Bedrooms

Creative Ideas to Transform Your Nursery

As soon as your toddler is big enough, they’ll be ready to move out of their nursery space. And this can leave you with an extra room on your hands – a room you could ideally renovate into a practical space to use. If you’re not entirely sure what to do with the additional space, why not try one of these creative ideas to transform your nursery into a new room.

Home Office

In many homes, the nursery is too small to create a bedroom, but it can be big enough for office space. You can easily transform the nursery into the perfect place to get your work done (in peace and quiet) by simply adding wall cabinets, vertical shelving, and a large desk.

Den

Another great idea is to create an adults-only space where you can go to relax and decompress. By adding a bookcase along the back wall and a smaller lounge chair in the corner, you can quickly create a comfortable area to retreat in after a hard day’s work.

Games Room

Why not create a designated games room? You can add in a few comfy chairs, along with your gaming systems and have the perfect place for you and the kids to have some fun.

Extra Closet

As your toddler starts to grow, you’ll suddenly notice that there are so many clothes, books, toys, and other items that need a place to go. And when you’re short on storage, renovating the old nursery into an extra closet can give you all the space you need.

Playroom

One practical way to use the extra space is to transform your nursery into a playroom for your kids. We promise that you’ll enjoy the toy-free house and your children will also love having their very own room to play in.

Bathroom

We also recommend taking advantage of the empty room to build out another bathroom. If it’s adjacent to the master suite, you could open up the space and create your very own bathroom, or even build one out just for the kids.

When you’re ready to transform your nursery into something new and useful, we recommend contacting a professional renovation expert. At RenosGroup.ca our experts can help you design the space to your needs and build it exactly as you imagine it. For more creative ideas to transform your nursery, contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427

6 Things You Can do With a Spare Bedroom

If you’ve just had your eldest child move out to attend college, (or if you’ve simply upgraded to a larger home), chances are you’re going to be looking at the spare bedroom wondering what to do with it. With so much free space, the options are endless. All you have to do is use your imagination! To help get your creative juices flowing, here are six things you can do with a spare bedroom.

Studio


If you have a musician, dancer, fitness trainer or photographer in the house, why not turn your spare bedroom into a studio for their use? You can even design it out to function for a bunch of activities. A professional reno company can show you how you can get the most out of your studio space to appease everyone in your home.

Massive Walk-in Closet


When your kids are all grown up and you already have a guest-room, why not turn the spare bedroom into a massive walk-in closet? Imagine having an entire room customized to contain and organize all of your gear.

Games Room


Who says you can’t have a ping-pong table in your bedroom? When you have extra space, you can fill it with whatever you want, and that includes ping pong, billiards, air hockey, or a foosball table.

Kids Playroom


A playroom for the kids is another excellent idea for the spare bedroom. The kids can enjoy their own play space while giving you the extra benefit of keeping the toys and the noise somewhat contained.

Library


If you or your partner has a love for books, why not create your own at-home library room? You can enjoy floor to ceiling shelving, comfy seating, and plenty of natural lighting all without having to leave the comforts of your home.

Zen Room


Imagine having a space where you can go to relax, unwind or practise some yoga. Having your own place to retreat can make a world of difference in helping you combat your everyday stress. A Zen room is the perfect way to easily transform an empty spare bedroom into your very own relaxation room.

If any of these ideas sound like the perfect solution to your empty bedroom, we can help you create it! At RenosGroup, our team can help turn any dull space into a functional and stylish one. Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427 today to learn how you can get started.

Designing Your Dream Master Closet

Ready to finally make your dream master closet a reality? It’s easier than you think! All you need is a plan, some inspiring ideas, and the RenosGroup to help you transform your current closet space. Check out these ideas for designing your dream master closet to get you started.

Built-In Shelves


If most of your items other than your clothing end up on the floor in or around your closet, then this is clear indication that you need more (or convenient) areas to store your items. Built-in shelves are a must when revamping and creating your dream master closet. You need to have a spot for everything, such as segmented areas for shoes, to keep it neat and easy to access. Custom shelving units can have a variety of shelves for ties, scarves, hats and anything else to keep it organized.

Go Big On Lighting


No matter the size of your closet, having adequate lighting is important to see what you need and to make the process of deciding what to wear that much easier. If you’re lucky enough to have a large size – or even a walk-in closet, always go big on the lighting features to ensure you have a well-lit wardrobe. Adding enough pot lights above your clothing racks, adding more pot lights underneath certain units of the customized shelves, and even installing a large stylish lighting feature in the center of your closet will take your design to the next level.

