Category Archives: Bathroom


Menno Bathroom Renovation Roundup – Part 1

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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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Feature Project Before & After – Creekside Master Bedroom and Ensuite

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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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2018 Home Design Trends

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Menno S. Martin 2017 Kitchen Renovation

2018 has arrived meaning there are all kinds of new home design and decorating trends that you can incorporate into your personal home style. Whether you are interested in overhauling your entire home or just want to add in a few fresh updates, here are our note-worthy home design trends for 2018. Continue reading


Bathroom Trends for 2016

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Trough bathroom sink reno St. JacobsBathroom renovations can be a large investment when it comes to time and money, so it’s only natural for you to decide on a project that not only is in line with today’s current design trends, but that also stands the test of time for years to come. If you’re getting ready to jump into a bathroom renovation this year, it’s worth taking a moment to familiarize yourself with some of the latest design trends. This post will take a look at some of the top bathroom design trends for 2016 so you can see what the trends are and whether they fit into your personal aesthetic.

Bathroom Design Trends for 2016

  • Trough sinks: This on-trend type of sink is essentially an extra long sink that can serve more than one person. Think of it like a vanity featuring his and hers sinks, except there’s no counter space in between the sink bowls. This trend is becoming increasingly popular and you’re going to see a lot more of these types of sinks in 2016.
  • Shower seats: Shower seats aren’t yet the norm when it comes to new showers, but they’re certainly gaining popularity in 2016. They’re just like they sound – a place in the shower where you can bathe sitting down rather than standing up. This is an ideal feature to add to your bathroom if you’re planning on aging in place in your current home.

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Demolition Safety and Lead

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Lead is a dangerous substance that can cause harm to your body when it’s exposed to high levels. It’s normal to absorb lead on a regular basis simply from the foods we eat or the air we breathe, but if you’re exposed to high levels of lead either because of your occupation or prolonged exposure to it, you’ll have higher levels of lead in your body than the general public.

Why Lead Can Be Dangerous

Exposure to lead is common in construction workers and people carrying out demolitions. This is why it’s so important to be aware of lead safety when you’re completing your own home renovations. Lead most commonly enters the body through inhalation and once it gets into the blood stream, it can be stored in the organs and tissues. If your exposure to lead is prolonged, the lead stored inside of your body can damage your cells, organs and more. Lead poisoning symptoms include headaches, tiredness, weakness, aches and pains, weight loss and more. Continue reading