February 28, 2018

GETTING STARTED ON YOUR HOME RENOVATION PROJECT – 7 Questions to Ask

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it” – George A. Moore Your home is your […]
September 8, 2016

Home Investment with Moneca Kaiser :HomeEcology Podcast – Episode 1

Moneca Kaiser is a Philosopher, Carpenter and home designer. In this podcast we speak on the value of good and sustainable home investment.
June 30, 2016
Canada Day

Canada Day DIY Deco Selections

With Canada Day around the corner and the long weekend coming up, us Canadians will be sure to be having an event filled weekend. We came up with a list of our favorite Canada Day home decor do-it-yourself projects and treats that are easy to make or perfect to add to your own Canada Day celebrations!
June 16, 2016
Initial Design to Construction Phase

A Condo Transformation: The MKDB Design Build Process

Dave and Rio came to us with a need for a modest condominium renovation to suit their taste, values and needs. They are music enthusiasts and especially wanted to showcase their love for music while also looking for a place of zen that hits home. At MKDB we are home ecologists and offer an integrated systemic approach to aligning your values with an ideal home for each and every homeowner. This is our unique and revolutionaryDESIGN BUILD PROCESS based on our home ecology philosophy.
June 2, 2016
pots collage

3 Clever ways to store your Pots out in the Open

Functionality in a kitchen is top priority but that doesn’t mean style and design have to be thrown out the window. Displaying your pots out in the open keeps both design and functionality in mind. Here are a couple of past homes we found a way to showcase pots and pans with functionality in mind.
May 13, 2016
Floor Plan Concepts

A Letter to the Client: The Concept Phase

Good morning Maria and Tom, It was good to meet with you and get started. I'm sending along 2 concepts for us to reflect on. Please don't be concerned about door ways or details yet - they will all be resolved. I have just massed things out with furniture place holders to ensure it's all working to get a feel for what we can accommodate. Your house seems to easily allow us to close off rooms so just assume that we can work something out for each opening.
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
ecological-sustainable-design

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
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