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!
This year has kept our team at Menno S. Martin busy with a number of bathroom remodels and we are eager to share this stunning Strassburger bathroom renovation with you. This project happens to be the second renovation we did for these Kitchener homeowners, and if you are interested in seeing photos from their kitchen makeover, you can find them at the end of this blog.
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 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.
What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas found in most soils in widely varying amounts. It is formed during the decay process of uranium. You can’t see, smell, taste or feel it.
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
Deciding to renovate your home is a big decision. You’ll need to consider things like budget, wants and needs before you decide on the scope of your renovation and before you decide actually what you’d like renovated. If you’re having trouble deciding whether you should renovate your home or start looking for something new that meets your changing needs, we suggest reading through our list of the most common reasons why people renovate their homes. It will give you some food for thought and help make your decision a little easier! Continue reading
If you’re undertaking a major renovation or change to your home, you might find yourself confused by the process and the different types of contractors that are involved. In our blog post today, we’re covering the ins and outs of contractors and the types of subcontractors that they typically work with.
Generally, a contractor is someone who agrees to fulfill the demands outlined in a contract. They are legally obligated to do whatever they have promised to do in the contract. Someone who is a general contractor is the person who is in charge of the entire construction site, or home that is being redone, in our case. Continue reading