greige. Its subtle variations in colour and texture create interplays of light which add vibrancy and visual interest to a space. Ideal for interior application on walls in both residential and commercial projects, they can be installed vertically, horizontally or in a chevron pattern to create a unique design with an organic, yet elevated, look and feel.

CIOT INC.

Maximum impact

When it comes to countertops, everyone has different tastes and expectations for the product they choose. Whether customers want solid or veined, matte or sparkly, Vicostone offers appealing designs that are stain and scratch resistant and easy to clean. Shown here as part of the Thunder Series, Cemento’s white lightning, bold veins that pop on a dark grey background. Dramatic with modern style, for maximum impact.

VICOSTONE

Custom cabinetry

JH Kitchens is a family-owned business that has been operating for almost 10 years. Its team of experts specializes in custom cabinetry and design, and works with you to meet your every need. From the initial stages of consultation, home visits, follow-ups, and installation, JH Kitchens is dedicated to working with each and every client to achieve exactly what they envision to be their dream kitchen. The company offers the highest quality, with a diverse selection of designs, at the best price. The primary goal is to ensure customers’ complete satisfaction.

JH KITCHEN

Brizo custom shower

Robinson brings your home to life with the Brizo Litze Sensori Custom Shower. From the finest details to the most revolutionary technologies, every component plays a role in reinventing the luxury shower. Featuring H2Okinetic Technology, the water’s shape, velocity and thermal dynamics is controlled – creating a warmer, more luxurious spray with a fraction of the water. Available at Robinson for the ultimate pick-me-up.

ROBINSON LIGHTING & BATH

Be bold

Be bold with the new Kohler Artist Editions Dutchmaster Midnight Floral sink for your bathroom. Dark hues and bold, dreamy floral patterns are sure to bring a daring yet romantic look to your space.

ATLANTIS BATH CENTRE

Get connected

Create your own personal showering and wellness environment with ThermaSol’s innovative line of products that unite smart home technology, engineering and ergonomic design. From must-have apps to chromatherapy and steam, you can plug into a fully personalized and elevated version of your daily showering ritual. A smart shower that’s as connected as you are.

THERMASOL

Break from the mold

Reinvent the bathroom and transform typical into extraordinary. Full slab shower walls and large format flooring in Dekton challenge the conventional bathroom to provide elevated designs, which are a dream to clean. Combine with a custom-sized shower tray in any colour of Silestone and say goodbye to nasty grout, mould, and mildew.

LATITUDE

Simplicity & elegance

A modern take on the traditional framed shower door, Elera marries the classic pivoting design with the contemporary lines of a frameless door. This emerging trend will highlight any bathroom decor by showcasing its simplicity and elegance. What’s more, with a unique 90-degree In&Out pivoting system and magnetic closure, getting in and out of the shower is easy as one-two-swing! Available in chrome, brushed nickel and matte black. Various size ranges available.

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Product Showcase - Jul2020

New and noteworthy products for July 2020

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Custom cabinetry

JH Kitchens is a family-owned business that has been operating for almost 10 years. Their team of experts specialize in custom cabinetry and design, and work with you to meet your every need. From the initial stages of consultation, home visits, follow-ups, and installation, they are dedicated to working with each and every client to achieve exactly what they envision to be their dream kitchen. They offer the highest quality, with a diverse selection of designs, at the best price. Their primary goal is to ensure our customer’s complete satisfaction.

JH KITCHEN

Single pull-down kitchen faucet

The Delta Junction kitchen faucet enhances the modern kitchen with its crisp, geometric lines and standout style. Choice of finish includes Chrome, Arctic Stainless and Matte Black.

MASCO CANADA

Smooth & sleek

Scratch, stain and heat resistant, Caesarstone quartz is not only perfect for bathroom countertops and vanities, but also wall claddings, flooring, accents and more. Pictured here is 4003 Sleek Concrete from Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection. This smooth surface creates a calming effect in this spa-like bathroom.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

Architectural Plus Window Series

The Casa Bella Architectural Plus Series vinyl window offers superior performance, stunning design and unique options that not only make this window style the ideal choice but also a sound investment. A deeper 4-9/16-in. frame combined with Super Spacer technology make this window one of the best thermal performers in the industry.

