September 28, 2012

It's All About the Details in This Bold Modern Kitchen Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre


A sleek stainless steel faucet sets the tone in this modern kitchen
designed by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre.

This glass kitchen countertop blends functionality with art.


Stainless steel door frames and pulls offer sleek, modern lines in this kitchen
designed by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre.

Simple black door pulls do the job while making a statement in simplicity.

Lots of drawers -- the best kind of kitchen storage!
The red accent on the wall and flooring completes the masterpiece!
Kitchen design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre.

September 25, 2012

More Before and After Pictures from a Toronto White Kitchen -- and "Whole Home" -- Makeover

Last year, Monarch designer Sarah Overholt began consulting on a project that started as a kitchen renovation but turned into a whole home renovation!

Built in the 1920's, this 1,000 sq. foot Toronto home was completely gutted and all new electrical, plumbing and insulation was installed. The main floor was opened up and the existing tiny isolated kitchen was transformed into an airy modern space.

Toronto home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Front hallway/stairs BEFORE
Toronto home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Living room/stairs/kitchen BEFORE (during construction)
Toronto home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Living room/stairs/kitchen AFTER
Home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Toronto kitchen BEFORE
Home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Toronto white kitchen design AFTER
Home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Toronto white kitchen design AFTER
Home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Toronto white kitchen design AFTER

Home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Toronto bath design BEFORE (during construction)
Home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Toronto bath design AFTER
Home makeover by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Toronto bath design AFTER

September 21, 2012

Friday Flashback: Does Your Kitchen or Bath Look Like This?

While Monarch is usually in the habit of posting pictures from recently redesigned kitchen and bathrooms, we thought we'd post some photos of "newly designed" kitchen and bath renovations from years gone past.


A quick glance at these pictures and one thing becomes incredibly clear: from lighting and cabinetry to tile and technology, the kitchen and bath industry has grown rapidly over the past 25 years.

Today, homeowners enjoy a vast selection of stunning style options to suit every budget. Now, more than ever, your kitchen and bath designs can be a true reflection of who you are and respond to your needs for each space.

At Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre, we take pride in our ability to listen to your needs and ideas and work with you to create designs that are not only beautiful, but also make sense for your family in your daily life.

If your kitchen or bath still looks like this, it's time to UPDATE and RENOVATE!


What are you waiting for? Call Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre at 905-686-2001 or drop by our Pickering showroom today.

September 18, 2012

Monarch Kitchen's Kelly Fonseca is Running for the Cure

On Sunday, September 30th, 2013, Kelly Fonseca of Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre is taking part in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.

From RunForTheCure.com:

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada's largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs.
It was founded by a small group of volunteers who wanted to raise awareness and funds for the breast cancer cause. The Run for the Cure has made great strides since then, while staying true to grassroots and our volunteer founders’ vision.
Last year, Canadians united to raise over $30 million in the 2011 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
"When I think about the estimated over 23,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in Canada, it feels good to know I’m doing something to change those statistics through my participation, fundraising and by learning more about breast cancer.

You can make a difference, too! With your support, the Foundation will continue funding breast cancer research, education, awareness, advocacy and health promotion initiatives across the country, aimed to significantly reduce the burden of breast cancer in Canada. To learn more about the work the Foundation is funding, visit www.cbcf.org.

Every donation counts. Your continued dedication moves the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation closer to achieving its vision of creating a future without breast cancer."
The team at Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre supports Kelly in her Run for the Cure. If you'd like make a donation to help fund breast cancer research, please click here.

September 14, 2012

Friday Fun: Tour the Princess Margaret Home Lottery Show Home Dining Room and Kitchen

Looking for some kitchen design inspiration? Spend a few minutes with House & Home's Lynda Reeves as she tours the dining room, kitchen and servery of the 2012 Princess Margaret Home Lottery showhome.

September 12, 2012

Frameless Shower Doors Provide Sleek Clean Lines in these Modern Bermuda Bathrooms

The clean lines and timelessness of frameless shower doors has made them an increasingly popular choice both in North America and abroad.

Made of thick pieces of glass and devoid of a border or frame, frameless shower doors rely on heavy-duty hinges at the top and bottom of the door for support. The result is a glass door that seemingly floats in air.

Both of these stunning bath designs by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre use frameless glass shower doors to open up the room and give the space an airy, modern feel.

Bath Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

Bath Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

Bath Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

Bath Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

Considering a bath renovation?  Drop by the Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre showroom today.

September 7, 2012

MotionSense™ -- Hands-free Convenience from Moen

Whether you spend a lot of time in your kitchen or are just there long enough to prepare and eat a meal, it's easy to see the benefits of the MotionSense™ faucet from Moen.

Unveiled at the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), MotionSense™ products become available to consumers this fall.

With MotionSense™, you can easily:

Simplify your routine
Two sensors provide flexibility to conveniently complete many kitchen tasks.

Maximize efficiency
MotionSense™ delivers consistent, hands-free activation -- even when the handle is in the off position.

Keep clean
Hands-free means your faucet needs less cleaning and helps you control the spread of germs.
 
To learn more about MotionSense™, visit moen.ca. Considering a kitchen or bath renovation? Contact Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre today at 905-686-2001.

September 5, 2012

The "Win Your Granite or Quartz Countertop" Winner is...

Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre designer Melissa Foley (right) joins quartz countertop winner Donna Young.

Congratulations to Donna Young of Pickering. She has won the value of her quartz countertop in a kitchen designed by Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre.

Ms. Young's name was chosen from three month's worth of entries in Monarch's "Win Your Granite or Quartz Countertop" contest which ran from June through August.

Monarch designer Melissa Foley transformed Ms. Young's condo kitchen into a sleek, contemporary space. Are you ready to renovate? Give Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre a call today at 905-686-2001 to arrange a consultation or drop by our showroom at 1020 Brock Road, Unit 6, Pickering.