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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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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    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 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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  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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  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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  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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    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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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 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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  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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  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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  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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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  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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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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If you are planning to do a bathroom renovation, you may be thinking about adding grab bars. But they are ugly right? Delta offers decorative grab bar solutions where you won’t even now they are there. There are 4 options available for your bathroom renovation including a towel assist bar, toilet paper assist bar, corner shower…

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If you have a tub or shower, chances are you will need a curtain to keep water off your bathroom floor. You can install a glass enclosure, but in some instances it’s not practical. There are lots of choices available, including many tension fit rods, but they are not curved. Some bathroom shower rods even require…

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Everyone uses a wheelbarrow and this product will make using it easier on you for home gardening projects. Simply dump it! Their website is great and shows how it attaches to the wheelbarrow. So this summer pick one up. We came across this product on Michael Stone’s website. He’s a renovation advisor is the US that…

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Centura Tile is one of Canada’s largest tile suppliers. They are Ashton Renovations preferred supplier and moved into a beautiful new location on Lawrence Ave. Very convenient with lots of parking and a organized and simple showroom that will make shopping for you tile for your bathroom or kitchen a lot easier. If you are…

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Having a niche in your shower can be very handy. You have a place for soap, shampoo, and other items. It can also add depth and beauty to your bathroom. To build the properly a shower niche should always have solid jambs around the side and a sloped bottom to assist with draining water away.…

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LED lighting has been around for a long time, but it’s not until recently that the technology in residential lighting has been acceptable. Pricing is also no longer unreasonable.     Within kitchens and bathrooms, LED lights are suitable for general lighting in potlights and task lighting in undercounter applications. They give off a crisp…

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Taps Bath Centre is one of Ashton Renovations preferred suppliers for kitchen and bath products. They are conveniently located near Toronto’s Design District, and perfect for visiting other stores in the area in search of products for your renovations. You can visit their site for regular sales promotions throughout the year. We are regulars there…

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There were a number of exhibits at the IDS (International Design Show) 2013 that were really cool, but 2 were especially unique. You may want to look into these products. They may add and interesting touch to your kitchen, or bath renovation in Toronto. GLASS and Illuminated GLASS Countertops from CBD Glass Studios. The glass…

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Induction cooktops are great to begin with, but this one is the coolest. Imagine a surface where you can put your pots anywhere and you don’t have to worry about burning yourself either. This is German made product from Gaggenau available in Canada, and it does just that. You can organize the top as you…

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  This little device is a great added touch to any renovation. It’s a touch screen thermostat with many advantages over normal programmable ones. One of it’s most useful features of The Nest is that it builds a program by itself based on how you set the thermostat during the week. You can also go…

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RainBrain by Hansgrohe is an electronic touchscreen panel with five individual functions. It works much like a touch screen iPad. The system allows for 4 preset functions that controls the flow of water to the rainhead, shower arm, and the jets. Differing sprays and water flow from the rainhead are available. There are some features…

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StoneAge Lighting can make your landscaping project standout while adding functional lighting to your home. What’s unique about this product is that it consists of natural limestone or granite cut in half to house low voltage halogen bulbs. They look great and don’t become damaged like other plastic units commonly found in big box stores.…

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We’ve incorporated many of Schluter’s waterproofing shower systems in our Toronto bathroom renovations for years and are excited about now offering one of their new products: Kerdi-Line. It’s an excellent alternative to sloped drains and now allows larger flat tiles to be placed in the shower. “Schluter-KERDI-LINE is a low profile linear floor drain specifically…

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The blackboard in this kitchen is a heater! Manufactured in Austria and distributed around the world, Redwell Infrared Heating units are an efficient and attractive way to increase the comfort in your home. A great alternative to baseboard heaters or electric floor heating cables. They are available in whiteboards, mirrors, art, and blackboards. Distributors are…

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Cork flooring from Torlys (with their head office in Toronto) is a responsible flooring choice coming from a renewable resource – the bark of trees. It is now commonly found in kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms. It is comfortable and warm, and contributes to improved indoor air quality. Because cork is 50% air, it has a…

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Centura Tile Toronto is Ashton Renovations’ prime supplier of tile and Schluter products for our kitchens and bathrooms. They carry a wide range of porcelain, ceramic, and stone tiles, and are conveniently located in Toronto’s Design District near Lawrence and Dufferin. Their exact address is 53 Apex Rd. Hours are available by calling 416-785-5151

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Neptune Baths is an excellent source for baths, showers, and accessories that first and foremost enhance the sensuality and pleasure of the overall bathing experience. They are local, based out of Quebec, which means you can get their products faster. Over the years we have put in many of their shower bases and tubs without…

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