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Don’t forget our Fan Blowout Sale runs from May 1 to May 31, 2018. All regular priced ceiling fans are 20% off during this month only.

(20% off applies to regular priced ceiling fans only, and excludes ceiling fans that are tagged “special price” or have already been marked down).

For more information, visit or contact your local showroom. Our Specialist are always happy to help!

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Norburn Lighting and Bath Centre at Ovation AwardsOn April 28, 2018, we were one of the proud sponsors of the Ovation Awards held by the Great Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA). The Ovation Awards Gala recognizes those in the new home construction, renovation and design industry in Metro Vancouver. We presented the award for Best Bathroom Renovation under $35,000 to Troico, and the Best Renovation Between $200,000 – $399,000 award to New Vision Project Inc.

Check out images of the Troico project here:
http://ovationawards.ca/builders/troico/kanaka-creek-bliss/

Check out images of New Vision Project Inc’s renovation here:
http://ovationawards.ca/builders/new-vision-projects-inc/shoreline-sights/

We had such a great time, take a look at a few pictures from the event:

Norburn Lighting and Bath Centre at Ovation Awards

 

GVHBA Ovation Awards

GVHBA Ovation Awards

GVHBA Ovation Awards

GVHBA Ovation Awards

GVHBA Ovation Awards

 

 

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riobel promo

Is it time to update the look of your en-suite, powder room, or guest bathroom?

Replacing an old faucet or shower can transform a space into a spa oasis and create a luxury experience.

Now until the end of June, you can save on these select Riobel faucets and shower kits, perfect for updating the look of any bathroom:

GS SINGLE HOLE LAVATORY FAUCET

GS01 RIOBEL

The GS Single Hole Lavatory Faucet has a push drain design, ceramic cartridge, and a 3/8″ speedway compression. The sleek design and chrome finish make it perfect for the everyday contemporary home.

 

EQUINOX SINGLE HOLE LAVATORY FAUCET

eqs01 riobel

The Equinox has the same features as the GS Single Hole Lavatory Faucet, such as a push drain design, ceramic cartridge, and a 3/8″ speedway compression. However, the Equinox has a more linear design compared to the GS faucet.

 

PREMIUM SHOWER KIT

kit 1623 riobel

The Premium shower kit is in a chrome finish, and comes with a shower arm, 2-way Type T/P (thermostatic/pressure balance) coaxial valve trim and coaxial valve rough, elbow supply, and a hand shower rail.

 

CS SHOWER KIT

kit 1345c riobel

The CS shower kit is perfect for a shower/tub combo. This kit comes with a shower head, elbow supply, 3-way Type T/P (thermostatic/pressure balance) coaxial valve rough without cartridge and a coaxial valve trim, wall-mount tub spout, hand shower rail, and a shower arm.

EQUINOX SHOWER KIT

kit 323eq riobel

The Equinox shower kit offers a sleek look with a linear framework. The kit comes with a shower head, shower arm, elbow supply, 2-way Type T/P (thermostatic pressure balance) coaxial valve rough and coaxial valve trim, and a hand shower rail.

 

For more information on this limited time offer, contact or visit our showroom. Our Specialist are always happy to help!

    

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fairmont design new vanity cabinets

We have four new additions to our showroom that are sure to bring a relaxed, stylish and functional touch to a powder room, bathroom, or ensuite.

Fairmont design has been in the industry for 29 years, creating stylish furniture that suite an array of styles. Fairmont Design is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, which means they are dedicated to eco-friendly business practices, and emphasize on sustainability.

We are excited to introduce four plumbing cabinets designed by Fairmont Design to our showroom.

  1. Acacia

    The Acacia has a minimalist linear design and is built with acacia wood that naturally sparks interest with it’s interesting grain detail. The cabinet offers three storage compartments, and has a wrap-around design to easily access the interiors of the cabinet. The wrap-around design also eliminates the need for hardware, keeping a clean and unobstructed design.

    Acacia 36×18″ Vanity

    Image Source: Fairmont Design, Acacia 36×18″ Vanity

  2. River View

    The River View cabinet is in a toasted almond finish and has dark hardware to contrast the lighter wood grain finish. This particular vanity has an open design shelving unit on the bottom, ideal for storing additional linens and towels for a spa look.