CASA BELLA WINDOWS


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SET A BOLD TONE

Caesarstone is launching a new collection featuring four new colours for 2020. The Dark Collection embraces a contemporary trend in kitchens and bathrooms that has recently set a bold tone. From the classic luxury of Empira Black to the matte infinity of Piatto Black via the evocative patinas of rusted Oxidian and weathered Black Tempal, this dark collection presents an intriguing range of captivating hues that bring warmth to the home and an emotional caress to the stone. Shown here, Oxidian.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

DELTA PENDANT RAINCAN SHOWERHEAD

The Delta Pendant Raincan Showerhead with H2Okinetic Technology and LED lighting creates a soothing ambience and radiates upscale appeal in the bathroom. With a contemporary style, the pendant showerhead establishes a distinctive presence with modern technology to evoke a tranquil, spa-like experience.

MASCO CANADA

DELTA FAUCET CANADA

ADD A LAUNDRY ROOM WHEREVER YOU WANT!

The Saniswift 1/2-HP pump discharges greywater without the use of below-ground pump systems. It will pump up to 14′ vertically and/or 140′ horizontally (with gravity fall) and features low inlets for easy fixture connection, such as to a P-trap. This compact drain pump is designed to fit directly under a laundry tub and is a cost-effective solution for creating a remote laundry room or for greywater installations.

SANIFLO CANADA

UNIQUELY INNOVATIVE!

MuraLuxe decorative wall panels are quick and easy to install. Choose from thousands of images, patterns and finishes to customize these light-weight, water-proof, made-to-order panels that can be used as shower walls, backsplashes, full wall coverings or even eye-catching feature walls. Gives any project the “wow” factor and keeps your project moving quickly as shower installs can be completed in a day! On display and available only through watercloset.ca.

WATER CLOSET

EFFICIENT and VERSATILE

Fusion Stone’s thin stone veneer is an efficient and versatile solution that is of significant appeal to contractors and builders. The benefits of Fusion Stone include easy scheduling, no jobsite congestion, and minimal waste. With several profile styles that are available in multiple colour choices, Fusion Stone has proven to be a highly satisfying way to upgrade any home or business.

FUSION STONE

REVOLUTIONIZING MATERIAL PROCUREMENT

RenoRun is revolutionizing material procurement for professional builders with its turnkey technology plus delivery service. As market leaders, RenoRun is the fastest-growing materials supplier, housing more than 20,000 SKUs in its app and delivering to thousands of jobsites on-demand or in advance. Free coffee included; Saturday delivery available!

RENORUN

EIR INTELLIGENT TOILET

The Eir intelligent toilet exemplifies the art of innovation, and its flowing lines and personalized finish detail will make a statement in any bathroom. With a full complement of convenient features including heated seat, customizable cleansing, night-light, hands-free opening/closing, automatic flush, plus a touchscreen remote, nothing else compares. And the sleek tankless and skirted design combined with a back-to-wall installation allows for concealed connections to make the toilet a beautiful centerpiece.

KOHLER

DELIVERING VALUE

Procore’s comprehensive platform helps eliminate manual processes and outdated systems, saving you time, money, and headaches. With a robust toolset – complete with financial, productivity, quality, and safety tools – Procore helps you drive production and profitability. Plus, with more than 100 third-party integrations, it helps standardize processes while offering the flexibility you need to be successful.

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Caesarstone Dark Collection

Embrace the beauty of the new Dark Collection from Caesarstone

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Embrace the beauty of the new Dark Collection from Caesarstone

5810 Black Tempal
5810 Black Tempal

In the kitchen, a countertop is the place where meals are lovingly prepared, where gatherings gather, and where finished dishes are featured for consumption. Not only is durability a concern, but the visual impact of such a large area sets the tone of the room – it’s the backdrop to all that is served.

As part of its Dark Collection, Caesarstone introduces deep, bold colours, as well as tantalizing textures to its newest line.

