Magazine for professional home renovators.

August 2012

Drop your lumber package on the dumpster? Yes!

A simple, cheap way to make the life of your framers a lot easier

Flooring is Canada’s favourite reno project

The home renovation website, is creating quite a buzz among Canadians looking for ideas and information about home design and remodeling. The site had 1.5 million unique Canadian visitors in July and it…

5 common mistakes contractors make

by Karen Hamilton 15 years ago, my husband and I bought a vacation home in Haliburton, ON. Built in the 1960s, our cottage stayed in its original form until last fall, when we…


What to do when the homeowner wants to hire their own subtrade to work on your jobsite

It’s fraught with danger. You need to warn them.


Ontario College of Trades will protect legitimate contractors, chairperson asserts

Tax grab? No way, says Ontario College of Trades Ron Johnston

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RONA takeover not imminent, Lowe’s says

Three weeks ago, the largest Canadian-owned home improvement retail chain, Quebec-based RONA, appeared to be on the verge of being swallowed up by North Carolina-based Lowe’s, the second-largest hardware and building supply chain…

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Rob’s Radio Reno Report

A franchise for contractors

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An Olympic diversion

I am wearing the maple leaf with pride again

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Jump start your reno business with seminars in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg

Are you ready for your renovation business to deliver better results? Then plan to attend one of the one day RenoSummit educational seminars coming to Vancouver (Nov. 12), Calgary (Nov. 14) and Winnipeg…

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Permits down in June as West slows

Alberta and B.C. slows