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.
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.
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.
This article originally appeared in Ottawa at Home magazine & has been excerpted from Ottawa at Home.
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.
A Before & After Bathroom Story
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.
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.
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.