A counterintuitive approach

For a look that will stand the test of time, complement and offset a myriad of appliance and cabinet finishes, Caesarstone’s Dark Collection adds a touch of drama and contrasting shades, while inspiring a sense of warmth and comfort. A homeowner’s choices of decor, art, furniture and colour help identify a room’s personality, and Caesarstone’s Dark Collection is just one more way to help them create a look all their own.

Form and function

Deep veined variances and fluctuating tonal shades of mined products upgrade the look of any well-designed room. Darker colours can also be more forgiving, and possess an imperishable quality that elevates natural attributes.

Caesarstone countertops are made from composite quartz, which is a non-porous product. Because this material is low maintenance to stains, its appearance will never be altered or require extra maintenance. This outstanding feature, combined with the bold tones of the Dark Collection, have given new meaning to enduring beauty.

Deeper shades of dark

The Dark Collection consists of four extra-deep shades, enhanced by Caesarstone’s new Natural Finish, which adds extra depth to the textural darks. The look and feel of this collection is set by the beautiful grain that runs throughout, adding a tactile warmth and a pleasing emotive response. A satin sheen emphasizes the natural veining and textures, while intensifying the depth of colour. These saturated features take this collection to next level of desirability.

5101 - Empira Black
5101 – Empira Black

The deep black base of 5101 Empira Black is augmented by fine white veins to emulate authentic characteristics of real marble, and is available in a matte or a gloss finish.

3101 Platto Black
3101 Platto Black

3101 Platto Black intensifies any statement look. A fine granular appearance enhances the textured finish.

4735 Oxidian
4735 Oxidian

The oxidized russet effect of the tarnished 4735 Oxidian finish warms a dark grey base, with a slightly textured grain.

5810 Black Tempal
5810 Black Tempal

A light veil of white streaks emulates a galaxy of stars on the charcoal base of 5810 Black Tempal. This complex composition is reminiscent of an industrial travertine.

Caesarstone products combine the look and feel of natural surfaces with advanced technology, which ultimately intensifies the hardness and durability, and guarantees surfaces that are non-porous, scratch-resistent and low maintenance.

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Product showcase – kitchens

Product showcase – kitchens

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Small. Simple. Stunning.

The stunning ENA 8 Super-Automatic espresso machine from Jura is defined by its compact design, cylindrical water tank, TFT display and brilliant colour variations. Using whole beans, it’s simple to prepare specialty coffees including cappuccinos, lattes and espresso in just one touch. This compact machine is perfect for small and large kitchens.

FAEMA CANADA

Exotic collection

Every year, Vicostone quartz surfaces introduces new colours to their collections. This year, the Exotic Collection features a unique quartz composition Gan Eden BQ8881, inspired by a sky of floating, puffy clouds of various shapes and sizes. This new addition is sought out by designers looking for an engineered stone that is easy to maintain all the while resembling natural stone, making it the perfect balance of functionality and beauty.

VICOSTONE CANADA INC.

Classic craftsmanship

In the game of chess, you sometimes have to retreat in order to advance. The same is true of design. The new Brizo Rook kitchen collection is a perfect illustration of this: forward-thinking, yet rooted in tradition. Its classic craftsmanship style is reminiscent of an early 20th century esthetic, while contemporary, feminine touches elevate and modernize the look. Offered in five luxurious colours, including the new Brilliance Polished Gold, it is sure to fit any kitchen design. Available at an Ensuite bath & kitchen showroom near you.

ENSUITE

Pretty practical

Soapstone is an excellent choice for countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY

Bold statement piece

Drawing on inspiration rooted deep in Americana, Kohler introduces the Graze Kitchen Faucet. This bold statement piece conjures memories of the spikes that built railroads — the steel industry where iron was forged. Breaking from the norm of more delicate smooth round lines, the bold square base and unique strong silhouette is eye-catching on your counter, and a design to complement most every home.

