June 28, 2012

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Happy Canada Day!

We at Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Canada Day and Canada Day long weekend.
We are so proud to be Canadian! And are so proud to support our country.
All of our Cabinetry manufacturers are Canadian Companies!
To Support Canada we buy Canadian! 
When thinking about your next renovation, we hope you consider buying Canadian too!
On this Canada Day be sure to sing our national anthem loud and proud!

The Offical lyrics to O Canada
O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
                                                                                                     God keep our land glorious and free!
                                                                                                                  O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
                                                                                                                  O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.




June 20, 2012

Planning a Kitchen or Bath Renovation? You Could Win Your Countertop with Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre


Book a kitchen or bath project with Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre before August 31st, 2012, and you could win a granite or quartz countertop (up to a maximum of $5,000).

"Win Your Granite or Quartz Countertop" Rules
  1. Any kitchen or bathroom renovation project contracted with Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre will be given one ballot to enter into the draw to win your granite or quartz countertop.
  2. There is one prize available valued up to a maximum of $5,000.00.
  3. All entries must be entered prior to August 31st, 2012.
  4. Your entry will be valid if your Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre contract and deposit have been signed and collected prior to August 31st, 2012.
  5. The draw is open from June 1st, 2012 until August 31st, 2012.
  6. The draw will be held on September 5th, 2012. The winner will be contacted by a representative of Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre.
  7. By entering the draw, you consent to Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre, or its representatives,  the right to use the personal information you submitted on your entry form. You also give Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre the right to use your image, drawings, and project images for use in advertising.
Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre is committed to your complete satisfaction. Drop by our Pickering showroom today and let us know how we can make your renovation dreams a reality!

June 16, 2012

Instant Gratification from GROHE: Expect More from Your Kitchen Faucet


Redesigning your kitchen? GROHE helps you dream big with their Blue® water system:
Every day, we all benefit from and enjoy the luxury of drinking water straight from the tap. Most of us are happy using it for cooking and making cups of tea and coffee, but when it comes to drinking a glass of water, we are often put off by the taste and reach for a bottle of mineral water. Hardly convenient and not exactly sustainable either. Invest in a GROHE Blue® water system and you'll have instant access to a constant supply of freshly-filtered, great-tasting water.

GROHE Blue® Chilled & Sparkling combines the modern look of a designer tap mixer with a high-performance filter, cooler and carbonator -- and is as easy to use as an ordinary kitchen tap. The right lever on the tap is used to mix hot and cold tap water as usual. The left rotary knob with integrated coloured LED display regulates the carbonic acid content of the filtered and cooled water.

Finished in GROHE StarLight® chrome, the tap has separate internal waterways -- one for filtered water and the other for unfiltered water.  ~
grohe.com

June 12, 2012

Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre Raises Funds for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Canada

On Sunday, June 10th, thousands of Canadians at close to 80 locations across Canada took part in the Gutsy Walk in support of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada.

Supporters of the Gutsy Walk helped raise money to find a cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is made up of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
"CCFC-funded IBD research has confirmed what we have suspected for years -- Canada has one of the highest rates for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in the world and those rates are increasing. In fact, one in 160 Canadians is living with IBD."  ~ www.gutsywalk.ca
Monarch's team has been fundraising for weeks and is proud to donate over $500 to this worthy cause.

Monarch designer Kevin Samson with his wife Wendy.




From Kevin and Wendy Samson:
"With your support, we raised $2,995 for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada and 'Team Sinai' raised over $64,000 -- the #1 team in CCFC's fundraising across Canada."
For more information on how you can donate or volunteer your time, visit www.gutsywalk.ca.

June 8, 2012

You Could Win Your Granite or Quartz Countertop from Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

Contemplating a kitchen or bath renovation? Book a kitchen or bath project with Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre before August 31st, 2012, and you could win a granite or quartz countertop (up to a maximum of $5,000).

Photo courtesy of dupont.coam.

"Win Your Granite or Quartz Countertop" Rules
  1. Any kitchen or bathroom renovation project contracted with Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre will be given one ballot to enter into the draw to win your granite or quartz countertop.
  2. There is one prize available valued up to a maximum of $5,000.00.
  3. All entries must be entered prior to August 31st, 2012.
  4. Your entry will be valid if your Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre contract and deposit have been signed and collected prior to August 31st, 2012.
  5. The draw is open from June 1st, 2012 until August 31st, 2012.
  6. The draw will be held on September 5th, 2012. The winner will be contacted by a representative of Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre.
  7. By entering the draw, you consent to Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre, or its representatives,  the right to use the personal information you submitted on your entry form. You also give Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre the right to use your image, drawings, and project images for use in advertising.
Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre is committed to your complete satisfaction. Drop by our Pickering showroom today and let us know how we can make your renovation dreams a reality!

June 6, 2012

The Hidden Terrors Discovered During Teardown

Monarch discovers black mould during
the teardown of a bathroom.
As is often the case, a home’s hidden secrets are revealed in the teardown process of a renovation.

“While doing a renovation in Pickering recently, we uncovered a case of black mould,” says Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre president Neil Samson.

The spores of black mould are both toxic and allergenic and cause a wide range of health problems, from cold-like symptoms to more severe respiratory and neurological disorders.”
The bathroom ceiling pictured here shows a fan that was not ducted to the outside for more than 30 years. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon occurrence in some of the older homes in this area. As a result of the poor ventilation in this bathroom, black mould developed.

“Perhaps the most disturbing part of this is discovery is that there was no indication of the mould forming prior to removing the drywall,” explains Neil. “The mould was completely hidden behind the insulation in the air space between the insulation and the plywood. This is typical in flat roof design. Had this black mould spread throughout the entire home, not only would the homeowners’ health have been comprised, but they could have been faced with replacing their entire roof – a $40,000 to $50,000 job.”

Fortunately for this homeowner, the Monarch team has had formal training on mould abatement and immediately took the appropriate measures to make the home safe, healthy and stress-free.

June 1, 2012

Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre is Baeumler Approved!



Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre is pleased to announce we are now among a limited number of home improvement specialists in the Greater Toronto Area who have been Baeumler Approved.

The brainchild of Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV's "Disaster DIY" and "House of Bryan," Baeumler Approved pre-screens home renovation companies to ensure that their references check out and they have all the required insurance and licenses necessary to run their business. Not only does Baeumler Approved check with previous customers, but they also check with the tradespeople and companies they employ on a regular basis to ensure a company who they deem "Baeumler Approved" has a solid reputation.

From Monarch designer Marion Cuddie:

"We are very pleased to add ‘Baeumler Approved Contractor’ to our accreditations. This has required references, application and proof of liability coverages and good work practices. Anyone considering a kitchen or bath renovation who has watched the variety of TV shows covering the subject will know that the process can seem a little overwhelming, especially when entrusting your dreams and a substantial amount of money to the contractor.  We hope this is one more way that we can assure our clients we strive to achieve the best possible results for them, while preserving the safety and security of their homes."