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When you’re planning your dream reno, be it a next-level kitchen for your culinary creations, or an opulent bathroom oasis, you’re likely strategizing down to the finest detail. Be sure to include your hardware in these plans! The right knobs, pulls, and handles can be the missing piece of a perfectly realized vision, or can help transform a decent renovation into an unforgettable masterpiece.

Common types of hardware

Visually, kitchen and bathroom hardware pieces serve as accents to the overall look of the room. Functionally, however, they’re integral to how you’ll go about your daily business. How else are you going to open your drawers and cupboards? To make sure you have the hardware you need for your dream reno, start with the following:

Knobs are the most simple, unobtrusive type of hardware, commonly used for cabinet doors. They should be easy to grip and stay out of your way.

Pulls are primarily used for drawers. You should be able to grab the pull with your hand and open and close the drawer without any trouble.

How to choose the right hardware

The hardware options for your cabinetry are virtually endless! How do you find the ones best suited for your renovation? We’ve got some suggestions to help narrow it down.

Complete the look
If your design plan is more classic or traditional, go with more ornate hardware, with stylistic flourishes and a polished metal look, like silver or brass. If you’ve got a more modern, contemporary aesthetic in mind, choose hardware with simple, clean lines, and a solid, matte finish. If you’re planning a rustic, country home vibe, a brushed metal like copper would fit in nicely.

Stay consistent or mix it up
There are some general rules to follow when selecting hardware. For example, knobs will generally go on cupboards and pulls go on drawers. And when selecting a finish, the hardware should match other metal elements like fixtures and accessories. But rules are made to be broken, right? If your new bathroom or kitchen vision is something extra-modern or eclectic, a little mixing and matching can elevate your design. And “matching” doesn’t necessarily mean “identical”; a solid, flat finish can coordinate nicely with polished fixtures. 

Do consider practicality
Form really does need to follow function, no matter what. If you choose hardware that looks cool but makes life more difficult - like a knob that’s hard to grip or a pull that keeps snagging your clothing - you’ll end up wasting time and money when you decide they need to be replaced. If you have millwork that ranges in size, most hardware manufacturers will have you covered with a range of sizes. No sense in getting a narrow little pull for a huge cupboard door!

Barton Bath + Floor has you covered

Hopefully you’ve been able to narrow down your hardware options to the few specific styles ideally suited for your new bathroom or kitchen. Your next step is to head over to the Barton Bath + Floor showroom in Hamilton where our expert staff will help you make the final selection. We’ve got a staggering variety of hardware options on display for your reno, from top manufacturers like Richelieu, Top Knobs, Atlas Homewares, and Marathon. Be as understated or ostentatious as you please; finish your cohesively traditional look, or shoot to be a creative trendsetter. Barton Bath + Floor will have the hardware you’re looking for, and our knowledgeable and friendly associates will help you find it. Once you’re ready to put the finishing touches on your dream bathroom or kitchen, we’ll be ready for you!

Are you currently planning to upgrade your bathroom? We suggest you consider a wall-mounted vanity for your next bathroom renovation. This sleek, flexible design option is on-trend while still being functional. Here are some ways a wall-mounted vanity brings style and practicality to your bathroom reno.

Maximize Your Floor Space

When you install a wall-mounted vanity, you free up the floor space beneath it. In small bathrooms, where every inch counts, this can be a game changer. Since these vanities don’t touch the ground, they create the illusion of more space. Your cozy little bathroom will feel noticeably more open.

Wall-Mounted Vanities to Maximize Floor Space

Gain Flexibility in Design and Style

Traditional vanities are limited by their form factor; you can only customize the dimensions and configuration so much when the vanity still needs to be mounted to the floor. Wall-mounted vanities offer far more options for shapes, sizes, finishes, and materials. With greater control over the style, height, and placement of your vanity, you can design it to suit any bathroom theme. Whether you want a modern, minimalist look, or a classy vintage vibe, there’s a wall-mounted vanity setup that will be perfect for your reno.

Wall-Mounted Vanities for Accessibility and Cleanliness

Improve Accessibility and Cleanliness

Cleanliness is key for the bathroom! Traditional vanities are bulky and hard to clean around, allowing mildew, dust, and grime to build up. The compact form factor of a wall-mounted vanity makes it easy to keep the surfaces and surrounding walls and floor clean. And by being elevated off the floor, they offer greater accessibility for those with mobility issues, such as elderly or disabled people.

