February 26, 2014

Cambria Adds Six New Countertops to their Design Palette

Drop by the Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre showroom to view Cambria’s newest additions to their design palette. Cambria’s natural quartz surfaces are durable, stronger than granite and non-porous (NSF 51 Certified), making it as safe as stainless steel for food preparation.


Armitage™
Waterstone Collection™
Dark and deep, much like the canal bordering this small village in England's West Midlands region. Armitage's blend of black and gray provides an easy, neutral canvas for the random hints of copper-orange emerging from within. Rich, sophisticated and adaptable for any setting.

Bradshaw™
Waterstone Collection™
Copper flecks subtly dust the surface of Bradshaw, like the intricate stained glass that enveloped a 16th century church this region of northwest England was once known for. A whirling fusion of taupe, tan, black and shimmering copper elevate this captivating neutral to standout status.

Galloway -- one of Cambria's new designs

Galloway™
Coastal Collection™
Deep and mysterious like the waters off a rocky coast, Galloway lures furtive glances. It is a mix of sea, sand and time and shines like a luminescent pearl inside a rough and blackened oyster shell.

Hollinsbrook™
Waterstone Collection™
Bold and sumptuous, this powerful union of black, chestnut, gray and white brings to life the rhythmic and rocky tumble of this northwest England waterway. Expressive, rich and lively, Hollinsbrook lends a luxurious and dignified air to any space.

Laneshaw™
Waterstone Collection™
Named for a centuries-old village in northwest England, Laneshaw's mysterious sea of brown tones, tan and black is a grand statement-maker. Subtle white and a veil of gold shimmer add an unexpected twist of glamour to any space.

Rosslyn™
Jewel Collection™
Like the sunlight that pierces the mysterious shadows of the wondrous Rosslyn Chapel, this design's striking metallic golds shimmer against a nuanced background of taupe and tans in a masterful addition to the Jewel Collection.

Why choose Cambria countertops for your home? In this video, acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston explains why it was his top choice.

February 19, 2014

See Bryan Baeumler at The GTA Home Show, on this Weekend at The International Centre (February 20th to 23rd)

It’s been a long, cold winter across Southern Ontario! If the slight raise in the temperature has inspired you seek ways to improve your home this spring, you won’t want to miss The GTA Home Show, on this weekend at The International Centre in Toronto.

If you’re visiting the show on Friday, be sure to make time for Bryan Baeumler’s seminar: Save Your Home from Yourself, 7 p.m. at the Casalife Main Stage.



Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre is among a limited number of contractors in the GTA to be “Baeumler Approved.” The brainchild of Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV's "Disaster DIY" and "House of Bryan," Baeumler Approved 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.

2014 GTA Home Show Hours

Thursday & Friday: 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm


Ticket Prices
Adults: $15
Senior 65+: $13
Students 13-17: $13
Children 12 & Under: Free
Parking: Free

Order online and save!
Order tickets online and save $3 per ticket, or like their Facebook page and receive an online promotion code for 2-for-1 tickets.

For a full list of show times and exhibitors, visit them online or click here for the 2014 GTA Home Show Guide.

February 12, 2014

Fall in Love with Your New Bath Design with Kohler

Leave it to Kohler to find exciting and inspiring ways to ramp up your bath design while creating a spa-like experience in your home.

In this video, learn how Robern's stunning cabinetry can transform the rituals of everyday life.



Kohler's DTV Custom Showering Experience allows you to create a spa-like environment in your home. Using just one simple electronic control, DTV's advanced digital platform wraps water, sound, light and steam together in a seamless and totally customizable system.


February 5, 2014

Choose Monarch for Effective — and Beautiful — Solutions to Your Long-Term Design and Renovation Needs

There are many reasons why you may want to change the kitchen and bath design of your home or cottage. Perhaps the d├ęcor is looking tired and outdated, or maybe your family dynamic has changed and you’d like to transform several rooms for a more efficient space.

Or, in what is often the case after a winter like Southern Ontario has experienced, renovating a space is a matter of necessity. If poorly insulated walls have resulted in your pipes freezing this winter, you may already be considering updating the design of the affected rooms.

In the meantime, Monarch president Neil Samson suggests a very temporary measure: turn your hot and cold faucets on to a low trickle. “Moving water has a difficult time freezing. Keeping the trickle of water going during the extreme cold patches can potentially prevent your pipes from freezing.”

Of course, keeping your water running is only a short-term solution and not environmentally friendly; Monarch’s goal is to always take the environmental approach.

The long-term solution is where Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre come in. “If your pipes have been freezing, it may be the perfect time to consider the renovation you’ve been putting off,” says Neil.

In addition to working with you to create the kitchen or bath design of your dreams, Monarch’s qualified design team has the expertise necessary to help orchestrate and coordinate any added changes your home requires. “Like installing insulation behind the drywall so your pipes don’t freeze,” adds Neil.

Is this your year to renovate? Drop by the Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre showroom today for design inspiration and to chat with a member of our design team. We can answer your design or renovation questions for your house, cottage or condominium.

Why choose Monarch? We have over 30 years experience in kitchen and bath design, and Monarch is among a limited number of renovation contractors in the Greater Toronto Area who are Renomark™ Approved. Renomark™ identifies contractors who have agreed to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s Code of Ethics and a renovation-specific Code of Conduct.