How To Create A Bathroom Spa ahhhhh…

Aria Calando Grande

There’s nothing more relaxing than a day at the spa. The soothing environment does wonders for the mind, body and soul. While it’s difficult to get away, you can give yourself the gift of serenity by creating a rejuvenating and peaceful setting in your own space. Here are a few ways to create a spa … Read more

Bathroom Trends 2019: Ask Our Experts

Bathroom trends

Planning a bathroom reno for a home or cottage in Muskoka starts at Knowles Plumbing. Our experts can walk you through the latest in bathroom trends 2019, from lit “halo” mirrors to barn-style shower doors, urban rustic bathroom faucets, and seamless, groutless shower stalls.  If your bathroom renovation is just in the planning stages, read … Read more

Bathroom Decor: Shiplap

Shiplap in your Bathroom Traditionally associated with woodland cabins and coastal cottages, the versatility of shiplap makes it the perfect choice for a bathroom. Characterized by long horizontal or vertical wooden boards, shiplap is as much at home alongside modern architecture as it is in rustic properties thanks to its crisp lines and handcrafted quality. … Read more

3 Quick Tips on Buying a Bathroom Vanity

Ronbow vanity

Hello November… the ideal month for giving your home some tender loving care, including a bathroom update! One quick way to freshen a home bath is with a brand new vanity. Knowles Plumbing carries a large selection to choose from. To simplify your search, here are 3 Quick Tips on Buying a New Bathroom Vanity: 1) … Read more

Plumbing Trends: Digital Showering in Spa Bathrooms

A recent survey conducted by The Bold Look of Kohler reveals that while 76 percent of homeowners are looking for a spa bathroom experience, only 14 percent actually achieve a spa-worthy atmosphere. Research shows owners crave a relaxed feel with neutral tones, calming colours, modern bathtubs, faucets, vanities, and toilets, plus high-tech, multi-jet showers. One … Read more

Toto Washlet Toilets & How They Work

Toto Washlet

Have you ever wondered why the fuss over bidet toilet seats? The Toto WASHLET toilet seat is a highly advanced water-clensing system for your toilet that leaves you clean and dry after each session. This  “smart” toilet seat fits nicely into any household keen on smart-home devices. The seat features a built-in seat warmer, an automatic … Read more

Green Scene

Green bath

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’s DAY! ? ? Green is a fresh & fabulous colour for your Muskoka bath. ? Pair green accents with crisp white showers, baths, and basins. ? Think spring with citrussy shades of lime, mint, sage, seafoam or trendy avocado. ? Add faucets in shiny chrome and you’ve got a St. Paddy’s Day … Read more

The Loo: A Book Review!

The Loo

Lavatories, loos, bogs, outhouses, thunderboxes, dunnies… whatever your word for toilets, there’s no doubt are “a window into the secret soul of a destination.” So says one of Lonely Planet’s latest guidebooks, A Spotter’s Guide to Toilets. This pictorial guide to the world’s most stunning toilets features more than 100 restrooms from the Antarctica to … Read more

Make your Kitchen POP!

Grohe Essence colours

Looking to add POP! to your Muskoka kitchen? Grohe Canada has released a fresh new line of kitchen faucets in a rainbow of fun colours, including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. These high-performance Essence Semi-Pro kitchen faucets are now available at Knowles Plumbing in Bracebridge. They  come with a choice of interchangeable hoses … Read more

Trends: Rustic Style

They call it rustic style — the art of bringing the beauty of Muskoka’s lakes and forests into the interior of your cottage or home. Copper. Brass. Soft lighting. Rich colour. Materials aged by way of hammer strikes. In rustic style, artisan craftsmanship is employed in bathroom fixtures using time-tested techniques and natural, sustainable materials. … Read more