Transform Your Toronto Kitchen With a Patio Door

Toronto Beaches Patio Door Installation Often the older homes in Toronto have a combination of a window and door to the back of the house. We remove these units and reframe the opening to accommodate a patio door, which dramatically increases the light coming into the kitchen. In this particular renovation the client added a…

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How to Choose Paint Colours for Contrast and Safety

Accent Walls Usually paint colours are selected on the basis of personal choice along with how they interact with other elements in the home. Does the paint work well with the flooring, the tiles in the bathroom, or the furniture? Some of our clients here in Toronto also attach a mood to their paint colours.…

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What to Expect When Renovating During Covid-19

Significant Changes to Renovations On May 19, 2020 the Province of Ontario will be lifting ALL restrictions on construction. When speaking with CBC Toronto News on May 14, 2020 Ashton Renovations shared 4 major changes you will now see during Covid-19 on most job sites and your renovations.  Physical Distancing of Trades In order to…

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Ashton Renovatons Covid-19 Update

Our Priority With the current situation we are all living through, the health and safety of our clients, contractors, and employees is our utmost priority. Current Status (Revised November 21, 2020) As of Monday, November 23, 2020 Toronto will once again move to Lockdown in an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Ashton Renovations…

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How to Renovate Your Condo Bathroom: When you Want to Sell!

Focus on What Your Buyer Will Want Begin with the end in mind, as bathroom design and renovations in Toronto have become a matter of very personal taste. There are so many products and designs to choose from, and by fixing up your bathroom to sell with too many personal elements, you may discourage some…

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Toronto IKEA Kitchen Installations

IKEA Kitchen Planning The first step to planning out your IKEA kitchen is to select the style. All that’s required here is to decide on the door/drawer style. After that IKEA has an online planner, where you can design your kitchen, or you can call us. We have over 20 years experience designing and ordering…

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Ashton Renovations Wins NKBA 2nd Place for Best Bathroom

Last Saturday, February 8, 2020 the NKBA held its Gala Celebration to honour the 2020 Design Competition Winners in Toronto. This year the theme was “winter wonderland” and guests of over 300 members gathered among colleagues for great food, stories, and music. It’s always a lot of fun to get together with the other designers…

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Interior Design Show Toronto 2020 Best Products

We visited the IDS 2020 in Toronto to connect with some of our suppliers and also seek out other interesting local products and design ideas. This year we discovered 7 awesome products that will help with any home renovation, or improvement project including your kitchen and bathroom. Akustus Sound Panelling We renovate a lot of…

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3D Renderings Help Communicate a Vision of Your Kitchen & Bathroom

Chief Architect/3D Max Using the technology of design software to create a visual interpretation of your kitchen and bathroom helps EVERYBODY, including the trades who require a set of drawings/instructions. Specifications are much needed sources of information, but what better way to communicate your vision that an actual image of the finished product. Almost ANY…

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5 Tips for Renovating Small Bathrooms in Toronto

1. Install a Stand Alone Tub Some of the bathrooms we encounter are just too small for a shower. A standalone tub with a faucet attached to the deck is a great alternative and looks fantastic. This type of bathing experience can be rejuvenating and certainly luxurious, and the time it will take to fill…

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4 Tips for Making Things Easier at Home

There are many new products & innovations available on the market that we here at Ashton Renovations again want to share with you. Some of them are brand new, like flo by Moen, and others are fairly recent, like the Kanto TV mounts. They all have been shown to be truly fantastic on our recently renovated projects in Toronto. Please…

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Did You Know the Dishwasher was Invented in 1886?

In Shelbyville, Ohio, Josephine Garis Cochran was the first person to build a working dishwasher. Tired of her chipped china, she began working in her shed putting together a frame to hold dishes, cups, and saucers. These were then placed on a wheel and would circulate using a motor while soapy water squirted up. On…

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Ashton Renovations Featured in Reno & Decor Magazine Apr/May 2019

As part of the NKBA Design Competition, Reno & Decor Magazine publishes the winners every spring, and we are again proud to be mentioned along with all the other wonderful fellow design winners. Our Downtown Toronto Condo Bathroom took 2nd place in the small bathroom category, and details of that renovation can be found here.…

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Ashton Renovations in Toronto Receives 6th Best of Houzz Award 2019

Ashton Renovations is proud to say that this is the 6th straight year we have won Best Of Houzz for Service. We value our clients’ feedback and appreciate all the time they take to visit Houzz and review us for others to see. It’s a fantastic site, and we encourage our clients to search through and get great ideas…

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Open Concept Kitchen Design On The Toronto Danforth

  Over the years we have renovated many kitchens in the Toronto area. This featured kitchen in Parkview Hills, is pretty much a representation of the typical layout seen in the older homes on the Danforth. Original footprints usually have a dividing wall between the kitchen and dining room at the back of the house,…

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Add An Easy Track Closet Organizer To Your Toronto Renovaton

    Having an organized closet is essential to saving time and reducing the daily stress of getting dressed in the morning. When you know where everything is you will start to find the things you want, dress better, and look great. And an organized closet is a wonderful thing to look at. Ashton Renovations…

