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There are several methods to modernize your house and make it appear fitter for modern living, but which modifications will also increase the value of your property? Let’s take a look at top home renovations which will make your house more livable while also increasing its worth.

Bathroom Remodel

If your budget is limited, a little aesthetic bathroom renovation can significantly improve the room’s appearance, feel and efficiency. Cosmetic improvements can involve replacing the tub, replacing wall and floor tiles, and replacing the sink, vanity and fittings. On the other hand, a large remodel may include changing walls, relocating plumbing, and replacing the toilet, shower, tub and vanity. Essentially, a significant renovation entails tearing everything down and beginning again. This extensive renovation is often necessary when the layout does not work for you, and you need more opulent fixtures and fittings. Ultimately, it increases the value of your home.


When it comes to selling a home, curb appeal is critical; thus, it’s important to have the front yard well-kept and beautiful because this adds value to the property. The simplest technique (which also applies to the back yard) is to remove weeds and dead plants, install new grass, chop down or trim shrubs or trees which block natural light from entering your house, and add healthy, vibrant plants.

Kitchen Remodel

As with bathrooms, you can choose between an aesthetic renovation which maintains the existing design and a substantial overhaul that changes the arrangement of the kitchen. Reface the cabinets, replace the handles, replace the benchtops, and update primary appliances for a small upgrade. For a substantial makeover, you can tear down walls to create a huge open-plan eat-in kitchen, change the lighting and flooring, and upgrade the benchtops to granite (as well as cabinets and appliances).

Exterior Painting

A fresh coat of paint on the outside of your property will undoubtedly increase its value. If your property is more than two decades old, the outside paint is almost certainly peeling and flaking. Repainting the outside of your house takes little time and it may be done for a shoestring price. However, if you have more funds in your pocket, you can hire a professional to repaint the outside of your property. If you choose this option, you should also consider altering the exterior colour palette of your house to something more contemporary, while still maintaining the design of your home.

Addition of a Deck

There is no dispute that Canadians love outdoor decks, so whether your deck has seen better days (or if you don’t even have one) resolving this issue will increase the value of your property. Depending on the condition of your deck, you may be able to get away with replacing a few beams and staining or painting it. If it’s beyond repair, you may choose to explore extending the deck along the side of the home; after all, more decking equals increased value.The Top Home Improvements That Will Increase Your Home's Value

Window Replacement

Replacing tiny, slanted windows with large expanses of glass will undoubtedly increase the value of your property. Replacing your windows with more energy-efficient ones which assist in maintaining a consistent temperature throughout the year is another option.

Choose Tremblay Renovation for Your Next Home Improvement Project

Tremblay Renovation has been a top contractor for home renovations in Ottawa for more than 30 years. We come up with new ways to make your home better. We offer design solutions tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Our experts want to make your home look and work the way you want. It’s our job to make sure your renovation project is done right. You can trust us to develop the best renovation plan that fits your budget.

Call us today to set up a home design consultation with our experts and designers, if you want to give your kitchen, bathroom or basement a new look.

For help with renovating or building your kitchen, bathroom or basement, visit us online at Tremblay Renovation or call us at (613) 748-9999 to get a free price quote.

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Bryan Tremblay is the proud owner of Tremblay Renovation Inc. since 1989. Bryan was born in northern Ontario in a small French community, and he is proud to offer his services in both French and English. Being from the North, Bryan loves to spend time in nature. After moving away from the North, he needed a place to do just that. So he built a cottage for his family and friends from scratch; That is where he spends most of his weekends.

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