Monthly Archives: August 2018

Let Van Manna Homes Complete Your Renovation Project

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In a recent article from Home Builder Magazine, blogger Bob Weinstein explains the risks of taking on DIY home renovation projects.

DIY Renos Can be Illegal & Dangerous

“Many homeowners don’t think twice about knocking down walls to create an open floor plan, he noted. But homeowners fail to consider that removing an unwanted wall could jeopardize the integrity of a home’s structure. The repercussions could be devastating and dangerous. The website, also points out that some actions can be illegal. Removing old insulation or aging drywall, for example, could mean breaking laws concerning the disposal of asbestos. Potential health problems from asbestos exposure include scarring of the lungs and even lung cancer, according to the Government of Canada. For most homeowners, hiring a professional contractor is not only a smart move—it could be the safest decision.”

Read the full article here:

Leave it to the experts! Contact Van Manna Homes today if you are thinking about a major home renovation.


Top Four Things Homebuyers Want

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The Top Four Things Homebuyers Want

Staying on top of the latest trends is at the top of Van Manna’s list. We are constantly working hard to give our clients the most value.
According to Homebuilder Magazine, these are the top four home design trends in the housing market right now.

1) Open Space
Open, versatile kitchen/living areas. Open-concept designs with kitchens smoothly opening up to large living spaces with no dividing walls, creating a large shareable space.

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Van Manna Custom Home in Richmond Hill

2) Entertainment Kitchens
Large islands being the focus of the kitchen, with barstools along the opposite side of the chef.


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3) Luxury Showers
Deep, walk-in showers with large rainfall-style shower heads. Luxury showers are replacing traditional bathtubs.

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Van Manna Custom Home in Varsity


4) Color Splash
Blue-greys are especially in style, with rich colour walls that make the interior design pop.

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Van Manna Custom Home in Richmond Hill

The Renovation Money Room

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According to Home Builder Magazine and a recent cross-Canada survey, a kitchen renovation has the potential to boost a home’s value by more than 12.5 per cent.

Read their article here:

Your kitchen is the center of your family’s day-to-day living; a bonding area that ties your home together. We believe a kitchen is one of the most important features of a home – here are some of our favorite custom Van Manna Homes kitchens:

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Thinking of upgrading your home with some major renovations? Van Manna Homes is in your community completing custom home renovations! Contact us today to transform your house into your dream home!