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Ashton Renovations Now Certified Toronto Installer Of Nuheat Heated Floors

  Ashton Renovations is now a certified installer of Nuheat heated flooring. With this comes an automatic 25 YEAR WARRANTY with all installed products. This includes Nuheat’s Signature Thermostat that works with NEST, as well as their cable & membrane heated flooring systems with Ditra Heat. With years of countless successful heated flooring installations, Ashton…

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Chief Architect 3D Viewer Can Help Visualize Your Renovation In Toronto

Using Chief Architect’s 3D Viewer is part of Ashton Renovations’ planning and design process. This interactive model can be viewed on a phone, tablet, or webpage and is a great way to really see what your finished project will look like. Chief Architect is the leading software designer for the Kitchen & Bath Industry and…

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Ashton Renovations In Toronto Receives 5th Best Of Houzz Award 2018

Ashton Renovations is proud to say that this is the 5th straight year we have won Best Of Houzz For Service. We value our clients’ feedback and appreciate all the time they take to visit Houzz and review us for others to see. It’s a fabulous site, and we encourage our clients to search through…

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What’s The Best Way To Ensure Your Toronto Renovation Goes Smoothly?

  The best way to address this question is to first assess what the most common complaints homeowner’s have regarding their renovations. And they usually fall within the FIVE categories listed below:   Faulty Work/Poor Workmanship Unskilled Workers Construction Delays Runaway Costs, or Over Budget Lack of Selections   So what do you do? How…

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Amazing Legrand Electrical Switches, Outlets, Timers, and Nightlight Upgrades In Toronto To Try Right Now

  When renovating your home in Toronto consider upgrading your electrical devices that will both look more beautiful and create more functionality. Legrand offers a wide variety of devices not offered in years past including bettering night lighting, USB outlets, timers and switches. These little details will transform your home and bring enjoyment with each…

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Customizable Shower Technology. U By Moen For Your Toronto Bathroom

  Adding Home Automation elements to your home is pretty important. It can provide a whole set of ease of use solutions. There are the obvious choices such a Nest products and lights controlled by your phone with Apps, but what about your shower? For years digital thermostats have been available. They mostly were quite…

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Wood Decorative Wall Panels By Finium For Your Toronto Renovation

  Adding elements of nature into your home with light, water, colour, and stone can prove to be calming and reduce stress. This can also be achieved by adding the natural element of wood. Real wood with it’s texture, colour, and real natural feel can have a dramatic impact in any room.      …

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Bathroom Upgrades That Will Make Your Toronto Renovation Stand Out

    It’s great to get a new bathroom with updated fixtures and tiles, but adding a few upscale items can make that space more comfortable and useful. Here are a few to be considered that are quite popular.   Legrand Wall Plates, Switches & Plugs – This is a very simple and cost effective…

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Radiant Heating Panels For Your Bathroom Renovation In Toronto

Warmly Yours ember radiant heating panels are an excellent accessory to add to your bathroom. It can also be added to many other renovated spaces. Perhaps the nicest spot is behind, or to the side, of your soaker tub, where the air can be warmed and you may enjoy in greater comfort.

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Ashton Renovations Now Offering Concore Kitchen Cabinetry In Toronto

  Ashton Renovations is excited to offer exceptionally made cabinetry from Concore in Markham. Concore offers stock cabinetry available in 3 colours at exceptional prices to contractors. As they are a stock item, there are no long order delays usually associated with other types of similar cabinets.     Features of this cabinetry line that…

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Chief Architect 3D Bathroom Renderings

Ashton Renovations can offer you a full perspective of your new bathroom renovation, beyond your typical floor plan using Chief Architect, the industry standard for 3D Architectural Renderings. Now you can see your dreams realized, in detail.   Elevations along with floor plans are also useful documents to visualize height measurements and better assist with…

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Great Cooking Tools For Your New Kitchen

  Every new beautiful kitchen needs a new set of tools. And these two products are recommended after testing by our staff. Misto, and Analon pots and pans. Both are available at any local Toronto Bed, Bath, & Beyond location. Here is why we like them so much:         Misto is a gourmet…

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Choosing A Colour The Easier Way For Your Renovation

  For many years, the typical way colours have been chosen for you home are as follows: go to the store, look at swatches, imagine what they might look like in your room, and then hope for the best that you like it once your space is painted. If you are lucky, sometimes swatches are…

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A Kitchen Sink That Will Make Your Life A Lot Easier

  The Galley Workstation is probably the most versatile kitchen upgrade you can make. What makes this sink so unique are the integrated accessories that allow you set them into the sink and slide them over and under each other without having to remove them. They include a cutting board, colander, bowl, and drying rack, which…

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The Ultimate Shower Rainhead Experience From Kohler At KBIS 2017

  Ashton Renovations visited KBIS & IBS in Orlando this week, where suppliers from all across North America showcased many of their innovative products and services. By far the most exciting product was from Kohler. The “Real Rain” shower experience rainhead. This product will be available soon and is available in a variety of trim…

