• By: Kat Walcott

BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Home Improvement and Design

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have
a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer.
In this weekly series, we’ll share our picks with you – 
our top hotels, live music venues, local brews,
bands and more. Check, share and discuss
#OLMBest every week!

Photo credit: Sean Sisk

Out of This World Home Services – 105-14 Bexley Pl.

Plumbing is a vital part of your home, so only get the best to help you out with it! Out of This World Home Services is a family-owned business, headed by husband and wife duo Dave and Wendy Smythe, that are ready to take care of all your needs. They offer plumbing, drain cleaning and water treatment services in a professional and punctual matter that will always leave you satisfied.

Verdun Windows and Doors – 60 Colonnade Rd N

Widely known in Ottawa, Verdun has carried out an unprecedented growth strategy over the past several years. Windows are one of the most overlooked aspects of any property, yet they play an integral role in design and home management. Verdun Windows and Doors understands this more than most, and their attention to detail with clients has proven their commitment, not only to superior and long lasting product and services – but also innovation.

Action Restoration – 207 Bank Street, Unit #311

Action Restoration are your go to guys for foundation repair. A damaged foundation in your home can lead to leaks and thermal issues, so you only want the best to take care of it for you. This A+ rated company has been serving Ottawa for over 20 years and offers numerous foundation and concrete services like waterproofing, floor replacement, heritage restoration and chimney repairs. Their professional and stellar work is sure to impress you and leave your home or business feeling brand new!

Vala Home Improvements

Whether you just need a small repair or a full blown renovation, Vala are the ones to call. Vala prides themselves on their professionalism, project management skills and their attention to detail – ensuring every project they take on is nothing less than stellar upon completion. They put a focus on what the customer wants and are excited to chat with you about all your renovation dreams and desires!

Hubert’s Fireplace Consultation & Design – 703-1290 Old Innes Rd.

Has your outdated, old fireplace been sitting unused for years? Or maybe you don’t have a fireplace at all and want one. If so, it’s a good time to call up Hubert’s! Their team of designers and specialists create fireplaces that are not only super safe and functional, but also sleek and modern. No matter your decor, they will work with you to come up with a design that matches with and is most practical for your space. They specialize in both gas and wood and also do outdoor fireplaces.

FENDOR – 46 Auriga Dr.

FENDOR is an Ottawa gem, operating since 1941. The glass and aluminum specialists are your go-to company for door and window replacement or construction. They are known for their innovative and gorgeous window designs that are not only practical, but a work of art on their own. If you’re interested in seeing examples of what they have to offer, visit their beautiful showroom on Auriga Drive.

RENCO Home Improvements – 1178 Checkers Rd

The team at RENCO specialize in a lot of things, but are especially known for their foundation crack repairs. With Ottawa’s harsh winters, you’ve probably experienced an unfortunate foundation crack or two. These cracks get worse overtime, so call RENCO to help you out! With their 17 years of in operation, they’ll make sure the job is done professionally and properly to ease your worries.

Concrete Fusion – 2014 Calypso St.

The team at Concrete Fusion will have your flooring looking dazzling and spanking new in no time! This family-owned company specializes in residential, commercial and industrial epoxy flooring and concrete polishing among other floor-related services. Using only the top-rated products and the latest, state-of-the-art  equipment, they have become one of the top concrete companies in Eastern Ontario. Floor looking dull? Give them a call!

Enviro Painting –  38 Auriga Dr., Unit #200

Enviro Painting sets themselves apart from other paint services because they only use environmentally-safe paint products. Our homes and commercial spaces leave significant impact on the natural environment surrounding it, so using chemical and toxin-free paint is something to consider. You can count on the friendly and experienced team of Enviro Painting to do a stellar painting job at your home or business, all while not hurting our precious planet!

Open Concept Home Design

Open Concept Home Design is a full service design and build company. Whether you want to build a new house from the ground up or want to add an additional floor to an existing property, they’re the ones to call! They do everything from initial concept drawings and blueprints to completed construction, so you can be ensured that your home renovation project is in good hands. They specialize in both residential and commercial design.