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Reno Blog - Advice

Owning a house, a condo or a commercial building inherently involves undertaking renovation work at some point. To avoid potential headaches, good planning is required. Since you don’t renovate the same things every year, it can be hard to know everything about each project and know enough to make the right decision.

We simplify the task by sharing with you different tips from our thousands of projects in experience to renovate intelligently. On this page you can find tips and tricks to help you make the right choices, avoid mistakes, compare products and materials and answers to frequently asked questions. In short, a wealth of relevant information related to the field of renovation and construction.

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As soon as you are ready to take action, it’s very simple: just give us a call on 1-888-670-9742 to speak to an advisor or simply submit your project online and we’ll be in touch to discuss your project, learn your requirements and arrange free competing quotes from our 360° Verified Contractors. It’s free of charge and there’s no obligation!

Adele Orsini

by Adele Orsini Renovation Advisor | Reno-Assistance

9 Steps to a successful home addition

Your home addition’s success in 9 simple steps There may be time where you’ll need, or want, a bigger home with more space. Though, you might love the neighbourhood you …

Caroline Brault

by Caroline Brault Assistant Director – 360° Verification | Reno-Assistance

Preparing your Home for the Winter Months: What to Check

When cooler days start becoming frequent, it’s usually a sign that winter is fast approaching and it’s time to prepare your home for the winter months. We always think of taking …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | Reno-Assistance

Top 10 Basement Renovation Ideas

When someone brings up basements, you might instinctively think about a storage space or a part of your home that is mostly neglected. Though, this space can have thousands of features …

Adele Orsini

by Adele Orsini Renovation Advisor | Reno-Assistance

Water Infiltration: Preventing your home from damages

Whether water is infiltrating into your home through cracks in your foundation, your basement’s floor, the roof, your house’s siding, or even through the windows, it’s crucial to act quickly. Water …

Andrew Collins

by Andrew Collins 360° Verification Coordinator | Reno-Assistance

The Top 2019 Kitchen Trends to Get Ready For

We’ve put together the 2019 kitchen trends with the help of our best kitchen designers and experts to help you get started with your kitchen renovations! Your kitchen design is important as this …

Mélissa Thibeault

by Melissa Thibeault Content Manager | Reno-Assistance

Top 6 Signs You Need Masonry Work Done

Masonry work is “working with brick, concrete block, glass block, tile, terra cotta and stone using mortar to put them together.” according to the definition of the Ontario Masonry Training Centre. …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | Reno-Assistance

How long does a kitchen renovation take? What to expect

How long will my kitchen renovation take? Depending on the scale of your project, the time frame for your kitchen renovation could be impacted by a number of factors, including: …

Jason Pagliuca

by Jason Pagliuca 360° Verification Coordinator | Reno-Assistance

Kitchen Cabinets: The Most Popular Materials and their Prices

When it comes time to redo your kitchen, cabinets are a major consideration. Each option has pros and cons to meet different needs and tastes. In this article, we go …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | Reno-Assistance

10 Cost and Stress Saving Tips for a Budget Kitchen Renovation

Renovating your kitchen can bring your home into the modern era while creating a space for memorable meals and moments. However, if you aren’t careful, a renovation can go over budget …

Jason Pagliuca

by Jason Pagliuca 360° Verification Coordinator | Reno-Assistance

5 Things you can do to Avoid Paying Twice for your Renovation Project

You hired a contractor for a major renovation and everything went very well. Shortly after, though, you receive formal notices from suppliers who claim that they have not been paid. Yet …

Manuel Lochard

by Manuel Lochard Team Leader – Customer Experience | Reno-Assistance

6 things you need to know before checking a contractor’s RBQ licence

Checking a construction or renovation contractor’s RBQ licence may be in vain if you do not do it at the right time or based on an informed assessment. Informed consumer alert: …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | Reno-Assistance

Home Addition Builders in Toronto & Montreal

Before commencing a house extension project there are a number of preliminary steps that need to be taken to minimize the risk of something going wrong during the project. Along with …

Andrew Collins

by Andrew Collins 360° Verification Coordinator | Reno-Assistance

Kitchen Design – The Advantages of Working with a Kitchen Designer

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the home, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out of the background to become a focal …

Caroline Brault

by Caroline Brault Assistant Director – 360° Verification | Reno-Assistance

Best Countertop Materials for your Kitchen

When renovating the most functional rooms in your home, such as your kitchen or bathroom, decisions need to be made carefully when it comes to the elements that will be heavily …

Caroline Brault

by Caroline Brault Assistant Director – 360° Verification | Reno-Assistance

Finding the Right Deck Builder in Toronto and Montreal

Throughout the year, many of us naturally turn to the outdoors for entertaining, and this inevitably creates a very high demand for decks, balconies, patios, and other outdoor living spaces. Unfortunately, …

Andrew Collins

by Andrew Collins 360° Verification Coordinator | Reno-Assistance

Five reasons to build a home addition instead of moving

If you need more space in your house, you have 2 options: have a home addition built, or move. But moving is not a hassle free experience and can be stressful and costly. If you like your neighbourhood, why move? You can turn your current home into your dream home by building the home addition you’ve always wanted!

Manuel Lochard

by Manuel Lochard Team Leader – Customer Experience | Reno-Assistance

How to choose a contractor for your renovation project

Home renovation projects can be very stressful: your home is a mess, you may have to move out, and you’re constantly paying bills for labour and materials. The most important factor …