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Creating the Perfect In-Law or Guest Suite Basement

Whether you are designing a basement suite for guests or to accommodate your in-laws, the basement renovations Ottawa families require need a solid plan to make the space as comfortable and functional as possible. For guest suite basements, sometimes a good place to start is to look at hotel suites or even retirement home layouts, as they share some distinct similarities, such as:

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How to Avoid Mold & Mildew in Your Home

Once your bathroom renovation is complete and your home looks stunning, you want to keep it looking in mint condition for as long as possible. These care and maintenance tips will extend the longevity of your bathroom renovation and help you avoid mold and mildew growth: Continue Reading

Basement Renovation Costs to Be Sure to Expect

Renovating your basement can be a daunting task, and can come with some unexpected costs. It’s all too common to find that a crack in the wall or foundation may require a costly external sealing project or drain installation, or that the best way to open up that dark space would be to cut a window or patio door into the basement wall.
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Considering Turning Your Basement Into a Rental Unit?

If you’re looking for a way to make additional income, why not consider turning your basement into a rental unit? With enough square footage and a few basement renovations, you could get back your initial investment and continue to have extra money to use as you need it. Even if you decide that the rental option isn’t the right fit for you down the road, you can still use it to house an aging parent, your eldest child or even use it as your home office. Before jumping into this project, here are some key factors to think about first.

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Home Addition Costs in Ottawa

Do you want to add square footage to your garage, or finish your basement but aren’t sure about the price? Then you’re in the perfect place. At RenosGroup, we pride ourselves on educating our customers. That’s why we’re completely transparent about our rates. We’re also upfront about what you should expect to pay for home renovations in Ottawa.

It’s our goal to educate you so that you don’t get ripped off by shady contractors.

There are many handymen and contractors out there that claim to charge next to nothing. Yet, they often cheat their customers through hidden charges and poor labor. That’s why we’ve created a practical pricing guide for our top-notch renovations.

 

Basic Room Addition Costs

Are you an Ottawa homeowner in need of some extra space? Maybe you just had a child and need another bedroom. Packing up and moving to a new home is expensive and cumbersome. Not only that but buying a new home just for an extra room is a huge step.

That’s why you need a home addition from RenosGroup instead. We can provide you with an essential room addition to give you that much-needed space.

That way, you won’t have to move or uproot your life just for the sake of an extra room.

So what can you expect to pay for a basic room addition? Here’s a breakdown:

  • $57,000 – $125,000 + HST for the addition of a 15′ x 15′ 225 SF bedroom, up to a 20′ x 25′ 750 SF
  • $275-$300 per square foot
  • Price is for a single room addition only
  • Minimal electrical and structural work included
  • No plumbing included in the price

With our help, you can add an extra room for the new baby without having to move. Beyond that, our room additions are perfect for adding a man cave, extra storage space, and more. If you wish that your Ottawa home had more space, then an essential room addition from us will make that wish come true.

 

Garage Addition Costs

Is the only thing holding you back from buying a new car a lack of garage space? Then you need to give us a call to add extra square footage to your garage or carport. A more oversized garage will also add to the resell value of your Ottawa home. A garage addition is a fantastic idea if you’re trying to think of upgrades to sell your home for more.

Home Addition Ottawa - Kevin Street

Home Addition Ottawa – Kevin Street

 If you’re running out of space for everything, adding to your garage can solve your storage woes.

 If you’re curious about getting a garage addition in Ottawa, here’s an overview of the pricing:

  • $45,000 – $114,000 + HST for a 12′ x 20′ 240 SF garage, up to a 24′ x 25′ 600 SF two-car garage
  • $190-$200 per square foot
  • Enough room to park another vehicle

There’s a lot that you can do with a garage addition. If you aren’t concerned with parking your vehicle or storage, why not make it a weight room, man cave, or bar? Let us know what you have in mind during our free in-home consultation, and our team will make it happen.

 

Finished Basement Costs

If you have an unfinished basement in Ottawa, it’s time to change that. Keeping your basement incomplete is effectively wasting an entire room of your home. Sadly, basements are often the most underutilized room in many homes. We specialize in finishing basements at RenosGroup, so don’t wait to give us a call if you want to spruce things up. Beyond finishing your basement, we can also help you renovate and repurpose it.

There are lots of benefits involved with finishing your basement. These include:

  • Increased energy efficiency. If your basement isn’t finished, then it’s not insulated. As a result, cold and hot air escapes, making it harder to maintain the temperature in your home. Finishing the basement will insulate it, saving you money on your energy bill.
  • Increased value to your home. Finishing your basement can provide a 70% ROI due to the value it adds to your home. If you plan on selling your home in Ottawa, you owe it to yourself to hire us to finish the basement. A finished basement is often high on homebuyers’ wishlists. That can not only help your home sell for more but also faster.
  • Added versatility. You can use it as a bonus room when you stop neglecting your basement. We encourage homeowners to turn their basement into a room they wish they had. For example, do you want a home gym or hobby room? Then your basement is a perfect fit, but you need to finish it first!

Here’s an overview of what you can expect to pay for a finished basement:

  • $30,000 – $80,000 + HST for a basement 700-1,000 SF in length
  • $45-$85 per square foot
  • Lower square footage price includes basic finishes
  • Higher square footage price includes higher-end finishes & full bathroom

 

Kitchen/Bathroom & Multi-Room Addition Costs

For homeowners wanting larger kitchens or bathrooms, we don’t disappoint at RenosGroup. We can add to your current kitchens and bathrooms or build new ones from scratch. Also, if you need to add multiple bedrooms to your Ottawa home, you can count on us. We do closets, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and more.

With our skilled team on your side, you’ll never have to settle for a subpar kitchen or bathroom.

 Do you wish you had an island or an extra area for a pizza oven? Would you love to add a bathroom to the first floor for your guests? It would be best if you reached out to us for a free in-home consultation today.

