Astro Blog

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

10 Ways to Bring Nature Indoors With Design

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Jun 27, 2016 11:30:23 AM

As our lives continue to urbanize and pick up pace, our connection to nature – natural light, organic materials, greenery - has been greatly reduced. It is a well researched fact that adding elements of natural world to interiors can help to reduce stress, improve well being and enhance creativity, focus and clarity of thought. Our design team has often looked to the natural world for inspiration for the interiors that we create. With interior trends constantly changing and evolving, we continue to seek out highest quality natural materials and organic forms to create timeless and lasting spaces. Below is a list of our favorite ways of incorporating biophillic design elements into home interiors.

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Topics: bathroom designs, bathroom ideas, Bathroom Style, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, lighting, kitchen idaes

Symmetrical Role Reversal

Posted by Ottawa at Home on Feb 22, 2016 11:12:33 AM

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

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Topics: bathroom designs, bathroom ideas, Bathroom Style, Home Design

Wasted Space Put to Better Use in a Contemporary Bath

Posted by Houzz Editorial on Sep 15, 2015 11:49:00 AM

Wasted Space Put to Better Use in a Large Contemporary Bath
"At about 260 square feet (24.1 square meters), this bathroom had loads of space, but most of it was going to waste. Though it was the master bath, a hallway separated it from the bedroom. Extended storage had no space for hanging items, the shower was small, and a large tub was a space hog. Not to mention that the finishes and the fixtures were dated. Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Centre recomposed the floor plan, created a direct connection to the bedroom, added smart and sleek new cabinets that serve as the closet, placed the toilet in its own private water closet space, installed a steam shower, gave the couple his-and-her vanities and even incorporated the TV that was on their wish list into the mirror. The result is a luxe retreat that feels like a spa."
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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designs, bathroom ideas

Before & After Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Astro Blogger on Aug 6, 2015 12:02:00 PM

A Modern Spa Retreat

The Homeowner's Vision

Find your sanctuary.  Imagine walking into your bathroom and entering your very own luxurious spa retreat, complete with a soaking tub, an open shower, a steam unit and electric mirrors. Well, for these homeowners, this dreamy thought is their reality. When this couple decided to have a bathroom remodel they entrusted Kitchen & Bath Designer, Nathan Kyle to execute their vision. 

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

Design ideas

Posted by Houzz Editorial on Feb 17, 2015 4:53:00 PM

Design Ideas From 21 Much-Loved Rooms

"There are just some rooms that make your eyes light up as soon as you walk into them. Whether it’s full of sunlight and comfortable furniture or impresses with the way it handles and organizes myriad things for everyday life, a single well-thought-out room in a home has the power to stick with you long after you leave it. In our Room of the Day series, we seek to profile such spaces. Here’s a collection of some of the most popular rooms featured on Houzz." Read More...

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Topics: bathroom designs, bathroom ideas

Bathroom Makeover: The Wet Room

Posted by Astro Blogger on Sep 24, 2014 11:53:00 AM

A Before & After Bathroom Story

THE PLANNING

I am happy to share this before and after bathroom remodel with you! Kitchen & Bath designer Nathan was excited when homeowners, Martin and Lynne, reached out to him.  They were ready to remodel their very tired and very pink master bathroom, which needed to be refreshed.  Nathan and the couple decided on a contemporary, yet warm themed bathroom that was also luxurious. The main goal in designing this space was to make it functional for the two homeowners.  This meant transforming the clients existing bathroom from a single sink vanity, toilet and tub combination to a true 5 piece Master Ensuite. 

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designers, wet rooms, bathroom ideas, Bathroom Style, Bathroom Remodel, wet room

Craftsman Meets Contemporary Style

Posted by Julia Enriquez on Sep 9, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Craftsman Meets Contemporary Style

If you’re like these homeowners and want to mix two different styles together, you’re in luck. With the help of a designer, achieving that harmonious blend between two styles is possible!  With this cottage kitchen & bath project, our designer used the Craftsman style architecture of the home and planned to blend it with the desired contemporary spaces. These two styles, while quite different in theory, compliment each other beautifully in décor and design.

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Topics: bathroom designs, bathroom ideas, Bathroom Style, Kitchen Style, kitchen design, design, Home Design, Bathroom Remodel, Contemporary Style

Bathroom Remodels: Earth-Toned Retreats

Posted by Astro Blogger on Aug 12, 2014 4:14:00 PM

BATHROOM REMODELS

Bathroom remodels can be long, daunting and inconvenient. Now imagine doing three bathrooms all at the same time! This brave couple decided to take on the challenge and update 3 bathrooms in their house; their powder room, guest bathroom and master bathroom.  It was a challenging task for the Astro team but nothing that our award-winning Designer Nathan couldn’t handle.

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designers, wet rooms, bathroom ideas, Bathroom Style, Bathroom Remodel