June 27, 2014

Enjoy Your Canada Day Long Weekend!

The team at Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Canada Day long weekend.

We proudly support our country and do our best to buy Canadian whenever possible. In fact, all the cabinetry manufacturers Monarch uses are Canadian companies. If you’re planning a renovation in the coming months, we hope you consider buying Canadian, too.

Our showroom hours over the Canada Day long weekend are as follows:

Saturday, June 28 – 9am to 5pm
Sunday, June 29 – Closed
Monday, June 309am to 5pm
Tuesday, July 1st – Closed
Wednesday, July 2nd – regular business hours resume

Feel free to drop by -- our designers would be happy to discuss your upcoming renovation plans and answer any questions you may have. 

Here are a few summertime recipes to spice up your Canada Day long weekend menu!



June 19, 2014

Polyester Cabinetry: An Affordable and Attractive Solution for Your New Kitchen Design

Design featuring polyester cabinetry by Sarah Holmstrom, Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Yes, you read that correctly – polyester cabinetry!

Heat and scratch resistant, polyester cabinetry is a great way to get the kitchen you want without going over budget.

Not only is it easy to clean and durable, it also offers the illusion of wood and has become an affordable and stylish choice for today's homeowner.

Design featuring polyester cabinetry by Sarah Holmstrom, Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

At Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre, our designers rely on the quality and selection of Miralis, a Canadian company specializing in high-end kitchen cabinetry since 1976. Their five-piece polyester cabinetry is available in a wide variety of colours and styles. 

www.miralis.comTo learn more about how you can save money by incorporating polyester cabinetry into your kitchen or bath design, call Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre today at 905-686-2001 or drop by our showroom to view our onsite samples. Have a question? Email us at contact@mkbi.com.

Design featuring polyester cabinetry by Sarah Holmstrom, Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

For more information on Miralis, visit www.miralis.com.

June 11, 2014

Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre is Proud to Support Kevin and Wendy Samson and the 2014 Gutsy Walk

On Sunday, June 8th, 2014, Canadians coast to coast walked united at the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s 19th annual Gutsy Walk, showing loved ones living with Crohn’s and colitis that they are not alone. Together, teams and individual walkers fundraised by collecting pledges from their friends, family and co-workers, for much-needed research and education to find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. This year, close to 15,000 participants in 59 communities across Canada raised over $3 million to be used for education and research.

Wendy and Kevin Samson
Among those participating were Monarch designer Kevin Samson and his wife Wendy. "A huge thank you to everyone at Monarch who, as a group, raised $765. Well done!" says Kevin. "This year, Wendy and I raised a total of $2,670."

Some facts about Crohn’s and Colitis Canada:
  • 1 in every 150 Canadians is living with Crohn’s and colitis – a rate that ranks in the highest worldwide.
  • Families new to Canada are developing Crohn’s and colitis for the first time – often within the first generation.
  • Most alarming, the number of new cases of Crohn’s disease in Canadian children has almost doubled since 1995.
  • Over 233,000 Canadians are affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is one of the leading funders of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis research in the world – having invested over $82 million in world class projects and initiatives.
Some facts about Gutsy Walk:
  • Gutsy Walk started as the Heel 'n' Wheel-a-Thon in 1996 in 24 communities and has since grown to 60+ communities; $26 million in funds raised to date.
  • Over the past 18 years, with the support of thousands of dedicated volunteers and participants, Gutsy Walk has grown from raising $280,000 to $2.9 million per year for education and research.
  • Through the fundraising efforts of Gutsy Walk participants, there are more researchers hard at work in Canada which includes funding more than 36 promising research projects in the past year.



Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre is proud to donate to this worthy cause. For more information on how you can donate or volunteer your time, visit www.gutsywalk.ca.


Source: Crohn's and Colitis Canada and Gutsy Walk facts courtesy of gutsywalk.ca.

June 5, 2014

Now at Monarch: Concierge Services Customized to Your Design and Renovation Needs


As a full-service design and renovation company, Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre understands the complexities involved when updating the spaces in your home.

With so many steps and stages involved in a renovation, it's no wonder busy homeowners get overwhelmed as they try to manage their work and home schedules while living in a home under renovation. 

At Monarch, our team is happy to go above and beyond to ensure the happiness of our clients. 

Often, this requires us to exceed the normal scope of a renovation project. For those times, we offer a concierge service, designed to make your renovation seamless, worry-free and customized to your needs.


Our Concierge Services include:

  • Pack-up service
  • Professional unpacking
  • Professional organization
  • Appliance moving
  • Professional cleaning services
  • Duct and filter cleaning
  • Daily progress reports including daily pictures or video
  • Specialized sourcing of all products for your renovation
  • Interior design and interior decorating services

If you do not see a service listed here, just ask. We will do our best to accommodate your specific requirements.


Services already provided by Monarch with every renovation include:

  • Customized design services tailored to your needs
  • Detailed project description
  • Detailed plans and designs of your space
  • Product selections to suit your specific needs
  • A large range of samples to choose from in-house
  • Licenced, insured and bonded trades
  • Complete project management
  • Several lines of cabinetry to cover a range of budget options