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Foundation Repair Season Is In Full Swing!

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With the weather being forecast in the plus temperatures consistently, the ground is starting to thaw, and spring is slowly making its presence known.

If you plan to have repairs done on your foundation this year, you should know that the season for foundation work has already started! Many people wait until summertime or early fall to schedule a contractor, and by that time, they are already booked up through to the following winter. It’s in your best interests to call ...

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Are you prepared to take full advantage of the warmer weather? Start your deck design now!

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This year, we are going to enjoy every last drop of the summer heat. After enduring the coldest Ottawa winter in 20 years, that is a promise we should make to ourselves. Already we’re dreaming of cruising with the windows down, spending days at the beach, or lounging in the backyard with an ice cold lemonade (or maybe a beer!).  It’s only fair.

Now is the time to take the first step towards enjoying the summer heat from the comfort of ...

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Don’t let spring rain on your parade – Inspect your foundation now!

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Spring is right around the corner. Normally this thought brings sighs of relief to us hardy Canadians, as we put yet another winter under our belts. Unfortunately, as some know all too well, the snows of winters past can come back to haunt us. How?

With the large snowfall we’ve received this year, the sudden thaw of spring can cause a lot of damage if we’re not prepared. Basement flooding is our number one concern this year. It’s important that you ...

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Our Customers Come First – Always!

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Customers have been and always will be a priority for us, and we love hearing from our customers! We received this letter from Mr. and Mrs. Seeley a few days ago:

Dear Sir/Madame:

We would like to take the opportunity to commend Ottawa Home Improvements for the work completed on the two columns on our front entranceway on 16 and 17 July. We were very impressed with the workmanship of both Simon and Owen. The end results exceeded our expectations. Of particular ...

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Beauty and Functionality For Your Wheelchair Accessible Home

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Most home-owners do not renovate their home to make it more wheelchair accessible, unless they or their loved ones are directly affected by a mobility issue.  This means that more often than not, wheelchair users who are either purchasing a new home, or who have just developed a mobility disability due to an injury, disease, or other cause will likely have to invest in substantial renovations to their home.  But don’t be discouraged if you’re just looking at starting these ...

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Universal Design and Accessibility Renovations For Your Home

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Not all homes are created equal, and if you’re making renovations to your home to integrate universal design and improved overall accessibility, you want a solution that is going to consider your home’s particular features.  Fortunately for you and your family, the professionals at Ottawa Home Improvements have been doing renovations with their customers’ particular requirements in mind for over 35 years.

While there is no cookie-cutter for our renovations, Accessible design does have a few principles.  At the very least, ...

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Think Safety Grab Bars Are Just For Assisted Living? Think Again!

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You will normally find grab bars in the assisted living section of a home renovation shop, for good reasons – they are an invaluable home feature for people who face obstacles to their mobility.  Typically used in bathtubs and shower stalls, they can also be found in bedrooms to help people who have trouble getting into and out of bed, as well as assisting caregivers with transfers.  But as this article by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists points ...

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Ottawa Home Improvements: The One-Stop Accessibility Renovation Solution

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The following is an excerpt from an article which appeared in the print edition of the Ottawa Citizen’s Business Insider section on May 31, 2012.

 

Ottawa Home Improvements: The One-Stop Accessibility Renovation Solution

Specializing in accessibility renovations to enhance your lifestyle

Are you planning a remodel to enhance your home’s accessibility? Ottawa Home Improvements is a one-stop full service renovation company, based right here in Ottawa. Their team includes skilled architects, planners, designers, and exceptional craftsmen. Ottawa Home Improvements has done it all: ...

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Ottawa Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association

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The Ottawa Carleton Wheelchair Sports Association offers many different events throughout the year!  Check out their Calendar of Events for the latest!

OCWSA started in 1976 as a wheelchair basketball program at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Today it is a flourishing organization operating under a board of directors, elected from its general membership. We have over 40 athletes in our House League program, and are represented in the Quebec Divisions ...

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Wheelchair Marathon

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May 26 – 27, 2012

Ottawa Race Weekend features the Wheelchair Marathon.

Come out and join thousands of marathon, along the scenic race route! Check out their website for more information about how to register, and race rules.

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