Chantal Tellier

by Chantal Tellier Writer

Blue Roofs: A Sustainable Choice

Are you thinking of replacing the roof on your commercial building? Consider a blue roof! While not as well-known as green roofs, they offer many advantages. They’re excellent for stormwater management …

Caroline Brault

by Caroline Brault Assistant Director – 360° Verification | RenoAssistance

Does RBQ Verification Guarantee Quality and Trust?

The Régie du bâtiment du Québec’s (RBQ’s) mission is to protect consumers in the construction industry in Quebec. It ensures that the contractors it licenses have the right qualifications to practice …

Anthony Granziol

by Anthony Granziol Writer

A Retrofitting Boost: Supporting your Renovation with the Canada Greener Homes Grant

So, you’ve read about energy-efficient retrofitting and you’ve got a few ideas about what you’d like to do to bring down your energy bill and make your home more environmentally friendly? Maybe you plan on …


by Yves Carignan President & CEO - Drummond House Plans

Building a House: Floor Plans and Types of Construction

A lot of questions quickly come up when it’s time to start a new construction project, but their answers aren’t always easy to find. Many people don’t recognize the amount of planning that goes into construction projects. Land selection, floor plans, …

Marilena Tricarico

by Marilena Tricarico Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

10 Corporate and Commercial Space Planning Trends for 2021

If the last few months have made us question the need for professional workspaces, then it’s clear that they’re in need of a makeover. A new era is upon us and we should strike while the iron is hot. Expansions and relocations may seem like the best solutions but remodelling and renovations are also …

Sylvain Lauzon

by Sylvain Lauzon Writer

Vermiculite: Should I get rid of it?

There are some things no one wants in their home. In recent decades, there has been increasing awareness of the dangers posed by materials such as asbestos, which can contribute to lung disease, and carcinogenic urea formaldehyde foam insulation. The lesser-known vermiculite is one such material that homeowners should avoid.  Since vermiculite is …

Maria Santamaria

by Maria Santamaria Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

Hottest Home Trends for 2021

Who doesn’t want to change things up from time to time? Whether it’s for minor renovations or a complete home makeover, it’s easy to get lost in the vast array of …


by Yves Carignan President & CEO - Drummond House Plans

Architect vs. Architectural Technologist: Which Should You Choose?

Do you need a professional to help you plan a renovation, construction, or expansion project? Architects and architectural technologists are trained to help with these tasks but choosing the right one will depend on your needs. Let’s explore the differences.  Education and licensing …

Sylvain Lauzon

by Sylvain Lauzon Writer

RenoAssistance Partners with BMR to Provide Better Home Renos

Do you have a French drain, roofing, exterior siding, kitchen, or bathroom renovation project to complete this spring? Now more than ever, RenoAssistance by Desjardins can help you find the right contractor for your home renovation. Since its creation, RenoAssistance …

Marilena Tricarico

by Marilena Tricarico Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

10 Kitchen Trends You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere in 2021

Designing a new kitchen is exciting, especially if it’s been a while since it was last renovated. If you plan on renovating your kitchen soon, it would be best to learn …

Charles Gosselin

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | RenoAssistance

Lucia Di Sclafani

by Lucia Di Sclafani Content Manager | RenoAssistance

Basement Trends: The Top 10 Trends for 2021

Making the most out of every room in your house should be at the top of your list when considering home renovations. Optimizing the space can make an enormous difference in your everyday life. So how about we take a look at how …

Lucia Di Sclafani

by Lucia Di Sclafani Content Manager | RenoAssistance

Support Local with Home Decor

Once renovations are completed, it’s time to decorate! That’s why we’ve put together some of the best Ontarian and Canadian brands that are as decorative as they are functional for your home. …

Julie Calce

by Julie Calce Content Writer | RenoAssistance

Cost Of A Home Renovation in 2021 | Montreal vs Toronto

Since 2010, RenoAssistance has been able to help over 75,000 clients find good contractors for their renovations. In this time, we’ve received tens of thousands of quotes from 360° Verified Contractors.  …

Andrew Collins

by Andrew Collins 360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance

Sunroom Addition Cost in 2021 | Toronto & Montreal

What to Know Before Adding a Sunroom or a Solarium A sunroom, also called a solarium, is a glass-enclosed living area usually attached to the house, accessible from inside. It’s designed …

Adele Orsini

by Adele Orsini Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Deck in 2021 Montreal vs Toronto?

What does a deck cost? And what materials can I choose? Few activities beat spending a summer evening on your balcony or terrace sipping a cool drink. But you probably won’t …

Adele Orsini

by Adele Orsini Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

The Cost of Masonry Work in 2021 | Toronto vs Montreal

It can be hard to cost out masonry or brick work. With all the reasons for requiring masonry or bricklaying, the cost can be difficult to figure out. We’ve put together …

Amine Menard

by Amine Menard Author

How much does a PVC window replacement cost in 2021? | Toronto vs Montreal

PVC Window Replacement Cost: Toronto & Montreal Are your windows starting to show signs of wear and tear? Do they look shabby? It might be time for a change. Many types …

Marilena Tricarico

by Marilena Tricarico Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance

What is the Cost of a Front Door, a Garage Door, and a Patio Door in 2021?

Doors are an important part of any home. They not only protect it, but also are a key part of a polished exterior design. This is true for not only front …

Francis Guertin

by Francis Guertin Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance

How Much Does it Cost to Replace a French Drain in 2021 | Montreal vs Toronto?

A French drain keeps your foundation dry by evacuating water that accumulates around your home. Its lifespan varies, as does its installation or replacement cost, due to several factors. We’ve put together …