    River View 42″ Open Shelf Vanity – Toasted Almond

    Image Source: Fairmont Design, River View 42″ Open Shelf Vanity – Toasted Almond

  3. Vanity

    The m4 Vanity has a sleek contemporary design, finished in hackberry and walnut veneer with powder coated gunmetal gray trim accents. The cabinet drawer glides open with a push, revealing a multi-layer organization unit. The m4 vanity also has a lower open shelving design for additional storage space.
     

    m4 36″ Vanity – Natural Walnut

    Image Source: Fairmont Design, m4 36″ Vanity – Natural Walnut

     

  4. Studio One

    The Studio One offers another stylish but classic look. The Glossy White finish brightens up a space and the linear polished chrome hardware adds a sleek and contemporary touch. Inside the cabinet doors is a shelving unit and a concealed drawer, ideal for storing grooming devices, and other toiletries. The Studio One also has a lower shelving unit for additional storage space.

Studio One 36″ Vanity – Glossy White

Image Source: Fairmont Design, Studio One 36″ Vanity – Glossy White

 

For more information on the new plumbing cabinets, contact or visit our showroom. Our Specialist are always happy to help you!

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The beginning of a new season often evokes a time of deep cleansing, whether it be ones wardrobe, eating habits, or home. The transition into a new season releases a sense of enthusiasm and a desire to have all things look brand new or refreshed.

Here are some great spring cleaning tips to keep your lighting looking fresh:

1) Getting Started

Remember to turn the light source off, and allow for bulbs to cool down before beginning your cleaning. In addition, be mindful of the type and finish of the fixture, as different fixtures (and finishes) will require different methods of cleaning for the most effective results. For complex re-assembly of certain fixtures, such as crystal chandeliers, be sure to take pictures or keep note of how to re-assemble the fixture once cleaning has been completed.

2) Use a Stove Top Cleaner to Combat Fog & Grease on Glass Pendants

Glass pendants that are in kitchens will often begin to appear foggy or greasy over time due to build up from moisture, and everyday traffic and use of the space. Our representative from Tech Lighting (Nuvo Sales) suggested using Wieman Cooktop Glass Cleaner to keep glass looking spotless and new.

However, it is important to be mindful of the type of glass when using this method. For instance, a microfiber cloth might be a better option for glass with paint details to avoid damaging the design.

(Image Source: Nuvo Sales featuring Fire Grande Pendant by Tech Lighting)

Wieman Cooktop Glass Cleaner on glass pendants

 

3) Use a Compressed Air Duster

When removing surface level dust, a compress air duster can be used. This is ideal for surfaces with hard to reach areas such as small ridges on an antiquated wood surface. It is also ideal when preventing cloth fibers from clinging onto small grooves and details.

4) Use Mild and Non-Abrasive Material

It is important to keep in mind the type of chemicals and materials in your cleaning solutions. Aim for cleaning solutions that are mild and non-abrasive, and use soft cloth to prevent scratches. For Metal surfaces, Progress Lighting recommends using non-abrasive liquid wax to provide extra protection. In addition, they suggest avoiding cleaning materials with ammonia or alcohol, and any all purpose cleaners altogether, as they often have chemicals than can be damaging to the coating.

5) Use a Microfiber Cloth

A dry microfiber cloths can be used to remove dust from a variety of surfaces, from acrylic, plastic, metal, wood, glass, fluorescent fixtures as well as recessed lighting. When dampen with water and/or a bit of mild soap, a microfiber cloth can help remove smudges or imprints.

 

6) Don’t forget the bulbs!

Before re-assembling your fixture, remember to clean or replace your bulbs as well. Bulbs that are covered with dust are not going to provide the desired output of light and can also reduce the lifespan of the bulb. Remove dust from bulbs using a dry microfiber cloth. For hard to reach bulbs in high ceilings, tools such as the Satco Bulb Changer can be used when changing out A19 bulbs. For bulbs that look dim or have completely burnt out, switch them out with a fresh new bulb.

 

Remember to create a habit of cleaning your fixtures (and bulbs) to expand their lifespan, and for a brighter welcoming home. For more helpful tips and advice, contact or visit our showrooms. Our Specialist are always happy to help you!

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smart fans by modern forms

Technology is rapidly changing, and with the growing popularity of Siri, Alexa, and Cortana comes highly innovative products that reshape how we live our day to day life.
During Market, Modern Forms unveiled their new line of Smart Fans, equipped with their signature aesthetically evoking designs, and superior quality.

