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Thinking about building an income suite in your home? Here’s what you need to consider

B I’ve probably watched 80% of the episodes of Income Property with Scott McGillivray – He promotes adding an income suite to your home to help pay down your mortgage, create Read more...

Potvin Kitchens and Cabinetry: Celebrating 35 years of family and quality

Some people go to big-box stores to select their kitchens or baths. They choose from a whole catalogue of cabinetry created en masse in a factory. They can have anything they Read more...

Restore the Ride: Motorcyclists plan poker run to support Habitat GO

Ottawa-area motorcyclists will have a "poker run" on Sunday, May 29 to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa. The event includes door prizes, a pig roast, live entertainment Read more...

“First in Class” Glebe renovation wins Amsted national design award

The project, which won in the category: Whole House -- Under $250,000 category -- In the Home Renovation Award -- involved "the careful reconsideration of a traditional Victorian home to Read more...

Design with empathy: Profile of Chuck Mills

By Francie Healy “I can drive down the street,” says , “and tell you exactly what’s been added to houses.” He’s not impressed with additions that seem to have been tacked on Read more...

Weekend bathroom makeovers: 5 DIY tips

Photo courtesy of Gerflor Canada If you’ve got a weekend, a few do-it-yourself upgrades will help revive your bathroom space … with a little help from plastics. Fill the Gaps –- Read more...

Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Ottawa Renovators’ Council – Message from the Chair

Shouting from the rooftops Thank you! Those of us in the renovation industry who aspire to a higher level of professionalism are noticing a transition in our industry. It’s one we have Read more...

NKBA recognizes design excellence with sixth annual awards event

The celebrated success at the sixth annual Design Excellence Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre on April 23. There were more than 40 trophies, in 22 categories. each received several Read more...

Great care makes great bathrooms

BY FRANCIE HEALY At, everything comes down to one thing: The customer. The company has been around since 1988. It has won awards and created beautiful, innovative bathrooms – works of art, Read more...

Financing your renovation — First, be realistic

By Andrea Haines To move or to renovate? The trend in 2016 is to stay put and create your perfect home, project by project. According to Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Read more...