KOHLER

Renovators dream shop

Beyond Marble and Granite is committed to finding the ideal kitchen or bath design to suit your budget and lifestyle, offering a wide selection of quartz and granite countertops, BMG also has a wide selection of mosaics and backsplashes, porcelain tile, faucets, sinks, and more. The team at BMG believe that every project deserves to be a masterpiece, whether big or small. Installing quartz or granite countertops adds value and beauty to any room in your home, office or cottage. Visit the Vaughan showroom for all your renovation needs.

BEYOND MARBLE & GRANITE

Custom cabinetry

JH Kitchens is a family-owned business that has been operating for almost 10 years. Their team of experts specialize in custom cabinetry and design, and work with you to meet your every need. From the initial stages of consultation, home visits, followups, and installation, they are dedicated to working with each and every client to achieve exactly what they envision to be their dream kitchen. They offer the highest quality, with a diverse selection of designs, at the best price. Their primary goal is to ensure a customer’s complete satisfaction.

JH KITCHEN

Set a bold tone

Caesarstone is launching a new collection featuring four new colours for 2020. The Dark Collection embraces a contemporary trend in kitchens and bathrooms that has recently set a bold tone. From the classic luxury of Empira Black to the matte infinity of Piatto Black via the evocative patinas of rusted Oxidian and weathered Black Tempal, this dark collection presents an intriguing range of captivating hues that bring warmth to the home and an emotional caress to the stone. Shown here, Oxidian.

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Drift off into Dreamland at IDS20

Drift off into Dreamland at IDS20

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Drift off into Dreamland at IDS20

Caesarstone Canada’s latest designer collaboration is truly a dream partnership. Caesarstone is thrilled to be working with celebrated potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler. Our dreamy collaboration will debut at Canada’s largest design exposition, the Interior Design Show 2020 (IDS20) from Jan. 16 to 19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It’s a deeply engaging and highly Instagrammable installation that transports you into a vibrant fantasy world called Dreamland.

Design forward

Going into its seventh year, Caesarstone’s Designer Program challenges the status quo of the expected uses for our products and celebrates innovation through partnerships with renowned interdisciplinary designers from around the world, who each offer their forward-thinking perspective on this versatile material. Previous collaborations have included Marije Vogelzang, Snarkitecture, Jaime Hayon, Tom Dixon and more, and we’re excited to add Jonathan Adler to this esteemed group.

Jonathan Adler

Potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler launched his namesake brand after leaving his day job to pursue his first love: Pottery. In 1993, Barneys bought his collection of pots, and five years later, he opened his first store in Soho. Adler’s desire to design all of the pieces one needs to create a flawlessly chic home led to more and more. Today, Jonathan Adler is a design company with retail locations worldwide, a thriving e-commerce site, a full slate of residential and commercial projects and a wholesale business boasting more than 1,000 locations globally. It strives to create luxe and livable interiors that are seriously designed, but doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Fabulous fantasy

Adler describes working with Caesarstone’s premium products and talented team as “fab,” and the feeling is mutual. As he says, what could be better than using dreamy materials to create a dreamy environment? We certainly can’t think of anything better than that.

From dream to reality

The Caesarstone x Jonathan Adler Dreamland installation at IDS20 will transform Caesarstone surfaces into a surreal and ethereal, free-floating fantasy. Visitors will walk through a heavenly cloudscape that showcases the versatility of quartz through a variety of colours and textures. Adler challenged himself to design a soft environment using Caesarstone, a material more often associated with straight lines and sharp angles. Lending an airy, dreamlike quality to the space, the exhibit will feature clouds, faces, ostrich feathers, and a giant rainbow arch, in addition to neoclassical columns inspired by Caesarstone’s headquarters in the old Roman port city of Caesarea.

Redraw the boundaries

This year’s collaboration represents Adler’s impeccable commitment to craftsmanship and luxury that we’re excited to bring to life with his creative and unique take on Caesarstone. Inspirational and imaginative, Dreamland pushes the use of our product into all aspects of the home, encouraging homeowners to discover all that’s possible when you dream in colour.

Follow your dreams

For more dreamy visuals and designer inspiration, be sure to follow @jonathanadler and @caesarstoneca to add colour to your feed.


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ENHANCED TRACTION

Deckorators Voyage composite decking features “Enhanced Traction” and the look of interior hardwood flooring. Made with patented Eovations technology, Voyage decking is strong, lightweight, thermally stable, and backed by a 25-year limited warranty, including removal, replacement, and installation in the ground or water.

DECKORATORS

VEIL INTELLIGENT COMFORT HEIGHT TOILET

This compact, streamlined one-piece toilet with integrated cleansing from Kohler showcases flowing and immaculately balanced curves. The Veil one-piece toilet with integrated cleansing functionality epitomizes minimalist and ergonomic design. Its sculpted core provides a suite of precision features finely tuned to offer optimum hygiene and ultimate individual comfort, from personal cleansing to an LED nightlight to hands-free opening and closing. All of the features are easy to control on a touchscreen LCD remote control.

KOHLER

SMOOTH AND SLEEK

Scratch-, stain-, and heat-resistant, Caesarstone quartz is not only perfect for bathroom countertops and vanities, but also wall claddings, flooring, accents, and more. Pictured here is 4003 Sleek Concrete from Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection. This smooth surface creates a calming effect in this spa-like bathroom.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

BRILLIANTLY MODERN

Riobel, a distinctive member of the The House of Rohl, invites you to discover Riu, a modern twist of the traditional setting. This simple and modern collection will complement your bathroom for years. Choose a cross or a level handle, Riu is available in five finishes to personalize the bathroom to your client’s taste. Riu is also now available with a square spout.

RIOBEL

STACK THIN STONE

Add the beauty and performance of natural stone with Arriscraft’s STACK thin stone. This dry stack, ledgestone-style material features a split face finish and installs like tile. Return corner units deliver a full-bed look. Manufactured in Cambridge, Ont., STACK is available in more than a dozen colours.

ARRISCRAFT

MATCHING FINISHES AVAILABLE ON DRAINS, SHELVES AND PROFILES

Schluter Systems is providing finishes on their shower shelves and 4″ square shower drain grates that complement the most frequently used tones used in tiled showers. The company’s popular TRENDLINE textured finishes are available on profiles, grates, and shelves so they can all match for a more cohesive overall design. The finishes are: matte black, matte white, stone grey, greige, cream, and bronze.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

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THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

The BLANCO SOLENTA Senso is a new semi-pro faucet that provides the ultimate handsfree experience with a conveniently placed sensor control, located directly underneath the magnetic docking arm. Enjoy instant, effortless water without touching the faucet. A simple hand movement is all it takes thanks to its sophisticated start-stop technology.

BLANCO CANADA

TAILOR-MADE SINKS

Introducing Kohler’s new Tailor customizable farm-house sinks. The apron-front sink design can be changed to incorporate any countertop, tile or Kohler’s curated apron inserts, which allow the owner a freedom of choice to coordinate the sink with the surrounding materials and offers unlimited creativity. The apron inserts can easily be changed out to match a kitchen refresh or updated design. The Tailor kitchen sink provides innovation, design, and function to any kitchen space.

KOHLER

SILESTONE BY COSENTINO’S CALACATTA GOLD

A colour made up of a white background through which elegant, wide grey highlights are interspersed with unexpected golden glints. Eternal Calacatta Gold, with its eternal, distinguished appearance, pays homage to a marble, which has been held in high esteem since ancient times. Shown here, the Princess Margaret Lottery Home 2019, Oakville.

COSENTINO

SMOOTH & SLEEK

Scratch-, stain- and heat-resistant, Caesarstone quartz is not only perfect for bathroom countertops and vanities, but also wall claddings, flooring, accents and more. Pictured here is 4003 Sleek Concrete from Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection. This smooth surface creates a calming effect in this spa-like bathroom.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

NATURAL TIMELESS BEAUTY

Soapstone is an excellent choice for countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY

SINGLE PULL-DOWN KITCHEN FAUCET

The Delta Junction kitchen faucet enhances the modern kitchen with its crisp, geometric lines and standout style. Choice of finish includes Chrome, Arctic Stainless and Matte Black.

MASCO CANADA

EXPRESS YOUR STYLE

X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. They offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Open seven days a week at three spacious showrooms located conveniently near you. Let their knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.

X-TILE CANADA

BRILLIANTLY MODERN

Riobel, a distinctive member of the The House of Rohl, invites you to discover Riu, a modern twist of the traditional setting. This simple and modern collection will complement your bathroom for years. Choose a cross or a level handle, Riu is available in five finishes to personalize your bathroom to your taste. Riu is also now available with a square spout.

RIOBEL

ARTISTIC TOUCH IN EVERY DESIGN

Art resides at the core of Vicostone’s product development and they aim to immortalize artistic touch in every design. With constant innovation and unique know-how, Vicostone are pioneers in “The Art of Quartz.” Pictured here is BQ8881 Gan Eden, which is part of Vicostone’s Exotic collection. People have always seen clouds as an endless source of inspiration – for their exploration, appreciation and sublimation. All of Vicostone’s beauties are fully portrayed in the Sky Series. These premium products will create a luxurious satisfaction for the most discerning customers.

VICOSTONE CANADA INC.


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Kitchen reno on a budget? We show you how!

Kitchen reno on a budget? We show you how!

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I was consulted to help figure out how to best spend a client’s modest budget, wisely, on a kitchen reno, while accomplishing a new look. She wanted to replace her cupboards for more efficient storage. After an honest appraisal and a critical eye, I could see that it wasn’t, entirely, necessary. We didn’t even need to paint them. What was needed was far less expensive and easier to do. We needed to lighten the space up and be creative with functionality. The overall footprint of the kitchen was good, so just a few adjustments to the cupboards were necessary. By adding gliding shelf solutions within the cabinets, we were able to solve the efficiency issue and added extra storage on a budget. Not having to do a full demolition of the existing kitchen put money back into the budget for what needed doing, and splurging on the key elements.

Changing out the countertops was mandatory. We needed to lighten up the space to make it feel more open, and to balance off the darkness of the cabinet colour. We chose Caesarstone‘s Empira White marble quartz, because of its classical white base with deep grey (almost black) veins to accent and tie in with the cabinet colour. This countertop modernized the kitchen, plus it’s durable and easy to clean.

This kitchen also needed a new backsplash. We chose a simple, white bevelled edged subway tile for its elegance and simplicity. Because it’s timeless and classic, it won’t go out of style. By using larger tiles, we maintained clean lines, but the tapered edge offered deluxe detailing.

The custom range hood became the focal point of this space. We removed the small (useless) cabinet above the metal range hood. By making it white, it pulled the colour scheme together. And, in keeping with the white of the backsplash and countertops, it added to the openness of the space as soon as the valance was removed.

A Whirlpool, black stainless-steel kitchen suite provided continuity in this kitchen. I love to match cabinet colours and appliances whenever I can. By making your appliances blend into the colours of the kitchen gives the illusion of a larger space, because your eye doesn’t bounce to the contrast of the cabinets and appliances. Plus, the appliances are fingerprint resistant, which helps keep things looking sleek and fresh with minimal upkeep.

A counter-depth refrigerator made the space more open and accessible. On top of that, the French door option allowed for more clearance when the door was open, which made it easier to have two people in the kitchen at once.

While the kitchen used to have a microwave stand to the right of the range, replacing it with a custom wine rack to the cupboards, was more visually appealing. The microwave was tucked out of sight and utilized a wasted corner.

Having new appliances instantly updated the kitchen. The bells and whistles on these appliances are amazing, and so functional The refrigerator is one of my favourites. Its pantry-inspired layout, with an infinity slide shelf, which allows for extra room for tall items. The range has a touchscreen. It learns, adapts and suggests customized presets based on your family’s routine – perfect for my client and her family of four. Finally, the dishwasher has a third level rack space, so that they can make extra room for those hard-to-fit items and large kitchen utensils.

Wanting to maintain the visual continuity, I selected an under-mount sink. Coupled with a black faucet, the visual ascetics are modern and clean, and is in keeping with the colour scheme.

I removed the closed cabinets to modernize the look. By tiling that whole wall, and adding the natural wood tone of the shelving, it created an up-to-date, open look. We wanted to replace the tan floor tiles, but the cost, timing and mess didn’t warrant it. Instead, I used the shelves, chairs and accessories to tie in the colour, making the floor seem more purposeful. The addition of natural wood helped to ground the space and add an organic feel to the design.

While we were able to use the cupboards, the hardware had to go. The new brass handles were the perfect accents, along with a matching pendant light over the sink. I would have liked to include pendant lighting all around the kitchen, but the light locations didn’t align with the table.

An ultra-useful stand mixer in blue was perfect for this busy family, and I added accent pieces, including the dishware and a vase in a coordinating blue. Floor runners keep feet warm on cool days, add softness to a space, and can tie in colours. It’s important to buy ones that are machine washable.

This basic kitchen has been transformed into one that suits the family’s modern lifestyle. It’s great that we didn’t have to scrap the old cupboards, and could give them a new lease on life. Don’t be too quick to replace items. Sometimes a strategic update is the better way – and it can save a bundle.

Refrigerator
36-inch Wide Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator – 24 cu. ft.

Range
5.8 cu. ft. Smart Front Control Gas Range with EZ-2-Lift™ Hinged Cast-Iron Grates

Dishwasher
Stainless Steel Tub Dishwasher with Third Level Rack

HGTV Jo Alcorn is an interior and product designer for Alcorn Home, she has a full home furnishing and pet line collection displayed and sold across Canada and the U.S. She is known for her clean line savvy design concepts.


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DeWalt subcompact series

DeWalt introduces the XTREME Subcompact Series tools, a line of five compact and performance-packed brushless 12V MAX tools. The new line offers powerful, ergonomic solutions for a variety of applications, including electrical, drywall, remodelling, automotive, metalworking, woodworking, and masonry applications.

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Express your style

X-Tile is sure to have whatever your clients need to express their unique style. They offer an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic, and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Open seven days a week at three spacious showrooms. Let X-Tile’s knowledgeable and friendly staff help with your renovation or building projects.

X-TILE CANADA

Finally! Beauty, safety, affordability, and independent living combined

Bronte Collection introduces Grabcessories, a complete line of 2-in-1 Grab Bars designed to prevent falls and enhance independent living. Made of non-corrosive stainless steel, Grabcessories 2-in-1 Grab Bars support up to 500 pounds, and feature no-slip rubber grips (shelf excluded). They are available in chrome and brushed nickel. The transitional curved designs seamlessly integrate into any bathroom decor.

BRONTE

Natural timeless beauty

Soapstone is an excellent choice for countertops and sinks because it is non-porous and, therefore, resistant to stains and bacteria. Soapstone does not require chemical sealants and withstands extreme temperatures. The natural-honed matte finish and silky smooth texture give this stone a timeless elegance and beauty.

GREENSVILLE SOAPSTONE COMPANY

Durable and edgy

Caesarstone quartz surfaces are perfect for bathrooms thanks to their durability and easy maintenance. Pictured here is 4044 Airy Concrete, which is part of Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection. This industrial surface will add an edge to any bathroom thanks to its unpolished look and feel.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

Delta Pendant Raincan Showerhead

The Delta Pendant Raincan Showerhead with H2Okinetic Technology and LED lighting creates a soothing ambience and radiates upscale appeal in the bathroom. With a contemporary style, the pendant showerhead establishes a distinctive presence with modern technology to evoke a tranquil, spa-like experience.

DELTA FAUCET CANADA

Tailor Made Sinks

Introducing Kohlers new Tailor customizable farmhouse sinks. The apron-front sink design can be changed to incorporate any countertop, tile or Kohlers’ curated apron inserts, which allow the owner a freedom of choice to coordinate the sink with the surrounding materials and offers unlimited creativity. The apron inserts can easily be changed out to match a kitchen refresh or updated design.The Tailor kitchen sink provides innovation, design, and function to any kitchen space.

KOHLER


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