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Home Finds - Apr/May2021

Make your kitchen your favourite room with these home finds!

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Make your kitchen your favourite room with these home finds!

A kitchen reno is no small task. But like a lot of things in life that are hard, the reward is worth it! The details are what can really elevate the design. So, take your time and choose elements that will help make your kitchen your favourite room in the house.

Counterbalance

The Whitelight collection is the latest array of quartz countertops from Caesarstone. The collection is all about light, neutral colours that enhance the movement and drama of natural stone.

5171 ARBETTO. caesarstone.ca

Cook with care

Caraway’s ceramic cookware not only looks cool, it’s also nontoxic, eco-friendly and naturally non-stick. This well-designed set will be your go-to for all your cooking needs.

CERAMIC COOKWARE SET in navy by Caraway. $575. indigo.ca

Organic dinnerware

We love this handcrafted, organic stoneware dinner collection from Oui. Modern, durable and stylish – it’s perfect for everyday use.

$12-$60. indigo.ca

Colourful small appliances

While stainless steel kitchen accents continue to dominate, colourful small appliances are quietly making a comeback. We adore this retro-inspired light green collection by Haden – guaranteed to add a unique look.

Silt green Dorchester TOASTER, DRIP COFFEE MAKER AND KETTLE by Haden. $150-$180. crateandbarrel.ca

Bold backsplash

Create a statement wall in your kitchen by backsplash.

Tofino TERRAZZO cement tile. Spoons SQUARE cement tile. Peak line HEXAGON choosing bold tiles for your cement tile. From $9. geontile.com

Indigo cutlery

Trade your traditional silver cutlery set for one with a punch of colour. Our top pick? This cool indigo shade guaranteed to kick up your tablescape.

Glamour 5-piece STAINLESS STEEL FLATWARE SET. $92. wayfair.ca

A winning faucet

Select a faucet that not only matches your kitchen’s aesthetic, but also has the functionality you need. Whether your preference is bronze, silver or gold, the faucet is one of the most used items in the kitchen, so, choose wisely!

BRONZE: Arbour oil rubbed bronze one-handle high arc MOTIONSENSE PULLDOWN KITCHEN FAUCET. $618. moen.ca

SILVER: Purist SINGLEHOLE KITCHEN SINK FAUCET with pullout spout and ProMotion by Kohler. $633. wayfair.ca

GOLD: Satin gold PULLDOWN KITCHEN FAUCET. $239. bathdepot.ca

Style file

Cabinets and hardware to inspire a kitchen update.

TRADITIONAL: FLORENCE DOOR in white matte thermofoil by Eurostyle. $62. homedepot.ca Weston collection brushed gold contemporary CABINET KNOB by Richelieu. $5. homedepot.ca

ECLECTIC: BODARP DOOR in grey green. $50. ikea.ca. GREEN AGATE KNOB. $30. cb2.ca

MID-CENTURY MODERN: HASSLARP DOOR. $88. ikea.ca. Demi half-moon brass and black marble knob. $14. cb2.ca

Table talk

Do you have an eat-in kitchen? A sustainably sourced wooden table adds a beautiful natural element to the space with lower impact to the environment.

1. Whitestone OVAL LARGE DINING TABLE. $3,429. westofmain.com

2. Mid-century EXPANDABLE DINING TABLE in walnut. $1,049-$1,349. westelm.ca

3. Griffin reclaimed WOOD DINING TABLE. $2,940. potterybarn.ca

Kitchen clean-up

Libman, maker of thoughtfully designed and environmentally conscious cleaning tools, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Marking the milestone, fourth-generation CEO, Andrew Libman, shares his three favourite finds for embracing the mess and keeping kitchens clean:

1. KITCHEN BRUSH: Scrubbing everything from pots and pans to root vegetables, it’s the most versatile kitchen tool, hands down.

2. PRECISION ANGLE BROOM & DUSTPAN: With bristles made from recycled water bottles, flagged tips ensure the tiniest of food waste is picked up the first time.

3. FREEDOM SPRAY MOP: This handy mop with its reusable microfibre pad is ideal for sudden spills requiring swift action. Plus, the refillable tank empowers you to use your preferred cleaning solution. libman.com

Warm modern

This gorgeous kitchen combines so many modern design elements that will be popular in 2021. From streamlined design to mixed metals, interesting stone and tile work, warm wood details and a touch of black – it’s a perfect mod mix.

Photograph: MAXIME BROUILLET

Interior design: MICHAEL GODMER

Designer tiles: Custom-made stone mosaic designed by CIOT STUDIO artisans.

Counter, backsplash and island in Maxfine porcelain. ciot.com

The organized pantry

We all aspire to have the kind of organized pantry that would make Jamie Oliver proud. These items will help get you started on the right track.

1. Yamazaki tosca slim white STORAGE BASKET. $49. crateandbarrel.ca

2. Modular GLASS CANISTERS by Marie Kondo. $16-$25. containerstore.com

3. WIre STORAGE BASKET. $25. homesense.ca

4. Progressive prokeeper CEREAL CONTAINER. $30. crateandbarrel.ca


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Your personal barista

Freshly ground, not capsuled, Jura is the leader in producing super-automatic specialty coffee machines. The new E8 is a modern refresh of Jura’s best-selling machine. With a touch of a button, prepare authentic and trendy coffee drinks such as espresso, latte macchiato, and flat white. Say hello to your personal barista.

FAEMA CANADA | faema.ca

Simplicity & beauty

The kitchen is the focal point in every home, so why not make it the kitchen of your dreams? Installing quartz or natural stone also adds value and beauty. BMG specializes in countertops, whether it be quartz (Caesarstone or Hanstone) or natural stone (granite, marble, quartzite). Nowadays, customers are looking for simplicity, beauty and maintenance-free products, which makes quartz a great choice for countertops. Visit the showroom in Vaughan and view the vast selection of slabs available.

BEYOND MARBLE & GRANITE | beyondmarbleandgranite.com

The ultimate matte black accent

Discover amazing new design opportunities with the ultimate matte black accent for your kitchen. Introducing the VINTERA 30, a contemporary farmhouse sink in Coal Black, a brand new Silgranit colour. Featuring a slim 6.5-in. apron, generous nine-in bowl depth, and flushmount installation option, the VINTERA is both spacious and sleek. Its flat matte black colour and smooth silk matte feel are perfect for those who love bold, contemporary design.

BLANCO CANADA | blancocanada.com

Flexibility at your fingertips

Bosch has taken the trendy, flexible temperature drawer to the next level with its new VitaFreshPRO technology. Precise cooling and humidity keeps food fresher—up to three times longer. Multiple temperature settings allow you flexibility in this spacious compartment—hermetically sealed from the rest of the refrigerator—this special drawer can be converted for all occasions. Fruits and vegetables, cheeses and deli, drinks, and fish and meat. Visit Canadianappliance.ca for more details.

CANADIAN APPLIANCE SOURCE | canadianappliance.ca

Shades of grey

Introducing Bahia, inspired by the contrasting light and dark grey elements forged deep under the geological layers. Vicostone’s Quartz version is a popular choice for kitchen countertops and islands, benchtops, backsplash, bathroom vanities and more. Its desirable marble look makes it a unique design that will be the focal point of any project.

VICOSTONE | vicostone.ca

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. Price range: C$582 list List (single door) – C$2,107 List (two-sided).

FLEURCO | fleurco.com


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Excellent new air management system from Centrotherm

Indoor air quality has never been more important. Achieve a balanced air exchange with the new air management system from Centrotherm. Air Excellent works in conjunction with proprietary software to configure a precise, engineered air distribution system along with an installation guide and a complete bill of materials. Air Excellent is comprised of an anti-static polymer and assures the freshest air while reducing microbes, dust and allergens. Make every breath a fresh one with Air Excellent.

CENTROTHERM

Discover kitchen must-haves at ROBINSON

ROBINSON has everything you need for your dream kitchen, including the Blanco Silgranit Kitchen Sink. Now is the time to make the oftenoverlooked humble kitchen sink a friend you can always rely on. Proudly made in Toronto, Blanco’s Silgranit patented engineered granite is non-porous and strong – making it stain-, scratch-, heat- and impact-resistant, easy to clean and foodsurface safe. All that’s left to do is use, rinse and repeat. Find the perfect shape, size and colour for your kitchen at ROBINSON.

ROBINSON LIGHTING & BATH

Maximum impact

When it comes to countertops, everyone has different tastes and expectations for the product they choose. Whether they want solid or veined, matte or sparkly, Vicostone offers appealing designs that are stain- and scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Shown here is 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

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.

FLEURCO

Coretec pro luxury vinyl plank

This collection utilizes enhanced painted bevels and embossed technology to give the planks and tiles the most realistic look and feel available. The stunning style is combined with a rigid core construction that withstands high-traffic, residential or even commercial use. The rigid core features special top and bottom layers for stability and is constructed from a high-density composition for extra rigidity. Since COREtec is 100-per-cent waterproof, COREtec Pro Plus floors can be installed in wet areas. Plus, each plank or tile has an attached cork underlayment for a quieter, warmer vinyl floor.

ALLAN RUG CO. CARPET AND FLOORING

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

sleek & modern

Complement the look of your floors by installing air registers with a sleek modern look, available in a Flushmount style or a DIY-friendly, drop-in style. Suitable for hardwood, laminate, vinyl, cork or tile floors.

ASPEN WOOD FLOORS

The versatility of quartz

Caesarstone showcases the versatility of quartz for wall cladding, shower walls, shelving and more for bathrooms. 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.

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Products to inspire your bathroom renovation

Products to inspire your bathroom renovation

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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.

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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.

FLEURCO


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Product Showcase - Bathroom beauties

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SCULPTED SIMPLICITY

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

KOHLER

PERSONAL WELLNESS ENVIRONMENT

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

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 décor 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. Price range: $582 (single door), $2,107 (two-sided).

FLEURCO

TIMELESS & MEMORABLE MARBLE

Every year, premium quartz manufacturer Caesarstone unveils innovative new colours. Shown here, Empire White 5151, a unique marble quartz that is Caesarstone’s latest interpretation of authentic Calacatta marble. It presents the sophisticated beauty of natural stone alongside the durability and easy maintenance that are synonymous with Caesarstone products. Like all Caesarstone products, it comes with a lifetime warranty.

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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.

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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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The prep kitchen – Empty nesters attain their long-awaited chef's kitchen

The prep kitchen – Empty nesters attain their long-awaited chef’s kitchen

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The prep kitchen – Empty nesters attain their long-awaited chef’s kitchen

Photography by Valerie Wilcox

Undertaking a renovation project is an exciting endeavor, whether it is updating your first home or expanding your existing one to make room for a growing family. However, there is truly something special about renovating your home for a period in your life when you will have more free time; for most, this means preparing for retirement.

Grownup wish list

For the many families we have helped realize their home’s potential for retirement, their goals and priorities are of course different than those of young families. With the kids grown, and perhaps not living at home full time anymore, the concerns of aggressive wear and tear are a thing of the past. It’s time for parents to treat themselves to some of the finer things in life, and focus on that ever-growing wish list that has most likely been building up over the years.

Go-pro kitchen

In this semi-detached Toronto home, the homeowners decided on a two-storey rear addition, plus a basement addition that provided space for a potential income suite. The size of the addition was not driven by the desire to add a family room off the kitchen, which is a very popular feature for growing families. This open-concept ground floor has ample space for a formal living room/dining room and the chef’s kitchen they always dreamed about.

One side of the kitchen is completely dedicated to prepping, and the stainless-steel countertop and backsplash not only makes for easy cleanup, it also gives this space the look of a professional kitchen.

Open-shelving is another element you will find in a professional kitchen. In this space, we incorporated them above the prep counter, which makes it easier to find and grab what you are looking for. On either side of the range, floating shelves are not just decorative, but are used to organize the wide variety of oils, vinegars, sauces and spices that these talented cooks use on the daily.

Timeless & transitional

This timeless kitchen strikes a perfect balance between traditional and modern elements. The shaker door profile will never go out of style but in this particular design, we opted for a skinnier door rail, 1.5″-wide to be precise, to give the doors a sleeker look. The cabinetry hardware was also selected for its thin handles that combine both matte black and stainless-steel finishes.

Fixtures & finishes

The Blanco Culina kitchen faucet is one of my favourites, not only because of its professional look, but also for its ease of use. These faucets also include hints of black, that tie into the light fixtures and decorative cabinetry hardware.

On the range wall of the kitchen, brick-looking tile gives the appearance of a painted brick wall, but offers easy cleanup, unlike that of the real thing. Inspired by the backsplash tile, we selected our paint colours; Benjamin Moore OC-23 Classic Gray, and Benjamin Moore 2134-30 Iron Mountain for the island. Walnut accents on the custom hood, open-shelving and integrated breakfast bar add a warm, modern touch to this timeless white-and-grey palette that these home chefs can enjoy for many years to come.

Sources

CABINETRY: Merlo Woodworking

INTEGARTED BAR AT ISLAND COUNTERTOP: Pionite, Absolute Acajou WY160-TL Timberline, through Merlo Woodworking

STONE COUNTERTOPS: Caesarstone Frosty Carrina, fabricated/installed by Stone Design

STAINLESS-STEEL COUNTERTOP & BACKSPLASH: Perfect Stainless Steel

BACKSPLASH: CeraGres

FLOORING: Value Wood Flooring

SINKS & FAUCETS: Blanco through Roman Bath

APPLIANCES: Caplan’s Appliances

HARDWARE: Shaub And Company through Upper Canada Specialty Hardware

LIGHTING: Universal Lighting

CABINETRY PAINT: OC-23 Classic Gray, Benjamin Moore

ISLAND CABINETRY: 2134-30 Iron Mountain, Benjamin Moore

Natalie Venalainen is a senior designer at Men At Work Design Build Ltd..

She has over 10 years of industry experience and has won several awards including the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s top 30 under 30 design professionals across North America.


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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.

CAESARSTONE CANADA


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