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Why You Should Hire Renovation Experts in Ottawa For Your Next Project

You have some remodelling you would like done and you are thinking about doing it yourself.  DIY is a great way to learn about how a structure is built and how all the parts fit together.  You have seen it done on television and you have videos if you get into a jam.  Here are some things to think about. Time and Money If you have no hobbies or activities to occupy your time, if you don’t want to hang out with friends or family, or if there are no work demands, then you probably have the free time to devote to a project like a renovation.  Plan on it taking at least twice as long as you think, because you will run into snags. You are probably considering doing the project yourself to save money.  Do you have all the right tools?  If not, factor that cost into the price of the completed project.  Compare all the costs of materials and tools with the estimates you have received and decide if you are really saving money. Knowledge First, you need to decide if you understand the project and what to do if something goes wrong.  For example, if you pull up boards [...]

Summer House Maintenance Checklist

With summer the days are longer and the temperatures are more pleasant so it is a very good time to take care of some home maintenance tasks.  Some will take longer than others but crossing any of them off your to-do list will make you feel better. Exterior Cleaning Start at the top with the roof.  Canadian winters can be tough.  Check for any missing or damaged shingles or signs of mold.  Making a few repairs in the summer may prevent a nasty leak during the winter. Look at the paint and siding, particularly peeling paint or chips.  Pressure washing might be a good idea to give your home a facelift without a full paint job.  While you have that power washer out, use it on patios, driveways, and walkways. Heating and Air Conditioning Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is one of the key systems in your home.  Keep it running smoothly with some minor maintenance like changing the furnace filter.  If you have a window air conditioner, clean that filter also by following the manufacturer’s recommendations.  If you have any concerns, call a professional to have the system checked out. Windows A bucket of soapy water and sponges, and maybe a [...]

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for 2020

If a kitchen remodel is in your near future and you are wondering what are the latest trends for 2020, here are some suggestions: Technology – Termed “smart kitchens,” there can be sensors everywhere from the faucets to your appliances.  Some refrigerators can even tell you when your supplies are running low. Color – White is passé.  For this year look for bold and dark colors for cabinetries.  If you feel it is too much for your taste, try just a pop of color to brighten and refresh the look. Storage – There are a lot of clever ways to conceal your appliances.  You can also explore new dividers for your drawers to keep things tidy.  Trays will roll out and there are caddies for your cookware. Flooring – Hardwood is back in style, or perhaps it never left.  Ceramic tile is less popular but with new designs it is still a mainstay for easy cleaning.  Some tile can even imitate hardwood, so you get the best of both worlds. Islands – The kitchen island can be the focal spot of the room.  They are now designed with more versatility and can be used to store appliances under their counters, seating for casual [...]

3 Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

For the average person, owning a home is the largest investment they will make.  For that reason, it is important not only to maintain the property, but to help it increase in value.  Since popular neighbourhoods and the economy are not within your control, you should look toward home improvements. Kitchen and Bath Speak with a realtor and you will learn that one of the ways to get the most return on your remodelling money is by tackling kitchens and baths.  Since these are the rooms that take the most traffic and highest use, they are areas that will take the most attention from potential purchasers. Renovations don’t necessarily need to happen all at once.  Start with updating any fixtures like faucets and lighting.  Look at the vanities and countertops.  Swapping out worn tops or Formica with granite makes a huge impact as does new backsplashes.  In the bath, sleek, modern toilets make the whole room seem refreshed. Exterior This is one time you really want to keep up with the neighbours.  It is important that the outside of your home look attractive.  This will keep up property values in the vicinity and show that you take an interest in the community. If [...]

