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HAMMERDOWN By Frank O’Brien
Smart design, flexibility and an eye on trends and demographics has kept Tyson Hiebert and his company, Hammerdown Home Renovations and General Construction Ltd., among the RenoMark leaders in Winnipeg for 13 years. Last year Hammerdown captured the gold award for best kitchen renovation from the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association (MHBA), and the MHBA gold award for best bathroom renovation. It probably came as no surprise to the competition: Hammerdown had taken the gold award for kitchens in 2014 and 2015, and won the gold award for best basement renovation in 2015. It is subtle innovation that may be keeping Hammerdown ahead of the pack in Canada’s central city. For example, Hiebert’s team was among the first to flag black as the new silver in kitchen renovations. As the company’s blog notes, “many appliance manufacturers are ditching the all stainless steel look for black stainless steel finish” and urges its customers “to hop aboard this home renovation trend.” Hammerdown was also an early adopter of quartz countertops, which are now a national rage in kitchen renovations. Now, the company is also recommending smart upgrades with any kitchen makeover, including such options Hammerdown has been a consistent winner in the Manitoba Home Builder’s Association awards for best kitchen, including this award-winning ‘Medina’ project.
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as motion-sensing faucets and lighting systems controlled by a mobile phone or a tablet. The company further advises contrasting