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September 29, 2015

Introducing Ridgeline - Cambria's Newest Countertop Edge

Cambria's Ridgeline Edge shown in Ellesmere

Often referred to as a double pencil edge, Cambria's new Ridgeline Edge has a simple yet bold profile with a 1/8" radius.

A double-pencil edge is frequently chosen because of its smooth, comfortable feel. It can be used in relaxed atmospheres where people lean against the edge of the counter or sit at a breakfast bar.

The Ridgeline Edge is available in depths of 2 cm, 3 cm, 4 cm and 6 cm.

Why Choose Cambria?

Cambria's natural quartz surfaces are durable, stronger than granite and non-porous (NSF 51 Certified), making them as safe as stainless steel for food preparation.

September 17, 2015

What's Hot in Home Renovations?

Join Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre on Thursday, November 5th at 7 p.m. to find out!

Email or call 905-686-2001 to reserve your spot today! Spaces are limited.

September 10, 2015

Designing a Kitchen that Works for Your Family All Year Long

Here at Monarch, we often talk about preparing your home for the next big holiday get-together. Providing a comfortable working and entertainment space is a popular topic when clients walk into our showroom. However, homeowners initially looking for the “wow” factor during holiday season can often lose site of how the space is used the rest of the year.

“So often when we begin the process of designing spaces, we focus on the large events in our lives…the holidays and special occasions…but what we neglect to focus on are the routine comings and goings in our home,” says Monarch designer Jackie Schagen. “Our goal is to help you plan a space so that it best suits your everyday needs, as well as accommodate your special occasion needs.” 

Kitchen design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

The kitchen and dining areas are perfect examples of this. “Having your kitchen space work for you and your immediate family is very important,” explains Jackie.

Here are just a few of the factors to consider:

1. Do you have more than one cook, or more than one task being performed in your kitchen at any one time? Perhaps a designated homework area should be given priority, and not worry quite so much about accommodating 14 people for a meal.

2. Will homework be an everyday occurrence in your kitchen? You might want to incorporate a designated storage space for school items.

3. Are you an animal lover? If so, it may make more sense for your kitchen design to include an area designated for pet food storage instead of adding a fifth seat at the island.

When you work with a designer at Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre, we can help you streamline the needs and goals for your space, and refine it to be the most functional space it can be.

Drop by our showroom or call 905-686-2001 to speak with a member of our design team.

Related posts:

Hoping to Celebrate Christmas in a Newly Designed Kitchen?

Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre Designers Discover New and Amazing Things from Blum

September 4, 2015

What's Open and Closed This Labour Day Weekend

Back to school is just a few days away! We hope you enjoy the last long weekend of summer!

Here are Monarch's Labour Day weekend long weekend hours:

Friday, September 4th - 9am to 5pm
Saturday, September 5th - 9am to 5pm
Sunday, September 6th - closed
Monday, September 7th - closed
Tuesday, September 8th - regular business hours resume

Below is a list of what's open -- and what's not -- around Toronto on Monday.


Tourist attractions (ROM, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Ripley’s Aquarium)
Major malls (Eaton Centre,  Square One, Vaughan Mills)
Movie theatres
TTC (Holiday service)
Go Transit (Sunday service) 


Art Gallery of Ontario
Grocery stores
LCBO, The Beer Store
Malls including Yorkdale, Fairview Mall, Sherway Gardens
Government offices
Post offices and mail delivery

For a full list of what's open and closed, click here.

If you're considering a kitchen or bath renovation in your home, condo or cottage, drop by the Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre showroom this weekend. Our design team would be happy to discuss your plans with you.

 We hope you enjoy a safe and happy Labour Day long weekend!