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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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Eric Perigny

by Eric Perigny Chief Operating Officer | Founder

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 …

Adele Orsini

by Adele Orsini Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

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 …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | RenoAssistance

Top 10 Basement Renovation Ideas

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

Adele Orsini

by Adele Orsini Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

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 …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | RenoAssistance

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

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | RenoAssistance

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 | RenoAssistance

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 | RenoAssistance

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 | RenoAssistance

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 …

Andrew Collins

by Andrew Collins 360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance

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 …

Caroline Brault

by Caroline Brault Assistant Director – 360° Verification | RenoAssistance

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 | RenoAssistance

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 | RenoAssistance

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 | RenoAssistance

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 …