Dream Master Closet

His And Hers


When designing your dream master closet, you can also create both His and Hers sections so that you can keep each of your dedicated sections organized without encroaching on space. This should be taken into consideration in regards to the customized units. For men, think about accessories like ties and belts that will require specified storage, and for women, having different shoe racks for heels, flats, boots, and even areas for jewelry can be included.

Tailor Made


We know that you’ve been dreaming of having a master closet that you can feel excited and proud to show off, so why not make it tailor made? Get fancy and creative by adding in some personalized, finishing touches, like an elegant leather bench or even one or two comfy seats to rest on when you need to think about that perfect cocktail outfit. You can also throw down a cozy rug and add some splashes of colour to the walls that you enjoy.

When it’s time to finally tackle the closet and take on the exciting challenge of designing your dream master closet, the RenosGroup is here to help! Our expert contractors can install customized shelving, lighting and anything you need to achieve your dream design.  Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427

Is a Skylight Right for Your Space?

A skylight can create many added benefits to your interior design. Both aesthetically pleasing and good for your overall health, skylights are frequently used to improve the comfort levels throughout a home by opening up any given space and enhancing the abundance of natural light.

If you’re trying to determine whether a skylight is right for your space, here we look at some of the reasons why you should consider installing one in your space.

Adds Space

You can make any room look more inviting and spacious by simply adding in a skylight. Slanted ceilings and narrow spaces can make a room feel boxed in and confined. A skylight can provide that necessary illusion of more space. That’s why skylights have become such a popular addition to rooms such as the attic, bathroom, and small bedrooms.

More Light

One of the biggest advantages of having a skylight is being able to enjoy more natural sunlight in a room. With various health benefits, exposure to sunlight is proven to reduce anxiety and stress, and to improve your overall level of comfort in any given space.

Natural Ventilation

Certain skylight designs can also offer you added ventilation throughout your home. Whether it’s placed in a bedroom or even the kitchen, you can let in some fresh air and take advantage of natural ventilation. This is also an excellent, cost-effective way to control room temperatures and reduce humidity throughout your home.

Improved Insulation

Believe it or not, skylights can help make your home more energy efficient if installed correctly. They allow heat to enter the home and insulate against further heat loss. For rooms and spaces that have poor insulation and tend to be cooler, a skylight can help maintain a more comfortable temperature by retaining heat from the solar rays that shine in.

Adds Value

Did you know that a skylight can boost the value of your home? Skylights are seen as a luxury item when it comes to interior designs. And with the added benefits mentioned in the above points, it’s easy to understand why it can increase the resale value.

A skylight can be right for just about any space in your home, including your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, and even your attic. There are also many different sizes and models to choose from so you can find the right fit for your space.  Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427

Remodelling for the Long Term

If you’ve endured home renovations in the past, chances are that you know very well just how gruelling and expensive they can be. What starts as a fun weekend DIY projects turns into months of living in a dusty construction zone. When you start to consider doing some renos on your new home, you want to make sure that you hire a professional general contractor and ensure whatever you’re investing in will give you the most amount of ROI in the future. Before you starting remodelling your home, here are some key factors to consider to get the best return on your investment that will serve you well for the long term.

Neutral or Calming Walls


When you’re in the midst of deciding what colour to throw on your walls, a good idea is to avoid anything harsh or bold. If you want to get the best long-term benefit out of that paint, your best bet is to go for neutral or calming colours. That way, if you decide that you no longer like the designs and accenting features in your home, you won’t be limited by the colour on your walls, or have to repaint them.

Adding Windows


If you’re feeling unsure about knocking down a few walls in order to enhance the natural light in your home, take comfort in knowing that this renovation will serve you and the value of your home well in the future. Adding more natural light to a home is always a smart idea. If you were on the fence about this one – let there be light!

Be Bold Through Accessories


Of course, we still need to incorporate some fun, flair, and colour into the interior design and one of the best ways for doing this through accessories. Accessories such as your cushions, artwork, or even curtains, are all great ways to help add in some vibrant colour without requiring any significant expense or alteration down the road. So if you happen to grow tired of a particular colour that’s dotted throughout your home, you can easily switch it up.

Make Functionality a Priority


No matter what you do, always have functionality as a priority in your design. For example, when it comes to your kitchen, make sure that the location of your appliances, countertops and cupboards all make sense to the flow of the space. That way, even if you have to change any aesthetics in the future, the main bulk layout (and expense) won’t have to be altered.

