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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.

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.

Basement Renovations Are Often Overlooked

Many homeowners often leave their basements unfinished, or use them for storage rather than functionality. Even though basement renovations are often overlooked, the potential to make an incredible basement living space is always there. Whether you’re looking for a fun kid friendly space, a place to entertain friends, a man cave or organized storage, RenosGroup.ca can help make all of your basement renovation ideas become a reality.

Anyone Can Offer a Free Quote Over the Phone

Each basement renovation presents unique challenges; after all, each of us has a personal vision for our home. Embracing your vision is the key to giving you a successful basement renovation. This cannot be captured in a phone call or email. What you need is a free consultation.

Upon your request our designers will meet with you to determine your needs and specifications. Working with you, we’ll create a design plan to ensure the proper use of space in the area to be renovated. Our contracts are written out in layman’s terms, free of industry jargon. This way you’ll be able to understand your renovation contract and be protected against hidden escape clauses.

Basement Renovation

Trust the Professionals

Although you may think to try a basement renovation as a weekend DIY project, we do not recommend it. Some jobs are certainly meant to be done by professionals and basement renovations are one of them. If you attempt a basement renovation by yourself, unknown problems, expenses and safety hazards could occur. It is our job to design, plan and execute the entire renovation ensuring all aspects are covered and
taken care of in a professional manner.

Creating the Perfect Basement

You may have a type of basement living space in mind; however there is a lot more to a renovation than a simple idea. The concept is the first step, and consulting a basement renovation professional is always a good idea as they can help you envision and utilize the space to the fullest.

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

Many independent contractors simply can’t perform the quality work they continually boast about. Instead they offer cheaper services, which is not usually the best option. Hiring a professional team of renovators will protect you and your home from unexpected complications. The RenosGroup.ca team of experts has the knowledge and experience to handle any situation onsite as they may arise. You won’t have to wait
three days for the plumber to show up, or worry about carpenter fixing your electrical wiring

Please don’t wait to give us a call at (613) 727-9427 to get the ball rolling. You can also use this form to request a free in-home consultation and estimate.

Kitchen Renovation Stress?

“Important decisions are easier when made from the comfort of your own home”

 

Here’s The Secret to taking the stress out of planning your kitchen renovation Ottawa

Being in your home is the only way to precisely design your kitchen. It gives your renovator the opportunity to make note of your ventilation and electrical, to accurately measure the available space, match cabinets and tiles with existing colors of your home or pinpoint any barriers to work around

Kitchen Renovation Ottawa

Our competitors don’t see it that way

Kitchen renovation  companies need you to visit their showrooms in order to control the purchasing relationship. It’s the only way they can expose you to their expensive floor and backsplash tiles color patterns and cabinet designs. But in the rush to sell you something they’ve missed one critical element even the best designer can’t accurately design your kitchen if they never been in the space unfortunately most of them will never set foot in your home without a deposit or retainer so much for free estimates

Asking you to pay for a kitchen renovation plan before coming to your home is more than just impractical it’s irresponsible yet that’s the industry standard

Exceeding industry standards is how we’ve separated ourselves from the competition

Our clients get more than a free estimate

RenosGroup offers a free in-home consultation for every prospective client complete with measurements and suggestions

This isn’t rocket science…..knowing the measurements of the space we’re going to work in and identifying obstacles before the reservation begins provides you with a reliable cost analysis and makes the job significant easier for us you can go about your daily life without being distracted or experiencing undue stress and our company is able to get your renovation done more efficiently allowing us to take on more projects

Of course our in home consultation doesn’t mean you get deprived of those wonderful soul room dreams…..we’ve created an online showroom to shop for products whenever it’s convenient and our professional project manager can help pick your toilet’s, cabinets and countertops online with you while in your own home.  This way you can see how your design plan accentuates your home’s current look. None of our clients have ever had to say, “it didn’t look that way in the store….”

It’s a mystery to us why we’re one of the only kitchen renovation companies in Ottawa who operates under this philosophy

Call (613) 727-9427 or contact us today for your free in home consultation and discover why RenosGroup is your only choice for creating your perfect you’re perfect kitchen renovation.

