Summer is in full swing in southwestern Ontario, and a number of our spring renovation projects are coming to a close. Started at the end of 2018, this Waterloo two-storey century home addition is now complete and we’re excited to reveal the final design.Continue reading
As the needs of homeowners change, homes will require more versatile design. Universal design focuses on making a home more comfortable, safe and accessible for everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. Simply put, universal design is good design for everyone, and something we have incorporated into our renovation designs for the years. Here are a number of universal design elements we consider for the home renovations we
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Is your home starting to look a little rough-around-the-edges? Keeping your home maintained will improve energy efficiency, prevent major issues and costly repairs in the future and an exterior renovation helps boost curb appeal. Protect your home from the harsh Canadian elements and increase property value with an exterior renovation.
Here are 5 signs its time:
Windows and doors are old and drafty
When you notice a draft coming in from your windows and doors, or can visibly see the damage, then you’re probably losing a great deal of energy. Windows are the number one reason for heat loss in the winter. Upgrade old, damaged windows with
A lot of the home renovations we complete happen because homeowners are unhappy with the current layout, design and function of their space. We often redesign layouts and install new cabinetry, bathroom fixtures, flooring and other features in the homes we renovate. But, did you know a home renovation also offers the opportunity to make your home more energy efficient?Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who has been following along on our blog. Last month we highlighted some of our recently completed bathroom renovations, and our post received some really great feedback. So, we decided to continue our renovation roundup and bring you a blog full of some of the kitchen renovations we have completed across Kitchener-Waterloo. If you love interior design and kitchen design especially, you’re going to love our latest post. Let’s get started!
It’s the middle of the winter in southwestern Ontario and folks are starting to get a little stir crazy with cabin fever. To help lighten the mood and add a little inspiration to your day we thought we’d get a little cheeky for February’s blog and focus on bathrooms. So, here’s a renovation roundup of some of our favourite bathroom renovations we recently completed in Waterloo Region. We hope they will inspire your next home improvement!Continue reading
A new year means a whole new array of home design trends to look forward to. As design enthusiasts we are always excited to see what exciting new inspiration comes with the new year. We wouldn’t be design experts if we didn’t share our list along with some photos of past projects that seem to be a bit ahead of their time. Then again, trends do come back around! Here’s what we’re predicting will be hot for home interiors in 2019.Continue reading
Our team of professional contractors went to work earlier this summer on a main floor home renovation in Waterloo, Ontario. The project included a living room, bathroom and kitchen renovation and we are excited to share the end result with you. We hope you like it as much as our clients and their beloved dog does! Continue reading
We have been busy this fall with our North Waterloo home addition headed up by Menno Co-Owner/Project Manager Art Janzen. Starting out as a bathroom renovation, due to a leak, this project evolved into a full-blown kitchen addition. Backsplit homes can be tricky to renovate with all of the multiple levels and angles but luckily we have experience working in this home. We completed a basement renovation for them in 2006, and it’s always a pleasure working with repeat clients.
At Menno S. Martin, building great relationships is the start to successful home renovations. Our clients appreciate the attention and care we take in listening to their design ideas, needs and budget, putting them at ease before the work begins. We know that a home renovation can be a stressful and timely process so it’s important that our team members are always respectful, helpful, kind and considerate when they are on site and it shows!