Here are the prices we charge for kitchens, bathrooms, and multiple room additions:

  • $62,000 – $207,000 + HST for a 15′ x 15′ 225 SF kitchen, to a 25′ x 30′ 750 SF room addition
  • $275 – $300 per square foot
  • Multiple rooms are available
  • Techno posts/Concrete Piers
  • Moderate to high-end finishes
  • Bathrooms, tile, hardwood, closets, and more

 

Crawl Space/Stem Wall Foundation Costs

Do you want to add to your crawl spaces or stem wall foundation? That’s no problem for us, and both are well within our areas of expertise. Here’s what you can expect to pay:

  • $10,000 – $25,000 HST
  • $25 – $40 per SF of wall space

 

Full-Height Basement Foundation Costs

Please don’t wait to get in touch if you need a complete basement foundation for your home. That means that the basement will match the perimeter of your home. Full height refers to a ceiling height of 7-feet or above. That will grant you a high enough basement to repurpose into anything. From there, we can finish it and turn it into a spare bedroom, home gym, or anything else you desire.

Here’s a breakdown of what we charge:

  • $25,000 – $60,000 HST
  • $25 – $50 per SF of wall space

 

Final Takeaways

As you can see, we’re very upfront about our home addition costs. Not only are our prices fair, but our expertise is second to none. If you want a home addition with remarkable craftsmanship, please don’t wait to reach out for a free in-home consultation. To do so, give us a call at (613) 727-9427.

Home Renovation Costs in Ottawa

If you’ve decided to renovate your home, you have a huge decision to make. It would be best to find skilled contractors that you can trust with your most precious asset, your home. This can certainly affect your home renovation costs

If you select poorly, you risk incurring severe damages to your house. These include:

  • Major leaks
  • Unsafe electrical work
  • Damage to your foundation
  • Poor craftsmanship

These are just a few of the things that can go wrong with an inexperienced crew. That’s why you must seek out the best of the best, like us here at RenosGroup. We’re contractors that you can always rely on in Ottawa, and we’ve got the track record to prove it.

So if you want to know what you can expect to pay for a professional renovation, you’re in the right spot.

For quick reference, here’s a table breaking down home renovation costs in Ottawa:

That will give you the gist of what we charge on average. Read on for more detail on what we charge, why, and a complete list of our services.

Contractors in Ottawa: You Get What You Pay For

Sure, there are a lot of cheap contractors in the city. Yet, they end up not being worth it for many reasons. For example, here’s a common scenario we encounter all the time.

A client calls us in a panic because their newly renovated kitchen is a total mess.

The countertops look awful, the tile is wrong, and the kitchen sink sprung a massive leak.

Why is it in such disarray? It’s because they went with a cheap contracting service that promised them the world. They claimed they could beautifully renovate their kitchen for next to nothing.

Here’s a quick rule of thumb for contractors and pricing; if it sounds too good to be true, it always is.

The next thing our client knew, their kitchen became the site of a disaster. Not only that but they got hit with hidden fees and clauses. That’s another common trick of untrustworthy contractors.

At the end of the day, they wound up spending thousands more than they would if they had gone with us in the first place. They still had to pay the cheap contractors, plus the hidden fees, plus paying us to fix their mistakes.

Trust us; save yourself the hassle and call us at RenosGroup. We charge our prices for a reason because they allow us to ensure premium quality work every time.

What to Consider When Researching Contractors

We like to educate our clients at RenosGroup. Here are our top factors to consider when looking for a contractor in Ottawa or elsewhere:

  • You get what you pay for in the end. Remember, any contracting service can claim meager prices. The proof is always in the pudding, so be sure to check out reviews before hiring them. Pay close attention to what reviewers have to say about the price quoted versus the price charged. Nine times out of 10, they’re in completely different ballparks.
  • Price isn’t everything. Let’s say that you can hire contractors for dirt cheap rates. Well, dirt cheap rates equal dirt cheap quality. You’ll long forget about how much money you saved when you have to come home to face your dreadful renovations each day. Save yourself the heartache and hire professionals from the get-go!
  • Quality above all else. What matters more than anything is that you receive quality work. When researching contractors, check out user reviews. Please pay close attention to what reviewers say about their craftsmanship. Also, were they professional with the client? Was there a supervisor present at all times to ensure quality?
  • Licensing, insurance, and a legitimate firm that pays taxes. This factor is a huge one. If you choose to do your renovations yourself or hire a crew with no insurance, you could end up on the hook for expensive repairs. If they should make a mistake or do damage to your foundation, it’s up to you to fix it. You also need to hire a legitimate tax-paying company to avoid legal issues. At RenosGroup, we’re licensed, insured, and we always pay our taxes. You’ll be in great hands when you choose us for renovations in Ottawa.
  • Contracts that feature plain English. Shady contractors love to pull tricks with the wording in their contracts, so beware. If the contract seems a little too vague or ambiguous, it’s likely on purpose. That’s so they can sneak in hidden fees and clauses to get more of your money. As a rule of thumb, never sign a contract that you can’t understand. At RenosGroup, all our contracts feature plain English. We spell everything out in as precise terminology as possible.
  • Their level of experience/whether they use subcontractors. When looking for a contracting service, try to find one that doesn’t sub out anything. Of course, we never feature any subcontractors at RenosGroup. That’s because we have a diverse team of experts with varying specialties. If a contractor has to use subcontractors, it’s a tell-tale sign they lack experience. They also give up their quality control whenever they sub out specific jobs. So if you want a fantastic job done no matter what, use us at RenosGroup. Every job that we perform gets done by one of our internal professionals.

As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when selecting general contractors in Ottawa.

To save yourself some time and hassle, you can use us at RenosGroup. We have all the factors that you see listed above, plus many more. When it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, we provide the most robust craftsmanship and quality work. 

We’ll never cut corners or use subpar materials to save a buck. Instead, all our time, energy, and effort go toward making your dream home a reality.

We’re committed to providing you with superb renovations and home additions at reasonable prices. So if you need the best general contractors Ottawa has available, we won’t let you down at RenosGroup.

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Our Price Ranges / Home Renovation Costs

Here are our price ranges for the most common renovation services we offer. Bear in mind; these are by no means final prices. Lots of aspects vary from job to job, and they each affect the price.

For the most accurate pricing information, reach out to us for a detailed quote.

We’ll provide one for you during your free in-home consultation with us.

The following estimates are average basic costs only. For the calculations, we used mid-level products. These include supplies, labor, debris disposal, and project management. Also, all per square foot pricing can’t apply to smaller projects as minimums apply.

Home Renovation Costs

Bathroom Renovation Costs


Soaker Tub, Tile Shower Walls, Faucet, and Shower Curtain Rod: $8,500+ HST and up

Here, we’ll replace your existing bathtub with an acrylic soaker tub. From there, we’ll replace your shower walls with new tiling. We’ll replace the tub and shower faucet and install a new shower curtain rod. Of course, we’ll diligently clean up our job site each day with a disposal trip at the end. We’ll transport any garbage to the waste facilities on the outskirts of town. The price includes all parts, products, labor, debris disposal, and project management.

Shower Conversion: $10,000+ HST and up

Do you no longer bathe in your bathtub? Has it become increasingly difficult to get over the edge of your tub? Then a shower conversion would be perfect for you. We’ll replace your bathtub with a shower in the same footprint. You’ll get an acrylic shower base, shower faucet, and custom shower walls and doors. Price includes all parts, labor, and more. We’ll perform daily cleanups and disposal trips.

Bathroom Upgrade: $18,000 – $22,000+ HST and up

If it’s time for a complete overhaul, you should upgrade your bathroom. We’ll remove and replace the contents of an average-sized, four-piece bathroom. That includes the tub, shower, faucet, tile, toilet, and more. We’ll install brand-new flooring, medicine cabinets, and lighting fixtures. A bathroom upgrade includes a fresh coat of paint and new tile. We’ll ensure that everything new connects to your existing plumbing hookups to avoid any hassle.

Minor Bathroom Renovation: $22,000 – $25,000+ HST and up

Here, we’ll gut out your entire four-piece bathroom. We’ll replace absolutely everything, including the shower, walls, toilet, sink, cabinets, and more. You’ll get the chance to select from premium new products for your redesigned bathroom.

Major Bathroom Renovation (Higher end or En-suite) $25,000 – $35,000+ HST and up

You get everything that you see in the bathroom renovation listed above. Yet, everything comes with more excellent finishes and higher-end tile, appliances, and fixtures. We also provide a custom-built shower area, custom-glass shower enclosure, and tile flooring. Not only that, but we’ll provide you with brand-new plumbing and electrical. So if you’re looking to pull out all the stops for your bathroom renovation in Ottawa, this is the way to do it.

Kitchen Renovation Costs


Kitchen Upgrade: $25,000 – $30,000+ HST and up

If your kitchen is essentially the way you want it, save for a few enhancements, an upgrade is ideal. That way, you can only replace your cabinets, countertops, sink, backsplash, and flooring. You can also add a fresh coat of paint to your walls and ceiling. For a kitchen upgrade, we tend to keep everything in the same location for your convenience.

Minor Kitchen Renovation: $30,000 – $35,000+ HST and up

If you need a bit more than simple upgrades, minor renovations are wise. We can give you a new layout design, updated electrical wiring, new lighting fixtures, and more. Also, we’ll provide semi-custom cabinets for you. Need a new backsplash? That’s no problem for us. We’ll re-tile it for you as part of the package. If you’re sick of your kitchen floor, why not replace it? We have a myriad of fantastic kitchen flooring options, so don’t be shy. You can do a lot to transform the look and feel of your kitchen with some minor renovations from RenosGroup.

Major Kitchen Renovations: $35,000 – $65,000+ HST and up

If your kitchen is in dire need of change, then it’s time to gut it out. We’ll tear everything down so that we can start from scratch. During your free in-home consultation, you can speak with our in-house interior designer. They’ll help you come up with a brand-new layout for your kitchen. By the time that we’re done, it’ll look like a brand-new kitchen. We’ll provide electrical, plumbing, new fixtures, appliances, countertops, cabinets, and more. The sky is the limit for what you can do with your kitchen when our team is by your side.

Laminate Countertop – Supply and Install: $1,800+ HST and up

Labor/installation: $600 + $1,200 product

Average size kitchen countertops are 40 square feet. We tend to charge $30 per square foot and up. With our laminate countertops, you can give your kitchen an inexpensive fresh new look. There are lots of options for color and texture.

Quartz Countertops – Supplied and Installed by Stone Company: $3,200+ HST and up

Granite Countertops – Supplied and Installed by Stone Company: $2,400+ HST and up

For quartz, approximate charge $80 – $100 per square foot. For granite, approximate charge $60 – $80 per square foot.

Solid stone countertops are a great way to boost your resell value. They also look fantastic and add elegance and sophistication to your kitchen. They’re beautiful, durable, and practical.

Home Renovation Costs

Adding Finished Spaces Costs


Finished Basements: $30,000 – $80,000+ HST and up

We based this figure on a basement that’s around 700 – 1,000 square feet. We charge approximately $45 – $85 per square foot to finish a basement. The lower square foot pricing includes basic finishings. In turn, the higher square foot pricing includes higher-end finishes and a full bathroom. Finishing your basement is a great way to save money on your utility bill. With our team at RenosGroup, we can repurpose your basement into just about anything.

Garage Addition: $45,000 – $114,000+ HST

Ex: 12′ x 20′ 240 SF garage, up to a 24′ x 25′ 600 SF two-car garage

We charge $190 – $200 per square foot on average for garage additions. Let us help you add more space so that you can park another vehicle or add more storage.

Basic Room Addition: $57,000 – $125,000+ HST

Ex: 15′ x 15′ 225 SF bedroom, up to a 20′ x 25′ 500 SF room addition.

We charge $270 – $275 per square foot on average. The price is for a single room addition with minimal structural and electrical work. No plumbing is included with this price.

Kitchen/Bathroom or Multi-Room Addition: $62,000 – $207,000+ HST

Ex: 15′ x 15′ 225 SF kitchen, up to 25′ x 30′ 750 SF

We charge $275 – $300 per square foot on average for these additions. We can do multiple rooms, techno posts with moderate to very nice finishes. We do bathrooms, closets, tile, hardwood, and more.

Crawl Space/Stem Wall Foundation: $10,000 – $25,000 HST

Full-Height Basement Foundation: $25,000 – $60,000 HST

Average cost: $25 – $40 per square foot of wall space


Closing Thoughts

There you have a full price breakdown of our services at RenosGroup. We charge fair and reasonable rates, especially considering the quality of work that we do. If you have any further questions about home renovation costs, please don’t wait to get in touch for a free in-home consultation, you can call us at (613) 727-9427.

Poorly Planned Bathroom Renovations

Every Year Thousands of Home Owners are Financially Devastated by Poorly Planned Bathroom Renovations.

If you’re planning on renovating your entire bathroom you may be tempted to hire an independent contractor or a jack-of-all-trades to keep your costs down. Unfortunately, these individuals are often mediocre at many things and experts at nothing. Remember…just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean it’s a deal!

Hiring a professional bathroom contractor is your best bet at keeping your costs down and protecting your home. A professional bathroom renovation company can provide every service you need and will always be prepared for potential obstacles that may arise, like discovering a rotten floor or mold hidden behind a wall when replacing your tub.

RenosGroup.ca specializes in all aspects of complete bathroom renovations with a team of professionals for every job from designers to carpenters to plumbers.

 

Many companies who do offer complete renovation services don’t offer low-cost options due to the high overhead tied up in their expensive showrooms. The massive cost difference between the expensive showroom companies and the jack-of-all-tradesmen creates confusion and frustration for homeowners.Poorly Planned Bathroom Renovations

RenosGroup.ca has stepped into the gap as one of the only mid-priced full-service bathroom renovators in Ottawa. Our free in-home consultations will give you a more reliable cost estimate because it helps us to correctly prepare for your specific project. Once we’ve measured and poked around in the renovation space we’ll be able to better implement the designer’s plan and anticipate where problems may arise. Our advance preparation strategy is what allows us to work cleaner, faster, smarter and more efficiently than other renovation specialists.

Making us even more tempting is our online showroom.  Though we don’t sell any products these pages can help with your product selections while your in your own home. We even have our own interior designer to help you match colours and fixtures bringing out the warmth and comfort you want your home to exude.  Design work does come with extra fees, but well worth it when it comes to the final look of the finished product

 

If you or a member of your household has mobility limitations you may need to have specific renovations done to your bathroom and home. It is imperative you have a professional make these renovations for you to ensure the proper weight specifications are accounted for and future mobility issues are taken into consideration. An independent bathroom contractor will not plan for further mobility limiting problems you or your loved ones may encounter.

Our team of bathroom renovators are experts in installing mobility limitation products for any age group, and almost every conceivable disability. Your free in-home consultation is designed to give us the information we need to install the correct products, in the appropriate location within your home. We’ll also take into consideration future limitation problems you may encounter so you won’t have to go through another expensive renovation down the road.  To get in touch to schedule renovations, you can fill out an online form or give us a call at (613) 727-9427.

* This was our original main page page for bathroom renovations

Where to Stay During a Home Renovation in Ottawa

Are you about to undergo a major home renovation in Ottawa with us at RenosGroup? If so, you may want to find somewhere to stay during the construction temporarily.

Why’s that? Because significant renovations involve lots of noise and distractions.

For example, if we’re adding on to your home, you will hear lots of sawing, hammering, and drilling during the day. Of course, you can choose to stay at home during the renovation process. We’ll do our very best to keep the noise to a minimum, but sometimes that’s unavoidable.

That’s why we’re here to provide you with some suggestions for temporary lodgings.

It’s our goal to provide you with a seamless experience that doesn’t disrupt your routine. These lodging options will help you maintain peace and quiet while we’re hard at work on your dream home. So if you’re getting ready to hire us for a home renovation in Ottawa, stay tuned to learn where to stay while we work.

Options for Temporary Housing During Renovations

If you don’t feel like living in a noisy construction zone, then you need to find temporary housing. Finding comfy yet affordable lodging can help you stay sane during the day while we work.

At RenosGroup, we offer the best services for home renovation Ottawa has available.

Yet, it’s inevitable that renovations take time, especially ones involving construction. Let’s say that you want to add a bathroom to your basement to turn it into a guest suite. It’s a fantastic idea that will add lots of value to your basement.

In order to get the job done, we’ll need to break down walls, saw, drill, hammer, and more. So if you don’t feel like turning the TV up to max to compete with the noise, here are some housing options.

Short-Term Rental Apartments

Is your home renovation in Ottawa going to take longer than a month? If so, then a short-term rental apartment can be your best bet. You can secure a lease for a few weeks or a few months, depending on your needs. Also, lots of short-term rental apartments come fully furnished.

That can be a big time saver if you don’t feel like decorating a new place during renovations.

After all, it’s only temporary housing, so having existing furniture is a huge plus.

Another perk is that the apartment community will have lots of amenities. You’ll be able to get all your laundry done, as well as work out at the gym, walk your dog at the park, and more. An excellent short-term rental apartment can be a nice change of scenery and even feel like a vacation. You’ll be able to enjoy yourself while we knock out your home renovation in Ottawa. We recommend using Rental.ca to find short-term lease apartments in Ottawa.Kitchen Renovation Ottawa - Lorraine Ave

Staying with Friends and Family

If you can’t afford to spend any more money on temporary housing, it’s time to call up your folks. As long as you know someone that has a spare room or couch, you should be golden. You can ask your family, friends, neighbors, and more.

Friends and family come in handy when renovations present unexpected turns.

Let’s say that you didn’t plan on staying outside of your home during renovations. That was until you realized that you and your family couldn’t handle the noise. Another scenario could be that we discover a gas leak or termite infestation, making your home unsafe to stay. That’s when you give your friends and family a call for an emergency place to stay during the renovations. If you don’t feel like putting anyone out or prefer to have your own space, you can use one of our other options.

Try an RV or Mobile Home

Is your home renovation in Ottawa going to render your home uninhabitable? Then why not make a fun camping trip out of it? You can rent a small RV to park in your backyard or across your streets. If you have water and electricity hookups from your house, then that’s even better. That way, you can hook up your plumbing and electricity in the RV.

Your kids will love being able to play outside and then sleep inside of the RV.

What would have been a terrible inconvenience turns into a fun adventure for the whole family. Bear in mind; you’ll need to make sure that your property allows for RVs. If not, then you can still use an RV, but you’ll need to park it elsewhere.

The same is true for mobile homes. If you’re going to be out of your house for an extended period, renting a mobile home can be wise. Not only are they affordable to rent, but they grant you the freedom of mobility.

During your home renovation in Ottawa, you can cruise around the city or even take an extended road trip with your friends and family. Once the upgrades are done, you can drive it back to enjoy your dream home.

Find a Vacation Rental

Here’s another fun option you can use to entertain your family during renovations. If you want to create a fun vacation-like atmosphere, you can turn to sites like Airbnb and VRBO. These sites make it effortless to find temporary housing, even with very short notice. So if you find yourself without a place to stay, you can rely on Airbnb in a pinch.

Most of these rentals will come fully furnished, which is very convenient. After all, you don’t want to pack up your entire home and take it with you on the road. Instead, the vacation rental will have everything that you need for your trip. You’ll have:

  • Kitchenware
  • Linens
  • Sofas
  • Chairs
  • TVs
  • Beds
  • Nightstands
  • Dressers
  • More

Staying in a vacation rental can be an exciting experience. If you’re going to undergo a home renovation in Ottawa, take a look at some Airbnb’s first. That way, you can determine a fun place to take your family during the renovation work.

Another plus is that a lot of vacation rentals have private owners. That means that you could possibly negotiate a long-term rate instead of the standard one. Doing so can save you quite a bit of money, so it’s definitely worth a shot.

Extended-Stay Hotels

Would you prefer to stay at a hotel during your home renovation in Ottawa? If so, then you should know most extended-stay hotels are set up for 30 days max. So if your renovations will take around a month, an extended stay at a hotel is a viable option.

Why consider staying at a hotel? The main reasons are convenience and luxury.

While at a hotel, you won’t have to worry about doing your laundry or making your beds. Housekeeping will come by every day to give your room a turnover to keep it nice and tidy.

If you get hungry, you can always dial up room service for a tasty meal delivered straight to you.

Also, most suites set up for extended stays come fully furnished with amenities. You’ll have a complete kitchen with a full-size fridge, stovetop, and more. Hotels also have internet access, so you can continue to keep up with your work emails. Complimentary continental breakfasts and never-ending coffee are two other perks.

Do you have kids? Then they’ll enjoy playing in the swimming pool and renting movies in the room. Hotels are always close to restaurants and shopping districts too.

You’ll have everything that you need to stay comfortable during your home renovation in Ottawa.

Of course, an extended stay at a hotel is a very pricey option. If money is no concern, then it’s definitely the most convenient option. Yet, if you have a tighter budget, you’ll have better luck with asking friends or renting an RV.

Corporate Housing

If you want all the comforts of home during renovations, then it’s time to try corporate housing. What’s that? They’re furnished apartments, executive rentals, suites, and more. They’re full-service housing solutions that are totally set up for you upon arrival.

Corporate housing suites are widely known to be high-end. As a result, you’ll enjoy cutting-edge appliances and scenic views.

Most corporate housing is in large condominium complexes. Yet, there are also single-family homes available. You should shop around online to find the right type of corporate housing for your needs.

How can you find corporate housing in Ottawa? There are several ways to do so. Here’s how:

  • Use the national directory from the National Corporate Housing
  • Search online for a real estate broker in Ottawa specializing in corporate housing
  • Find a local corporate housing company in Ottawa

If your renovations and home additions will last longer than a month, then corporate housing is for you. Extended-stay hotels usually only allow stays for up to 30 days. Corporate housing, on the other hand, is set up for stays of two to three months. So if you’ll be without your home for quite a while, it’s time to hit up the corporate housing space.

You’ll enjoy amenities here that you won’t find at extended-stay hotels. These include:

  • In-unit laundry instead of sharing machines
  • Separate rooms
  • Quiet residential surroundings for peaceful sleep

Temporary Rental Homes

Let’s say that you have a large family of seven that won’t fit into an apartment, condo, or hotel. If that sounds like you, then you should look into a temporary rental home. A full-size house will provide you with the space that you need for your family during your home renovation in Ottawa.

Once again, you can look to Airbnb to find a rental home in Ottawa near you. VRBO and CHBO are other options that you can use to find rental homes. These websites also allow you to filter your results so that you can find larger homes.

So if you want to accommodate your large family during a lengthy renovation, a rental home is where it’s at for you.

Your children will have their own bedrooms, and you’ll have enough space for yourself. You can even filter your searches on sites like Airbnb to find pet-friendly homes as well. That way, you can bring Fluffy or Fido along for the journey without having to pay for boarding.

Comparing Temporary Housing Costs

All right, so now that you know about all the temporary housing options let’s rank them based on price. We’ll classify these from the least expensive options to the most expensive options for your convenience.

  • Least expensive: Staying with friends and family. Obviously, the most affordable option is to stay with a family member or friend for free.
  • Inexpensive: Renting a temporary home or apartment. Renting involves paying a negotiated fixed rate each month. It can be the most cost-effective option for extended stays during renovations.
  • Moderately Expensive: Renting RV’s/Corporate housing. On average, you can rent an RV for about $150 a day. That’s about the same rate for corporate housing, too.
  • Expensive: Extended-stay hotels. Staying at a hotel will end up costing you the most. Yet, hotels tend to offer the most luxurious amenities and conveniences. It’s a give-and-take situation that can be worth it if you have the budget for it.

Closing Thoughts and Why to Choose Us for Home Renovations in Ottawa

There you have our top picks for where to stay during your home renovation in Ottawa. If you’re considering renovating your home, then your best bet is to reach out to us at RenosGroup. Why’s that? Because we offer:

  • Free in-home consultations
  • A team of in-house experts
  • Fair and honest rates/contracts
  • No hidden fees or charges
  • Flawless online testimonials and ratings
  • Clear and honest communication with clients at all times
  • We make sure that we deliver on YOUR unique vision for your renovations

We’re committed to delivering the absolute best home renovations Ottawa has to offer. We won’t stop until we achieve your total satisfaction with our work. No other contractor can compete with our free consultations, expertise, and remarkable craftsmanship. Please don’t wait to get in touch with us at RenosGroup to get started today. To get in touch to schedule renovations, you can fill out an online form or give us a call at (613) 727-9427.

