Bathroom Design Trends: Less Is More

Tubs and faucets

If you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom, 2018 is the year to do it. The trends we’re seeing in the industry exude a serene energy that has the potential to totally transform your bathroom experience. The minimalist design aesthetic The biggest overarching trend we’re seeing is towards a minimalist design aesthetic. Given that bathrooms are often … 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

3 Bathroom Colour Trends for 2018: Bold, Blue, and Black & White

Blue bathroom

Tired of standard “bathroom white”? Bathroom colour trends in 2018 come in many shades, from soothing and spa-like, to bold pops of purple, yellow, and pink. To help narrow down your choice, Knowles Plumbing has identified three colour trends in bathroom design for 2018: Bold, Blue, and Black-and-white. 1) Bold Go bold in your bathroom … 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

Choosing The Perfect Bathtub

Slik Mirrored tub

Drop-in. Walk-in. Whirlpool. Even wood. Your range of selections for bathtubs in 2017 is wider than it has ever been — choosing just one can be confusing at best. When planning a new dream bath, here’s a simple guide to selecting a tub. The Freestanding Tub At the top-end of the scale sits the freestanding tub. These … Read more

Wall-Hung Toilets: A Stylish New Option that Saves Space & Looks Sleek and Elegant

Toto wall hung toilet

Article courtesy of totousa.com. Until recently, wall-hung toilets have seemed quite exotic – the sort of thing seen only in Europe, where they originated, or in high-end commercial establishments. And while mounting a toilet on the wall instead of seating it on the floor seems a very modern idea, it also looks like it might be … Read more

Trends: Hamptons Style

V&A IOS free-standing tub

Yes, we love Muskoka. But it doesn’t hurt to borrow inspiration from other summer places we adore, including The Hamptons. Victoria + Albert, the classic British brand with a “passion for tubs and bathing” has turned to Bridgehampton designer Shasha Bikoff to show off the company’s gorgeous IOS tub. “Both casual and graceful,” says V+A, … Read more