What Makes a fan SMART?

The fans designed by Modern Forms are made to correspond with existing smart home devices such as Google Assistant, Amazon Echo, and Nest & Ecobee. You are able to schedule usage, and control the speed and illumination of the fans from your smartphone device, or by voice command. In addition, Modern Forms has developed an app that makes controlling your smart fan so much easier. With the Modern Forms app, you can control your smart fan features whether you are in the room, or miles away.

nautilus smart fan by modern forms

Image Source: Modern Forms “Nautilus”

Design Features?

The Fans are made with durable Aluminum hardware, ABS blades, and integrated LED luminaires, assuring the longevity of the product. The fans also have a lumen output range from 1110lm to 2041lm depending on the chosen fan style. In addition, the fans are made with a DC motor, known to have minimal sound with high energy savings.
The smart fans are also wet-rated, allowing them to be installed in both indoor and outdoor settings, such as patios, or gazebos for a cohesive look throughout the home. For larger spaces that require multiple fans, the smart fans by Modern Forms can work in a singular circuit without losing synchronization.

Morpheus II by Modern Forms

Image Source: Modern Forms “Morpheus II”

Benefits of a Smart fan?

One of the major benefits of using a fan is the potential savings it can provide a household. Though the amount of savings also depends on other factors such as the adjustment of the thermostat and usage, you can still potentially save 30-40% using a fan year-round as they help recirculate warm and cool air within a space.
With Smart Fans, they not only provide convenience, but can also contribute to the potential savings by being able to control when the fan is turned on and off through a smartphone device, reducing unnecessary usage.

In addition, the smart fans are also designed with DC Motors. DC motors are described as being more energy efficient, as they use less power to move air around the room.
Aside from the potential savings a smart fan also give you a sense of full control over your lighting. Regardless of whether you are at home, at work, or on vacation, being able to control your lighting system through the convenience of your smartphone device can become advantageous when you have forgotten to turn off the fan before heading out the door, or when you want to ensure your home does not look vacant, deterring intruders from breaking in.

Vortex by Modern Forms

Image Source: Modern Forms “Vortex”

Each year more and more innovative designs are being introduced that incorporate modern technology. It comes to no surprise that the whole home automation will soon become the norm. How do you feel about technology enriched homes or the new Modern Forms Smart Fans? We would love to know!

For more information on the Modern Forms Smart Fans, contact or visit our showroom, our Specialist are always happy to help.

 

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hiring showroom sales

Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre is a leading retailer of lighting and plumbing products in BC. We are a family-owned company known for having a friendly and customer service oriented culture. Our employees experience the excitement and satisfaction that comes from working for a successful company where every employee makes a difference.

The sales environment in our spectacular lighting and plumbing Burnaby showroom is low pressure and our sales representatives are encouraged to spend time with customers and to develop a close relationship with contractors and builders.Working Saturdays with an alternate day off is required.

The general duties include:

• assist homeowners, interior designers and builders with their lighting or plumbing needs

• provide excellent product information

• present options from a wide range of high-end products

• prepare quotes for contractors and homeowners

• expedite and follow up on orders

• respond to phone inquiries

• assist with showroom presentation

If you possess some sales experience, we are interested in talking to you about joining our team in Burnaby.

We value:

• outstanding interpersonal skills

• a strong sales presence

• creativity and interest in design

• attention to detail

• some computer skills

Our employees enjoy excellent health, dental and pension benefits in addition to a competitive base salary plus incentive compensation.

We are confident that if you choose to work at Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre, you will be taking your first step towards a challenging, profitable, and satisfying career.

Job Type:

Full-time

Required education:

High school or equivalent

Required experience:

Sales: 1 year

If you are interest in this position, submit your resume to: hr(at)norburn.com

Deadline: February 15, 2018

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Paravo Pendant

We all strive for hygge, especially in the lull of winter, when the window of daylight and temperature drops, and the comfort of the warm indoors seems the most appealing. Hygge (pronounced hyoo-gah), is a Danish term that loosely describes a state of coziness and comfort, which are believed to enlighten mood and enhance overall well-being. But hygge should not be mistaken for a seasonal occurrence, hygge can be experienced year round. This sense of comfort is achieved by how we choose to dress, the people we surround ourselves with, and the environment that we inhabit. It is a combination of varying aspects of our lives that constitutes a state of comfort. In our homes, we attain a level of comfort by creating a clutter-free space, using simple accents, or
adding tactile materials such as blankets, textured pillows, and rugs that lend depth to the aesthetic of a room, while being practical.

