Category Archives: Kitchen


Menno Kitchen Renovation Roundup – Part 1

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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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Behind-the-Scene – North Waterloo Addition 

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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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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


A Condo Fit For a Cat

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Our happy clients Bob and Janice welcomed us into their newly renovated condo for a photoshoot of the work we did this past spring. They are over-the-moon with their fully renovated space that includes a brand new kitchen, two updated bathrooms and bedrooms and custom cabinetry throughout. Continue reading


Waterloo Kitchen Renovation for an Awesome Couple

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kitchen-renovationWhen Henry and his wife Margaret turned to us for their Waterloo kitchen renovation, not only did it present the opportunity to expand our creative knowledge on a new project; it was a chance to learn more about a family, their history, and the home they cherish so very deeply. Continue reading


Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

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Ifm-1444 you’re planning to have your St. Jacobs kitchen remodeled this year, you’ve chosen a great time to do so. 2016 is going to be an exciting year for kitchen design trends, with some new ideas that might be a bit surprising, plus the return of some old favorites of yesteryear. Weighing the well-informed opinions of some of the world’s top interior designers, here are some of the changes you’ll most likely see in the kitchens of the stylish and fashionable in the coming year, and maybe even in your own. Continue reading


Choosing a Kitchen Paint Colour Scheme

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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