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ottawa renovates spring 2017

Green renovation: How to protect the future with your home

By Roy Nandram Natural resources are becoming more scarce and more expensive, and yet people are looking for increasing levels of comfort in their homes. Is there a way to have Read more...

Bright ideas for Spring

By Francie Healey Some people love winter in Canada. And some people say the only good thing about it is the sweetness of Spring when it’s over. The thing is, no matter Read more...

Renovator profile: Sandy Hill Construction

 By Francie Healy Nathan Gurnham and Serena Brownrigg-Gurnham, new co-owners ofn in Ottawa, make a formidable team. For more than 10 years before they bought the company, Nathan worked for its former Read more...

Dream or nightmare? Your choice

It might actually be the most important question you ask ­– more important than what the renovation will look like, how much it will cost, or when to begin. The renovator Read more...

The benefits of green homes

Green construction fills an important need; it offers a much-needed alternative to the status quo, which is essential, given the current state of the climate, new environmental protection laws, and Read more...

About staircases: Beyond a one-size fits all project

Whether it acts as a centerpiece or simply as a means to travel from one floor level to the other, staircases play a significant role in a home’s Read more...

Value from quality: Why you should hire a pro

Looking at your home as an investment, what are some of the renovations that have the most financial impact? Many real estate brokers say there are two rooms that heighten resale Read more...

Spring 2017 Ottawa Renovates published

We welcome your comments and observations about the latest issue. You can use the comments function on this site or at Facebook, or connect with us at the "contact us" page. If Read more...

The ultimate renovation: Preserving history

By Francie Healy They’ve been slapped by wind and stung by pollution. They’ve weathered fire and fierce winter storms. They’ve been frozen and thawed and frozen again. Through blistering sun and ravaging Read more...

GOHBA Renovators’ Council Message from the Chair: Great goals start with questions

By Casey Grey I am absolutely honoured to have been asked to chair the Renovators Council of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association. My passion revolves around construction, and over the next couple Read more...