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a renovation showcase

Never has it been easier to research a prospective renovator
AND get inspired by great renovation projects at the same time

by Anita Murray

The annual RenoTour, now in its fourth year, brings you several of Ottawa’s top RenoMark® renovators showcasing their work in a “house tour” format that lets you visit seven homes in one day. From kitchens to condos and whole home makeovers, these homeowners are opening their homes so you can see the quality and workmanship that went into their projects.

As a bonus, the renovators who transformed these homes will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, providing you with a simple, efficient and effective way to check out potential renovators.

This year’s participants are all award-winning renovators:

  • Amsted Design-Build
  • ARTIUM Design Build
  • Capital Cellars & Custom Renovations
  • Carleton Kitchen & Bath
  • The Conscious Builder
  • Lagois Design-Build-Renovate
  • RND Construction

And because they are also RenoMark® members, you get the added reassurance of pre-screened contractors who must meet strict guidelines regarding things such as insurance, workers’ compensation coverage and credibility.

Even if you’re not yet ready to begin your own renovation, you can’t start planning too early — and you won’t find an easier way to explore your options.

The tour, which is presented by the Renovators’ Council of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association, is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families realize the goal of affordable home ownership. So far, the tour has raised $10,000 for Habitat.

Tickets are just $10, available at:

  • All 3 Habitat ReStore locations — 768 Belfast Rd.; 7 Enterprise Ave.; 3 Iber Rd.
  • Any of the tour stops on October 14th only • The booth of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association or Habitat GO at the Ottawa Fall Home Show
  • Online at www.renotour.ca

This year’s tour will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find out more about each of the stops on the tour on the following pages.

Anita Murray is the co-founder of AllThingsHome.ca, Ottawa’s only comprehensive source of unbiased information on the local housing industry. The veteran journalist and former Homes Editor for the Ottawa Citizen has covered the Ottawa housing industry since 2011.