by Scott Nordlund Writer

How much does an HVAC system cost in 2021?

Whether you live in a traditional single-family home or a modern row home, your HVAC system is probably always working, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. …

by Yves Carignan President & CEO - Drummond House Plans

Tiny Homes: Are They the Right Choice for You?

Tiny homes and mini homes are becoming more and more popular! There’s even tiny home festivals and entire neighbourhoods of tiny homes being planned. But what’s driving this trend? What is a tiny or mini home? And finally, is a tiny home right for you?  Where it all began  The …

by Isabelle Pronovost Writer

4 Ideas for Converting a Commercial Building

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a harmful impact on commercial vacancies, particularly in major urban centres. Office towers were emptied out. And, given the benefits of working remotely, they may remain …

by Chantal Tellier Writer

How to Choose the Right Shower for Your Bathroom

If you want to give your bathroom a new look, changing your shower is a great option. But what type of shower should you choose? Italian showers, corner units, rainfall showers with hydromassage jets, tub …

by Anthony Granziol Writer

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants in Your Home

We share the world with lots of living things. Some of them share our homes, like cats, dogs, fish, and even ferrets. However, others we’d rather not have in our kitchens, …

by Julie Loiselle Writer

Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while… you’ve scrolled through Pinterest, pored over design blogs, and looked at countless in-store samples. Or maybe you’ve just started to consider it. …

by Scott Nordlund Writer

The Ins and Outs of Legal Basement Apartments

If you’ve been paying attention to real estate news over the last few years, you know that one of the hottest markets is the rental market. From bachelor pads to 2-bedroom apartments, the …

by Katrina Hesman Writer

15 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for 2021

It’s 2021, and you’ve likely spent a record amount of time in your kitchen over the last two years, giving you a chance to notice what’s become outdated. Whether you have a few nagging things that require updating, your entire …

by Anthony Granziol Writer

Basement Rental Tax Deductions: How to Save While Avoiding an Audit

Taxes are part of owning a property. The roads, sidewalks, and other local amenities have to be paid for somehow and most municipalities rely on property owners to foot the bill. But what if there was a way …

by Katrina Hesman Writer

Building a Beautiful Backyard Office

Over the past two years, office workers have been working from home in whatever makeshift space they could manage. Kitchens, guest bedrooms, and living rooms were quickly transformed into spaces to …

by Isabelle Pronovost Writer

11 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient and Economical!

Building an energy-efficient home or doing eco-friendly renovations not only protects the environment but also makes your home more comfortable and economical. As an added bonus, it will make your home more attractive to future buyers when it comes time …

by Yves Carignan President & CEO - Drummond House Plans

9 Tips to Prepare for a Major Renovation

It’s decided then! After surviving lockdowns, working from home, and being with the kids 24/7, your down-the-road renovation project can’t be put off any longer – we hear you! Challenges posed by the pandemic have caused many households to take a hard look …

by Isabelle Pronovost Writer

Kitchen Must-Haves: Functionality and Aesthetics

The time has come. You’re getting ready to bring your dream kitchen to life; it meets all your needs and suits your particular taste. You hired a contractor. You pored over …

by Charles Gosselin Content Manager | RenoAssistance

Top 11 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …