May 6, 2016
building-phase

Welcome to the Building Phase of Your Renovation

There are so many phases to the process that is a home renovation. One of the most exciting and equally terrifying steps is the build phase when all of a sudden everything that was carefully and crucially planned in the concept and design phase comes to life. We want to share with you the very few points you as a homeowner want to keep in mind. You may find it surprising how relaxing your job through the renovation build process can be!
April 22, 2016
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How to Plan a Home Renovation with Sustainable Design

We all want to begin the process of being accountable and responsible for our greatest impacts and biggest purchases in life. One of our biggest purchases usually ends up being our home and we lose ourselves in thinking that being environmentally conscious and affording good home design can't go hand in hand.
April 7, 2016
HomEcology

HomEcology: Rediscovering Home on a Harmonious Planet

Moneca has been putting together a book based on the principles of HomEcology and the idea of S.P.A.C.E. (Sun, Place, Adaptability, Cultivation and Ease) The book is in skeleton form however were excited to share the ideas behind the books thesis. The thesis of this book is that happiness happens when we align our lives with our values. “From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering….Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama
February 5, 2016
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The Philosophy Behind Greenspeed

MKDB’s goal is to put people in touch with their environment and with each other, creating spaces that balance the practical needs of modern life with the reality of limited resources on a shrinking globe.
January 19, 2016
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Curing Dysfunctional House Syndrome: A Case Study

Our flients bought a house that needed a lot of work in a great neighbourhood. They hired a company to do the design and asked us to build. But we couldn’t ’cause the design didn’t capitalize on the property’s value. When they saw our new concept they decided to start over and here’s why….
January 15, 2016
Moneca Kaiser Mosaic

A Note From Moneca

My name is on everything we do, on purpose and we do some of the finest Ottawa home renovations. Our work at MKDB is based on […]
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