It’s always important to consider what makes the most sense for the long-term when remodelling your home. So before you begin those blueprints, consider these tips to help you make the right decisions that will benefit you and your home the most in the future.

Looking for home design ideas that will look just as good in a year or ten? RenosGroup.ca is Ottawa’s choice for expert kitchen, bathroom, and whole-home renovation projects with a focus on timeless finishes and design choices.  Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427

Designing a Cool Bedroom for Your Teen

As a parent you likely spent a lot of time designing your child’s bedroom, making it the perfect spot for them to play and enjoy themselves in their own space. But the years fly by and suddenly your adorable little toddler is now a full-blown teenager! There is no way to properly prepare yourself for this, but you can try to prepare their room to accommodate their new stages of life.  The pastel-coloured walls and owl decor is not likely to excite a teenager. Talk to your teen and discover what they want to do with their room. If you give your teenager some creative design over their room reno, they may be more inclined to keep it neat and tidy! Here are some tips on designing a cool bedroom for your teen.

Lighting


Instead of the overhead lighting with a baby animal lamp, perhaps your teen would appreciate some track lighting with a dimmer switch. Teenagers have different requirements for their bedrooms than young children do. They will be reading, playing video games, staying up late with friends and maybe even doing some homework in their rooms. Having different lighting options that can adapt to their current needs is a great place to start a bedroom reno.

Colour


The colour scheme for any room is a personal choice. As the parents you likely chose the colours for your son’s or daughter’s room when they were young, but now they should have some creative input even if it doesn’t match up with the style you have in your mind. If painting your kids walls bright blue and bright orange will make them happy, then by all means go for it. It’s only paint after all, it’s not permanent.

Soundproofing


Teenagers are loud. Perhaps you have other kids in the house that aren’t in their teenage years yet, or perhaps you are just tired of hearing their music and conversations at 3am. Whatever the reason, there are different methods of soundproofing that can solve some serious parent/teenager arguments before they begin, if done right by a contractor.

Storage


Suddenly the stuffed animal holder hanging from the ceiling is not a sufficient means for storage. Teenagers require space for their school work, clothes, makeup, sports equipment, and general “stuff” that comes with the job description. Putting in some custom storage, and having them help with the designs, is a great way to personalize a room while encouraging cleanliness. If they have somewhere to put something then it is less likely to end up on the floor!

Get in touch with RenosGroup.ca book a free in-home consultation for all your home renovation needs!  Or give us a call at (613)727-9427

Converting the Attic into a Bedroom

As a homeowner, there are inevitably going to be points in your life where you wish you had more space. Perhaps you have welcomed a new baby to the family, perhaps you have picked up a new hobby with lots of equipment, or maybe your belongings just keep multiplying with no explanation. You could move or build an addition, but often homeowners prefer to find options within the home to make use of every last square foot.

Not every home has an attic, and not every home with an attic has that can be converted into usable space. If you are one of the lucky few, you can benefit from a renovation project to transform that dusty unused space into a gorgeous yet cost-effective bedroom.

If you are going to be converting your attic space into a bedroom and want to make sure that you’re able to do so quickly, effectively, and without having to have a gigantic budget, you want to pay attention to all of the inside information we have to offer you below.

Use the Space Intelligently


The biggest mistake that you could ever make when you are looking to convert your attic into a bedroom is to try and pigeonhole your ideal layout into a floorplan or a footprint that simply isn’t practical.

By really thinking about how you can use the space intelligently – working with any design limitations or interesting architectural details rather than trying to eliminate them altogether – you will be able to really streamline the project and create a truly unique space.

Consider Your Limitations and Transform Them into Strengths


It is always important to consider any and all limitations that you may be dealing with at any one particular point in time when you are dealing with a construction project, but it’s always important to consider your limitations – and overcome those limitations – when it is time to convert your attic into a bedroom.

You will inevitably have to deal with all kinds of interesting architectural features (low hanging ceilings are always going to be a problem in the attic), but with a little bit of creativity you shouldn’t have too terribly much trouble overcoming those issues and creating a bedroom space that is something even more special than what could have been created in a more traditional layout.

Find new ways to make storage work, utilize all available floor area, and consider taking advantage of “built-in” style furniture in storage pieces to create open and roomy spaces in attics that are anything but that!

