ABOUT BEYOND MEASURE DESIGN
At Beyond Measure Design Inc. we tell your distinct life story with a design that reflects who you are without having to utter a single word.
What We do
Beyond Measure Design Inc. offers boutique Professional Home Builders & Renovators lifestyle driven design packages to meet their project needs.
Photo Credit Joi Photography
I’m Krista Martens, Principal Designer & Founder of Beyond Measure Design Inc. I grew up in small town Saskatchewan where I was drawn to art, music & construction from an early age. I followed my passion for design to Saskatchewan Polytechnic(previously SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw)where I enrolled in the Architectural & Building Technology program. In 1999 I graduated & headed out into the home building industry where I have been working ever since.
In 2008 I took a leap of faith & started Beyond Measure Design Inc. My vision was to create a firm that had a different perspective on residential design. A firm that would take the time needed to listen to a clients dreams for their home & then through collaboration, help them create that space that uniquely reflected them. I love form & function and strive to make each design a home, not just a house.
When I’m not in front of my computer designing homes you’ll find me spending my time with my 8 year old daughter Haylee & husband of 18 years (yes I said 18!) Ryan. We are a family that enjoys cooking together, we play a mean game of Settlers of Catan & of course, enjoy the many festivals and events in this amazing City!
Photo Credit Lillian Lane
I just want to say “Thank you!” to all the amazing clients who have entrusted me to create their dream home. This summer marks the 10th year for Beyond Measure Design Inc. & I can’t wait to see what the future has in store!
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Posted on January 13, 2019 by
A close friend has been suggesting (or rather insisting) that I put up the links to the writing I completing for Saskatoon Home in 2018. You see, I can be very humble at times and don’t like to draw attention to myself. She quickly, and lovingly reminded me that I should celebrate this accomplishment so I […]
Posted on August 26, 2018 by
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Posted on November 27, 2017 by
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Posted on October 23, 2017 by
I’m sure we are all feeling the same way. Schools back in session. Activities have commenced. Schedule has gone haywire. Your “to do” list replenishes itself daily. As women who are running businesses while also keeping a household running we live in constant search of the illusive holy grail…work/life balance. We slip into comparison with other […]
Posted on August 21, 2017 by
It’s now been a couple of month since I stepped up(with a few nerves and jitters) & held my first design workshop, Inhabit. Inhabit was the culmination of wanting to share the story about the journey our family undertook while designing our home in Saskatoon but the deeper desire was to start a conversation about how […]
Posted on July 18, 2017 by
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Posted on January 11, 2017 by
This year marks BMD’s 9 year birthday as well as my 18th year working in residential design. For me, it’s a significant milestone that has cause me to pause and reflect. When I created BMD there was a confluence of situations that made me take stock of where I was in life. In the end […]
Posted on November 21, 2016 by
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Posted on August 12, 2016 by
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Posted on June 13, 2016 by
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