Astro Blog

Find Your Perfect Bathtub

Posted by Astro on Jun 19, 2017 4:19:53 PM

A hot bath = a happy you! There are so many benefits to soaking in a tub, that we should always find time to relax, sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy a tub soak. But what type of tub is right for you and your space? We've got you covered with our list of popular types of tubs, that we think will help you find the one that is best suited for you!  See our list of various types, shapes, styles, features, and materials of bathtubs, and for more tips, visit us in-store where you can test the one's you love.  

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, Bathroom Style, Bathroom Remodel, bathroom, bath design

Perfect Chemistry Transforms a Kitchen

Posted by Astro Blogger on Jun 1, 2017 3:00:46 PM

This article originally appeared in Ottawa at Home magazine & has been excerpted from Ottawa at Home. 

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Topics: KITCHEN MAKOVER

Before & After Kitchen Remodel: Contemporary Refinement

Posted by Astro Blogger on Apr 3, 2017 11:05:42 AM

The Existing Kitchen

Designer, Dean Large originally met his clients as they came in to the Astro showroom looking to change and update their bathroom.  They were ready for a fresh start and to take on the challenge of remodeling. as oppose to moving out of their secluded home in the woods.  Once the bathroom was complete, it was time to tackle the kitchen.  This kitchen was not necessarily old or worn out, rather a lot more traditional than what the client's taste preference was. Dean's task was to convert this traditional kitchen into a contemporary space that flowed with the rest of the home, yet keeping elements of warmth from the outdoors.

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Topics: kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry, Kitchen Makeover, kitchen designer

Trendsetting Italian Designs

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Mar 29, 2017 9:23:26 AM

LA DOLCE VITA

HERE IS WHY WE ARE HEAD OVER HEELS FOR ITALY

Cold snowy March days have us dreaming about our favorite sunny vacation destinations. From food to fashion to culture, Italians seem to know a thing or two about la dolce vita – the good life – not shying away from living vibrantly and indulging in all the good things in life.

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Topics: kitchen design, design, bath design

Kitchen Cabinet Styles And Trends

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Jan 24, 2017 10:46:29 AM

When it comes to kitchen planning. cabinets play one of the most important roles in both your kitchen's appearance and functionality. With so many new kitchen cabinet options out there, we narrowed down our top 6 cabinet door styles, ranging from sleek high gloss to refined shaker and rough-chic. Explore the different options available in today's kitchen world from Downsview, Aster and our house brand to find the one that's right for your dream space. 

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Topics: kitchen tips, kitchen planning, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, Trends, kitchen idaes

Friday Favourites: Visual Comfort & Co Lighting

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Nov 11, 2016 11:13:09 AM

To get you inspired on this Friday, Astro’s Interior Designer, Marina Medina shares her top 7 light fixtures from Visual Comfort & Co.  They offer quality home lighting that are as beautiful as they are timeless. The best part is these lights are now on special during our Holiday Lighting event.  See the light?

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Topics: home, Home Design, lighting

Quebec City, Bain Ultra & The Art of Living

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Nov 4, 2016 10:41:56 AM

As part of product knowledge training for Bain Ultra tubs, I attended their facility in Quebec City and was fortunate to spend a few days wondering around Old Quebec, taking in beautiful sights of cobblestone-clad streets. Astounding combination of European charm and rich history set against the splendor of Canadian landscape, Old Quebec was an especially lovely place to be in early October with leaves turning colors in a stunning palette of yellows, oranges and reds. Below is my list of not-to-be-missed activities and gastronomic experiences in Ville de Vieux Quebec and surrounding area.

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Topics: bathroom designs, bathroom ideas, Bathroom Style, Bathroom Remodel, bathroom

Top 10 Vanities

Posted by Walter Bunda on Oct 11, 2016 3:56:22 PM

Looking to give your bathroom a simple makeover? Without having to completely remodel your entire bathroom, think about changing your vanity set to instantly transform the look of your bath. From a new vanity, sink and mirror –  a new vanity set will update your space, making it feel brand new.  With so many choices of vanities, we wanted to help by showing you our 10 favourite, and popular choices in vanities to get you inspired to give your bathroom the update it’s been looking for.

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Topics: bathroom ideas, Bathroom Remodel, bathroom

Why a Kitchen Remodel Might Be Just What You Need

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 22, 2016 10:30:49 AM

When you’re considering a remodeling project for the kitchen, shopping for furniture, fixtures, and color is always fun—after all, it’s the icing on the cake. But determining which materials to use, what to keep and what to replace, and how much your budget will allow are important decisions that you need to make before you get to the decor details.

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Topics: kitchen tips, kitchen design, kitchen remodel

10 Latest Trends in Kitchen Design

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Aug 4, 2016 11:59:33 AM

As the kitchen continues to evolve from a room with a merely utilitarian purpose to becoming the heart and soul of the home, designers strive to re-imagine and improve upon this ever more important gathering space. The new dual function of the kitchen – preparing food as well as encouraging family interaction and entertaining guests – lends itself to several key design features that continue to enhance both aesthetics and functionality of the new social hub of the home.

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Topics: kitchen tips, kitchen planning, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, Trends, kitchen idaes