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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 ...

Published on:
19 August 2021
9 min read
Katrina Hesman
Katrina Hesman
Writer
Building a Beautiful Backyard Office
Architect vs. Architectural Technologist: Which Should You Choose?
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25 April 2021
6 min read
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 ...

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Yves Carignan
President & CEO - Drummond House Plans
Support Local with Home Decor
Published on:
8 January 2021
11 min read
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. ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Your chalet, your way!
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21 December 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 from ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Great Home Gift Ideas for Every Room
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17 December 2020
5 min read
Great Home Gift Ideas for Every Room

It’s safe to say that this past year, we probably spent more time at home than anywhere else! So why not treat your loved ones with gifts that will surely embellish every ...

Julie Calce
Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
Covid Lockdown: What to Consider Before Your Spring 2021 Renovations
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17 December 2020
6 min read
Covid Lockdown: What to Consider Before Your Spring 2021 Renovations

According to many in the renovation industry, investment in home renovations is on the rise and the trend is expected to continue in 2021. Are you prepared? The Covid-19 pandemic ...

Sylvain Lauzon
Sylvain Lauzon
Writer
Rising Lumber Prices: Another COVID-19 Effect?
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9 November 2020
4 min read
Rising Lumber Prices: Another COVID-19 Effect?

Will the increase in lumber prices have a tangible influence on the construction industry, particularly as far as finished products such as private houses are concerned? Will a new home cost ...

Sylvain Lauzon
Sylvain Lauzon
Writer
Custom Cabinetry: Everything You Need to Know Before Your Renovation
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5 October 2020
12 min read
Custom Cabinetry: Everything You Need to Know Before Your Renovation

Who isn't dreaming about The Home Edit-worthy cabinets? These organizing pros are quite the hype right now and we understand why! The secret to their success? Besides organizing containers and following ...

Marilena Tricarico
Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Quebec Residents: All You Need To Know About Re Openings in The Renovation Sector
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29 April 2020
3 min read
Quebec Residents: All You Need To Know About Re Openings in The Renovation Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Québec to put itself on hold for public safety. Given that the situation seems to be getting better, the Legault government recently announced a new plan ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Identifying and Preventing Building Envelope Problems
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21 April 2020
4 min read
Identifying and Preventing Building Envelope Problems

Your home's outer layer is its first line of defense against anything Mother Nature throws its way. It's therefore important to ensure it is healthy and protected from issues that can ...

Francis Guertin
Francis Guertin
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
How To Renovate Your Home Theatre For The Perfect Movie Night
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1 April 2020
5 min read
How To Renovate Your Home Theatre For The Perfect Movie Night

Staying in has never been so simple! With so many great films on streaming services out there, it's the perfect time to create the ultimate home theatre. To get you inspired ...

Julie Calce
Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
5 Steps for an Quick and Efficient Spring Cleaning
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31 March 2020
4 min read
5 Steps for an Quick and Efficient Spring Cleaning

Nothing is more satisfying than a perfectly clean house. It's spring cleaning season, so roll those sleeves up and get to work! Without the correct plan of action, however, those chores ...

Julie Calce
Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
2020 Montreal National Home Show – Save 31% On Your Tickets!
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26 February 2020
2 min read
2020 Montreal National Home Show – Save 31% On Your Tickets!

Here is all that you need to know before heading to the 2020 Montreal National Home Show at the Montreal Convention Centre, March 12 to 15 2020. Take advantage of a ...

Julie Calce
Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
How to Integrate the 2020 Pantone Colour into Your Home
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6 December 2019
4 min read
How to Integrate the 2020 Pantone Colour into Your Home

Since 1963, the Pantone Institute has positioned itself as the reference for colours, for all fields including fashion, publishing, and interior design. Every year, they select one of the colours from their ...

Julie Calce
Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
7 Ideas To Turn Your Business Dreams Into Reality
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4 December 2019
7 min read
7 Ideas To Turn Your Business Dreams Into Reality

Many people dream of starting their own business, but don't know where to start. Turning these dreams into reality isn't as complicated as you might think. If you have a passion ...

Louise Leonard
Louise Leonard
Account Manager - Commercial Division | RenoAssistance
Choosing a Contractor: When Is The Time To Start Planning?
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22 October 2019
1 min read
Choosing a Contractor: When Is The Time To Start Planning?

Do you have a interior or exterior renovation project to do and don't know where to find contractors? It's important to know that the best contractors are very busy, so ...

Karine Gazeryan
Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
How to Give Your Home a Whole New Look with Architectural Lighting
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6 September 2019
5 min read
How to Give Your Home a Whole New Look with Architectural Lighting

A well lit space never goes unnoticed. Architectural lighting not only completes the look and design of your home or commercial space, but it also accentuates certain areas of the room. ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Changing Your Home’s Facade: 6 Elements to Consider
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13 August 2019
12 min read
Changing Your Home’s Facade: 6 Elements to Consider

It's said to never judge a book by its cover, but it's rather difficult not to judge a house by its appearance. If a house seems neglected, we tend to expect ...

Marilena Tricarico
Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Building or Buying a New Home: Which is Best?
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25 April 2019
10 min read
Building or Buying a New Home: Which is Best?

Purchasing new property is always exciting, but it's also a thought-ridden decision. Should you buy a new home from a promoter, buy land and opt for a self-build or buy an ...

Paul Begin
Paul Begin
VP | RenoAssistance
Changing Your Home into an Open Concept Floor Plan
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23 April 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 of ...

Maria Santamaria
Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Moving vs Renovating: Which to Choose
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22 April 2019
4 min read
Moving vs Renovating: Which to Choose

It's a common dilemma most homeowners will face - you feel like it's time for a change, but aren't sure whether or not you should sell your home and move, or ...

Maria Santamaria
Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Converting a Multi-Dwelling Building Into a Single-Family Home
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20 April 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
Francis Guertin
Renovation Advisor| RenoAssistance
Should You Go For a Full House Remodel?
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20 April 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 idea ...

Eric Perigny
Eric Perigny
Chief Operating Officer | Founder
5 Tips to Protecting Your Home While You’re Away
Published on:
12 December 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
Eric Perigny
Chief Operating Officer | Founder
5 Restaurants with the Most Beautiful Interior Decor
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13 July 2018
5 min read
5 Restaurants with the Most Beautiful Interior Decor

Trendy restaurants are all the hype these days. Our chosen lunch or dinner location is usually heavily weighted on the restaurant's interior design. There's a reason new restaurant constructions and their ...

Jason Pagliuca
Jason Pagliuca
360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
4 Rooftop Terraces to Inspire Your Outdoor Haven
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13 July 2018
4 min read
4 Rooftop Terraces to Inspire Your Outdoor Haven

Summer can make you envious of homes, condos or restaurants that have great looking rooftop terrace designs. Don’t get bummed out! Take a look at these rooftop terraces from Toronto and ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance