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November 29, 2011

Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre's Black Friday Extravaganza Continues Until December 2nd!

You don't have to live south of the border to enjoy extended Black Friday sales!

Drop by Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre's Pickering showroom from now until Friday, December 2nd, and receive 10% off your new cabinetry order (for installations done before the end of 2012).

Browse through our onsite selection from such suppliers as...
...and let one of our designers help you choose the cabinetry that's right for your new kitchen or bath.

For more information, call us at 905-686-2001 or visit us at 1020 Brock Road, Unit 6, in Pickering.

November 25, 2011

Say Goodbye to Water Spots with Spot Resist™ by Moen

Leave it to Moen to find a way to make cleaning your kitchen and bathroom—often the most used rooms in your home—easier!

"Spot Resist does just what it saysresists fingerprints and water spots. This innovative Spot Resist finish maintains the brilliance of your faucet or shower head to help you spend more time enjoying your home...and less time cleaning it. And, when it is time for periodic cleaning, Spot Resist easily wipes clean."

Spot Resist™ brushed nickel and stainless steel surfaces are available on a wide variety of kitchen and bath faucets and shower heads. For a full list of products featuring Spot Resist™, click here.

November 23, 2011

Finishing Touches: Monarch Kitchen and Bath Designers Discuss Decorative Hardware

Monarch designers rely on a variety of different elements to make a kitchen and bath design both functional and beautiful: cabinetry, countertops, lighting, appliances, flooring — and decorative hardware.

"Decorative hardware plays a significant role in tying together a kitchen or bath design," says Monarch Kitchen and Bath designer Kevin Samson. “Choosing the perfect finishing touch allows our clients to add their own personality to the project.”

And while the trend in decorative hardware continues toward clean and simple lines, many of our clients continue to choose larger-sized handles. These are available in a wide variety of finishes and colours to complement the ever-popular earth tones.

"Hardware manufacturers also offer many variations of the bronze, brass and pewter finishes," adds Kevin. "Solid colours in the brown and black shades make a bold statement on a lighter coloured wood door.

From Richelieu's
Inspiration Collection

Chrome is Back
Today, with over 90% of homeowners choosing faucets with a chrome finish, Samson notes that the majority of his clients choose chrome hardware for their cabinetry and accessories. Richelieu Hardware's new Inspiration Collection offers a fresh new designs for your kitchen and bath.

Precious Stone Pull
from Richelieu

Setting the Tone
"The hardware you select for your cabinetry is really a great way to personalize or set the tone for the entire space," says Monarch designer Marion Cuddie. 

"In one of my current installations, the client selected an over-sized crackled Murano glass knob for a white shaker door," adds Marion. "The sparkle in the glass will pick up the glitter in the granite and elevate the very basic style of the door to one with a subtle elegance."

"We have recently been introduced to a new exciting line of hardware from Richelieu that includes handmade RAKU pieces and a precious metals collection that offers Amber, Mother of Pearl and Onyx," says Marion. "I can’t wait to see them in installation!"

November 18, 2011

Luxurious AND Practical -- Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre Makes an Impression in Port Perry

What does your dream kitchen look like?

For many, it's the perfect combination of luxury and comfort paired with practicality and having "a place for everything and everything in its place."

Here are some pictures that illustrate how Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre designers helped a client in Port Perry achieve their dream...

November 17, 2011

GROHE's Answer to the "Ultimate" Shower Experience

Like most things in life, when it comes to getting what you want -- it's all in the details.

As experts in water technology, GROHE's mission is to develop superior showers with outstanding features. Their DreamSpray® technology provides optimal water distribution for an unparalleled showering experience. With an advanced shower engine ensuring an equal flow of water through each and every nozzle and six luxurious shower settings to choose from, DreamSpray® technology allows you to tailor your shower to your mood and prepare for maximum exhilaration.

November 11, 2011

Monarch Designers Attend MAAX Fall Launch Party in Toronto's Distillery District

(l-r) Neil Samson, Amanda Willson-Suppa, Kate Beranger, Kevin Samson, Marion Cuddie, Melissa Foley
Monarch's design team was on hand as MAAX unveiled their new fall collection at a launch party at the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto's Distillery District last week.

MAAX's new line of bath tubs and shower enclosures left attendees both impressed and excited to offer these new products to their clients.

Some highlights from MAAX's new fall collection:

Tile-Redi® Easy-to-Tile Shower Bases

The Pearl® Series

The Breathtaking Series
Viaggi® Freestanding Bathtub

November 4, 2011

Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre Presented with Phase II Eco-Business Cerficate

(l-r) Melissa Foley, Kevin Samson, Gary Strange, Peter Forint, Neil Samson, Sarah Overholt, Amanda Willson-Suppa, Kate Beranger
Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade representatives paid a visit to Monarch's Pickering showroom recently to present president Neil Samson and his team with their Phase II Eco-Business Certificate.

From the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade's e-newsletter, The Bulletin:
"On Tuesday, November 1st, APBOT representatives were on site at Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre in Pickering to present the company with their Phase II Eco-Business certificate. The certificate was presented by Peter Forint of Wardell Professional Development, Chair of the Board of Trade's Eco-Business Advisory Committee, and Gary Strange of First Durham Insurance and Financial, the first vice-president of the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade.

Whereas the Phase I certificate is awarded to businesses who make a commitment to take steps to make their business more sustainable, Phase II rewards the follow-through and the tangible efforts made by a company.

Congratulations to Neil Samson and the team at Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre. This is truly an accomplishment of which the company can be proud."