Wall-Mounted Vanities to Improve Ambiance

Enhance the Overall Ambiance of Your Bathroom

Turn your functional, convenient wall-mounted vanity into a statement piece! Install lighting such as an LED strip along the bottom to create a subtle, ambient glow and punch up your bathroom’s style. The space-saving design of wall-mounted vanities are on-trend and will give a modern edge to your bathroom design, while its practicality ensures the look will be a lasting one. It offers you the option to keep your bathroom aesthetic clean and contemporary, or use the extra space to add accent pieces for a truly luxurious experience.

Wall-Mounted Vanities for Durability and Longevity

Increase Durability and Longevity

Since wall-mounted vanities are anchored to the wall with a sturdy bracket or mounting system, they’re much more durable than traditional vanities. They won’t wobble or shift, making them less prone to damage over time. Being off the floor keeps them away from water damage, ensuring their safety from the rot or corrosion that can plague traditional vanities. Wall-mounted vanities are an investment in the longevity of a bathroom, keeping it functional and stylish for years to come.

If you’re looking for a practical, space-saving, and stylish bathroom solution, then wall-mounted vanities are the way to go. This modern bathroom piece offers benefits for contractors and interior designers alike, from space-saving capabilities to design freedom, easy cleaning and maintenance to improved accessibility. If you’re inspired by the versatility, practicality, and aesthetic appeal of a wall-mounted vanity, come into our showroom to get started on your dream bathroom renovation!

Kitchen trends for the coming year reflect a desire for spaces that seamlessly blend style and comfort. Trends this year also integrate technology, use of natural materials, and more eco-friendly appliances to help to reduce energy consumption and waste.

The styles below explore the latest practical solutions for the hardest working room in your home, the kitchen.

The Modern Kitchen Style

Modern kitchens are known for their sleek lines, minimalist designs, and neutral colours. Cabinetry and countertops often incorporate modern materials like stainless steel or even concrete for a more contemporary look.

Timeless Stainless Steel

Stainless steel remains a must-have in any contemporary kitchen, with its versatility, durability, and aesthetic appeal. In moderation it adds a sleek look with easy-to-clean and corrosion-resistant surfaces.

In excess, however, it can create an unwelcoming commercial kitchen atmosphere rather than a warm and inviting space.

Zomodo kitchen faucets

Kitchen Islands and Space-Saving Alternatives

If the space is available, kitchen islands are a great way to increase counter space. Modern, smaller kitchens can make use of an array of creative furniture pieces to work as island alternatives. From tables on wheels or folding tables, to free-standing countertop shelving units, island substitutes are easy to find.

Regardless of kitchen size these solutions save space while adding extra functionality. You can also choose from small bar tables for an added touch of sophistication.

Not a kitchen island or a folding table

The Industrial Kitchen Style

Kitchen styles with industrial designs often feature metal finishes and exposed pipes for an edgier look.

Exposed Pipework

Kitchen designs with exposed pipework add an industrial flair. Instead of concealing pipes in walls or furnishings, designers now showcase them as structural elements and accent pieces with purpose.

faucet that evokes industrial exposed pipework

Chrome Accents and Furniture

Chrome elements add an exciting finishing touch to the industrial-style kitchen. Consider introducing barstools and chairs with a chrome finish to match your hardware or faucet.

Chrome accented barstools in industrial style kitchen

The Rustic Kitchen Style

Kitchen styles with distressed wood and muted colors feel welcoming and homey. Materials like reclaimed wood, stone, and metal are used to create unique cabinetry and countertops. Kitchen designs with rustic appeal often emphasize natural elements such as plants and artwork, while still offering practical solutions for everyday living. A rustic kitchen style is perfect for homeowners looking to create a warm and inviting space.

Apron Sinks

The apron sink provides functionality, with its deep basin and exposed front. Its large capacity makes it ideal for washing dishes and harder-to-clean items more efficiently. You may even want to consider an apron sink for your laundry room!

Farmhouse-style apron sink

Copper Pull-Down Faucets

The primary draw of a pull-down faucet is its ability to freely move the faucet head in any direction. It's perfect for cleaning bulky items, like large pots and pans. Copper provides an evocative, warm alternative to stainless steel, and never goes out of style.

