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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.

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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.

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.

What Home Renovations Require a Permit in Ottawa?

Home renovations, home improvements, or home remodeling are processes of improving the design and functionality of a home. It normally involves various projects which help to upgrade the existing condition of a property. Home renovations may involve the interior, exterior, or other sections of the house.

Renovating a home is important as it helps to restore its appeal and functionality. If you live in Ontario, Canada, you definitely understand how important the remodeling process is and how you need a permit before you can begin the renovations. But do you know what renovations require a permit? Well, let’s find out.

What Home Renovations Require a Permit in Ontario, Canada?

A building permit usually includes all aspects that relate to construction, renovation, demolition, and home addition. As per the Ontario Building Code, the validity of building permits is usually within the period of construction. But in case you have finished or started the construction process, then the validity of the permit can go up to 6 months. It should be noted that you can always seek to extend your permit, in case you are not able to complete everything within the stipulated timeframe.

Home Renovations that Require a Permit in Ontario

You need to apply for a permit if you need to:

  • Change or alter a property structure
  • Construct a detached or attached garage
  • Construct a fireplace or chimney
  • Underpin, repair, or excavate a property foundation
  • Create a home addition to an existing building
  • Construct other accessory buildings that have areas covering more than 10 meters squared.
  • Close or change the size of windows and entrances
  • Add new windows and entrances
  • Home repair or renovation work involving electrical wiring, air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and ventilation.
  • Relocate or remove parts of a building
  • Finish sections of buildings that had been previously left unfinished
  • Construct additional rooms within a building
  • Build a deck that’s attached to a property
  • Construct a new detached deck that is above 60.96 cm from the ground
  • Construct a new swimming pool enclosure

Not all types of home renovations need a permit. Some of the home improvements that don’t need the application of a permit in Ontario include:

  • Installation of shelves and cabinets
  • Construction of fences
  • Altering an opening
  • Replacing windows and doors
  • Using the same material to replace shingles, siding, or stucco
  • Painting, patching and decorating

How to Apply for the Permit

If you live in Ottawa and you’re keen on doing home improvements, then you need to first get a permit. You need to personally submit your application to the customer service counter found at your local district office. This should be within the area where your home is located.

Once you have paid the application fee, the building staff will do a comprehensive overview of your home improvement plan. This is a vital procedure that’s put in place by the district to ensure that your plans comply with local zoning by-laws of the Ontario Building Code. In addition to that, the plans have to comply with other stipulated regulations put in place.

The best thing about the application is that you can conveniently monitor its status online. Generally, the application process is usually fast, especially for small projects such as home renovations. This is important in ensuring that you start and finish the projects as soon as possible.

It takes a few days to review smaller projects while complex projects take longer because they need a comprehensive overview. The municipality offers permits to specific projects and in case you want to carry out other renovations, then you must apply for another permit.

Why Are Home Improvements Important?

Our needs change with time and this may be in terms of size and design. Besides that, the esthetic appeal of buildings normally declines with time. So, some of the benefits of doing home renovations include:

Enhanced Comfortability

A home needs to be comfortable for you to enjoy living with it. Because our needs change with time, we need to do home renovations to ensure that we can still enjoy our homes.

Better Security

As stated above, the aesthetic appeal of a property usually declines as time goes by. After years of use, you will find that a home has started developing cracks on the walls, contains tainted shelves and cabinets, has leaking roofs, and worn-out floors among others.

This can pose a serious security threat if you are not careful. However, an effective home renovation project can help to fix such issues and minimize the risk of injuries or theft.

Improved Efficiency

As technology advances, you find that also equipment previously installed in our homes end up becoming updated. For instance, you will find that there are new lighting systems, window designs, flooring material, and others.

To ensure that your home is efficient, you can have a renovation project. This helps to ensure that everything runs efficiently as per your preferences. Understand that some of these renovations can be cost-friendly in the long run. For instance, the installation of new heat pumps can help to significantly reduce your energy costs.

Enhanced Home Function

As time goes by, you might find that your family is growing or reducing in number. If you start to have kids, you might be forced to create an extra room or story. Alternatively, you might be forced to demolish some room units in case they are not in use or you need a larger space. This is important for functionality to ensure that your home meets your changing needs.

Increased Home Value

Home renovations can significantly increase the value of your home. If your home has an outdated design, then it will less appealing. However, improving its original design in order to meet the latest market trends in the real estate sector can easily attract a good buyer.

It’s worth noting that additions such as basements, garages, and the number of bathrooms can also increase the value of your home. Changing the style of the cabinets, installing new doors and windows are all crucial in increasing the value of any property. So, if you are going to put your home on sale in the future, make sure that you do the necessary upgrades.

Types of Renovations

There are several types of renovations and they include:

Bathroom Renovation

You not only deserve a bathroom that’s functional but one that’s appealing aesthetically as well. We understand that a bathroom is like a sanctuary. This is where you get to bathe and relax after a tiring day. So, why not make it stylish and functional?

Under our bathroom renovation plan, we aim to give your special room a classic design with a touch of modern accessories. We will work with your design and preferences to ensure that you end up with something that you will enjoy for years to come. We always consider our customers’ tastes and how they want their bathrooms to be designed.

Kitchen Renovations

We know that a kitchen is a special place for most of you and, therefore, we normally take time to create something magical. This is the ultimate place where you prepare food, store cooking items, and get to try new dishes.

Generally, our kitchen renovations are inclined in creating a design that’s fun and attractive. We normally create highly functioning kitchens that are spacious and accommodating enough. We efficiently remodel all our clients’ kitchen spaces to ensure that it has that homely ambiance.

Basement Renovations

Basements provide a great way of adding space to any building. So, if you have a non-functional basement, we can help you turn it into a good living space. With our extensive team of experienced experts, Renos Group can enhance the appearance of your basement by uniquely tailoring new adjustments to meet your needs.

We understand that basement renovations are quite different from other types of home remodeling. This is because basements are located below the ground level. However, we normally assess the basements and apply the solution. Creating a good basement area can significantly increase the value of your money, especially if you are planning to put it on the market in the future.

Mobility Renovations

Research surveys in Ottawa, Ontario indicate that most seniors love to remain in their homes. This is because their desire to move around is normally restricted due to poor safety measures and restrictions in most homes. However, Renos Group can efficiently handle this type of home remodeling. The company has a great portfolio of home improvements.

To ensure that the elderly remain independent throughout their sunset years, we normally offer effective mobility renovations. This can also cater to the needs of those who are differently-abled. Some of the home renovations that we do in relation to mobility include:

  • Fixing the bathroom: we normally install non-slip floors in addition to shower stalls. Besides that, we can install walk-in bathtubs to enhance access to the bathroom. All these in addition to grab-bars in the shower room and toilet can help to enhance the safety of an elderly person. We recommend that homes with elderly persons have hands-free faucets for seamless accessibility to basic hygiene resources.
  • Enhancing the stairs: Does your home have staircases? Well, if you are abled differently or you are an elderly person, this can pose serious restrictions when it comes to movement. However, Renos Group can help to enhance your mobility by installing handrails or mechanic stairlifts. Besides that, improving lighting, installing non-slip tapes, and widening such stairways are some of the renovations that we do in order to facilitate movement.
  • Changing the kitchen: A fully functional home should be able to allow the occupant to make meals conveniently. So, if you are a senior, we can alter and remodel your kitchen to ensure that you still make your favorite meals even as your sunset years continue to clock. This may involve the installation of touch latches on cupboards and drawers. Additionally, we also lower the countertops for easier access.

Home Additions

Instead of buying a new home or pulling the whole building down, you can enhance your home by making significant additions. Home additions normally come in various types and sizes, depending on the new beneficial addition that you want. It can be:

  • A house addition that involves an extra room. This may be lateral or vertical.
  • An additional sunroom to let you enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets at the comfort of your home.
  • House lifting in order to install a basement area that can increase your home’s value.
  • Adding a garage or a workshop for your car and other equipment
  • Adding a second story, especially if you want more home space
  • Bump out additions that help to enhance the space of your living room, especially if you have a growing family.

Why You Should Choose Renos Group for Home Renovations

We can help turn your home into a new stunning space with our home renovations. But what makes Renos Group a favourite among homeowners who want to improve the appearance and value of their homes? Well, here are some of the reasons that make us stand out.

We consider your personal needs

As much as we are tasked to do home improvements, we love to work hand-in-hand with our customers. We have to understand your needs and the important alterations that your home needs to undergo. It should be noted that your preferences are what will guide us.

We Have An Experienced Team of Experts

All our team members have the right knowledge in construction work and home remodeling. Having years of experience in this sector means that we normally deliver outstanding work. We have handled numerous home renovation projects in the past and our construction and repair experts are skilled in various home remodeling disciplines. Regardless of your needs, you can fully depend on us to cater to them.