 

*This page was previous main kitchen page*

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.

Out with the Old in With the New: Home Renovation Checklist

Do you want to expand your kitchen space or make your current basement more functional? Do you want to start over and make a whole new living space or upgrade an existing one with contemporary elements? A home renovation project can be as simple as installing new windows and changing flooring or as complex as tearing down a wall.

To get started, picture your ideal beautiful, vibrant space and what it will look like.

Prioritize function: What do you plan to do in your kitchen renovation or when finishing the basement? There are countless ways to maximize the functionality of space with remodeling or renovation.

Improve energy efficiency: Going green in your home can help you save money on energy bills or make your home renovation options safer for your family.

Hire a designer: If your project is big, it would be much more cost-effective to work with a professional contractor. The experts can help bring your ideas to life and introduce you to new ideas that you might love.

Home Renovation or Remodel? Know the Differences

Everyone seems to use the terms “renovate” and “remodel” interchangeably. But they don’t mean the same thing. Remodeling is changing the look: Installing new counters, new cabinets, new hardware, new appliances, new flooring, paint, new items, etc.

Renovating updates, the function: This includes all things in remodeling plus the demolition of walls, overhauling the floor, window frames, plumping structures, power installations, and gas, and the rearrangement of the entire space to fit your new objectives.

Renovations are significant changes to the current space. Remodeling, while still a major project, usually retains the same kitchen designs. You must decide whether what you want to do is remodeling or renovation. It is possible to handle small remodeling projects on your own, but general contracting can save you time and money for extensive renovation projects.

How to Go About Home Renovations

 

Find renovation ideas

Home Renovation Return on Investment

Image: Home renovation return on investment

If you are thinking about where to start, prioritize the kitchen. Kitchen renovations are the most complicated, and if you get done here, the rest of the upgrades are easy. The other reason is the home value of the kitchen renovation has a greater potential to improve home value compared to anywhere else in the house. Bathrooms and basements come in second.

  • Search online for the best renovation ideas within your budget and save the images in a ‘design ideas folder’ on your gadget.
  • Consider home renovations that increase home resale value; including changes to flooring and walls
  • Consider your comfort and the impression you want the home to have on your guests
  • Take a tour of some of the local shops, showrooms, and home shows.
  • Call a general contractor in Ottawa, or subcontractors for expert insight

Do the Math

Now that you have everything you need zoom in to what you can afford or is reasonable for your design objectives.

Finishes & Repairs

The cost difference between custom and stock cabinets can be huge. It is the same for flooring materials and other design elements. Think about your style and budget and decide whether you need custom or stock to meet your goals.

Create a Budget

You need a budget. Whether you earn a small income or have a substantial amount in your saving account, the budget keeps you, your designer, and your contractor on the right track.

Not sure about the cost of remodeling your kitchen? Below We have listed average costs to help you get a good idea of how much your project will cost you.

Average Renovation Costs

If you want a ballpark figure to help create your budget, we have some startup numbers. Below are the national average costs of kitchen renovations:

General Cost of Kitchen Remodeling

The average cost of renovating a small kitchen is $ 21,185, and extensive renovations cost $ 55,503. However, these kitchen renovations increased the home resale value by $ 17,576 for a minor remodel and $ 43,363 for larger remodels.

So, your cost will actually be $ 3,600 for small kitchen renovations and $ 12,000 for extensive renovations in these cases. Good math.

Minor Kitchen Remodel

  • Replace the front of the cabinet with new raised wooden drawers and doors, including the new hardware
  • Replace wall-mounted ovens with new energy-saving features
  • Replace laminate countertops; install a moderately priced sink and a tap
  • Reset, add wallpaper and remove and lay down a solid floor

Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel

  • Renovate a 200-square-foot kitchen with a functional 30-foot conventional custom cabinet made of wood cabinets, including a 3-meter-long island
  • Replace laminate countertops
  • Install a stainless-steel sink
  • standard tap for single handle
  • Replace energy-saving wall oven, cooking area, ventilation system, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and custom lighting
  • Install a new solid floor
  • Finish with the painted walls, ceiling, and color

Major Kitchen Remodel – Upscale

  • Upgrade a 200-square-foot kitchen with a 30-meter-high cherry cabinet top with shelves built into other interiors
  • Replace laminate cabinets with stone countertops and ceramic or glass backsplash imported
  • Install a built-in refrigerator, and 36-inch grade range and vent hood; built-in oven, garbage disposal, and integrated built-in microwave
  • Install a low-rise sink faucet and add a built-in water filter
  • Install new low voltage lamps under the cabinets
  • Install cork flooring

Bathroom Remodels

A typical bathroom renovation involves updating vanities counter-tops and sinks.

