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Exterior Home Décor: Creating an Inviting Backyard

Summer’s here! It’s finally time to start spending quality time outdoors with family and friends. An inviting backyard is an essential piece of what makes your home your private oasis from the world. Let’s explore all of the things you can do to create a warm and inviting backyard. Barbeque: I’m sure you’re all thinking of that boring outdated BBQ from your local hardware store, but they can be so much more. By building a three-foot high L-shaped island with built in grill & essential accessories (beer fridge anyone?), you can build the perfect grilling station. Outdoor Dining Area: With an exceptional backyard, you can have that neighbourhood dinner party you’ve always wanted! Create a social atmosphere by incorporating comfortable seating and lots of space for you to [...]

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This Weekend Only | Get $200 Off At Artemano

Special Offer | This Weekend Only April 28-29-30th, 2017 Friends, family, and customers of Perspective Renovations get $200 off at Artemano (www.artemano.ca) this weekend.  Artemano offers beautiful, modern, solid wood furniture. About Artemano Ottawa Stores Ottawa Train Yards Store: http://www.artemano.ca/en/27-stores-ottawa-train-yards.html Ottawa Merivale Store: http://www.artemano.ca/en/1042-stores-ottawa-merivale.html

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Perspective Renovations Now Offers Exterior Design & Renovations

Get Your Dream BackYard This Summer Spring brings with it the desire for change and renewal. Soon, you’ll want to get outside and enjoy the sun and good weather! What’s better than an evening BBQ with friends and a glass of wine in hand on your patio in your backyard oasis. That’s why we thought we’d give you a quick primer on hardscaping. This will undoubtedly inspire you to rethink your yard this summer. We can already smell food cooking on the grill! Need ideas for your backyard? Contact us. The first visit is free! What is hardscaping? Many people mistakenly believe that hardscaping is gardening. Hardscaping is the equivalent of interior design but, you guessed it, outside! It’s a really interesting playing field. Interlock, trees, shrubs, natural stone, concrete [...]

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My Houzz: Kristen Bell Treats Her Sister to a Bright New Basement

“A little sister always looks up to her big sister, no matter what age you are,” says actor Kristen Bell. Recently, the former Veronica Mars star and voice of Anna in the Disney hit Frozen decided to show her appreciation for her big sis Sara by surprising her and her family with a full-on basement remodel. “She’s honestly in my eyes a superwoman,” Bell says. Read the full story on Houzz Visit Perspective Renovations’ Houzz Page

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3 essential tips for a bedroom makeover this Valentine’s Day

It’s February: it’s cold and winter is in full force (although we get glimpses of warmer weather ahead). Love is in the air! There are chocolates and flowers in every store, and we hold up a Ferrero Rocher and a toast to you all! Here at Perspective Renovations, we know that as the avid renovation and decoration lovers that you are, you want to be original and offer something unexpected to your sweetheart. Why not redecorate the master bedroom? There’s no better time! This could be a great weekend project; spending quality time together towards making a beautiful space you’ll both enjoy all year long. But where to start? What should be changed? How long will it take? Have no fear, we’ve grouped the ‘musts’ that [...]

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The Best 2017 Design & Colour Trends

It’s a New Year, time for a new look! Let’s look at the latest design trends for renovations in 2017. We aim to bring you the best and most sought after looks, colours, and designs. The good news is that “must have” looks in 2017 will stay with us for a few years. It’s still early, but it will likely be a great year for design innovation and inspiration! Here is a glimpse of what 2017 holds for us in the world of interior design. Changing Trends Modern decor has dominated the trends in recent years. Straight lines, bright colours and sleek, minimalist decorative elements were front and centre. In 2017, things are changing course. The trend is now towards warm, feel-at-home looks that are timeless. “People [...]

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Houzz 2017 award customer service

Perspective Renovations wins Best Of Houzz Award For Customer Service 2017

Ottawa, Canada, January 20, 2017 – Perspective Renovations of Ottawa has won the “Best Of Customer Service” award on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodelling and design. The highly qualified team of professionals from Perspective Renovations was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users in the Houzz community.  Perspective Renovations was chosen from more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Award Categories The “Best Of Houzz” is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and [...]

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The ultimate guide on how to prepare for meeting with a designer

Designer: The title may sound intimidating and you may experience some stress before meeting him / her. Don’t panic! We have prepared this brief guide that should help get you ready: the ultimate guide to prepare for a meeting with a designer! Planning a renovation project is no small undertaking. There are many things to consider and there is a good chance that you’ve decided to hire a professional: a designer. Your budget Put it on the record. Simply. There are all kinds of designers, one perfect for you and your project. Knowing your budget will allow your designer to know how far they can go. By knowing your budget, the designer will create plans and arrange the implementation of your project accordingly. This is his/her guideline. [...]

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Benefits of working with a professional renovator

The benefits of working with a professional on your next renovation project

DIY or hire a professional?  Which should you choose? Discover the benefits of working with a professional contractor. Get a design and the function you will love.  Imagine you want to renovate your kitchen. You make a plan on paper or software that you found on the web. Planning your project gradually, bit by bit. There are many things that you could do on your own: repaint the kitchen, install a backsplash, maybe even redo all the ceramic in the kitchen! However you’ll need to consider: Type of materials for new cabinets & countertops Layout options for your new kitchen The development of a detailed plan to provide the supplier you choose to manufacture your cabinets Location of the appliances Color selection for walls, cabinets, countertops, backsplash The finish of the sink, faucet [...]

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5 Tips to make your home remodeling project a success

5 Tips to Make Your Home Remodeling Project a Success

During renovations and remodelling, it is inevitable that things are going to get messy, dirty and a bit chaotic. That does not mean that your life has too feel that way too. With a strong plan, patience and some flexibility, it is completely possible to not only survive, but enjoy (yep, we said it) the process of home renovations.

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