Toronto’s best bathroom stuff right now
677 Dupont St., 416-534-9993
Brian Dragonette mixes ’20s and ’30s looks with modern pieces. His Seaton Village showroom stocks high-end lines to complement his own designs, like Decotec’s modern wash basins and bathroom cabinets in pop art colours. Complete kitchen designs and installations range from $25,000 to $100,000; bathrooms start at $3,800, plus the cost of installation.
Roman Bath Centre
883 Caledonia Rd., 416-787-1219
Catering to a design-savvy clientele, Roman Bath carries contemporary European lines like Scarebo, from Italy, and Duravit. Bidets, faucets and vanities are all on display, but pride of place is given to free-standing tubs by Victoria and Albert. They’re made from a resin mixed with volcanic limestone to keep the water warm.
5454 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke, 416-234-2449
DIY designers will appreciate Watermarks for its five styling themes, which help clients easily identify fixtures that match without the help of a pro. Their selection of shower heads is particularly extensive: Watermarks’ options include basic handheld and overhead models as well as rain heads with integrated, colour-changing lighting.
Taps and Stone
142 Bermondsey Rd., 416-750-0043
There are few powder-room aesthetics that could not be satisfied by a trip to this Victoria Park showroom. Since 2002, Taps and Stone has been covering all the bathroom bases, from sinks and showers made by mainstays Kohler and American Standard, to luxe add-ons such as towel warmers from Amba and solid copper standalone tubs made in Portugal.
95 Ronald Ave., 416-787-1787
A visit to Ginger’s, the jewel of the uptown design district, is certain to get those renovation neurons firing. Ogle a rustic French farmhouse kitchen sink in copper ($2,885) from Waterworks, or consider a sleek white china bowl on a chrome stand (from $1,200). For smaller fixes, mid-priced Sifton faucets will freshen up an interior. Decorative hand towels and stylish bath mats add a finishing touch.