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6 Basement Trends to Get You Inspired

6 Basement Trends to Get You Inspired

Basements have the potential to be gorgeous, well-utilized spaces for spending quality time with family, entertaining friends, or enjoying personal hobbies. Unfortunately, they often get left unfinished or turn into junk rooms. Whether you are dreaming of the perfect...
Home Reno Red Flags

Home Reno Red Flags

Deciding to renovate your home can (and should) be exciting! You’re finally getting to bring your dream space to life. Unfortunately, it often comes with some stress and anxiety. How do you decide on a contractor? And how can you tell if you can trust them to follow...
5 Backyard Trends You Won’t Want to Miss

5 Backyard Trends You Won’t Want to Miss

Summer is always just a little bit better with a beautiful backyard. Even people who typically prefer to stay indoors can appreciate prime patio weather! Whether you are hosting a summer barbeque, eating on the deck with family, or just soaking up some sun on your...
A Guide to 4 In-Demand Decor Styles

A Guide to 4 In-Demand Decor Styles

The time has come and you’re ready to renovate! It’s homework time – you’ve got your browser tabs open, you’ve started a new Pinterest board, and your new Houzz Ideabook is just itching for some action. But after 500 pins and a parade of mommy blogs, you’re still no...
Dream Bedroom Elements

Dream Bedroom Elements

Your bedroom is a place where you start and end the day. It’s a place to unwind. A place to rest. A getaway from the stress of each day. If you are looking to transform your bedroom into the ultimate escape from the day-to-day hustle and bustle, we have a few key...
5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

5 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value There has been plenty of talk in the news recently about the Canadian housing market. From interest rates rising, to de-incentivizing first-time home buyers, there is a high degree of uncertainty. While these are many items of...
Nailed It!

Nailed It!

The cult of Pinterest Parenting is fantastic stuff. Have you seen the cakes on there? Real people make them. (Ok and Pinterest Fails are also exceedingly impressive, I have never laughed so hard.) We’re experiencing an explosion of extraordinary home cooking and...
Home Technology Trends for 2018

Home Technology Trends for 2018

There is no doubt that technology is changing the way we live. From self-driving cars to robotic vacuums, we are living in a technology-focused world. When designing, building or renovating a residential or commercial space, we always look at how we can incorporate...
What to Look For When Selecting a Home Renovation Company

What to Look For When Selecting a Home Renovation Company

What to Look For When Selecting a Home Renovation Company Congratulations on making the decision to renovate! While renovating can be a timely and expensive process, it is worth it! Not only do renovations add to the overall value of your home, they also improve your...
Travel Work and Local Community

Travel Work and Local Community

We have art all through the office here at Kon-strux. Shannon says, “I have always loved art. I collect when I travel. It’s a great way to guide my time in different countries and to create a deliberate connection to the local artistic community.” I asked Shannon...
8 of our all-time favorite bathroom features

8 of our all-time favorite bathroom features

8 of our all-time favourite bathroom features Bathrooms are one of the most frequently used rooms in your home, and they should be a priority if you’re thinking of renovating your home. These are some of our favourite bathroom features (guaranteed to make your house...
The Ones Left Behind

The Ones Left Behind

Guest post from our Writer-in-Residence, Ashley Bristowe: I am extremely lucky and grateful to work with a private company and for a visionary CEO. We met last school year, waiting outside the kindergarten door day after day after day: our boys are in the same class....
Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green

Some of our past advertising has specifically featured male bodies. We love the male form. Of course! How can you not? Throughout history, incredible human examples have been the muses for artists. The renovations we do are art, so that resonates. We liked playing on...
Izzy Lenstra – French Bulldog

Izzy Lenstra – French Bulldog

Who: Izzy Lenstra Breed: French Bulldog We sat down with the staff of Kon-strux to hear more about their colleague, Izzy… Andreas Wienecke, CFO: Izzy is our Top Dog, she’s been the dog of the office for, oh… probably nine, ten months now. I heard she sits....
What’s in our name?

What’s in our name?

What’s in our name?   We’re in love with our company name. We get asked a lot, “So where’d it come from?” Shannon Lenstra is our CEO. “My dad came up with the name when I was going out on my own in business ten years ago. I had done everything from...