Evidently, the right lighting can also contribute to how we experience comfort in a space. Lighting that creates a glare or provides an insufficient amount of light for tasks can cause discomfort, while lighting that is thoughtfully chosen can enhance our experience within a space and boost our overall mood. The proper placement of lighting, colour temperature, and consideration of varying fabric or glass shades can impact our level of comfort when the light source is in use. Aesthetically, a simplistic framework, and the finish of a light source can also contribute to a sense of hygge.

 

Here are a few fixtures that remind us of hygge:

Kellen pendant

The Kellen by Feiss is comprised of steel rods finished in Plaster White that curve to form the structural framework. The simplistic design and rounded edges softens the look for a more inviting and comforting space.

Danika Pendant

The Danika by Kichler Lighting has a mid-century modern flare, pairing white with wood accents, evoking an effortless and relaxed ambiance.

Artemis Pendant by Kuzco
The Artemis by Kuzco is made of Hand-Applied Polymer that softens the diffusion of light, mimicking the soft glow of light achieved by candle lighting.

Abruzzo by Eurofase

The Abruzzo by Eurofase is designed with retractable wood rings that band around a singular bulb. This chandelier provides warmth from the natural wood finish and adds interest with its retractable design.

Hygge is a state of mind that anyone can experience, regardless of ones style preference, and can be achieved by a combination of variables in our lives. For more inspiration, visit or contact our
showroom, our Specialist are always happy to help!

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no tax sale

We’re bringing back our NO TAX sale event on January 25 to January 27, 2018.

Transform your home and save on absolutely everything at our Burnaby showroom, from chandeliers, pendants, sconces, portable lamps, ceiling fans, energy efficient lighting options, and plumbing items. 

Our No Tax Sale runs for 3 days only, so don’t miss out! 

 

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The holiday festivities are just around the corner but there is still plenty of time to complete your list. Check out the gift ideas below for some inspiration that are sure to light up someones holiday this year:

1) TIFFANY LAMPS 

Tiffany Lamps from Quoizel are a holiday gift staple; they highlight the beauty of artisan work, and they are made with an abundance of Tiffany glass that provide a mosaic of colour. These particular Tiffany Lamps are shaped in adorable woodland creatures, perfect as a night light emitting a soft glow of light, or as a decorative element in any room for a touch of whimsy. We have a variety to choose from, more can be found in our showroom! (Featured are the flower frog, happy fish, piggy in a blanket, elephant, and ladybug).tiffany lamps

2) LED OUTDOOR LANTERNS WITH BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS

The Outdoor Lanterns from Kichler has been featured in past blogs, and make for a great gift for those that love to entertain, or simply love music. These Lanterns are great for indoor and outdoor use, dimmable, and can last up to 8 hours before it needs to be recharged. The volume can be controlled at up to 30 feet away, which provides optimal control of song choice.bluetooth portable lanterns

3) TABLE MIRROR

Table mirrors make perfect gifts for those that love cosmetics, makeup, and hair! This particular table mirror from Gatco has two-sided mirrors with magnifying options, ensuring there are no details missed. The sleek design is perfect over any contemporary dresser or vanity. vanity mirror

4) TOWEL WARMER 

For someone who loves to stay warm during the colder seasons, the SOLO 24 from Amba is the perfect gift. This particular towel warmer is lightweight and can easily be moved to any room. There is no installation required, and only needs to be plugged in for use. It also has a sleek aesthetic that makes it a perfect fit into any contemporary bathroom, laundry room, or pool room. towel warmer

5) WIFI SWITCHES

The Caséta kit from Lutron is an ideal gift for someone looking to enhance their home experience, or for the tech enthusiast. This particular set includes an in-wall light dimmer, wall plate, pico remote, and 2 tabletop pedestals, allowing a smooth transition from basic switches to wifi-ready switches. Transitioning to WiFi-Ready switches enhances the level of light control in any room, and reduces energy waste.
caseta kit

For more information on any of the items mentioned above, or for more gift ideas, contact or visit our showroom. Our Specialist are always happy to help!