The Renovation Roadmap
Renovating your home is an exciting process. This site will help you make the right choices and develop a clear map to reach your renovation goals.
When you renovate your home, the most important decisions need to be made before the work begins. With today's housing technology, you can increase the comfort of your home significantly by making it healthier and more energy efficient. This means better living for you and also helps to protect our environment by reducing greenhouse gasses and other pollutants.
Each section of this site provides information and tools you will need to map out your renovation plan. This includes how to set your goals, how to make your home healthier and more energy efficient, and how to find the right professional contractor.
Information located throughout the site links you to specific products from the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
Dealing with a professional renovator is your greatest protection against an incompetent or unfinished job. A written contract spells out the arrangements between you and your renovator and describes your renovation in detail. Professional renovators also carry workers' compensation, liability insurance and any licenses required by your province.