Re-tiling the walls, re-painting the walls, and changing the flooring

Upgrading faucets and fixtures

Bathroom Remodeling Costs

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How to Pay Your Renovation Fees

Whether it’s a kitchen or bathroom renovation Ottawa, there are many ways you can pay for your project. One way is borrowing against your home’s value. There are also ways to borrow that do not rely on your credit history. Here are some of the options at your disposal.

Home Equity Loans

Home equity loans are secured by your home’s appreciated value. The advantage is that your interest rate mortgage amount will not be increased.

Homeowner’s Loan

You are borrowing against your income and not the home’s value. Your home will be the collateral, but this is good for those new to homeowners with a healthy income.

Value Added Loans

If you are making significant improvements, you can borrow from what will be worth your home after the project instead of its current value.

You Need a Timeline

Finally, when do you want to start working, and when do you want your basement remodel be completed? Ensure that your home renovation contractors understand your timelines.

Home Renovation Project Stages

Choosing and Interviewing a Contractor

Once you have your list of qualified pros, you should make sure that you are consistent when interviewing them. Questions that homeowners must ask a contractor should revolve around:

  • List of references
  • Portfolio of past projects
  • Overview of costs
  • Payment terms and schedule

How to analyze quotes

There is a big difference between a “free” one-paragraph quote and one five-page length statement with all aspects of the project explained. Get every detail on paper!

This is also an excellent time to see if you can work with your contractor – are they willing to take time to enlighten you about the process and all your options?

What does the contractor’s quote say about cost overruns? Does the stated amount cover everything? What about design, permits, and drawings – is it all in the quote?

Don’t assume anything; if the quote allows for $ 3,000 cabinets, ask your contractor to show you what the $ 3,000 cabinets look like. This will save you from nasty surprises down the road.

But remember that money is not everything! Do you like and trust the contractor? Is there anything fishy about them? Trust your instincts and hire only someone who feels right to you.

Hiring a Contractor

You’ve done all due diligence and decided on a contractor you like. Despite the progress, you still have work to do to ensure that you enter the right relationship.

  • Confirm that whoever you are speaking to works for the contractor company
  • Ask for a copy of the contractor company license.
  • Ask for a copy of the insurance documents.
  • Choosing a Contractor – Contracts
  • Now, you need to make sure the contract terms are in line with your expectations

What a Good Contract Should Have

  • It should include a detailed description of the work to be done
  • It should be drawn on the company letterhead.
  • It must contain the company’s name, address, telephone number, and license number.
  • Provides a payment plan
  • Includes a termination clause
  • Provides dollar costs associated with each project included in the project
  • Includes expected date / start / estimated date
  • It clearly states whether permits will be needed and who will be responsible for getting them

During the Construction

The moment you have planned the work and laid down the basic rules, you now need to put on your manager’s project hat. One way to keep things in perspective and stay informed is to have regular progress meetings with your project manager or contractor.

Progress meeting is a time for reviewing questions, making decisions, and discussing changes in the scope of the project. You can have these meetings daily or once a week for prolonged projects. Have your contract copy with you in these meetings and take advantage of the forum to express concerns or make changes.

Payment Schedule

The rules are not etched in stone. There are many ways a contractor collects his money. Some do not collect until the work is completed, while others request 50 percent earlier. These are the three types of payments:

  • Initial payment is usually made when bulk items are shipped
  • The second payment is made when work is half complete
  • Another 20% when the work is almost completed

Paying for your contractor everything before they start work is a major risk. Your money is your leash. Use it wisely. Here are tips to help you manage this process so that you and your contractor are happy:

  • Pay the company, not an individual.
  • Don’t pay cash. Write a check or pay with a credit card and get receipts.
  • Only make the final payment when satisfied with a project.
  • Do not advance funds for materials.

House Rules for Constructors

It may difficult to live in the house when parts of it are under construction. If it’s a kitchen renovation, you may have to order takeout or go without a meal. But things don’t have to be unbearable. Here are some of the things to remember to help make the home renovation a smooth process:

1  a) Remove everything that you don’t frequently use from the kitchen or basement during the renovation.

1  b) Make a map of the route the contractors should take from the entrance to the project area and secure the floor with old towels, carpets, or plastic.

1  c) Note that temporary disruption such as when the constructors arrive early or stay late may help accelerate the project.

1  d) Decide what to do with your cats and dogs so that they do not get in the way of a contractor.

1  e) Choose whether you want the home cleaned every day. Remember that for extensive projects, cleaning every day can prolong completion timelines.

1  f) Plan where the contractors will park, and if necessary, and where construction waste will go.

1  g) Decide how you want to start and complete work each day and whether you will be able to work on the weekends.

1  h) During construction, plan well on how to decrease the amount of dust – put plastic covers on the door to keep out dust.

1  i) Choose where they’ll get their electricity.

1  j) Give the workers refreshments if possible.

1  k) Coffee can motivate home renovation contractors to work better and faster.

Change Orders

A change order is a written request to change the work scope specified in your contract or plans. There are two types of change orders: those you initiate and those contractors initiate due to unexpected build conditions. While this type of change order can be much frustrating, it’s an inevitable part of home renovations, and having a well-defined policy change for your contract can streamline this process.

A typical change order must include the following:

  1. Username, phone number, and address
  2. Name of owner
  3. A complete description of the new work to be done
  4. Total number of building materials and personnel to complete the transformation
  5. Updated graduation date due to replacement
  6. Signatures of the company representative
  7. Signatures of homeowners

Punch Lists

The punch list is a checklist for all incomplete project-related items. It is a good idea to review and share this list of your progress meetings to guarantee that you read from the same script as the constructors.

This document acts as a “What’s left” list. Once the contractor has completed work on all the items on your punch list to your satisfaction, you should pay the remaining amount you owe and open a bottle of wine!

Inspection and Completion

After the project completion, you and your contractor should schedule an inspection to review all contractual elements, change orders, and your punch list.

You may likely have a few highlights or changes you want at this point, and these should be added to the punch list and tied to the final payment.

Design Ideas

Traditional

With a solid base of cabinets with furniture and vanity styles, traditional style is often expanded with lines of decorative plumbing and appliances and complemented by the warm yet subtle colors as well as beautiful shapes.

Contemporary

This style is marked with sharp lines sharp, minimalism, and an oriental effect. Modern kitchens often have various unique materials and smooth surfaces, such as concrete, wrought iron, and brass.

Country

This style draws on the old school and uses nature to incorporate the original feel. The layout is simple and low, from rough wood-hewn wooden floors to floral designs and earthy colors.

Transitional

Transitional style fills the space between Traditional and Contemporary by softening the modern industrial feel with rounded corners and warm colors while maintaining the sensitivity of Contemporary design.

Tips to improve your style:

  • Align changes with the style and feel of other rooms in your home.
  • The kitchen style should match the style and time in which the house is built/decorated.
  • Imagine you are sitting in the final space after a home renovation – what colors and objects do you see?
  • Keep it simple and tasty, and don’t cut corners with details.
  • Don’t go too far out of your comfort zone

In summary:

Even small basement of kitchen renovations can turn out to be a lot of work. Divide the project into smaller parts with a defined beginning and end.

Write a detailed contract with the clauses that explain the process of terminating the contract and changing the work scope.

Prepare a specific communication plan with standard updates to discuss completed work and plan for future work. Ensure the contractor can meet with you at convenient times so that they don’t show up at six on a Monday morning when you are trying to get the kids ready for school; set guidelines for when a contractor can come to the house.  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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