7
June
2019

Universal Design: Home Features for all Ages and Abilities

posted in Home Design

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 complete.

In the Kitchen

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14
May
2019

Increase Property Value With An Exterior Renovation

posted in Exterior Renovation

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 new energy efficient vinyl windows. You will start saving on your monthly bills immediately.

Image: Cislo Siding
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24
April
2019

Improve energy efficiency with a home renovation

posted in Sustainable Renovation

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?

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22
March
2019

Menno Kitchen Renovation Roundup – Part 1

posted in Kitchen

2018 Kitchen Renovation in Waterloo, Ontario

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!

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21
February
2019

Menno Bathroom Renovation Roundup – Part 1

posted in Bathroom

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!

A sleek and minimal soaker tub from our Waterloo ensuite renovation.
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22
January
2019

2019 Home Design Trends

posted in Home Design

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.

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22
November
2018

Behind-the-Scene – North Waterloo Addition 

posted in Kitchen, Work in progress

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.

Menno Onsite in Waterloo, Ontario

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22
October
2018

Successful Renovations Start With Putting People First 

posted in Menno S. Martin Team, Our Professionals

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!

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25
September
2018

Feature Project Before & After – Creekside Master Bedroom and Ensuite

posted in Bathroom, Bedroom

2018 has been full of all types of home renovation projects for our team and we are excited to share a new feature project – before and after. Project Creekside in Waterloo started in late March and wrapped in June. We documented the process of this renovation so you can see the full transformation from start to finish! 

Art talks about the changes to this Waterloo, Ontario home


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