With just a little bit of extra effort – and some creativity – you will be sure of creating your dream bedroom in your attic with no difficulty whatsoever. To help plan the perfect attic renovation project and make the most of the opportunity, RenosGroup.ca is here to help!  Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427

Choosing The Right Colour For Your Master Bedroom

A home is a reflection of your aesthetic sense, a space where you feel free to be yourself, and a place to unwind. Playing one of the most important roles in creating a truly relaxing space is the paint or wallpaper you use. This is especially true in the master bedroom, where choosing the right colour is critical. With that in mind, let’s spend a moment reviewing two competing colour choices. Along with describing how lighter golds and deeper reds differ, we will go into variations of each to further explore the options available. With that, let’s begin!

Golds

Golds are softer, inviting colours that liven up a space, make it appear brighter, and make it even feel happy and youthful. The colour yellow has a lot of connotations in our society, and finding the right tint can make all the difference in the world.

Golds: Warmth and Brightness

Golds exude warmth and vibrancy, making a space feel cheerful and inviting. The inherent optimism associated with yellow, a key component of gold, plays a significant role in creating a positive ambiance.

Beyond the visual aspects, gold is often associated with positive emotions like happiness, creativity, and success. This psychological influence can contribute to a more uplifting and energizing atmosphere in your master bedroom, perfect for starting your day on a positive note.

Choosing the Right Gold Tone:

The key to harnessing the power of gold lies in selecting the perfect shade for your specific needs and preferences. Consider these factors:

  • Room size: Lighter shades, such as tame yellow, can visually enlarge a smaller space, while soft gold can work well in both larger and smaller rooms.
  • Natural light: Rooms with abundant natural light can handle bolder gold tones, while rooms with limited natural light might benefit from lighter shades like tame yellow to avoid making the space feel closed in.
  • Personal preference: Ultimately, the perfect shade is the one that resonates with you and creates the desired mood in your personal haven.

Choosing The Right Colour For Your Master Bedroom

The Soft Gold Look

Soft gold has a classic feel that is nearly impossible to deny. While it creates less of contrast with wood, it still is inviting. Nearly rustic in its application, the soft gold look provides an aged warmth that is hard to replicate in any other way.

The Allure of Soft Gold:

  • Classic and Enduring: Soft gold transcends fleeting trends, offering a timeless aesthetic that never goes out of style. This classic hue exudes a sense of sophistication and refinement, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a sophisticated yet inviting space.
  • Warmth and Invitation: Unlike stark white or cool grays, soft gold possesses an inherent warmth that fosters a sense of welcome and comfort. This quality makes it ideal for creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere in your master bedroom, a space dedicated to unwinding and rejuvenation.
  • Subtle Contrast: While soft gold may not create a stark contrast with wooden elements like furniture or flooring, this very feature contributes to its charm. The subtle interplay between the warm tones of wood and the gentle gold hue creates a cohesive and harmonious aesthetic, fostering a sense of peace and tranquility.

A Tame Yellow

The tame yellow look creates a feeling of openness, airiness, and space. It is warm and inviting. Often going incredibly well with the darker browns of wood borders, windows, and furniture, even a tame yellow is still bright and inviting. With countless classic looks, soft gold is highly versatile.

The Allure of Tame Yellow:

  • Warmth and Brightness: Similar to soft gold, tame yellow exudes warmth, instantly brightening your space. This is especially beneficial in rooms with limited natural light, as it can combat feelings of gloominess and create a more inviting atmosphere.
  • Openness and airiness: Tame yellow has the unique ability to visually enlarge a space. This characteristic makes it ideal for smaller bedrooms, as it can create the illusion of more square footage and contribute to a feeling of openness.
  • Versatility and Balance: Unlike bolder yellows, tame yellow is incredibly versatile. It pairs beautifully with a variety of colors, from crisp whites and calming grays to rich browns and even pops of contrasting colors. This allows you to create a personalized and balanced color scheme that reflects your preferences.

Reds

Reds are perfect for creating a cozy, calm, and inviting master bedroom. Often accented with pillows, decorations, and bronzed metal fixtures, deeper reds draw us in and don’t disappoint. Like with the golds and yellow, success in using deeper reds is all about identifying the right shade for your needs.

