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How to Pick a Great Contractor

One of the most important parts of planning your renovation is picking the right contractor. You could be working together for an extended period of time, maybe even on multiple projects. Hiring the right contractor could be the difference between your renovations dreams and nightmares. To make this task less daunting, we’ve gathered a few tips to help find yourself a rockstar contractor. Ge ...[Read More]

Finding a Contractor: Through the Eyes of the Homeowner

Have you ever wondered: “What are other Homeowners experiencing when they look to start a renovation?” or “How did they find what they wanted in the renovation and the contractor?” This week we’re introducing a new section to the RENOMii blog in conjunction with the “Contractor Interviews” that aims to give you real life stories about renovations. We will ...[Read More]

Planning Your Dream Renovation

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Planning a renovation is pretty tough, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Your space has requirements that it must be suited for, code requirements it needs to meet, and if you ever think about selling your house in the future you will need this information. Planning isn’t easy but it is one of the most important parts of your renovation process. Check out this great renov ...[Read More]

DIY Painting Tips, Tricks, and a Step-By-Step Guide

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When I was in high school I used to work summers as an occasional painter for a contractor I knew. Sometimes we would go to houses after renters had left and have an entire house to paint in just a week or two. Needless to say as I read down this list of tips by Nicole, from makingitlovely.com, I was extremely impressed. It is the most thorough and practical list of painting tips and tricks I have ...[Read More]

10 Pros & Cons of Solar Energy for Your Home

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Hi everyone, It seems like nowadays almost everyone wants to be green. Take a look at a piece I found on contractors.com about the Pros & Cons of Solar Energy in Your Home. Cons: 1. Light Access My wife and I once owned a home in sunny Southern California that we thought might be perfect for a rooftop solar installation—but we couldn’t make it work. Why? The peak of the roof of our house ran e ...[Read More]

Contractor Interview: Chris Killian

Contractor Interview: Chris Killian

Have you ever wondered: “What is that contractor over there thinking?” or “How did he find out that renovating was his passion?” This week we’re introducing a new section to the RENOMii blog that aims to answer the questions you have about your contractor (or colleague). We will be interviewing contractors on a monthly basis to give you an insider’s view of cont ...[Read More]

To DIY or not to DIY?

To DIY or not to DIY?

There are so many great DIY projects online, but DIY is not the right fit for everyone. Read this great article we found, and learn where DIY projects fail, and when you should seek the help of a pro instead. http://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-warns-of-common-pitfalls-that-can-wreck-yo-761641452  

11 Questions to Ask when Buying a Home

11 Questions to Ask when Buying a Home

It’s easy to get excited when thinking about buying a new home, but there are a lot of kinks that will need to be ironed out in your plan before you even start looking. We found this great article with a list of all the things you need to know to get yourself started. 11 Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Home If you’re thinking about buying and are unsure where to start this list is de ...[Read More]

Cinderella Story

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Hi everyone, One of my favourite things about renovations are the before and after pictures. I came across the 65 Wow-Worthy Before and After Makeovers on Country Living.com This was one of my favourites. Check it out, here! Cover Image: Sparkly Pool Texture By Mary Vican, Licensed under CC, View Image

RENOMii in the news …

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Hi everyone, RENOMii was featured in the KW Record & The Guelph Mercury business section on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Check it it below in case you missed it … or read it online here!                                    Cover Image: Man Landed on the Moon By Peter Mackey, Licensed under CC, View Image