07 Mar 2017
Cold Home Insulation

When it comes to home insulation, we all know that that the question isn’t “should I insulate?” but rather “what type of insulation should I use?” Properly installed home insulation provides an effective barrier between indoor and outdoor air and is key for home comfort, energy conservation and cost-savings on your utility bills. There are […]

06 Feb 2017

To conclude our series on Ottawa home renovation zoning by-laws, we are going to talk about infill. Infill is further construction and use of land within an already built up area. In the interest of maintaining neighbourhood character and consistency, most cities have infill provisions in place that affect any custom home addition and construction. […]

26 Jan 2017

Zoning by-laws may seem complicated, but here is a quick discussion for how to understand which type of zoning your home is classified under and how this affects your proposed home addition or Ottawa renovation. In Ottawa, there are 5 main residential density zones (R1 to R5) and each contains its own characteristics, set by […]

07 Jan 2017
Ottawa Home Additions

One of the most popular types of home renovation we get asked about in Ottawa is home additions. Many customers contact us at Holland Homes and Renovations when they are in the process of making a crucial decision: should we move from our existing home to find more space, or should we build an addition […]

24 Aug 2015
Creating a secondary dwelling

Having a secondary dwelling in your home has many benefits for you as the homeowner. The rental income can be used to help pay the mortgage, or provide supplemental income. The space can also be used to house extended family. Finally, the secondary dwelling unit adds to the resale value of the home should you […]