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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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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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Making Toronto Bathrooms Look Bigger

There are several tricks you can use to make your bathroom feel and look larger than it really is. The above bathroom renovation in Toronto’s Little Portugal does just that. Firstly, make sure the wall surfaces are a lighter colour. Using dark colours on the walls (including the tiles) can close in a space. Instead…

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Regal Heights Toronto – Modern Bath Renovation

We like being creative with our projects at Ashton Renovations, and recently we completed a very interesting and unique bathroom renovation in Toronto’s Regal Heights. The neighbourhood is situated on the western hill of the Davenport escarpment. It has many very large turn of the century houses, tree- lined streets, and an elevation atop the…

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Modern Kitchen And Bath Design Elements

Ashton Renovations can work in a variety of styles, whether traditional, contemporary, or modern. For many years traditional styles in kitchens and bathrooms was a popular and safe style, but today modern design is emerging more and more as a popular choice. Surprisingly, even in older homes with many traditional elements, modern designs are integrated…

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Is your contractor certified to install Schluter products?

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There are numerous products available from Schluter, but the most common used in residential is the Kerdi waterproofing membrane for tiled showers. Ashton Renovations is a certified installer of all their products and has installed them in numerous bathroom renovations around Toronto for years without any failures. The kit shown above requires numerous steps to install…

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Renovating Toronto bathrooms in 100 year old homes isn’t easy.

If there’s any bit of advice we give homeowners about renovating their bathroom in their older home it’s this: “expect the unexpected”. Recently we completed an ensuite bathroom, and powder room in downtown Toronto, and there were lots of surprises including severally damaged floor joists, asbestos tiles, knob and tube wiring, and damaged floor boards.…

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