The Best Home Renovations Kanata Has to Offer

Do you need home renovations in the fast-growing neighborhood of Kanata? If so, then you need to get in touch with us at RenosGroup.

We offer extensive home renovation services for your home in Kanata.

These include renovations for kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and more.

Also, we excel in mobility renovations for Kanata and surrounding areas. What are mobility renovations? They’re modifications to make your home safer and more accessible. In particular, we do mobility renovations for the elderly or disabled.

So if you want a five-star kitchen remodeling with remarkable craftsmanship, you need to use us. No other contractor in the area comes close to matching our levels of expertise.

If you’ve been searching for ‘home renovations Kanata,’ then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn what RenosGroup can do for you in Ottawa’s fastest-growing neighborhood.

Reasons to Renovate in Kanata

Just west of downtown Ottawa, Kanata is a fast-paced suburb. It’s a hub for high-tech companies in the city. It’s also one of the largest suburbs in Ottawa, with lots of diverse options for housing.

Kanata Lakes is home to the suburb’s most high-end homes. At the same time, older neighborhoods have more affordable options.

There’s something for every type of homeowner in Kanata. Since there’s such diverse housing, there are also lots of reasons to renovate.

If you reside in one of the older neighborhoods, why not go for some flashy new upgrades? You could reach out to us at RenosGroup to update your dated kitchens and bathrooms. We can also upgrade your appliances to help you save money and add new capabilities to your home.

That way, you can still live in an affordable older neighborhood while having an updated, state-of-the-art home. Here are some other reasons to undergo home renovations in Kanata:

  • Add value to your home. If you’re considering selling your home to move to Kanata Lakes, then you’ll want to get as much as you can for your house. The best way to do so is to renovate to add value. Our renovations will help you add curb appeal, fix issues, and enhance the entire property. Reach out to us if you want to get the most bang for your buck when selling your house.
  • As previously stated, old appliances are a no-no. Not only do they look bad and outdated, but they’re notorious for hogging lots of energy. Modern appliances are far more energy-efficient. Getting rid of older dishwashers, fridges, and HVAC units will save you money each month. Not only that, but newer appliances have sleek and stylish designs that will look better.
  • Unless you had your home constructed just for you, then you’d probably like to make some changes. No home is entirely perfect as-is. Renovations are excellent because they allow you to tweak and customize your home to perfection. At RenosGroup, we’ll help you make your dream home become a reality through our work.
  • Can you not do all the things that you used to in your younger years? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to get around your home? Then it would help if you got in touch with us. We’ll customize your home so that it’s set up for optimal accessibility. That way, you won’t have to leave your home. Instead, we’ll add lifts, ramps, and other tweaks to help you get around with ease.
  • Home additions. Do you wish that your home was bigger? Would you love to add on a new room, deck, or building in your backyard? Then you’re going to love what we can do for you at RenosGroup. We’ll consult with you about adding to your home, so don’t wait to get in touch.

These are just a few reasons why you may want to renovate your home in Kanata. It’s a diverse neighborhood with lots of options for renovations. With our fantastic capabilities at RenosGroup, the sky is the limit with what you can do.

The Best General Contractors in Kanata

When searching for general contractors in the area, you want to make sure that you find the best. Not enough homeowners know what to look for in a general contractor. That’s a shame because they often end up getting subpar work from cheap contractors.

At RenosGroup, we pride ourselves on educating our customers. We want to equip you with the knowledge that you need to select the best general contractor. Of course, we’re your best option, but it’s good to know why that is in particular. Here’s what you should look for in a Kanata general contractor.

Know What You Need

First and foremost, you need to know precisely what you want. Do you want to renovate your kitchen, basement, or bathrooms? Are you focused on renovating for practicality or visual appeal? Do you have a realistic budget in mind?

These are all essential questions that you must ask yourself before getting started.

If you aren’t sure of what you want, you might end up with something you don’t need. As such, it’s imperative that you sit down and decide everything that you want out of your renovations. Here are a few tips to follow:

  • Decide on which rooms you need to renovate
  • Walk by each room and decide on the changes you want to make (new furniture, cabinets, appliances, etc.)
  • Evaluate your finances and come up with a realistic budget
  • Consider the scope of work and how long it might take to complete

Once you have all these steps complete, then you’re ready to start your search.

Shop Around for Bids

The next step is to do some quote research. Try to get as many quotes from as many contractors as you possibly can. That way, you know for a fact that you’re getting the best deal.

Yet, it would be best if you did not make a choice based entirely on price.

That’s because cheaper contractors often do shoddy and unreliable work.

Bearing that in mind, you’ll need to find contractors that are within your budget range. At RenosGroup, we excel in charging fair and honest rates for our work. Of course, we back up our pricing with remarkable quality and craftsmanship. You can also quickly get a free quote from our team, so don’t be shy.

Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

As we said before, price should not be your only deciding factor. If you find a contractor offering a fantastic rate, do some research. If it seems too good to be true, that’s a red flag. Make sure that you look up some candid user reviews for each contracting company.

Take note of what the reviews have to say. Did they lie in their contract? Was their craftsmanship poor? Did they not show up on time each day? How was their attitude toward customers?

It’s pretty common to find bad reviews for contractors offering super cheap rates.

They also lie in their contracts with hidden fees. So what looks like a great deal ends up being quite a bit more expensive.

There are hundreds of excellent testimonials for the work we do at RenosGroup, including in the neighborhood of Kanata. That’s because we always do our best work for every project that we take on. Our team has a ton of successful experiences, and we always charge fair prices.

No Subcontractors

Lastly, you should use a company that doesn’t use subcontractors. That’s because subcontractors are notorious for doing shoddy work. If a contractor uses subcontractors, it’s a sign that they don’t know what they’re doing. That, or they have a minimal crew that doesn’t have many specialties.

At RenosGroup, we would never dream of using subcontractors. That’s because we want to ensure the quality of every project that we do. With subcontractors, you’re putting your reputation into someone else’s hands. The thought of that makes us shudder.

The Most Diverse Home Renovations Kanata Has Available

No matter which room in the home you want to renovate, you can rely on us to do a great job. We can renovate kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and more. You can also reach out to us for home additions and mobility renovations. Here’s an in-depth look at each type of renovation we offer in Kanata.

Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen Renovation Ottawa - Brady AvenueAre you constantly on the move in your kitchen? Do you wish you didn’t have to walk all over to get the utensils you need? Then undergoing kitchen renovations in Kanata is a great idea.

Let us help you make your kitchen more practical.

We can incorporate islands, open shelving, and other techniques to give you a better layout.

You’ll love being able to stay in one place while cooking at home. We’ll make sure that everything you need is within reach. So if your kitchen is a cluttered mess, we can help you transform it into your dream kitchen.

We can also help you add new frills to your kitchen. Of course, we have a wide variety of countertops, cabinets, tiles, floor solutions, and more. Feel free to consult with our interior designer to come up with some exciting ideas. Reach out to us to enjoy the best kitchen renovations Kanata has to offer.

Bathroom Renovations

Is your bathroom beyond cramped? Do you feel like you’re going to suffocate every time you do your business? Then it’s time to call us at RenosGroup to save the day with the best bathroom renovations Kanata has available.

We have a myriad of techniques we can use to add space to your bathroom.

These include moving the shower, rearranging the layout, and more.

Themes are great for bathrooms. If you want to feel like you’re at the beach when taking a shower, we can make that happen for you. Coming up with a fun theme for your bathroom can breathe fresh new life into the space.

It goes without saying that you’re going to spend quite a bit of time in your bathroom. Bearing that in mind, why not make your bathroom as pleasant as possible? We’d love to help you design the bathroom of your dreams at RenosGroup.

Basement Renovations

When it comes to renovations, basements are a goldmine. At the same time, they’re often the most underutilized room in the house.

If your basement is the epitome of dullness, then you need to spruce things up.

Why not transform your basement into a man cave, a home theater, or a guest room?

They’re all feasible ideas that we can quickly achieve at RenosGroup. Make sure to reach out to our team for a free in-home consultation. That way, we can brainstorm what to do with your dull basement to make it exciting and valuable. We’re renowned for our fantastic basement renovations in Kanata and surrounding areas.

Mobility Renovations

Has climbing the stairs become akin to ascending Mount Everest? Then it would help if you renovated to make your home more accessible. We can install chairlifts, elevators, ramps, and so much more.

Our team has extensive training and experience with accessibility renovations.

We know how to make your home safe and easy to get around in. Please don’t wait to get in touch with us if you’re having an increasingly difficult time getting around your home in Kanata.

Concluding Thoughts and Why to Choose Us

By now, you should know why RenosGroup provides the best home renovations Kanata has around. We will go above and beyond to meet all of your needs.

Not only that, but we’re the only contractor in the area offering free in-home consultations. Other contractors will charge you before ever setting foot in your home.

That’s not the case with us. Our in-home consultations are 100% free. We’ll provide you with a highly accurate quote during this time. Not only that, but we’ll walk through your home with you while you tell us what you want out of your renovations. From there, we’ll discuss the feasibility of each task to create an action plan. That way, we can make your dream home a reality. Please don’t wait to fill out an online form or give us a call at (613) 727-9427.

The Best General Contractor in Ottawa

If you live in the Ottawa area and need a general contractor, you’ve probably searched for these words.

Well, the good news is that you’ve landed on the best here at RenosGroup.

We’re general contractors in Ottawa that provide extensive remodeling services. We specialize in kitchens, basements, bathrooms, and more.

Our team is trustworthy, educated, and highly skilled. Whether you want to revamp the layout of your kitchen or have mobility limitations, we do it all here.

So if you’ve been searching for ‘the best general contractor Ottawa’ in Ottawa, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn all the reasons why RenosGroup is your #1 choice for remodels and beyond.

Why Hiring RenosGroup is Better Than DIY

 

Lots of homeowners try to save money by tackling the renovations themselves. While this may work for experienced craftsmen, it’s not a good idea for the majority.

That’s because renovating your home correctly takes a lot of expertise.

Not only that, but if you screw things up, you could wind up costing yourself thousands.

Say, for example, that you want to add extra space to your basement by knocking down a wall. That’s a risky job if you don’t have any experience.

If you mess things up, you could do damage to the foundation of your home. That will end up costing far more than simply hiring us from the start.

There’s also the real risk of injury. Renovating involves a lot of hard work with tools, ladders, heavy lifting, and more. If you wind up injuring yourself, you’ll lose even more money through medical bills. Not only that, but you’ll end up losing income by missing work too.

A lot goes into renovating a home, and it takes a team of dedicated professionals with diverse skills. At RenosGroup, we have a fantastic team with lots of varying specialties. We have professionals that are master carpenters, drywall workers, and more.

So if you want to renovate your home in Ottawa, you need to save yourself some stress by calling us. That way, you won’t have to worry about damaging your home or injuring yourself. Our team knows how to stay safe on the job, and we’re licensed and insured for our work.

Here are a few other reasons why you should choose us instead of DIY:

 

  • The craftsmanship. Even if you fancy yourself as a jack-of-all-trades, you can’t be a master at everything. As a consequence, your renovations will wind up looking amateurish. If you’re not highly experienced with carpentry, drywall, and other trades, you won’t get stellar results. Hiring us, on the other hand, is the best way to ensure impeccable craftsmanship.
  • The required tools. Many budding DIY’ers get stopped in their tracks when they realize they don’t have the tools they need. After all, it’s not very common to have a wood lathe in your garage for casual use. The fact is that you probably lack the equipment necessary to complete the renovations that you want.
  • Time-consuming. Another reason lots of DIY’ers give up is the amount of time involved. Proper renovations take a considerable amount of time. If you work a full-time job, you probably won’t have enough time to complete the project. Sure, you can work strictly on the weekends, but achieving your goals will take twice as long. You won’t have to worry about any of that by hiring us instead.
  • Responsible for your mistakes. If you blast a claw hammer through your wall by mistake, then it’s on you. If you want to fix it, then you’ll have to dish out the money for repairs. With our team at RenosGroup, we’re insured for our work, protecting you from any damages. We’re also staunch professionals that rarely ever make mistakes.
  • The 80% curse. A lot of DIY’ers will get cocky once they reach the 80% completion point. Once they start to see the end in sight, they can’t resist the urge to ‘take a break.’ The bad news is that this break is usually indefinite. It’s rare for a homeowner to complete a renovation job on their own.

 

Your Reliable Source for Ottawa Renovations

You’re on the lookout for the ‘best general contractor Ottawa,’ so let’s list some reasons why it’s us. We have very high standards for excellence at RenosGroup. That’s why we boast a flawless track record with our clients in Ottawa.

We’re committed to providing you with the renovations of your dreams.

That’s why we provide free in-home consultations for every client.

Unlike other contractors in the area, we never charge for our consultations. Beyond that, we perform them in your home. That way, we can lay eyes on your space and gauge the feasibility of your project.

We’ll work with you to determine the best action plan to make your renovations a reality.

Of course, you’ll always have the final say on what we end up doing with your home.

Communication is one of our most essential values. Every step of the way, we’ll keep you updated on the progress of your renovations. You’re also free to request any changes or updates as well. It’s our goal to win your total satisfaction with our work. That way, we’ll become your go-to for all your future renovations.

Free In-Home Consultations

We feel that general contractors have lost their personal touch in Ottawa. That’s why we’re here to pose a return to form. You see, it’s all too common for general contractors to charge you before ever visiting your home.

Sure, you can view their showroom for free, but that’s to upsell you on their most expensive products.

They’ll show you impressive backsplashes, cabinetry, and floor coatings. Yet, this is all in a showroom backdrop and not your actual home.

If you request an in-home consultation, they’ll want to charge you. At RenosGroup, we do not agree with this model at all. In fact, we think that it’s pretty insane.

How can you expect a contractor to know the needs of your home if they don’t even see it first?

These are contractors that already know what they want to do to your interiors. They will renovate based on THEIR vision instead of YOURS. We do the opposite at RenosGroup.

That’s why we offer in-home consultations at no cost to you. It’s our first step for every client, in fact. We’ll sit down in your home to discuss what you want for your renovations. We’ll work entirely based on your needs, not our desire to sell you expensive products.

That’s why we keep a online product showrooms. Anyone can view them, but you can’t buy anything through them. Instead, our online showcases serve to give you a feel for the type of products that we offer. That way, you can request certain products during our in-home consultation with you. We’re also renowned for our highly accurate quotes. We do our very best to stick to the price that we quote you for your convenience.

An Elite Team of Experts

When searching for ‘general contractors Ottawa,’ ignore any service using subcontractors.

Why’s that?

It’s because subcontractors are unreliable and do shoddy work.

Any general contractor that uses subcontractors has less quality control. That’s because they have no way of controlling their effectiveness. They’re putting their reputation in the hands of another service, which is never a good idea.

We see a situation all the time when a contractor has to answer for a subcontractor’s mistakes. That’s a nightmare scenario that nobody wants. You don’t want any damage to your home, and contractors don’t want their reputations ruined.

Yet, that’s the risk that they run every time that they choose to use subcontractors. We’re well aware of this risk at RenosGroup, which is why we don’t use subcontractors.

As a result, we enjoy total quality control over every project that we complete.

Our team of experts gets held accountable for every renovation they perform for us. Not only that, but we have rigorous standards for our training. We’re able to ensure the quality of every member of our crew due to these measures.

We have experts from all areas on our team. For each trade, we have someone that specializes in it entirely. That guarantees that we do a fantastic job every single time.

We never have our plumbers scratching their heads at how to build a custom cabinet. That’s because we delegate accordingly, ensuring an expert handles every task.

We can come up with a fun and unique look for your kitchen, basement, and other rooms. You won’t find a team this diverse and talented anywhere else in Ottawa.

Fair and Transparent Contracts

Best General Contractor in Ottawa

Cheaper contractors love to advertise low rates on paper. Once they hook you in with these minuscule rates, they’ll jack up the price with hidden fees. Not only is this shady, but it’s not a very good way to encourage repeat business.

We’re incredibly open and transparent with our contracts. You’ll NEVER have to deal with any annoying hidden fees or expenses. What you see is what you get, and our contracts are always written in plain English.

That’s another common trick among shadier contractors, complicated language.

They will litter their contracts with complicated jargon to confuse you. If you can’t make heads or tails of the wording, then it’s far easier to trick you with hidden fees. So if you notice a contract that’s impossible to understand, don’t sign it! Tear it up and give us a call at RenosGroup instead. That way, you can enjoy fair and honest pricing from honest professionals.

Nothing makes our blood boil more than dishonest pricing. We’re in this for the long haul, so we would never betray your trust. All our contracts are simple to understand and feature honest pricing.

We’re also very accurate with our quotes. During our in-home consultation, we’ll do a lot of work to develop a detailed quote. In doing so, we’ll factor in all your requests into the quote. We find that we consistently knock it out of the park when it comes to accurate price quotes.

Also, one of our professionals will go over the entire contract with you before the signing. If you have any questions about it at all, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’ll answer all your queries related to our pricing, process, and business standards.

When it comes to renovations, you get what you pay for in the end. If you choose to hire professionals like us, you’ll wind up with incredible kitchens, bathrooms, and more. If you cut costs or try to do it yourself, trust us, you won’t like how things come out.

We constantly have to cover for cheaper contractor mistakes. The same is true for DIY’ers.

The best way to save yourself some money is to hire us from the get-go!

Concluding Thoughts

Those are our top reasons why we qualify as the ‘best general contractor Ottawa’. If you want to renovate your bathrooms, kitchens, or basements, now you know who to call. No other contractor can match our expertise, free consultations, or pricing.

We will go above and beyond to meet all your renovation needs. We can handle any type of renovation as well as home additions. Let us know if you want to add a deck, extra room, or a small building in your backyard.

We’re by far your best bet for renovations in Ottawa, so don’t wait to give us a call to get started. To request a free in-home consultation, don’t wait to fill out an online form or give us a call at (613) 727-9427

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