Ottawa Home Renovations for Stairs

Your staircase should add beauty and grandeur to your home and be safe for your family. When you need a new set of stairs, contact Lavergne Home Renovations to meet your dream staircase needs. Upon inspection, they would check for any signs of neglect and then view the important features of the architecture. If you wish to keep your old existing one, they would reface it. If you choose not to, they would install a new one in its place. Stair Renovations in Ottawa Lavergne Renovations in Ottawa make it modern by removing old paint and applying new polish. Replace the banisters, railings, and posts with a new design to make it more beautiful and current. Then they'll reinforce the structure for use. Check to see it's safe by securing the threads. Your balustrade or railing will be examined and checked for no vulnerabilities to cause accidents or falls. For lighting, they would add new subtle LED lights to the steps. It should add beauty, and help improve safety for everyone. With a modernized look, it would help them stand out in your home. The builders will replace the poor quality materials with better quality materials for durability. For instance, swap laminated steps [...]

Ottawa Home Renovations for Basements

Every home has a lonely basement that's used for storage. With Ottawa Home Renovations, they'll provide you ideas on how to utilize that room and turn it into a productive space to entertain everyone. They would cater to your needs and accommodate you to offer you more living space. With a well-designed plan, it would be durable, a space to love and spend time with others. Basement Renovations in Ottawa Before the transformation to a stylish, cozy, and fun living space, they'll analyze the structure and deal with the workability of the materials for construction. Make sure it's structurally sound for the renovation. Then the inspection for the architectural design and the environment and verify the fixtures are installed in the right location. Add pro-insulation and moisture-resistant materials and install furring between the inner and outer walls. Finish with waterproofing the basement to prevent leaks and future flooding in your home. Let there be light in the dark and dim basement. Install small windows to provide you with natural light. A bright glow will make it a cheerful, secure and comfortable place to hang out. Brighten the walls and doors with new paint, and contribute ideas for furniture design. To have the basement [...]

Ottawa Home Renovations for Bathrooms

After a long workday, the bathroom can become the perfect tranquil oasis to relax and feel rejuvenated. So, if you're considering a renovation, Ottawa Home Renovations will help meet your dream bathroom needs. Whatever the size of your bathroom, OHR can make it practical and comfortable for your family. They'll provide a combination of natural light, design, well-placed artificial lighting, and the best fixtures and materials to last a long time. Lavergne Renovations in Ottawa will replace your existing bathroom or make it accessible for senior citizens. Add ventilation and lighting to your basement bathrooms, powder rooms, and your custom master ensuite bathrooms too. Check the pre-existing condition due to your home's age, inspect the walls for relocation to alter the layout, select the cabinets and finishes, and give your appliances a mechanical upgrade. Home Bathroom Renovations in Ottawa Whether you have a bathtub with a shower or a tub-to-shower conversion, Lavergne Renos will give you a perfect vanity with matching cabinetry and provide storage. First, OHR will removel and dispose of your vanity cabinet, countertop, the tiles, the mirror, the sink and faucet, the taps and showers and tub, the tile flooring, the tub's baseboard wall, the backboard and accessories  Inspect the [...]

Ottawa Home Renovations for the Kitchen

In every home, the kitchen is the center of family life, where you cook delicious meals and dine with your loved ones. When you consider renovating the kitchen, Ottawa Home Renovators can work in kitchens of any size, including an island kitchenette.  OHR will modernized every feature, replace outdated and damaged appliances, and make it look bright and lively with a fresh coat of paint. Whether you're a gourmet chef or a home cook with family and pets, consider your dream kitchen. It can be country style, a casual eat-in, or minimalist.  From cabinets to countertops, backsplashes, walls, floors, and lightning,  they give you a fully open concept to love and enjoy. Kitchen Renovation Experts in Ottawa Kitchen flooring should be durable, cushioned, provide warmth, and stylish. Choose from natural stone, wood, cork, and ceramic. Update your electrical and plumbing or have your wiring relocated to another area in the room.  Do you need a baking or a homework station, or an island with power outlets? Your stove can be electric or gas range. Have your cabinets and the doors custom-made to match your design. There are a variety of trims, finishes, and hardwood styles and colors like urban and 3-D Laminate. Woods [...]