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While some homeowners opt to renovate a single room, others invest in major projects like building a tiny home or making their home accessible. In this section, you’ll find everything you need to know about large-scale projects, from what to consider when building a house to which rooms to renovate when reselling your home.

Browse our articles to find the latest home trends, renovation costs, and so much more. And, if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our renovation projects, completed by our 53-point Verified Contractors.

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Create a Magical Oasis With These Plant Room Ideas

The perfect home renovation for a green glow up From indoor herb gardens for the kitchen to stunning backyard solariums, there’s a plant room idea to fit everyone’s taste. If ...

Published on:
August 19, 2022
10 min read
Amber Van Wort
Writer
Create a Magical Oasis With These Plant Room Ideas
10 Things You Need to Do Before You Start Building a House
Published on:
June 1, 2022
13 min read
10 Things You Need to Do Before You Start Building a House

3. Go for a green home  You’re already building a house from the ground up, so you might as well make it energy efficient to save money in the long ...

Flore Bessette
Writer
Cost of Home Adaptations for Reduced Mobility
Published on:
December 9, 2021
8 min read
Cost of Home Adaptations for Reduced Mobility

A home is one of the biggest and most important purchases of your life. Since it's one of the places you'll spend a lot of your time, you'll want to ...

Vincent Lefebvre
Writer
Tiny Homes: Are They the Right Choice for You?
Published on:
October 26, 2021
7 min read
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  ...

Yves Carignan
President & CEO - Drummond House Plans
9 Tips to Prepare for a Major Renovation
Published on:
August 12, 2021
6 min read
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 ...

Yves Carignan
President & CEO - Drummond House Plans
Building a House: Floor Plans and Types of Construction
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June 17, 2021
6 min read
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, ...

Yves Carignan
President & CEO - Drummond House Plans
12 Interior and Exterior Home Design Trends to Follow in 2022
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May 19, 2021
7 min read
12 Interior and Exterior Home Design Trends to Follow in 2022

Conclusion   The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to renovating your home. Have fun with trends and mix and match the ones you like most. Think about including custom-made furniture and accessories from local vendors.  Remember ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
Cost Of A Home Renovation in 2022 | Montreal vs Toronto
Published on:
January 2, 2021
10 min read
Cost Of A Home Renovation in 2022 | 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 53-point Verified ...

Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
Your chalet, your way!
Published on:
December 21, 2020
4 min read
Your chalet, your way!

Who doesn’t dream to escape to a remote cottage where you are unreachable for a little while? Whether you are planning on renting, renovating your own cottage or building one ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Preparing your Home for Spring: What to Check
Published on:
March 31, 2020
6 min read
Preparing your Home for Spring: What to Check

The arrival of spring means it's the season of renewal. It's the perfect occasion to give your home some TLC, to ensure everything is in good working order. To help take ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
5 Advantages To Renovating During The Winter
Published on:
January 8, 2020
4 min read
5 Advantages To Renovating During The Winter

During the winter months, we often are under the impression that home renovations must come to a halt. However, that is very much not the case! There are quite a ...

Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Renovating Your Home for Resale
Published on:
January 7, 2020
5 min read
Renovating Your Home for Resale

After years in the same home, every homeowner wants to get the most return on their investment when it comes time to sell. Taking on one or many renovation projects before ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
Home Staging Hacks for the Holidays
Published on:
December 10, 2019
9 min read
Home Staging Hacks for the Holidays

With friends and family visiting often in the coming months, it’s normal that any homeowner would want their house to look great. If you haven’t had time to renovate or ...

Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
The Benefits of Renovating Your Kitchen and Bathroom Simultaneously
Published on:
October 7, 2019
4 min read
The Benefits of Renovating Your Kitchen and Bathroom Simultaneously

Tackling a kitchen and bathroom renovation at the same time can come with benefits like saving time and money. It'll also help reduce stress, since your home won't be a ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
House Insulation: Heat loss, Materials, and Tips
Published on:
April 24, 2019
6 min read
House Insulation: Heat loss, Materials, and Tips

If the cold winter air is frequently entering your home, it may be time to take a closer look. Good insulation is key to preventing heat loss and improving the energy ...

Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Changing Your Home into an Open Concept Floor Plan
Published on:
April 23, 2019
9 min read
Changing Your Home into an Open Concept Floor Plan

Hailing from the 90s, the open concept floor plan continues to wow homeowners with its beauty, flexibility and ability to bring everyone together. Why have a big space with plenty ...

Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Converting a Multi-Dwelling Building Into a Single-Family Home
Published on:
April 20, 2019
6 min read
Converting a Multi-Dwelling Building Into a Single-Family Home

Are you considering turning a duplex or triplex into a single family unit? If so, you’re not alone. Converting a building to a single family home can be a rewarding undertaking ...

Francis Guertin
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
Should You Go For a Full House Remodel?
Published on:
April 20, 2019
13 min read
Should You Go For a Full House Remodel?

As the needs of your household change, thoughts of selling your home may arise. You do not have to take that route, however, if you are not smitten on the ...

Eric Perigny
Chief Operating Officer | Founder
8 Gorgeous Vacation Homes You Can Stay At!
Published on:
July 13, 2018
5 min read
8 Gorgeous Vacation Homes You Can Stay At!

Great renovation inspiration can be hard to come by. Most people flip through home and décor magazines to get a better understanding of what they’re looking for. Some might even scour ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance