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Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

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Product Showcases: Faucets, Sinks & Countertops

by Rise Levy

TIMELESS DESIGN

Contemporary. Minimal. Enduring. Bring the beauty of Caesarstone into your home in a new way with the limited edition Wall Clock collection. It’s style that goes beyond the surface. Shown here, 5211 Noble Grey.

CAESARSTONE CANADA
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SMART CONTROL

PUSH, TURN, SHOWER—The intuitive GROHE SmartControl Shower System features direct control of each shower outlet and a personalized volume setting. Simply push to stop and start, and turn to adjust the water flow. GROHE TurboStat technology delivers your desired water temperature within a fraction of a second. Now that’s smart!

GROHE CANADA
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LAUNDRY ROOM LOVE

The BLANCO LIVEN laundry sink will add new life to your laundry room. Designed for modern laundry rooms, the LIVEN features gently curved corners for cleaning convenience. This dual-mount, 12-inch deep sink is made of SILGRANIT (natural granite composite material) and is available in seven colours.

BLANCO CANADA LTD.
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THE BEST IN SATIN GOLD

Bathrooms are becoming an extension of one’s self; a reflection of your style, attitude and boldness. Satin Gold expresses one’s confidence and success, yet creates an inviting sensation to the senses. Amati Canada brings out the best in Satin Gold, from the faucets to bathtubs, and their showroom space is a very fine and exclusive experience.

AMATI CANADA
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THE GENIUS SHOWER

Thanks to its versatile design, the Genius Shower from Riobel blends in perfectly with all bathroom decors. This high-tech shower system is sure to satisfy all expectations. Simple and user-friendly–two words that perfectly sum up the Genius Shower. Its digital keypad is so easy to handle that everyone in the family will be able to use it.

RIOBEL
riobel.ca

ELEGANT NEW COLOUR

Part of the Dekton by Cosentino Natural Collection, the new colour offering Opera replicates the look of elegant Italian Carrara marble and boasts the extraordinary new soft-touch finish from Dekton, Velvet Texture. Simple light-grey veining adds depth and a unique contrast to the creamy white surface for a classic understated finish.

DEKTON
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DO-IT-YOURSELF MASONRY

Fusion Stone is an easy and affordable way to upgrade your home, inside and out. Utilizing a patented system of thin-stone veneer, it is easily installed with the included stainless-steel clips and screws. Available in three distinct types, all backed by a Lifetime Guarantee, Fusion Stone can be installed on both new and existing wall assemblies.

FUSION STONE
fusionstone.ca

HIGH DRAMA, LOW MAINTENANCE

One of the leading quartz surface manufacturers and trendsetters in kitchen countertops, Vicostone has introduced their 2018 NEW design series, including Nero Marquina BQ8740 and other charming vein colours. With up to 93 per cent of nature’s finest pure quartz, a Vicostone countertop is the most scratch-resistant and durable surface available. The colour ‘black’ is not only considered a “must-have” in any designer’s collection but also has “high-fashion status” with the combination of pure black and magical, unique white veins. The design has successfully mimicked the beauty of natural stone and is a perfect choice for a dramatic kitchen.

VICOSTONE
vicostone.ca

MINIMALIST, REFINED & COMPOSED

Introducing one of Kohler’s newest collections, Composed. This gorgeous bathroom faucet epitomizes the ever-popular minimalist design with refined curves making it an elegant, timeless piece. Atlantis Bath Centre is showcasing several pieces from the new Composed collection. Visit the Atlantis nearest you to get started on your new bathroom renovation, featuring the Kohler Composed collection.

ATLANTIS BATH CENTRE
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SIDEKICK PEDESTAL WASHER

Wash two loads at once with the LG TwinWash, featuring the LG Sidekick Pedestal Washer, specifically designed to wash small, custom-care laundry loads. Acting as a pedestal stand for your full-size washer, you can wash delicate items separately from your normal loads. You can choose to run the LG Sidekick by itself or at the same time as larger, family-sized loads.

LG ELECTRONICS CANADA
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SLEEK SCANDINAVIAN STYLE

The Solna Kitchen Collection by Brizo brings sleek Scandinavian style to the culinary space with articulating faucet architecture. Designed to bring greater versatility to common kitchen tasks, the articulating arm offers a larger range of movement than a traditional pull-down faucet, letting you perfectly position the faucet for any task at hand. Visit brizo. com for more information. Available at The Water Closet Showrooms.

THE WATER CLOSET
watercloset.ca

BOLD, CONFIDENT STYLING

Ideal for modern living spaces, the Tommy Collection from Delta adds an unmistakably bold statement of confidence. Designed with the Canadian market in mind, this faucet collection, which includes a high-arc kitchen faucet, two lavatory faucet options and a shower system, has a fresh, resourceful design that will be a complement to any smart interior. Now available in the smooth, slick and awesomely onyx matte-black finish, the Tommy Collection is available at plumbing showrooms across Canada.

DELTA FAUCET
deltafaucet.ca

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

Canada’s premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state-ofthe- art facility in London, Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. With over 50 unique colours and patterns to draw inspiration from, paired with a lifetime residential warranty, it’s no wonder HanStone is the natural choice for homeowners and interior designers alike. Locally Made, Distinctly Beautiful, Naturally Canadian.

HANSTONE CANADA
hanstone.ca



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Hard as stone

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By Shelanne Jennings-Augustine of Dockside Magazine

Finding the perfect fixtures for your kitchen or bath remodel can be hard to do.

“There are many options on the market that look great. But it can be hard to tell how well they’ll operate and how long they’ll last,” says Rick Cooke, manager of The Water Closet in Orillia.

That’s why, when it comes to finding beautiful, strong fixtures for your home, Rick says your best bet is to go back to the basics.

“Some of the best fixtures today feature natural elements,” says Rick. “Steel, stone and brass all look beautiful in your home, but they also pack some significant strength that will save you money in the long run.”

Start with steel

Stainless steel is no stranger to industrial and architectural industry, but bath and kitchen retailers are also using it in many of their residential fixtures.

The reason, Rick says, is clear: “They’re corrosion resistant, extremely durable and hygienic.”

What many may not realize is that stainless steel has a surface that is very difficult for bacteria to stick to, making it very easy to keep clean.

“If you’re updating your kitchen, try a stainless steel sink that’s both beautiful and practical,” says Rick. “Like the Quatrus R15 stainless steel apron front kitchen sink by Blanco. Its contemporary design has 15mm radius corners that make it very easy to clean. For a matching fixture, check out the Culina faucet by Blanco. It also made of stainless steel and has an interesting coil arch neck and maneuverable wand with push button flow selector.”

To add some texture, depth and durability to the bathroom, consider adding a sink made of stone or concrete.

“Take the Native Trails Americana Vanity,” says Rick. “It uses reclaimed wood for a rustic, textured look, and is topped with a gorgeous concrete sink.”

Although concrete is a rather unconventional material for fixtures, Native Trails has designed their concrete sinks to be sustainable, light weight, and stain, scratch and crack resistance.

“On top of that, they have a one-of-a-kind colouration that looks great with any style.”

If you’re not keen on concrete, look for vanities that feature limestone instead. Grey limestone has a low porosity, is extremely durable, and is generally low maintenance.

“Look for pieces that combine stainless steel and limestone like the UNIK Stone vanity,” says Rick. “This vanity is artisan crafted to be both strong, ecologically responsible and incredibly beautiful.”

If you’re looking to update your fixtures and add a splash of colour to your space, consider fixtures made of solid brass. Not only does brass come in a number of finishes, it’s also extremely durable.

“It’s impervious to the elements and resistant to corrosion,” says Rick.

For a modern take on a brass fixture, check out the Vero widespread lavatory faucet in champagne bronze by Delta.

“This industrial designed faucet features sharp design lines details which look great in bright brass.”

High efficiency

To complete your bathroom renovation, why not add strength to your toilet too? Although high efficiency and power aren’t often seen synonymously, the latest low-flow toilets offer more suction than ever before.

“Now you can use as little as 4.1 litres of water, without having to flush twice.”

For high quality design and a modern style, Rick suggests the American Standard Boulevard one piece Toilet.

“The dual flush feature is great for saving water and maximizing conservation.”

Before you begin your project, stop into your local plumbing fixture expert and see the products for yourself.

“At The Water Closet, we’re always here to show you the latest products and answer your questions. Our goal is to get you the best looking fixtures that will look great for years to come.”

thewatercloset@desco.ca
www.WaterCloset.ca

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Can Modern be Traditional?

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Can Modern be Traditional?

Written by: Shelanne Jennings-Augustine of Dockside Magazine

Taking style concepts to a whole new level

Tranquility, simplicity and elegance: they’re three words that most of us would love to use when describing our homes. But in reality, many of us are struggling to find the right style that can transcend both time and trends.

Streamlining and simplifying your style choice while keeping some character can have a profound impact on our state of mind and ultimate look. And more and more designers are applying that wisdom to the fixtures and furnishings in our homes, rejecting singular design ideals for a more accurate reflection of our hybrid-styled lives.

“We all want to come home to a space that makes us feel at ease,” says Rick Cooke, manager of The Water Closet. “Kitchen and bath suppliers are taking note of that.”

You don’t need to live in a designer’s home to take advantage of this trend: from Delta to American Standard, the best plumbing fixture manufacturers offer modern yet traditional designs that can be used in any home, no matter its style.

Crisp lines

Whether using hard, straight edges or a concept that’s completely curved, transitional designs often rely on striking shapes, rather than patterns and loud colour schemes, to make an impact.

“When you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, these blended designs are a great way to go,” says Rick. “They simplify the space without making it boring, while fitting most design styles.”

For those leaning towards the straight-edged, hard-lined look, Rick suggests looking for fixtures like the Ara tub filler by Delta.

