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May 30, 2012

Redesigning Your Bathroom? Robern Electric Vanities and Cabinets Put an End to Clutter Chaos

Hair dryers, flat irons, electric toothbrushes...they all belong in a bathroom, but storing them without cluttering your counter top can be a challenge.

By focusing on the details, Robern has created bathroom vanities and cabinetry which offer convenient yet well-concealed electrical outlets where you need them most.

Planning on redesigning your bathroom? Watch this video and discover how Robern has effectively combined function with elegant design.

May 25, 2012

Our Clients Say it Best: For Outstanding Kitchen Design in Durham Region, Choose Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

From Karen and Mike in Whitby, posted February 10, 2012 on HomeStars:

Excellent experience with ALL staff members of MKBC. Timeline was followed and deadlines met. Attention to detail by all workers was impeccable. Designer (Sarah) and owner (Neil) were always available for consultation. Would highly recommend this very professionally run enterprise.

From Kip in Ajax, posted March 15, 2012 on HomeStars:

The service was terrific from the design to the co-ordination of various trades to the final product -- the kitchen looks great and added value to the home plus is very functional -- great job.

May 23, 2012

Urban Effects: Quality Cabinetry, Reasonably Priced

A few weeks ago, Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre designers Melissa Foley, Kevin Samson and Amanda Willson-Suppa spent an entire day with the team at Urban Effects brushing up on their Norcraft Cabinetry product knowledge.

"It was great to meet many of the people we have spoken to over the phone for so long," says Amanda. "A big thank you to Phil, Jack, John and Dawn for making the trip from Winnipeg and taking the time to explain how their cabinetry is made."

In addition to winning one of the mini-competitions held during the product knowledge seminar, Monarch designers also learned that when the Urban Effects' staff paints or stains their cabinetry, they do all of the cabinets at one time -- from start to finish.

Cabinetry is undoubtedly one of the biggest expenses in a kitchen renovation. If you're looking for ways to stay within your design budget without sacrificing quality, drop by our Pickering showroom and allow one of our designers to show you what Norcraft Cabinetry has to offer.

May 18, 2012

"We Love Colour" Cast Iron Sinks for the Kitchen and Bath by KOHLER

KOHLER colours
If you love making bold statements in your kitchen and bath design, KOHLER has what you need to get creative!

KOHLER, in partnership with designer--and colour fanatic--Jonathan Adler, has just introduced four special edition KOHLER colours available on select KOHLER enameled cast iron kitchen and bathroom sinks. 

Not for the faint of heart, these four fabulous colours may not necessarily represent a new kitchen or bath trend, but they certainly provide an interesting option for those daring enough to include bold pops of colour in throughout their home.

Will it be Piccadilly Yellow, Greenwich Green, Palermo Blue or Annapolis Navy? In this video from KOHLER, Jonathan Adler explains his love of colour.

May 15, 2012

National Denim Day in Support of the CURE Foundation

Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre proudly supports Denim Day for a Cure
The Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre design team donned their denim today in support of the CURE Foundation's 16th annual National Denim Day.

Monarch staff made individual donations with proceeds helping to fund breast cancer research; the addition of state-of-the-art equipment designed for early cancer diagnosis; and community programs to promote breast cancer awareness.

Since its inception in 1996, the CURE Foundation has raised close to $23 million. To learn more, visit

May 11, 2012

Monarch Kitchen Supports National Denim Day - May 15, 2012

Monarch Kitchen Supports National Denim Day
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, an estimated 23,400 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in women, 190 new cases in men, and 5,155 persons died from of the disease last year.

Join Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre as we unite in our fight against breast cancer and help the CURE Foundation raise money for:
  • state-of-the-art equipment for cancer centres to provide quicker and more precise procedures in the detection and treatment of breast cancer;
  • breast cancer research;
  • projects and community programs that promote breast cancer awareness and education.
Tuesday, May 15th is National Denim Day. Businesses, organizations and institutions across Canada are encouraged to allow employees, members and/or students to wear denim and receive CURE's "pink flower" ribbon in exchange for a suggested $5 donation.

Monarch's team will be making individual donations and wearing denim to support this worthy cause. To learn more about what you can do, visit

May 8, 2012

Six Ways to Say "I Love You" This Mother's Day

Planning to surprise your mom with breakfast in bed on Mother's Day? Forget the toast and coffee...go the extra mile with one of these delicious recipes from (All photos courtesy of

Heart-Shaped Egg in the Hole                         Ham and Egg Crêpe Squares                    Chocolate-Hazelnut and Banana Crêpe

Heart Pancakes                                   Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups                                  Blueberry Blintzes