Kitchens: A Clean Slate

For kitchens in need of an upgrade, these products may give home-bound Canadians the nudge they require.

U by Moen Smart Faucet

There are all kinds of ways you won’t have to touch this faucet: voice control allows users to start and stop water flow as well as perform specific tasks on command through digital voice assists like Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant; a Wave Sensor positioned at the front of the faucet turns water on or off with a simple hand movement; multiple personalized presets can be accessed via a smartphone app.

HI-MACS Aurora | LG Hausys

New low-contrast colours with organic swirling movements inspired by Aurora Borealis throughout the designs have been added to the Aurora Collection. Examples include Blanc, a white marble with subtle gray veining; Sanremo, a tonal black marble with veining and large particulates inspired by the night sky; and Gray (shown), with hints of sparkle on a warm gray marble.

2020 Living Impressions Collection | Formica Canada

Hand-painted marbles and watercolours are among the new surfaces in this collection, which includes one new Laminate pattern (Black Bardiglio, shown) and five new 180fx large-scale laminate designs in exotic granites, stones and woodgrains.

Heritage Series Décor Sets | Bertazzoni

These jewelry-inspired knobs and finials available in real gold, copper and black nickel plating give someone the ability to tailor their Heritage Series lines of ivory, matte black, and stainless steel ranges, range hoods, refrigerators and dishwashers, thereby tapping into the growing trend of mixed metal finishes.

20|20|20|20 | Cambria

In celebration of its 20th anniversary and 20th design launch, Cambria has released 20 new designs, which represents one of the most significant design launches in the company’s history. The collection features white, gray and black hues with tones and movements that capture today’s market demand. All designs are “fabricator friendly,” with random veining resulting in a higher yield making them ideal for larger applications.

Kitchens as WFH

Not everyone has the luxury of a separate room in their home to create a dedicated office, particularly if your work environment changed quickly and unexpectedly due to self-isolation. Home wellness expert Sarah Walker of The Curated House says that it is essential to designate an area in your home that will serve as your workspace. That might mean a dining table, a kitchen island. AyA Kitchens and Baths’ Pull-Out Table is a clever work-around for those with minimal square footage to work with: it seats four and folds to hide neatly into a drawer when not in use.

Dark Collection | Caesarstone

The collection features four new colours that present a range of captivating hues from the classic luxury of Empira Black to the matte infinity of Piatto Black via the evocative patinas of rusted Oxidian and weathered Black Tempal. The new Natural Finish with a slight grain enhances all colours in the collection.

The Collection Dekton 2020 | Cosentino

This is a new concept Cosentino has devised for introducing new products, series and colours to the world across their main brands of Dekton, Silestone and Sensa. Currently the launch includes a grouping of four Dekton colour series including Liquid, Chromica, Avant-Garde ‘20 and Portfolio ‘20, each of which has its own distinctive personality, as well as Uyuni (below), a new colour that has a pure white tone and icy crystalline appearance, inspired by the visual purity of the largest natural salt flat on the planet.