We Are a Certified Business

Renos Group is a certified business that’s allowed to carry out home renovations legally. The director is a certified general contractor. So, you are sure of working with certified professionals who have the right expertise. With this, you can rest easy knowing that we have the right people with the best craftsmanship in place to handle your home renovations.

We Complete Our Renovations on Time

To us, time is an important resource that should never go wasted. Even before we begin the home remodeling process, we have to sit with the homeowner to outline project delivery timelines. Completion dates matter to us because we understand that your home needs to be renovated in the shortest time possible. Besides that, it gives us the opportunity to clearly schedule our appointments with other clients.

We love to work with customized project management systems for effective and timely delivery. Besides that, we also have project managers always onsite to ensure that all aspects of home renovations move efficiently. Generally, we love to ensure that work for the day is clearly outlined, including the delivery of the construction materials.

We Produce Quality Work

Working within the stipulated time frame and with professionals is one thing. Delivering quality work is another thing that we take seriously. Our standards are premium work delivery. So, each renovation standards not only have to meet your standards but also ours as well.

Our workmanship in terms of quality speaks for itself. That’s why one of the factors that have driven our company’s growth is the word of mouth and referrals from previous clients. Our quality of work is usually 5-star rated.

Flexibility in Budget Considerations

Times are tough and that’s why a lot of people are now thinking twice if they should or shouldn’t have home renovations. The truth is that we understand the economy and as times are shifting, we are also keen on adjusting our prices.

We normally offer competitive prices. We love to provide our clients with a cost-plus contract or a fixed price contract. Nobody wants to spend money excessively and that’s why we are usually transparent with finances and payments. To ensure that we work within your budget, we also implement a model design that effectively meets your finances.

We Stay in Constant with Our Clients

When it comes to home remodeling, constant and reliable communication with the property owner is important. You need to be aware of the progress, what needs to be changed, what needs to be altered, and stuff like that.

It’s our job to ensure that are aware of all the tasks we are handling. To ensure that you have a reliable person to contact, we usually assign that task to the project manager who will be introduced to you before even the remodeling process begins. So, if you have any inquiries or require the latest update, you can always be guaranteed of communication.

It’s All About Your Satisfaction

All our projects are normally handled with the aim of satisfying the client. We want you to see the value for your money and that’s why our team members work to ensure that you are happy. Satisfying your needs is the only thing that can make us proud!

At Renos Group, we love what we do and how we do it. Every renovation project to us is as valuable as the last one. We are usually enthusiastic to start and finish all our projects on time and deliver quality work. We love to hold the hand of any nervous homeowner and reassure them that everything is under the right team. So, if you need any home renovation work, or simply want to know what home renovations require a permit in Ottawa don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experts are readily available and can perform any remodeling task efficiently within the stipulated timeframe.  Don’t wait to get started get in touch, give us a call today at (613) 727-9427.

Home Renovation During Covid 19

Due to Covid-19, the world has come to a standstill. Plans which people had been waiting to execute for months had fallen apart. This crisis has undoubtedly effected home renovation projects and have abruptly paused the progress in the past. Although some countries have given the green signal for construction work, it is of utmost importance that you only get the job done by a team who understands the severity of the situation. This is why RenosGroup is here to provide you with a home renovation during Covid-19 in Ottawa.

We have been in the home renovations and remodeling industry for years. Considering how finding a reliable general contractor has become harder than ever, we are here to satisfy all your home renovation requirements and execute your plans to perfection. It is easy to go wrong with home renovations by picking the wrong contractors. Your months or even years of planning can go down the drain with a single bad decision. Moreover, you would have to bear the financial loss as well. This is why let’s see how you can make your renovation project a success.

Things to Consider When Searching for a Home Renovation Contractor

 

1)  Finding Someone Trustable

This should go without saying that if you are looking to get home renovation during Covid-19, then it should be done by someone trustable. Far too many people make the mistake of choosing the wrong contractor, and in return, their investment is wasted. Before you trust a contractor, always make sure that you evaluate their previous track record. The kind of services they offer and how open they are to communication. Renovation work can go on for days, weeks, or even months. So, rather than trusting someone who does not even come close to meeting your expectations, it is better to be more careful with your decision from the start.

2)  Implementation of SOPs

There is nothing more important than your health. This is why SOPs are one thing you should never compromise upon. If you are getting a home renovation during Covid-19, your top priority should be to hire contractors who strictly follow and work according to the SOPs. Professional contractors realize the importance of implementing SOPs. RenosGroup is dedicated to not only transform your house but also prioritize the safety of you and your loved ones.