“The Ara Line is all about architectural simplicity,” says Rick. “They have very simple handles and open-trough spouts, and can be ordered in a number of finishes.”

For those who prefer rounded silhouettes, Rick suggests freestanding fixtures, like the Florence tub by Produits Neptune, that allow their shape to shine. “The Florence tub features luxurious lines and a lower basin that makes getting in and out an ease, while offering a modern and minimalistic look.”

A new line available at The Water Closet, DXV’s Oak Hill collection, encompasses both sharp edges and rounded silhouettes perfectly and ties in the latest must-have Satin Brass finish.

“This new DXV luxury line really answers all types of design needs with its four distinct design movements — Classical, Golden Era, Modern and Contemporary — that can be used separately or mixed together,” says Nick Nano, showroom representative with The Water Closet. “It really is a fun line that we’re proud to carry.”

Natural elements

If you’re intrigued by the simplicity of modernity but aren’t willing to give up traditional designs completely, consider one of the many modern looks that are accessorized with wooden details.

“Brizo has a beautiful modern line called LITZE that’s available in chrome and teakwood,” says Rick. “It’s an unlikely pairing but the combination of the warm teak with the cold, smooth chrome looks amazing.”

For the texture of wood without the warm tone, Rick suggests looking for products that feature muted, cool wooden tones.

“One of my favourites is the Park Central vanity by Fairmont Designs,” says Rick. It’s a white and chrome structured vanity with muted wooden drawer fronts. “The wood is almost grey, but it adds texture and depth to the unit.”

Simplicity

If you’re not ready to change your already traditional style, but want to add modernity to your master bath, the easiest way is to look at plumbing and bath features that make life easier.

“Take the ActiClean toilet by American Standard,” says Rick. “It has a clean, crisp design, but it also features technology that keeps it clean, so you don’t have to.”

The toilet is equipped with a cleaning cartridge that releases a powerful cleaning liquid into the bowl whenever the toilet’s cleaning system is activated.

“No one likes to clean the toilet,” says Rick. “With the ActiClean, you really don’t have to. Just press a button and it’s done. It’s a whole other level of luxury.”

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Saving Water in the Shower

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Enhancing the Flow of Life

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There’s something rejuvenating about a day at the spa. Whether it’s the plush robes, the warm steam or the soft scent of aromatherapy oils – the environment has a magical way of unraveling the stress of our everyday lives.

Few of us can go to the spa as much as we’d like to. But, thanks to new innovations from the leaders in bathroom plumbing and fixtures, you can bring many aspects of the spa home.

Soothe

“Bath technology has come a long way in developing residential spa products,” says Rick Cooke, manager of The Water Closet in Orillia. “They now do more than ever before. It’s really incredible.”

Just like in a spa, these products relax the body by engaging many of our bodies’ senses.

“Take a product like ChromaSteam by Mr. Steam,” says Rick. “It will turn your regular shower into a steam shower that can be infused with aromatherapy oils and adjustable coloured lighting, which can be set to match your mood.”

For those that like to relax to music, Mr. Steam also has a water-resistant shower speaker system called AudioWizard. “It can be used with or without the steam shower system to wirelessly play any digital music files from a smartphone,” says Rick.

Once you’ve found the right water temperature, Mr. Steam’s iTempo Plus technology remembers the temperature digitally for your next steam shower.

“Even baths have been given an upgrade,” says Rick. “From volcanic limestone tubs from Victoria + Albert that have natural minerals, to tonic massage baths from Produits Neptune that envelope you with champagne-like bubbles. Other baths can include heated back rests to cushion and soothe your shoulders and back.  There are so many options on the market to ease your body after a busy day.”

Warm Comfort

Spa-like comforts extend past showers and baths with in-floor radiant heating and towel warmers.

“One of the best towel warmers we’ve seen is from LaLOO. This isn’t a closed box that you need to reach into for a towel. It’s literally a towel rack that will warm your towel or robe to 81 degrees in a matter of minutes,” says Rick. “These electric warmers are wonderful. When you’re not using them to warm your towel, they can warm blankets for cold days or hanging delicates to dry.”

Add luxury

The best way to complete a spa-like bathroom is with luxurious finishes, says Rick. “Rose gold finishes are very on-trend this year. They’re a great way to warm up a colour palate while adding that extra level of luxury,” says Rick.

Another classic way to add opulence is by selecting fixtures that feature crystal accents.
“The RSVP bathroom faucet by Brizo is a great example of a simple way to add some sparkle,” says Rick. “If you’re not ready to change out your faucet, you can update your cabinet and vanity hardware with crystal handles like those from Lukx.”

They’re small details, Rick says, but they make a basic bathroom feel extravagant.

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Contact info:
85 Commerce Road, Orillia
705-325-7225
www.WaterCloset.ca

thewatercloset@desco.ca

Photo by: Chris Thwaites Article by:  Shelanne Jennings of Dockside Magazine

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