The foundation: Boring, maybe – but critical

The foundation of your home deteriorates over time just like everything else. It just takes longer to break down. Every 40 to 50 years, it needs to be dug up

Good news? A new roof really lasts

By Francie Healey You probably groan when you see the signs that your house needs a new roof. It’s a big expense and a large “event”, for sure. But it’s likely less

Mondeau Kanata showroom undergoing renovations

Here is an note we recently received from Boone/Mondeau: Big plans are in the works for in 2017! The Mondeau Kanata showroom is currently undergoing major renovations. The

Insurance matters: Ahhhh! Cottage Life

The Great Outdoors! Smores - Campfires - Family Time - Sun Cottages today are homes.  They are seldomly built as shacks with an outhouse anymore.  Most of us want to have

Men are sheds, women are mud rooms

Of course, men and women are equal. But that’s not to say they’re the same – especially when it comes to renovating. Renovators who have been in the business for years know

Spring 2017 Ottawa Renovates published

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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

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

Ottawa Home & Remodelling Show offers insights and ideas

There will be a full roster of speakers with expertise in renovations, and the will be exhibiting, with members available to guide you and provide information about renovations. This year the