The Allure of Deeper Reds:

  • Cozy and Inviting: Deeper reds possess the unique ability to create a sense of warmth and intimacy, making your master bedroom feel like a true haven. This quality is particularly appealing in larger bedrooms, where cooler tones might create a feeling of vastness.
  • Calming and Relaxing: Contrary to popular belief, deeper reds can actually promote relaxation. Studies have shown that certain shades of red can have a calming effect on the nervous system, fostering feelings of peace and tranquility – perfect for unwinding after a long day.
  • Sophistication and Elegance: Deeper reds exude an air of sophistication and elegance that can elevate the aesthetic of your master bedroom. This is further enhanced by carefully chosen accents, such as bronze metal fixtures or plush velvet throw pillows.

Burgundy

Vibrant, burgundy is deep, dark, but still has enough going for it to stand out. With incredible success as a background colour paired with white or a very fine tan, burgundy is often not the only colour used on the walls. Consider your space when considering burgundy as it can be highly specific to the space in your home.

The Enthralling Allure of Burgundy:

  • Statement-Making Potential: Unlike lighter colors, burgundy makes a bold and dramatic statement. It instantly elevates the visual impact of your space, fostering a sense of sophistication and elegance.
  • Depth and Intimacy: The depth of burgundy creates a sense of intimacy and warmth, making your master bedroom feel like a cozy and inviting retreat. This is particularly appealing for larger bedrooms, which can sometimes feel vast and impersonal.
  • Versatility with Accents: While stunning as a background color, burgundy pairs beautifully with other elements to create a cohesive and balanced aesthetic. White or very fine tan accents provide a perfect contrast, preventing the space from feeling overwhelming.

Reddish-Brown

Toned, classy, and mesmerizing, the reddish-brown colour acts like the soft gold in creating an aged yet inviting look. Matched well with darker woods and tan accents on the ceiling, reddish-brown has a lot of potential.

The Allure of Reddish-Brown:

  • Sophistication and Elegance: Reddish-brown exudes an air of refinement and sophistication. It instantly elevates the visual appeal of your space, offering a more subdued alternative to bolder shades of red.
  • Warmth and Comfort: The inherent warmth of brown, accentuated by the subtle red undertones, fosters a sense of comfort and tranquility. This quality makes reddish-brown ideal for creating a space that feels both inviting and relaxing.
  • Timeless Appeal: Unlike fleeting trends, reddish-brown possesses a timeless quality. It seamlessly blends with various design styles, from traditional to contemporary, making it a versatile choice for a long-lasting aesthetic.

For all your home renovation needs, including choosing the exact right shade and hue to bring your renovation to the next level, RenosGroup is here to help. Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427 for a free, no-obligation consultation and let inspiration guide the way!

The Ultimate Guide to Remodel Your Master Bedroom 

Ready to remodel your master bedroom? Before you start knocking down walls and reconfiguring the layout, use this guide to create a design that is exactly as you like it.

Open Things Up


One of the hottest trends in home layouts is the open-concept living space. Since the master bedroom is supposed to be a place for you to unwind and relax, it makes sense that the room should not be small and cramped. High ceilings and minimal walls are ideal, so see about opening the space if you can. Before remodeling your master bedroom, make sure you know where everything is supposed to be placed so you will have enough space for everything you need.

Brighten the Space


Nothing makes a master bedroom feel more inviting that a nice paint job. While your room is meant to be a haven, it is not supposed to feel like a dungeon. Dark paints and stains can look great when juxtaposed against brighter colours. Keep in mind that the most relaxing colours are subdued hues of greens, blues, and yellows. Consider your intended purposes while picking out the paint for your master bedroom. Have you chosen a colour that matches the design concept as well as your idea of a relaxing space?

When in Doubt, Go with the Best


During your master bedroom remodel you will eventually notice that not all products are created equally. Some are noticeably better quality while other items have hidden flaws that end up costing you money in the end. This can make it difficult to find the right pieces for your space. When you are in doubt about what to choose, always go with the best product. Keep in mind that “best” is not always synonymous with “most expensive.” Study the quality of the products you pick and opt for something that has lasting value. When all is said and done, you will be happy you did and you could also save a lot of money in the future.

Hire a Professional


Remember that you can always use an expert to help you create the master bedroom of your dreams. Professional help from Ottawa home renovators like RenosGroup.ca can give you design insights that you hadn’t considered. Even if you don’t want to spend the money on services, we are happy to come to your house for a free no-obligation estimate so you can structure a more realistic budget. A good professional contractor and/or designer can streamline the process and perfect the details of the project though, which makes their services well worth the money in most cases.

To learn more about remodeling your master bedroom to better suit your needs and taste, contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427  today.

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