Copper Pull-Down Faucet

Tile Flooring

Tile floors are an excellent option for any kitchen. Not only does tile add beauty to the space, but it is incredibly durable and resistant to water damage, stains, pets, heavy foot traffic, and more. It is available in a wide range of colours, styles, and shapes. Porcelain tile, ceramic tile, and stone are all commonly used in kitchen designs.

Tile Flooring

The Smart Kitchen Style

Smart kitchens focus on making life easier with the integration of technology such as voice control, automated systems, and internet-connected appliances. A smart kitchen style also emphasizes the use of natural materials like wood, stone, and metal to create custom kitchen cabinetry and countertops that are timeless and elegant.

Food Disposal Sinks

One of the most powerful tools a kitchen savant could want is a food disposal sink. Dispose of leftover food without damaging pipes. This sink type helps streamline kitchen cleaning by quickly grinding up food refuse so it can be easily washed away. Additionally, its design helps eliminate odours since food waste is processed and disposed of within the sink itself.

Food Disposal Sink

Touchless Faucets

A touchless faucet is a godsend for busy homes and commercial kitchens. The hands-free design helps promote good hygiene practices by reducing contact with potentially germy surfaces.

Some models are even equipped with motion sensors that detect when someone is near and automatically turn the water off after a few seconds of inactivity.

In addition to convenience and improved cleanliness, touchless faucets are an energy efficient choice for their users since they conserve water by only running when needed.

Life in just about any home revolves around the kitchen. It's natural to want to create a space that captures the imagination, that's perfect for preparing meals, entertaining, or just living in. Hopefully this style guide makes a good starting point for you to create the kitchen of your dreams!

Barton Bath + Floor is the destination for your kitchen needs, as we offer the best brands for less. Check out our Kitchen Renovation Guide, or chat with an expert at our Hamilton showroom today!

Are you planning to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom this year, but are feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to begin? We uncover the latest flooring trends in kitchen and bath to help you find the best fit for your reno and home. Bring more style and functionality to these key rooms in your house this year!  

Kitchen Flooring Trends 

The best flooring not only complements the kitchen, but is durable, easy to maintain, comfortable, and budget friendly.  

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) 

Luxury vinyl tile is designed to look like hardwood or stone and is built to last. Also known as resilient flooring, it is durable and easy to install. Install options include glue down or floating click. LVT is perfect for areas prone to spills, wetness, and moisture. It is available in a vast array of finishes and colours. Options to choose from include simulated wood grain, stone, or concrete patterns.  

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring can offer an upgraded sense of style to any kitchen. A popular choice for many, this flooring allows for easy clean up after spills. Hardwood flooring comes in wide varieties, so you're bound to find the type that best fits your kitchen reno. Gemtec is an excellent option that boasts a selection of many colours. Receive lifetime residential protection warranty when you purchase Gemtec!

We've shared our insights about hardwood flooring in a previous blog post.

Bath Flooring Trends 

Bath flooring, throughout its lifespan, should remain slip and fade resistant as well as waterproof. Consider the following:  

Geometric Floor Tiles   

Get the look you desire with geometric floor tiles. Tiles bring to life iconic shapes, color combinations, extravagant designs, and patterns. Aside from being beautiful, they are a functional and easy-to-maintain choice that comes in various finishes. Euro Tile and Stone is featured here. Find your playful side with 15 different colours to choose from!

Marble in Full Force

If you are looking to bring texture and movement into a space while keeping your color palette minimal, rich marble this is an ideal option.  

Anatolia had recently released new natural stone marble tile colours that are available in several sizing and design formats to suit your interior design! 

Learn more at the Anatolia website.

Transform with “Wood-Like” Planks  

Wood effect, vinyl flooring combines a luxury aesthetic with the feel of durable floors. With advanced waterproof engineering they are a great fit across bath, kitchen, and utility floors. Being “wood-like” they bring warmth into a space as well as the natural look of wood.  

Consider installing planks not only on floors but walls, and even showers to achieve a modern, luxurious bathroom design.

Final Thoughts

The kitchen and bath are undoubtedly the most used rooms in any home, and flooring serves as the foundation for any design. At Barton Bath + Floor we have you covered with not only the latest trends but expertise and customer service.  

Connect with an experienced flooring expert to bring your flooring ideas to life. Check out the Barton Bath + Floor showroom for your flooring project. We carry the best flooring brands for less

together. Visit the Barton Bath + Floor showroom today, and we'll take your inspiration to the next level.

2023 is shaping up to be a year of big changes in bathroom design. Homeowners are seeking out more modern, efficient, and sustainable designs that are both beautiful and functional. From the latest technology to stylish materials, now is the time to update your bathroom.

Check out the latest in bathroom trends across all styles below, to inspire your next bathroom upgrade or remodel.

The Rustic Bathroom Style

Thanks to their casual yet simple designs, rustic style bathrooms continue to be popular. These interiors rely heavily on wood, textured accents, and soft metal. This style celebrates imperfection and natural beauty.

Natural Wood Vanities

Rustic natural wood vanities grow in popularity as homeowners continue to embrace rustic design. These imperfect materials uncover a natural beauty in these warm and elegant tones which establish a newly modern statement to any bathroom.

Natural Wood Vanities

Trendy Barn Doors

Open a space up by installing trendy barn doors for a rustic yet functional feel.

Natural Tile and Wood Floors

Floor tiles are always a great option that stand up to wear and tear. Natural materials like stone, travertine, slate, and terracotta floor tiles all provide a rustic look that is both stylish and durable.

For a truly rustic floor, wooden flooring is also an option. Wooden flooring should be sealed properly to ensure a waterproof, easy to clean floor.

The Traditional Bathroom Style

Traditional bathrooms are always timeless. They often feature ornate tilework and furniture-style vanities that help retain the home's character. With modern touches like luxurious soaking tubs and contemporary fixtures, these bathroom styles will look great for years to come.

Single and Double Sink Bathroom Vanities

Traditional single sink bathroom vanities are ideal for smaller spaces or guest bathrooms. For larger baths, double sink bathroom vanities offer more counter and storage space, plus the bonus of having two separate sinks.

Clawfoot Tubs

Clawfoot soaking tubs are traditional fixtures that add a touch of luxury to traditional style bathrooms. Clawfoot tubs come in a variety of designs, from traditional roll-top tubs to more modern freestanding models. Clawfoot tubs are perfect for soaking in and provide a beautiful focal point for traditional style bathrooms. They are available in a variety of colors and materials, making it easy to find the right one for your bathroom.

Statement Tiling

With different geometric shapes, textures, colors, and sizing, statement tiling opens the interior design world to an endless number of possibilities. Adding complex tiling to bathroom floors creates a mosaic focal point and can enlighten any space.

Contemporary Bathroom Style

Contemporary bathroom styles are sleek and modern, with clean lines and geometric patterns. Expect designs rich in texture that incorporate modern technology like heated floors, digital showers, and ambient lighting.

Seamless Glass Showers

Opening a smaller space has never been easier with glass showers. These transparent screens eliminate barriers created within the room and complement well with natural light.

Activated Frosted Glass

Integrating this simple feature with modern technology such as activated frosted glass can elevate one’s bathroom entirely. This wow factor is perfect for adding a luxury feel into your home.

Heated Flooring

Heated floors are a modern technology that pairs well with traditional design to warm up your bath and provide supplemental comfort to your home.

The Small Bathroom Style

Small bathrooms can be a challenge for homeowners, as space is limited and there are many items to fit in such a small area. Fortunately, there are ways to make small bathrooms look bigger and work more efficiently.

Lighter Tones

Incorporate lighter tones for a chic look that reflects light well, while also making the room appear larger. Don't be afraid to mix in brighter shades with white tones. This will liven the space up while keeping a cohesive design.

Dimmable Lights

Pairing dimmable lights with dimmer switches to a bathroom can transform it from mundane to luxurious. Dimmers create a spa-like atmosphere in a bathroom.

Maximizing Space

When designing small bathrooms, think of small-scale furniture, more open shelving, and maximizing storage. Take advantage of small design features like wall-mounted sinks, small tubs, small showers, and even small toilets to help maximize a small bathroom space.

The Industrial Style

An industrial bathroom is all about combining practicality and functionality with stylish design. The industrial style features raw materials like exposed plumbing, electrical wiring, and metal accents. The focus is on creating a space that looks sleek and modern while still maintaining a sense of warmth.

Exposed Pipework

This bold design choice highlights both the refinement of the industrial appearance as well as the strengthening of metallic materials. Exposed pipework in bathrooms is a versatile design that makes any layout unique. Installing a heated towel rack can complement the exposed pipework aesthetic while providing comfort in a place of solitude.

Raw Material Walls

For walls, an industrial bathroom can be decorated with a variety of materials, including metal panels, wood accents, and exposed brick.

Concrete Flooring

When it comes to flooring, concrete is a popular choice for industrial bathrooms, serving as a durable and low-maintenance surface. Not to mention concrete floors are easy to clean and can be painted or stained for a one-of-a-kind look.


With 2023 here, many of us are looking forward to the evolving trends in home design and décor, particularly when it comes to bathrooms. For more tips and ideas check out our Bath Reno Plan. We provide the best brands for less with experts on staff that can help you with every decision along the way. Call us or check out our showroom today!

 Across all spaces throughout the household, there is no room as inviting, elegant, and unique as the kitchen. The kitchen is the directional focus of every family, so it is imperative that you invest in remodeling or at least modifying your kitchen. Below are some of the most attractive ways to redesign your kitchen that will amaze your guests and reinvent your living space.

Rustic farmhouse kitchen design

Rustic Farmhouse

The best way to bring heart and warmth to the home is by installing a rustic farmhouse-designed kitchen. This subtle design will be simple yet eye-catching to all your guests. The vintage wooden look is ideal for cozy cottages and smaller environments.

Mid-century modern kitchen layout

Mid-Century Modern

This on-trend look is a beautiful and charming complement to your home. With its classic style, warm tones, and timeless textures, everyone will be expressing how beautiful your kitchen is.

Open concept kitchen and dining room

Open Space, Open Concept

Having an open-concept kitchen allows each element of your home to flow easier. Without interior walls to divide rooms, this design will benefit smaller spaces, making them appear more spacious.

Contrasting kitchen elements and accents

When Differences Collide

The perks of incorporating contrasting aspects into your kitchen include a distinctive and sophisticated design, various factors merging as one cohesive piece, and a kitchen unlike any other.

Neutral colours for kitchen designs

Neutral Beauty

The addition of neutral accents adds an amiable and cool tone to a kitchen, combining comfort and extravagance in the best ways possible. A modern look with timeless traditional pieces comes together to form the most incredible place for entertaining guests and relaxing with the whole family.

Clean white kitchen fixtures

Chic White

With white being such a happy colour, creating a white kitchen will undoubtedly bring purity and style to your home. This design goes perfectly with homes that bring in a lot of natural light. This versatile colour is a great, if not the best, way to remodel your dream home.

Large kitchen islands for cooking and entertaining

Island Focused

Calling all cooking lovers! What better way to accent your kitchen than expanding your island countertop? This corresponding aspect to any kitchen design is significant for secondary storage and additional seating to accommodate more guests.

Updating kitchen accents

Out with the Old, In with the New

Sometimes it's not the kitchen that needs remodeling but the surrounding accents that could benefit from revamping. Installing new flooring such as hardwood, laminate, or tile is excellent for a long-lasting, durable feel that will enhance the overall look of your home.

Make Your Dream Kitchen a Reality

There are many unique variations of kitchen remodeling inspiration. The kitchen is every household's fundamental spotlight. Prioritize modifying or reimagining your kitchen into inviting center of communication in your home. As practically everyone in the family uses it, the kitchen is an important place in every house that brings people together. Visit the Barton Bath + Floor showroom today, and we'll take your inspiration to the next level.

With its natural beauty, stylish tones and longevity, there is no doubt that hardwood flooring is the ultimate choice when redesigning your home. Since hardwood started modernizing homes hundreds of years ago, it has proven to be a timeless choice.

Hardwood flooring is more durable and robust compared to standard floorings such as tile, carpet, laminate or even vinyl. Hardwood flooring is timeless, and it naturally adds a warmth to any home. Of course there are many different styles of hardwood, with varying colours, widths, and thicknesses, that stay on trend longer than others. Hardwood is often cheaper in the long run compared to carpet or other flooring. Where carpet loses its vibrant look early on and can fade by sunlight, not to mention can get musty or smell over time with recurrent spills, hardwood doesn't need to be replaced as frequently and can last in a home for years if well taken care of.

In addition, hardwood flooring provides a great return on investment for homeowners who install it. Investing in a home with hardwood floors can allow homeowners to prioritize other home projects. Furthermore, this specific flooring offers a longer lifetime when properly maintained. When factoring in the long-term costs, wooden flooring is harder to damage and remains trendy after numerous years. Hardwood flooring can also be refinished and does not fade over time, giving it a longer life cycle than other floorings.

