15 Jun 2015
planning a successful finished basement renovation

If your family is running out of room in your home, you don’t have to start scouring the real estate listings quite yet. An unfinished basement can be turned into a beautiful and functional space with the help of an Ottawa basement renovation company like Holland Homes and Renovations. Here are some tips to help […]

12 Jun 2015
the pros and cons of building up or building out

When you’re planning a home addition in Ottawa, you have two main options: building up or building out (or a combination of the two). Home additions that are built out expand the ground-floor footprint of the home, usually off the back or side. Building up involves adding a second storey above a garage or sunroom, […]

02 Jun 2015
diy basement renovation

If you consider yourself to be the handy type, you might be thinking about turning your unfinished basement around with a DIY basement renovation. How hard could it be? Slap up some drywall, lay down some flooring, done. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up wasting a lot of time and […]

25 May 2015
designing your dream man cave

You work hard, and you deserve a place to relax and re-energize at the end of a rough day. If you have to fight Dora the Explorer for TV time during the NHL playoffs, maybe it’s time you rewarded yourself with a man cave. No Ottawa basement renovation is complete without a proper man cave […]

18 May 2015
5 tips for a successful home addition

A successful home addition can transform the look of your home, expand square footage, and significantly increase the value of your home. Follow these five tips and your Ottawa home addition project is sure to be a success: Identify Problems & Goals When first planning your home addition project, you should always keep an eye […]

12 May 2015
finished basement renovations

If your basement is unfinished or bland, you’re sitting on a goldmine of potential. Once finished, finished basement renovations can look as good (or better!) as your upstairs living space. However, a dream basement can quickly turn awry without proper preparation or planning. Here are some crucially important things to keep in mind if you […]

08 May 2015
planning your home addition checklist

If you love your neighbourhood but wish your home had more space, a home addition can offer you the best of all worlds. When you follow this checklist, your home addition can be executed to perfection from start to finish:         ü  Define Your Needs. Before any home addition project can begin, […]

01 May 2015
second storey home addition

Second storey additions are a great way to expand the livable footprint of your home without having to relocate. Often, older homes are in great neighbourhoods but are a bit too small to accommodate our modern space needs. Whether you want to add an additional storey to a bungalow or split-level home or install dormers […]

24 Apr 2015
upgrading your home with a finished basement

Do you find that the living space in your home is cramped and crowded? If you have an unfinished basement, the solution to your space problems is right beneath your feet. Here are some different ways you can upgrade your home with a finished basement: Man Cave Escape from the chaos of upstairs living with […]

17 Apr 2015
choosing the right contractor

When you decide to undertake a home renovation project, it’s about making your dreams come true. Choosing the right contractor is crucial. If you make the mistake of trusting your renovation to a sloppy, inexperienced, or unreliable contractor, that dream can quickly become a nightmare. Keep your renovations on the right track with these questions […]