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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

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

Farmhouse Designs

Posted by Astro Blogger on Jun 1, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Farmhouse Designs

Kitchen and Bath Designer, Dean Large of Astro Design Centre, has completed top-to-bottom designs in this new Farmhouse outside of Ottawa. His designs have won awards at the NBKA Design Excellence Gala, and have been featured in Ottawa at Home Magazine for its unique charm. Below is a recap highlighting Dean’s kitchen and bath designs in this new home

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designers, kitchen planning, kitchen renovations, kitchen design

Kitchen Of The Week

Posted by Guest Blogger on Dec 2, 2014 1:56:42 PM

Kitchen of the Week: Hardworking Island in a Timeless Space

"The Kitchen in this 1940s Ottawa cottage was big enough for only one person to use and not suitable for the family now living there. “Before, this kitchen was about the size of a bathroom and was lackluster,” says interior designer Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Centre. Kyle began the design process by learning how the family likes to function in the kitchen when working together, then set up the layout accordingly. He took down a wall and incorporated into the kitchen a side entry hallway that had been a waste of space. He also added luxe elements that suit the family’s love of eclectic and contemporary style. Rich wood finishes and a lively backsplash provide a beautiful backdrop for a display of intricate pieces they brought to Canada from Iran and create a timeless look." - Becky Harris, Houzz

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, kitchen tips, kitchen planning, kitchen design, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry, Home Design, Kitchen Makeover

Bathroom Makeover: The Wet Room

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

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. 

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

Room of the Day: Master Bath

Posted by Guest Blogger on Sep 24, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Houzz, a popular home design website has featured one of Astro's projects as their "Room of the Day." Read all about how this stunning space came together, what materials were used. the different styles, and alas how their vision came to be! We definitely think it's worth the read!

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designs, Bathroom Style, kitchen design, design, Bathroom Remodel, Contemporary Style

Bathroom Remodels: Earth-Toned Retreats

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


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

Start With Your Closet

Posted by Dean Large, Astro Designer on Feb 19, 2014 3:24:00 PM

Start With Your Closet

You’re sitting at your computer, looking at image after image and nothing is catching your eye. One minute you think you’ve nailed it down, but then something else seems better. Finally you just give up and put it off for another year…

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, bathroom designers, Bathroom Style, kitchen renovations, Kitchen Style

Getting Wet With Bathroom Renovations

Posted by Astro Blogger on Feb 4, 2014 10:36:00 AM


Bathroom Renovations Have No Limits

Bathroom renovations can be daunting.  There are so many magazines and websites that show you endless options of how to transform your room into the luxurious retreat you’ve been dreaming of.  Beautiful, large walk-in showers are showcased alongside a signature freestanding bathtub in expansive spaces.  But what happens when your bathroom is more cubby than colossal?  Having limited space doesn’t have to limit your creativity!

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Topics: Bathroom Renovations, wet rooms, bathroom designs, bathroom ideas