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Known for designing innovative, stylish kitchen faucets with chic European flair, Aquabrass presents the I-Spray electronic kitchen faucet. This pull-down faucet features a soft-touch control pad that allows you to control the water’s flow and temperature with ease. An LED indicator lets you know the water’s temperature, reducing the risk of scalding accidents. But this smart kitchen faucet has brains and beauty! Boasting a high-end, high-tech look without compromising on elegance, the I-Spray was truly designed with the modern chef in mind. The I-Spray kitchen faucet comes in a brushed finish, and is also available in polished chrome .

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Your home is your castle and as such the master bath is yours to do with whatever you want. You can outfit with the latest Grohe faucet, Duravit wash basin, Caroma high perfomance toilets and even put up wallpaper with images of clowns on unicycles. With your guest bathroom, it’s an entirely different story. You have the responsibility of honoring your overnight guest, presumably that you respect, who has been invited into your home. You want the guest bathroom to be at the hospitable, and at the most, a luxurious experience that will let your guest know how much you care. Don’t make the same mistakes that other hosts have made – use this Do’s & Don’ts list as a jumpstart for properly outfitting the guest bathroom and you will be well on your way to being awarded with the “Best Guest Bathroom of the Year” honor – if there is such a thing.

DO install a sink with good design and functionality. The Architec Washbasin Bowl offers angular contours and unique character without taking up valuable space. Its striking features convey a sense of beauty and harmony that is unsurpassed.

DO provide a modern and high performance toilet. Caroma Caravelle Elongated toilet offers contemporary design coupled with advanced performance. With a two button, dual flush system, it boasts a fully concealed trap way and is virtually un-blockable.

DO install a proper showerhead, preferably with a range of adjustments to suit individual users. The award winning Grohe Freehander offers a choice of two spray patterns: normal and massage. Switching from head shower to side shower is effortless with the award-winning Freehander. The ingenious design enables you to alternate between the two positions with one simple movement.

The best mirror lighting surrounds the face with light. This provides light from all sides that minimizes shadows under the chin, eyes, cheeks, and forehead. This does not mean that you have to use ‘Hollywood’ style lights (strips that use the round light bulbs). A wall sconce on either side of the mirror can work nicely. Normally you want the center of the fixture at about 66″ above the finished floor and at least 30″ apart (these specs will vary according to the particulars of the room and fixture). If the mirror is a whole wall mirror you can mount the fixtures right on the mirror. Avoid using ceiling mounted fixtures as the sole source unless the room is very small with light colored walls. Wall sconces like the Bentley collection from Murray Feiss with its smooth curves and contemporary style are a good choice.

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Faucets are small items but they play a significant role in defining  style and functionality in the kitchen and bathroom, today we would like to share some of the unique and trend setting faucet ideas by Aquabrass. It seem that thought and consideration is not always applied when choosing kitchen faucets – but if you get a great one, like the ones featured here – working in the kitchen becomes more enjoyable from every aspect of the task at hand. We like Gesto for the intriguing and unique looks while i-Spray boasts continuous lines and a soft touch control pad and LED temperature indicator. Both are super modern and would beautifully complement any contemporary kitchen. Made in Italy and always using innovative technologies, Aquabrass faucets are not only pleasing to look at but a joy to use as well.

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This elegant bathroom faucet collection by  Kohler is contemporary design defined. Inspired by technology at its human best, the stylish Stance faucet collection is going the way of smart phones, flat-screen televisions and ultra-thin computers with its slim and sleek lines. Perfect right angles and hard edges make a bold statement, while the polished chrome (also available in a softer brushed nickel) finish brings just enough bling to your modern bathrooms and powder rooms. The collection includes single-lever lavatory faucets, wall-mounted and deck-mounted bath faucets, and shower fixtures and trim. Modern style is at your fingertips! For more info on the Stance bathroom faucet contact Laurie at 604 299 0666

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The Salome collection of faucets from Riobel is inspired by the eponymous work of art from famous British illustrator Aubrey Vincent Beadsley, a leading figure in the Art Nouveau movement.

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In Harmony with this artistic concept, the faucets of Riobel’s SALOME Collection are based on the aesthics of curved lines. Due to their round profile and arched shape, SALOME products exude finese, refinement and elegance. Abrand new and innovativec ollection of grandiose fixtures designed exclusively by Riobel.

SALOME fixtures for stand-alone bathtubs are equipped with a hand shower for delicate rinsening. Their two built-in anti-splash nozzels soften and stabilize the water jets, providing these mixing faucets with a gentle and unique touch. The new SALOME collection represents the quintessential selection of modern faucets. Built with sturdy quality materialsand engineered with precision, its expurgated lines and feminine curves make this modern series a hallmark of softness. Turning on a SALOME faucet is reminiscent of an exotic cascading waterfall, deep in the forest where all is pure, a significant aspect of the wall mount components.

German ceramic cartridges ensure durability and optimum performance. Designed for ease of installation, mechanical parts are easily accessible, making any maintenance can cleaning much more straightforward.