Installing wood floors in a home can significantly increase the overall value of a home. Potential buyers look for factors such as hardwood flooring to elevate their homes. The idea of designing homes with hardwood floors is not going out of style as it provides homeowners with a favourable return that will increase the value of their homes and save them money in the long run.

Hardwood flooring also requires little to no repair in the event of scratches or dents. Cleaning this flooring requires minimal effort with simple cleaning supplies, unlike others that need vacuuming and shampooing for little to no visible difference. People worldwide will continue to buy and install hardwood flooring for their homes as it is more resistant than other options. The basic designs used by many contractors and interior designers will remain in style as they have proven to uphold high quality and perform better when it comes to typical household troubles.

Man installing wood flooring in home.

In the end, the hardwood era is long from being over. Hardwood flooring primarily benefits from its versatility to be cohesive with many different interior designs. Certain variations of wooden flooring will trend for longer than others. However, the essentials of this modern flooring design will never fade out of people’s homes. Wooden flooring is durable and requires little maintenance and has been used in homes for many years and will last many generations. Whether it makes a house stand out or leaves an excellent first impression, hardwood flooring is the perfect luxury addition to a home.

As a small, family-owned business that relies on foot traffic to keep things running smoothly, we greatly appreciate your support in-store! Our showroom is a great starting point if you’re unsure where to begin and we’ll guide you until your project is complete.

Discover New Brands for Less

Our website is a great way to discover the top brands across the bath, kitchen and flooring products we offer exclusively in our store showroom. If you have questions or inquiries while searching our website, we're always one call or click away to answer them and lead you in the right direction. Whether you have a minor upgrade or an extensive renovation, we're here to help.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and follow our social channels to get notified of the latest brand promotions, sales and trends.

Put the Customer First

Small business owners can bend our rules without management and corporate policy layers. Our team will customize each shopping experience whenever possible - because every customer matters to us, and every shopping experience is unique.

Large brands may bring an immersive online experience, which we make up for with personalized care. To us, you aren't just a number or a sale. We care for each of our customer's renovation projects and want you to get the most out of your shopping trip. We wouldn't be here without you, so we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.

Support the Local Community and Local Job Creation

It's worth noting that many small family businesses in this region operate similarly with success. We continue to work collectively to create and preserve the neighbourhood's character. Of course, we have to work a little harder to compensate, but we continue to contribute significantly to the heart of our Barton Community and beyond.

By boosting growth and supporting local communities, small companies can create jobs in the city, raise overall city development and culture and lower the poverty rate.

Share your Favourite Stories on Your Social Networks

Tell us about your favourite local business and its initiatives! By supporting local, you can make a huge impact on small, local businesses and help keep their doors open longer. There are a few ways to show your support and love for a business! Writing reviews or telling your friends or coworkers about your shopping experience is one of the best ways to show your support. Word of mouth travels fast, and by endorsing a business you love, you can get others to love it too!

Another way to rave about local businesses is by sharing, liking and engaging with them on social media! Tell your followers about ways they can support it, like buying gift cards for future purchases or sharing products and content the business puts out. While others in your circles may be looking for their gift ideas, sharing your unboxing experiences or short reviews of products you've purchased from small businesses can give you friends and family ideas of their own and promote and support the company. Just don't forget to @ them in your posts!

Homeowners and investors spend a lot of time and money on renovating kitchens. However, the result is always worth it and significantly increases the home's value. Kitchens don't just serve the function of storing and preparing food. They offer a space to feel at home and connect with others. It plays a big part in the ambience of the house. We've prepared a list of the items to save on and the ones you definitely shouldn't! Let us know your thoughts, and we'd love to hear from you.

Hardware- Splurge

When renovating your kitchen, it’s best to have the right hardware to suit your needs. Instead of settling for the first piece of hardware you find, consider splurging on better-quality hardware. It will last longer, look better, and function better. Take time to look into the styles available and decide which would fit your lifestyle best for functionality. After all, you want to be able to move through and use your kitchen above all else. Popular styles have been simple gold and matte black bar handles.

At Barton Bath + Floor, you are able to see and feel the hardware in our showroom. Manufacturers offer between 3-6 handle lengths to scale to the size of your door or drawer. We can help with that too!

Flooring- Save

Updating your flooring will drastically change the look of your home. If you have the money to invest in hardwood flooring, we recommend that for long-term wear and tear. However, you do not need to break the bank for fresh flooring. There are many good quality laminate and vinyl options that are easy to install. In some cases, you can even float or glue vinyl planks over top of your existing floor. We can help guide you in the right direction so you choose the best flooring for your situation.

Countertops- Splurge

You can find great countertops in various styles and finishes, from traditional solid stone to modern quartz. Some countertops are made of multiple materials, such as quartz, on top of a granite substrate. This gives you a variety of options for style and durability. Of course, you'll need to invest in quality countertops to create an impressive kitchen. Not only will a more admirable countertop make your kitchen look stunning, but it will help you create a better cooking experience. In addition, it will make your life easier when you're trying to prepare a meal or clean up after cooking.

Sink- Splurge

Sinks are often tricky and expensive to install, aside from the price of the sink itself. You'll want this job done correctly by a professional. Investing in a high-quality, durable sink will save you money in the long run. A stainless steel sink will look sharp and remain timeless forever. They are also relatively easy to maintain, using hot water and soap. See our blog for other easy-to-clean sinks.

Faucet- Save

The faucet is the focal point of the kitchen. A stylish, affordable and good-quality faucet is not hard to find. Replacing is not difficult when it comes time to buy a new one after years of wear and tear. Pull-down faucets are helpful for the hard-to-reach areas in the sink. Touch technology will also impact price with the ability to turn on/off by touching anywhere on the faucet.

Kitchen appliances also play a role in the room's final look. You can either splurge or save here. The widespread selection has been stainless steel for a timeless and modern look. You can find these on the low or high end, and they look similar; functions and quality may vary.

Happy Shopping! Don't forget that Barton Bath + Floor is your one-stop shop for all flooring and kitchen needs. Contact us today to get started

Over the years, we have noticed that specific bathroom colour trends have become popular amongst homeowners. These trends have proven to enhance the bathroom's overall aesthetic and play a significant role in increasing your mood while enjoying your little oasis.

As bathroom experts, we've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't when it comes to bathroom design, colour, and fixtures. So if you have any questions, we're here to provide recommendations and style options that will fit your budget!

Calming Green Bathroom Colours

Calming Greens

Green is currently a top trend throughout the home, but it works incredibly well in bathrooms, delivering a soothing, refreshing ambience. You can add green accents to your bathroom to bring in the colour without overwhelming the space and create a tranquil retreat. Green paint gives off a natural vibe and creates peace of mind. If this isn't your style, consider adding plants and greenery to your bathroom to help bring the outside indoors. Glass walls are becoming more popular for adding sun, moon, and sky elements. Opening up your space will fill your bathroom with so much natural light.

Decorate Your Bathroom in Warm Tones

Warm Tones

The world of home décor is constantly evolving, and the latest trends in colour are no exception. Cozier, earthier tones such as beige, cream, taupe, and terra-cotta are replacing the traditional black, white, and grey shades that have long been the norm. These new hues offer a warm, cozy feel perfect for bathroom spaces, offering a more earthy look than traditional black and white. The bathroom is the place to have a calm, warming effect brought to life.

Soft Blue Shades for Bathrooms

Soft Blues

Blue has been a favourite bathroom colour for a long time, and its appeal has only increased as people seek a welcoming and soothing space in the home. This ocean shade will lighten the room and create a fresh feel. An easy tip for this bathroom colour trend is to continue the light sky colour onto the ceiling. Pale blue could even increase the value of your home!

Black and White Bathroom Style

Bold Black and White

The tuxedo-inspired combination of jet black and bright white has been a huge trend lately. This high-contrast look creates a sleek and clean aesthetic, appealing to homeowners. The bright and dark décor is trendy for all seasons.

Jewel Tones for Bathroom Decor

Luxurious Jewel Tones

Looking for a bold and unique way to upgrade your bathroom? Try going all out with jewel tones! While you likely wouldn’t attempt this trend in any other space, a small bathroom is the ideal place to experiment. This will also give your powder room a vintage feel and it will be sure to wow your guests! Consider using saturated shades of blue, green, purple, and even yellow for the walls, vanity, or ceiling.

If you're looking to freshen up your bathroom with one of these trendy colour schemes, visit the Barton Bath + Floor showroom for inspiration. We're always here to guide you with any questions to ensure that the sink you choose is the right sink for your lifestyle.

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