3)  Know your Needs

This is a problem that people often face during renovations. Regardless of how professional your contractor is, if you are not sure about what you are looking for, you will ultimately be disappointed by the end-results. You must at least have a vague picture in your mind of what you expect to decide on the scope of work. We are not saying that you should come up with a full blueprint. However, giving the contractors a direction to work towards alone can significantly affect the outcome and make it turn out the way you want it to.

4)  Prioritize Quality over Price

One common mistake that people make when they are planning to get their house renovated is that they get too caught up in price. While it is true that everyone would want their home remodeling project to be done in the lowest budget possible, it still should not be your only priority. It often happens that when you prioritize price too much, you end up losing sight of what truly matters the most. Sure, you will be able to save a couple hundred or thousand dollars, but in the long run, it is certainly not going to be worth it. Normally, contractors who offer their services at an incredibly low price, often either lack the experience or they cut costs somewhere else.

When you are getting your house remodeled or renovated, you want to at least go for a 5-year solution if not more. Therefore, if the price seems too good to be true, then you might have to pause for a moment and re-evaluate your decision.

5)  Expand your Search

The general rule before you get started with any renovation work is to know the market. If you directly proceed with the decision to get your house renovated, the chances are that you may miss out on much better options. Every contractor will use different building materials and have their own unique approach while working on a project. Expand your search to first understand which approach suits you the most and also get an estimate of the renovation costs.

Why Choose RenosGroup?

You can find numerous home renovators in Ottawa. However, what makes us truly stand-out is our attention to detail. Our main aim is to exceed industry standards, and that is what helps us stay ahead of the competition.

Here’s the process we follow for all of our home improvements/remodeling jobs:

Design: Our aim at RenosGroup is to help homeowners achieve their dreams. Most of the time homeowners have a vague picture in their mind on what they are expecting in terms of design. Our goal is to turn that abstract idea into a reality and provide you with satisfactory end-results.

Plan: The most important aspect of any renovation project is planning. What truly makes us excel in what we do is that we lay out all the groundwork for the project. Having a direction is essential before you begin with any construction or remodeling job. And this is exactly what we always prioritize.

Execute: Once the groundwork is laid out, executing it to perfection is also an equally important step. However, you do not have to worry. We are going to make sure you are involved throughout the process while we complete the job professionally and efficiently.

End Result: There is no bigger dream of our team at RenosGroup than to transform the house of homeowners according to their expectations. Our main priority is to provide you with complete satisfaction, and until we have not achieved that, our job remains incomplete.

Our Approach towards Home Renovation during Covid-19

Given the circumstances, it is common for homeowners to feel reluctant nowadays while trusting home renovators. This is why here’s what makes us different in comparison to other contractors:

1)  Maintaining Hygiene

Maintaining hygiene has become more important than ever. If you are trusting us to renovate your house during a global pandemic, then you can rest assured that we would not leave any stones unturned to maintain safety measures. The team at Renosgroup is specially trained to follow the necessary SOPs while working. We make sure that throughout the time we are working in your house, we frequently sanitize ourselves so you and your loved ones can stay safe.

2)  Using Disinfectants

Another reason people feel reluctant to get their homes renovated during the pandemic is that it can be a huge hassle to disinfect the house. That is the last thing you would want to worry about every single day. Our team makes sure that at the end of the day, before we leave your house we disinfect each and every corner we have worked in so you are not stuck with that job.

3)  Maintain Social Distance

The importance of social distancing nowadays cannot be emphasized enough. Our team takes this very seriously and our top priority is to maintain a distance of 6 ft. Although mostly no one is really present in the rooms which are being renovated, so usually maintaining distance is not something you would have to worry about either way.

4)  Protective Equipment

If you still feel skeptical, then do not worry because we always make sure to come fully prepared for a renovation project. This does not only mean that we will have all the necessary equipment to carry out the construction work but also all the protective equipment to battle Covid-19.

Services we Offer

Our services are tailored according to the requirements of our clients. Here are some domains we specialize in:

1)  Home Renovations

Looking for a complete makeover of your house? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Over the years we have brought satisfaction and smiles to the face of countless homeowners. Our top priority is to proceed with every home renovation project as if we are working on our own house. It is not every day that people are able to go for a complete house makeover. This is why rest assured that your investment is going into safe hands. Whether you are looking to revamp your living space or looking to enhance the curb appeal of your property, our aim is to meet your expectations.

Our intricate attention to detail complemented with years of experience and cutting edge equipment helps us ensure that we more than meet the expectations of our clients.

2)  Bathroom Renovations

The bathrooms play an important role in a house. In fact, we even go as far as to say that they can be a deciding factor in creating and destroying the interest of buyers. However, people often neglect bathroom renovations because they end up thinking it will cost them a fortune.

If you want to transform your bathroom, then you do not have to worry because our team at RenosGroup.ca also specializes in bathroom renovations. Whether you want to get those years old slippery floorings replaced, or just want to get a few ideas, we would be more than happy to assist you. You might feel overwhelmed by looking at luxurious bathroom designs in our portfolio, but do not worry because our rates are flexible according to your budget.

3)  Kitchen Renovations

Most people prioritize kitchen renovations, and we do not blame them because, in most modern houses, the kitchen is located at the center. This means that if your kitchen does not look good, then the overall aesthetic appeal of your house can also be impacted. Due to moisture and heat, the appeal of a kitchen can quickly deteriorate. This is why if you are making plans to renovate your kitchen, then it would be our pleasure to assist you.

Whether you want to get a new countertop installed or replace your cabinets, you can expect the job to be done with maximum efficiency. Our budget kitchen renovations solutions are tailored to your preferences. Even if you are looking for a full kitchen makeover, consider it done.

4)  Basement Renovations

The basement is often one of the most neglected parts of our house. Even if you spending thousands of dollars on renovations, the chances are the basement would not even be at the bottom of your list. One of the main reasons is that contractors often do not highlight the importance of basement renovations.

Getting your basement renovated opens you to a world of perks which includes increased storage, higher property value, and most importantly, extra living space. Construction companies often cut costs when it comes to basements, this is why you never know how lousy of a job they may have done with it. From the use of low-quality material to faulty electrical wiring, these are just a couple of problems you can expect to find in your basement.

This is why choosing someone reliable such as RenosGroup for the job can enable you to fully transform your basement and enhance its functionality.

5)  Mobility Renovations

Seniors often face space restrictions and mobility issues in their homes. This leads to safety concerns while also taking away their independence. If you want your loved ones to stay safe, then your top priority should be to go for mobility renovations. Although mobility renovations are often neglected, they are extremely important especially if there are seniors in your house. Mobility renovations can be a great decision as it makes it much easier for them to move around the house without being exposed to any sort of danger.

Some of the most important parts of the house that you should consider getting renovated for mobility are the kitchen, bathroom staircases, and the exterior. These are the parts of a house that seniors frequently go to. This is why you must consult home improvement professionals such as RenosGroup to assist you so you can add ease to the lives of your loved ones.

6)  Home Additions

If you love the house you currently live in, but find yourself short on space then you do not necessarily have to move out. Home additions are a great way to increase the space and give your loved ones the necessary amenities they always dreamed of. Even in terms of budget, home additions can be much lighter on the pocket. Property value is increasing by the day, and even if you sell your current house, the chances are that you would not be able to move to your dream home. Rather than parting ways with your current house for a place you would not be satisfied with, is it not better to enhance your current living space?

With home additions, you can not only have enough space but also house additional family members. Moreover, you can add luxury to your home with home additions while staying in budget. Renosgroup.ca also specializes in home additions, this is why if you are looking to free up your living space then all you need to do is let us know your requirements.

Free In-Home Consultations

At the end of the day choosing the right contractors for home renovations can still be a difficult decision to make. We make sure to only take up jobs that we feel confident in carrying out with full efficiency. The satisfaction of our clients always stays at the top of our priority list, this is why we offer free in-home consultation. Unlike most contractors who rely on virtual consistency, we always go the extra mile. We like to see the project we would work on with our very eyes and then communicate with the homeowners to understand what they are looking for.

Each home is designed differently, this is why every home renovation project requires different assessment. Only after we have fully understood your requirements we proceed with the planning phase of the project. In case you are unable to have a clear picture of what you would like to do with your house, we are always open for a free in-home consultation to guide you.

Bottomline

Finding the right home renovations contractor for has become more important than ever. Apart from your investment, the health of your loved ones is also on the line, especially amidst the coronavirus pandemic that has made everything come to a standstill. This is why make sure that you entrust this important job only in the hands of experts. If you are looking for a reliable general contractor to get a home renovation during Covid-19, then the team at RenosGroup.ca would be more than happy to assist you! Our solutions are tailored according to the requirements of our clients, so whether you want to make subtle changes to your living space, or completely remodel your house, we have got you covered. Do not let your budget hold you back. Get in touch with us, or give us a call at (613) 727-9427 to get a quote and turn your dream home into a reality.

