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Dining in Style

Not too long ago, our partner site Vancouver Custom Homes posted about the amazing blog My Paradissi. We totally love how the blog owner, Eleni, manages to consistently provide top-notch design advice regarding almost every aspect of decorating one’s home. In this...

4 Creative Ways To Add More Space To Your Home

Short of living in a 10,000 square foot mansion, we’d all be happier with a bigger master bathroom, a larger kitchen, more closet space and the list goes on. We love our home, but who couldn’t do with a little more space? If you’re not ready for the renovations that...

Ottawa Kitchen Renovations Benefits 2012

With the 2012 average household income of Ottawa being the highest of all largest cities in Canada, getting a renovation seems like a much less financially scary thought. Home renovations are one of the best investments because the return is typically high - If you...

Ideas For Basement Renovations in Ottawa

The majority of home owners have great dreams about having an ideal basement. However, the fact is most of them do not actually implement those ideas, since they find it difficult to make the right choice, leaving a spacious area in the house underutilized and empty....

What to expect during a home renovation

Choosing the right home renovations is a decision that effects the long run. Selecting the renovation that best suites and accommodation the future plan is best. Once that decision is made, there are certain things to expect during the renovation process. The nature...

Reinventing Classical and Heritage Buildings

As sustainability concerns mount and urban space becomes harder and harder to come by in Canadian cities, more people are choosing to convert older homes or buildings once used for other purposes into livable spaces as a solution to their housing needs. When buildings...

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

This Sunday is the day we celebrate mothers and everything they have done for us. Moms appreciate homemade gifts especially one’s that she can use around the house. These DIY’s are stylish, functional, and easy to make. Personalized Home Welcome Mat Your doormat is...

4 Nurseries Fit for a Queen

Kensington Palace announced the royal baby’s name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, this morning. She was born Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital in central London. Since she is fourth in line to the throne, she must have a nursery fit for a Queen. Months before Prince George...

The OGC Advantage – Ottawa renovations

Renovating in Ottawa is a great way to increase the Return On Investment of your home. The quality and value of homes is rising in Ottawa because of renovations and updates so the value of your home could actually be decreasing if your neighbors are renovating! Ottawa...

Holiday Home Security Checklist

We’ve all seen the movie Home Alone and are no strangers to the fact that the holiday season (as sparkly and joyous as it can be), presents a time where robbery and theft are at an all time high. And for those who leave town for the holidays, it is especially...

Hiring a Contractor Tips

(Source: Big Stock Images) OGC is thrilled to announce our newest blog contributor, Dawn Simpson, from Simpsondesigndecor. Here is her first of many blogs! Enjoy the read. ------------ Are you contemplating taking on a large home renovation? You are going to need to...