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Shower Niches For Your Toronto Bathroom

Adding a niche to your shower is becoming a very popular and practical choice. No longer do you need to add unsightly after market products to your shower walls. And often these units either rust, get incredibly dirty, and leave holes drilled into your tile.     Adding a niche begins with installing a Schluter…

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Philips Hue LED Lighting For Your Toronto Home Renovation

  Philips Hue is a personal LED wireless lighting system. At Ashton Renovations, we think it is a must for your home. It allows you to control as many lights in the home as you wish. You can dim them, add scenes with colour and moods, place lights in pretty much any area you can…

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Rustic Wood Tile Look For Your Bathroom in Toronto

Porcelain tile manufacturers have come a long way to make their tiles look like just about anything they want. They have done an excellent job in emulating the look of stone, and now they have accomplished the same with wood. So if you are trying to get the look of wood in areas of your…

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Custom Kitchen IKEA Drawers And Doors in Toronto

Ashton Renovations is proud to announce that we have access to suppliers who provide retrofit solutions for IKEA Akurum and Sektion drawers and doors. These retrofit solutions will guarantee a custom look for your kitchen whether it’s modern, or classy. Our suppliers can customize almost every single style of their five-piece doors, or slab style…

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Schluter Kerdi Decorative Drain Replacements For Your Toronto Bathroom

Introducing Designer Drain’s decorative Schluter Kerdi drain replacements. It’s better looking and comes in 8 different categories. Ashton Renovations recommends you replace your basic Schluter Kerdi Drain for Designer Drain’s decorative drain replacements. These inspirational drains are perfect for someone who wants better decor. Whether you want a classic look, an oceanic look, a nature…

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Ashton Renovations Featured In Toronto’s Reno & Decor

Reno & Decor magazine has featured Ashton Renovations as part of the display of National Kitchen & Bath Association Ontario Chapter winners of best design for 2016. The article features Ashton’s best small bath design. Many other wonderful winning kitchens and bathrooms are displayed as well.

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Ashton Renovations Winner of 2016 NKBA Best Small Bathroom

Mark Ashton, AKBD, B.A., B.A.S. of Ashton Renovations in Toronto has won the 1st place prize for best small bathroom from the National Kitchen And Bath Association. The award was given at the NKBA awards Gala on April 9th. The bathroom was completed in the fall of 2015 in Rosedale Toronto and features a traditional…

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Yale Real Living Touch Deadbollt For Your Toronto Home

Ashton Renovations recommends Yale touch locks for our clients. Not only is it more convenient as a key is no longer needed to enter the home, access can be gained through your smart phone. You can also be notified when the door is opened and wether your house is locked.

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Toronto Kitchen & Main Floor Renovation In Little Italy

The objective of this Toronto Renovation was to create a main floor open concept family area. The growing family of this home wanted contemporary design with aspects of traditional elements, which were present. Some of the design challenges involved the original structure, which required support including the opening of a masonry wall through to the…

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10 Tips for Bathroom Renovations in Toronto

1. USE QUALITY PRODUCTS No matter how good the craftsman, if they don’t have quality materials to work with, it’s impossible to construct a functioning, durable, and eye pleasing bathroom. Products for your bathroom should be well constructed, designed properly, suitable for the intended use, and all work well together. Make sure styles and finishes…

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Ashton Renovations Toronto Pool Deck 3D Rendering

This photo truly represents what you can really do with Chief Architect. Another job that is going to look great using TREX! This program will allow us to create any type of project you can imagine, whether it is a bathroom, kitchen, or whole house interior, we can create it! Exactly as described, is exactly…

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OXO Stronghold Suction – Great for your Toronto Bathroom

Aside from installing a niche in a shower, which can be expensive and requires the entire shower, or bath to be waterproofed, the Good Grips by OXO we have found to be an excellent product for our Toronto Bathroom Renovation clients. They adhere to the bathroom walls exceptionally and are durable and easy to clean.…

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Torlys Ultimate Flooring In Toronto – Smart EverWood & EverTile!

  Introducing Torlys Smart EverWood and EverTile! Your ultimate flooring. It beautiful, durable, and waterproof. We found this product at Ashton Renovations to be amazing on our projects. Why? WATERPROOF! Top layer and core are both impervious to prevent water damage. WARM! Warm to the touch with CorkPlus attached cork underlay DURABLE! Ultra-thick .5mm wear…

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Mark Ashton Now Certified Toronto Kitchen & Bath Designer

Mark Ashton earlier this fall attained the designation of Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer from the National Kitchen and Bath Association. This designation, which is recognized across Canada and the United States, will allow Ashton Renovations in Toronto to provide design services. Our in house estimating will be available with planning and design using Chief…

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Touchless toilet perfect for your Toronto Bathroom Renovation

There are many products that come on the market. We are always encouraged by innovation on our Toronto renovations, but we have to be careful. Some seem good at the time, but they aren’t tested long term, and can lead to problems. However, Kohler has come up with a great new product. And we trust…

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