Monthly Archives: September 2015

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September
2015

Choosing a Kitchen Paint Colour Scheme

posted in Kitchen, Renovation Tips, Tips

Kitchen colour schemeChoosing a paint scheme for any part of your home can be daunting and frustrating. There are so many colours and combinations to choose from! But the kitchen is special. It’s the place where you start your day, and it serves as the cozy heart of your home, so you want the colours to be just right. Luckily, just about any colour can work well in a kitchen if you take certain factors into consideration and follow a few time-tested tips.

First Things First

In most kitchens, the walls actually take up the least amount of visual space. Your cabinets will probably take up almost half of this space, and should be picked out first. Neutral, unstained and unpainted wood cabinets are very popular, and can complement almost any colour. At Menno S. Martin, we’re also seeing a trend towards white Shaker-style cabinets. It’s another neutral option that won’t limit your colour scheme in other areas of the kitchen. Continue reading

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September
2015

Aging in Place: How to Stay in Your Home Longer

posted in Renovation Tips, Tips

Aging in place

Hand rails help make a bathroom more accessible.

Aging is a natural part of life. People work a lifetime to create and maintain a home that they love. As time goes on, it may become necessary to make some physical changes to a home to support the changing medical needs of owners. Enjoy the comforts of your home longer with a few adjustments.

Have important rooms on the first floor. For many, it becomes more difficult to negotiate stairs and lift and carry loads of laundry, bags of groceries or larger items. In a multi-story home, make changes to have all of the often-used areas on the first floor. The laundry room, bedroom and main bathroom should be reconfigured to be on the first floor. Seniors can continue daily activities without having to walk up and down the stairs. Continue reading