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High-quality design at an extremely attractive price – that’s the new “Eurosmart Cosmopolitan“ is all about. The new faucet from Grohe emerged as the clear winner from a personal preference test among end users, who simply loved the modern and clear design.
These faucets not only incorporate proven, top-of-the-line technology but also score big on versatility. The various wash basin variants of the Eurosmart Cosmopolitan – as a traditional single-lever mixer or with high spout – as well as the two-hole and three-hole wash basin models all share the same modern design. The extras are especially smart – the shower faucet can easily be combined with a convenient tray for shower gel and other items. A matching hand shower for the bathtub completes the perfect Eurosmart Cosmopolitan bathroom.
Discover the full diversity of an excellent design line – Eurosmart excels at all outlets throughout the house.

Norburn is your source for Grohe in Vancouver

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The obvious purpose of a towel warmer/heated towel rail design is to dry your towel additionally to provide a person a comfortable warm towel following a shower or bath.

Heated towel rails / towel warmers are infact a good alternative to a radiator inside your bathroom. They not only warm your bathroom however they also help reduce condensation, therefore reducing mildew and mold. A well planned ensuite or bathroom requires thoughtful planning and use of space and a heated towelrail or towel warmer is a perfect accessory to finish it off with.

Hanging your clothes or bath towels on a ladder or curved towel warmer will allow for more effective  use of space and can provide a clean look to your bathroom.

With the industrys top brands like ICO and Heirloom available; Norburn is the best choice for Towel Warmers in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. A variety of styles from traditional to modern are available, some include electronic timers that give you the ability to save energy and to program the time when you need it.

A variety of styles and many are available for either hydronic (hot water) or electric (110V plug in and hard wire)

The Laveno Collection from Tuzio is the perfect option for a timeless look in your bathroom. Its striking finish along with slender bars and an understated curve makes this towel warmer a favorite in the Tuzio Collection.

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In Vancouver there is only one place you need to visit for everything Grohe. Norburn Lighting and Bath is the Grohe store in Vancouver. The original pull out spray faucet was invented by Grohe. And now that GROHE classic that has evolved with the times, the Ladylux (the original kitchen pull-out faucet) is the centerpiece of some of America’s finest kitchens. GROHE’s best-selling pull-out faucet has been givennew, updated look that combines the innovative design of today’s modern kitchens with the functionality and durability of a professional tool. The new Ladylux³ features a dynamic and flowing silhouette with a more streamlined body than its predecessors. The flower-like body rises organically from the counter and merges with an elegantly arched spout and distinctive lever. Available in pull-out and pull-down versions, all feature dual-spray functionality and forward rotation lever handle to eliminate backsplash installation limits.

The Ladylux³ suite includes two cold water pot fillers: a deck mount and a wall mount. Both Ladylux³ pot fillers are produced from GROHE StarLight® our unique deep chrome finish and GROHE RealSteel® – solid, Grade 304 stainless steel and include the smooth, precise action of GROHE SilkMove® ceramic cartridge technology. Visit either of our showrooms to see more items from Grohe and other quality manufacturers like Riobel, Aqua Brass, Duravit and Franke. Norburn is your source for luxury plumbing fixtures.

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Norburn is your go to store for Grohe in Vancouver. The Pot-Filler Faucet,not a luxury item a real convenience accessory for the serious cook. The Grohe pot filler is all stainless steel faucet with the 20″ spout reach. It is an ideal match for today’s larger commercial-type stoves as it installs on the wall directly over the stove. This cold water pot filler is an ultimate in cooking convenience: easily reach over front or rear burners, then fold it back neatly against the wall and out of your way.

As much as you may be familiar with Grohe faucets, the pot fillers is a relativly new product line for Grohe. And with Grohe’s reputation for quality, this new pot filler is well manufactured. Indeed, Grohe introduced some innovations in its design such as a new double O-ring seal and bearing design that creates solid joints that will not loosen or wobble over time and a new anti-rotation flange that prevents the faucet from loosening at its wall mounting, Also, for your safety, there is an additional 1/4-turn shut-off valve at the end of the arm to eliminate the need for reaching over hot burners. The high grade 304 stainless steel adds to the Grohe pot filler’s beauty.

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Norburn is your source for quality European brands like Blanco. Blanco strives to design innovative kitchen sink systems that are multi-purpose. BLANCO Arcon SteelArt® sinks represent the pinnacle of BLANCO quality and craftsmanship. Superbly handcrafted in Germany with unmatched attention to detail, SteelArt® sinks feature stunning angular geometry and a luxurious satin-brushed finish. The new ARCON series captures the refined minimalism of SteelArt® in a new fluid design. The series includes two-bowl, 1.75 bowl, single bowl and bar sink models. These elegant sinks are sleek with a twist on the usual contemporary design that makes them an excellent choice for any modern home.

BLANCO ARCON sinks are handcrafted from a single panel of 18 gauge, 304 series stainless steel, with 18/10 chrome/nickel content and a satin polished finish.

  • 18-gauge 304 series stainless steel
  • 18/10 chrome/nickel content
  • Satin polished finish
  • Undermount installation
  • Rear positioned drain hole for maximum usable bowl and cabinet storage space
  • Zero-radius corners
  • X-pattern drain grooves
  • Sound deadening system included
  • Template included
  • Strainer included

Available May 2011

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