Renos and return on investment: Ottawa Fall Home Show

When it comes to renos and return on investment, where will you get your best ROI when you sell your home? Will it be that pricey kitchen remodel? Or maybe it’s the skylight you want installed to flood your family room with daylight.

The truth may surprise you. And no, it’s not that skylight.

Get the full story when All Things Home does a deep dive into the question of renos and ROI during two stage presentations at the Ottawa Fall Home Show, Sept. 27-30.


Co-founders Anita Murray and Patrick Langston, both veteran journalists with years of experience covering the local housing industry, will look at common remodelling projects, from bathroom makeovers and putting an addition on your home to upgrading your heating and cooling system.

They will give you the lowdown on ROI for these projects but, just as importantly, also explore some of the reasons most of us actually get renovations done, including greater enjoyment of our spaces and the pride that comes with owning a good-looking home.

Joined by guest speaker Chris Parish, who is the general manager for award-winning renovation firm Lagois-Design-Build-Renovate, Anita and Patrick will also offer creative ideas on getting that reno done without breaking the bank.


Join them for a lively, informed session about renovations in today’s financially and style-conscious marketplace. Make sure you bring your own renovation questions for their post-presentation Q&A.

And don’t forget to visit them at Booth #1528. While you’re there, enter our free $100 draw for a VISA gift card and sign up for our newest service: A free bi-weekly reminder about those home maintenance tasks you keep forgetting to do, like cleaning the dryer vent and changing the furnace filters.

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When: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-noon

Where: Main stage, EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr.

Tickets: The talk is free, but there is an admission charge to get in the home show. We have some tickets to give away and will offer them in pairs to those who email with the subject line Home show tickets. Include your full name. First come, first served.



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