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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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5 Things to Consider Before Your Kitchen Renovation

Before starting your kitchen renovation, there are many things to consider in order for it to live up to your expectations. It's where you might spend most of the time in ...

Published on:
March 11, 2019
3 min read
Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
5 Things to Consider Before Your Kitchen Renovation
Flat Roofs: What Material Should You Choose?
Published on:
February 15, 2019
8 min read
Flat Roofs: What Material Should You Choose?

EPDM, TPO, Elastomer, Polyolefin...What do these words/letters even mean? These acronyms surely won't tell you much in regards to which roofing option is best suited for you.  That's why we've ...

Francis Guertin
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
5 Tips to Protecting Your Home While You’re Away
Published on:
December 12, 2018
3 min read
5 Tips to Protecting Your Home While You’re Away

Making your home seem lived in while you're away is key to avoiding potential break-ins and thefts. Intruders are much less likely to break in if they believe you're home. Some ...

Eric Perigny
Chief Operating Officer | Founder
9 Steps to a Successful Home Addition
Published on:
November 6, 2018
7 min read
9 Steps to a Successful Home Addition

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

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Water Infiltration: Preventing Your Home from Damages
Published on:
October 15, 2018
7 min read
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 ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
How Long Does a Kitchen Renovation take? What to Expect
Published on:
November 16, 2017
3 min read
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: ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
10 Cost and Stress Saving Tips for a Budget Kitchen Renovation
Published on:
September 27, 2017
2 min read
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 ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
5 Things you can do to Avoid Paying Twice for your Renovation Project
Published on:
September 5, 2017
2 min read
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 ...

Jason Pagliuca
360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
6 Things You Need to Know Before Checking a Contractor’s RBQ Licence
Published on:
August 31, 2017
3 min read
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: ...

Manuel Lochard
Team Leader – Customer Experience | RenoAssistance
Home Addition Builders in Toronto & Montreal
Published on:
August 15, 2017
3 min read
Home Addition Builders in Toronto & Montreal

Before beginning 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 ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Kitchen Design – The Advantages of Working with a Kitchen Designer
Published on:
August 8, 2017
7 min read
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 designs take the kitchen out of the background to become a focal ...

Andrew Collins
360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
Best Countertop Materials for your Kitchen
Published on:
July 27, 2017
7 min read
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
Assistant Director – 360° Verification | RenoAssistance
Finding the Right Deck Builder in Toronto and Montreal
Published on:
July 7, 2017
7 min read
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, ...

Caroline Brault
Assistant Director – 360° Verification | RenoAssistance
Five Reasons to Build a Home Addition Instead of Moving
Published on:
March 6, 2017
5 min read
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!

Andrew Collins
360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
How to Choose a Contractor for Your Renovation Project
Published on:
February 8, 2017
6 min read
How to Choose a Contractor for Your Renovation Project

Home renovation projects can be very stressful. Your home is a mess, you might have to move out, and you’re constantly paying bills for labour and materials. The best way to ...

Manuel Lochard
Team Leader – Customer Experience | RenoAssistance
Yes, You Should Pay a Fair Price for Your Renovations!
Published on:
December 11, 2015
2 min read
Yes, You Should Pay a Fair Price for Your Renovations!

Whenever I did renovations in the past, my goal was to get the best possible price. I would get estimates from two or three contractors and then simply choose the cheapest ...

Eric Perigny
Chief Operating Officer | Founder