March 31, 2016

What's on Your New Kitchen Wish List?

Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre


One of the very first things a Monarch designer does with new clients is visit their home and review their concerns and "wish list" for the new space.

For this Toronto kitchen design, designer Kevin Samson asked his clients why they wanted to remodel, and their response was an overwhelming "We hate it!"

Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

"After asking them a series of questions and discussing their concerns with the existing kitchen, we determined a number of areas that required improvement," says Kevin.

"Their biggest complaint was the lack of adequate food preparation counter space, and the inability for two people to work in the kitchen at the same time."


Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

"The first item on their wish list was achieved by increasing the space between the sink and cooking surface, and adding a larger counter section on the left side of the sink," explains Kevin. "They now have a kitchen with large prep areas that comfortably accommodates two cooks."

Coming soon: Kevin reviews how he addressed more items on this client's wish list.

March 24, 2016

No Streaking, Scuffing or Fingerprints: Introducing Absolute Matte from Miralis


Monarch Kitchen Bath Centre is excited to offer the new Absolute Matte collection from Miralis.

"This new technology allows us to provide our clients with sleek, flat doors in a stunningly soft finish," says designer Jackie Schagen. "Highly durable and resistant to fingerprints, Absolute Matte is a practical solution for families wanting a more contemporary style."

Absolute Matte Facts

  • Resistant to streaking and scuffing
  • Uses nanotechnology allowing thermal reparation of streaks with the help of an iron
  • Retains no fingerprint residue
  • Strongly resists humidity
  • Low maintenance, hygienic and with reinforced antibacterials
  • Resistant to light, heat and friction
  • Offered in 4 deep and intense colors
  • Extremely matte and with no reflective qualities
Samples of Absolute Matte are available in the Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre showroom. Come see -- and touch -- for yourself!

March 16, 2016

BILD Awards Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre with "Best Renovation Under $75,000"

Monarch president Neil Samson accepts the BILD award
with designer Janet Dawson.
On March 11, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) recognized the top renovators and custom home builders in the GTA at the Renovation and Custom Home Awards. 

Created in 1999, this annual program recognizes professional renovators for their professionalism, quality of work and industry leadership.


The Best Renovation Under $75,000 was awarded to Monarch Kitchen and Bath Centre. The renovation involved integrating the kitchen into a home's adjacent rooms to facilitate entertaining while maintaining its "eat in" functionality.

"Our clients wanted big things from their kitchen and we delivered," says Monarch designer Janet Dawson.

"We opened up the sight lines to the living and dining rooms, maintained the eat-in kitchen for five people, improved the flow for frequent entertaining of large groups, and improved the kitchen design with more counter space, drawers, storage and innovative accessories."


BILD award-winning kitchen design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

BILD award-winning kitchen design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

BILD award-winning kitchen design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

BILD award-winning kitchen design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

BILD award-winning kitchen design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

Is this the year you make your kitchen renovation dreams a reality? We can help! Contact us today at 905-686-2001, or drop by our showroom and speak with a member of our design team.

Related posts:
One More Reason to Trust Monarch With Your Kitchen or Bath Renovation: We're BILD Approved!
5 Reasons to Trust Monarch With Your Kitchen and Bath Design Needs
 

March 9, 2016

5 More Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

In the last blog post, we reviewed the results of the 2016 Design Trends Survey from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Here are the second five of 10 top design trends to consider when planning your new kitchen design.

Quartz and Granite Countertops

Wood Flooring

Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre


Pull-Outs, Tilt-Outs and Tilt-Ins for Storage

Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

 

Gray/White/Off-White Cabinets



Transitional Style, with Contemporary Emerging

March 2, 2016

5 Kitchen Design Trends to Watch For in 2016

In the next two blog posts, we'll be examining the results of the 2016 Design Trends Survey from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Here are the first five of 10 top design trends to consider when planning your new kitchen design.

Docking and Charging Stations

Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

Special Pet Spaces

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Pocket Doors

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Built-in Coffee Stations and Wet Bars

Design by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Kitchens

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