Home Renovation Guide

Basics You Need to Know About Home Renovation in Ottawa, Canada

Are you planning to renovate your home for the first time – or the first time in a long time? If yes, this quick, handy Home Renovation Guide will give you the steps to follow so that your renovation is low-stress, on-budget, and improves both the quality of your life and the value of your home. Enjoy!

How to Find an Excellent General Contractor in Ottawa

Before beginning any home renovation project, your first step is to find an excellent general contractor to take care of everything for you. The general contractor you use will either make your home renovations a joy or, if you choose poorly, could make the entire project a colossal debacle. Below are the basics to follow when searching:

  • Call several contractors and arrange an interview with all of them. (We recommend you call 3)
  • Check online reviews on review websites like Google, HomeStars, Trusted Pros, Yelp, and others. The more positive the reviews, and the more of them you find, the better.  Also check out the companies replies
  • Surf the contractor’s Facebook page and see how they interact with customers. This can give you a great deal of insight into how they deal with the public.
  • Look out for companies with websites or social media pages that only have 3 or 4 portfolios/pictures of their work.  You don’t want to get stuck with a company that has only done 3 bathrooms…..
  • Ask family, friends, and colleagues who have had home renovations or a home addition done in Ottawa, who they would recommend.
  • If they can start right away, keep looking. The best general contractors are always busy and will need to schedule your renovations to fit their work schedule.

 

Set Aside Extra Funds for Hidden Surprises During Your Home Renovation

Here’s the thing; there can be a surprise or two when having a basement renovation done in your home. The same goes for kitchen, bathroom, and other renovations. No matter how much you plan, there can be unforeseen problems, changes, and repairs that need to be made, which will increase your final cost. For this reason, we recommend setting aside 10% over and above your home renovation budget. That way, when those surprises happen, you’ll be financially ready to handle them.

Don’t Be Fooled by Suspiciously Low Bids

One of the biggest causes of stress when renovating a home is being told that the cost will be higher than the contractor told you at the project’s onset. In some cases, the cost can be significantly higher, especially if the contractor gave you a much lower bid than the other bids you received.

Two different things cause this scenario. The first, and the worst, is that the contractor purposely underbid to get the job. The second, which is still wrong, is when the person who put together the bid either was new at their job or missed something that the contractor should have included.

Either of these two scenarios, a purposefully low bid or a mistakenly low bid, can cause massive headaches down the road once your renovation project is already underway. In most cases, you’ll need to pay the difference or else be left with renovations that are only partially completed.

Don’t Put Down a Large Deposit on Your Renovation Project

One of the warning signs to look for when hiring general contractor is one who asks for more than 10% down to get the project started. The reason some do is a bit nefarious; unfortunately, they may need the money to finish another person’s renovation project. One caveat; if you’ve asked for expensive fixtures in your home renovation project, your contractor may ask for a 50% deposit for those items.

Make Sure the General Contractor you Choose Is Insured

This may seem trivial but, at the end of the day, it could be huge. It’s vital you make sure your general contractor has insurance to cover any accidents that might occur during the project. If they don’t, the responsibility for any accidents and injuries could rest on your shoulders alone, which would be very bad, financially speaking. Our suggestion; ask to see their insurance policy and ask for a copy of it as well.

Be Prepared for a Bit of Extra Stress

One thing that many homeowners don’t plan on is the extra stress that home renovations cause. The truth is, when you have kitchen renovation done, your kitchen will be out of commission, at least for a few weeks, if not a month. The same can be said for a basement renovation or bathroom renovation (although the kitchen is usually the worst).

Disruptions, dust, and strangers traipsing through your home can be a very stressful time for many folks, especially children. Planning for this extra stress can be helpful, such as a day out at the zoo or having meals sent to your home.

Speaking of planning, negotiating the rules of your home with the renovation crew is vital and needs to be done on day one. For example, will the crew use your bathroom, or will they bring a porta-potty? Will they clean at the end of each day? What hours will they arrive and leave every day, and how they’ll communicate if they’re going to be early or late? Your home addition will be much less stressful if you work these things out at the start of the project.

Last Words

If you follow the basics above, ask questions (and get answers to those questions), it will usually go off without any significant problems or stress. We recommend staying in constant contact with the head contractor during the project and letting them know of any issues or concerns right away. Do these things, and all of your home renovation projects should come to a very satisfactory conclusion.  Don’t wait to get started get in touch, give us a call today at (613) 727-9427 or use our online form.

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