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OR Cover fall 2017

Taking the Mystery Out of Home Renovations

By Vivian Astroff Any aficionado of TV home renovation shows knows the pitfalls: cost-overruns without warning; jobs left half-done by amateurs posing as reno pros. Here, four industry veterans tell you how Read more...

Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association

Renovators’ Council Message from the Chair I am very proud to be the chair of the Renovators’ Council this year. I have been in the home building/renovation industry for 21 years, and Read more...

Cozy up for winter with radiant heat

Herb Lagois says it’s the number-one source of comfort When the snow flies and the winds blow, any Canadian knows a nice warm home, without chilly drafts or frosty floors, is Read more...

You know it’s time to tidy up

Don’t panic. With a good system, it’s simple Caroline Castrucci of Laurysen Kitchens knows we all like to have a place for everything – a place where we can find what Read more...

From tires to screwdrivers

Whatever it is, you don’t have to trip over it anymore Al Gauvin understands, perhaps better than anyone, how messy a garage can get. He’s spent 20 years installing central vacuum systems, Read more...

Ask the Expert

My husband and I have just bought a small house in the country. We love it, but we’re expecting our first child, and we’ll need more space. We’re considering putting Read more...

10 simple ways to warm up an old house

Next year you’ll have it renovated. Meanwhile, keep out the chill Don’t be colder than you need to be this winter, especially if your house needs upgrading. Here are some things Read more...

Taking the Mystery (and Scam) Out of Home Renovations

Any aficionado of  TV home renovation shows knows the pitfalls. The reno jobs on which costs balloon without warning.  The scammers who ask for a deposit upfront, never to be seen Read more...

Go ahead. Spend!

This year you actually get money back This year Canadians had good news in a bad economy: now’s not the time to stop improving our homes, but to go flat out Read more...

The man behind the designs

He’s complex, talented, visionary, and clients love him By Francie Healy Excuse the mess, says renowned designer Gerhard Linse of his office and studio on Colonnade Road in Ottawa. But the “mess”, if Read more...