Ottawa's only Mike Holmes approved Contractor   (7,500+ Clients)

Trust Ottawa’s Most Established Renovation Experts

Kitchens, additions, bathrooms, and more. High quality at a fair price – always on-budget GUARANTEED

Trust Ottawa’s Most Established Renovation Experts

Kitchens, additions, bathrooms, and more. High quality at a fair price – always on-budget GUARANTEED

Over 60 Years of Experience Designing and Building it Right

A fourth-generation family run business, we’ve been proudly helping Ottawa homeowners transform their homes into inspirational yet functional living spaces since 1956.

We specialize in high-quality, design and build solutions using a unique approach to give you the most complete, enjoyable, and worry-free renovation possible.
From beautifully designed and well-managed kitchens, additions, bathrooms, and basements to small ‘fix-it’ handyman projects, OakWood is a name you can trust to do your project right and always on-budget.

Holmes Group

The first Renovator in Canada and only Ottawa Contractor to measure up to Mike’s standards

Consumers Choice Award

Voted Ottawa’s Best Home Designer and Renovation Company every year since 2008

Awards

Winner of many prestigious awards including Best Design Centre in Canada and first Ontario Renovator of the Year

OakWood's partner, Mike Holmes

What it comes down to is trust. I trust OakWood because they deliver. They get it right.

– Mike Holmes

High-quality home improvement services for any project

● Kitchens ●  Additions ● Bathrooms ● Basements ● Safe Rooms ● Small Repairs ● And More

Services include:

What’s Your Project?

OakWood Kitchens

Kitchens

Beautifully designed and functional

OakWood Basements

Basements

Usable space right under your feet

OakWood Additions

Large Renovations

Additions and total home makeovers

OakWood Sunrooms & Solariums

Sunrooms & Solariums

All season, energy efficient extensions

OakWood Bathrooms

Bathrooms

From powder rooms to luxury spas

OakWood Additions

Attics

Look-up to reclaim space

OakWood Additions

In-law suites

Self-contained living spaces

OakWood Additions

Safe Rooms

Ensure your safety in a crisis

And more!

We can provide a high-quality renovation solution for any room or project in your home.

OakWood has completed over 7,500 successful projects with an average approval rating of 98.9%

Whether you need a turnkey Design & Build renovation solution, a professional trades professional for a small fix-it or home improvement project, or you want to get started with a Concept Design – your next step is to talk with an OakWood Project Consultant

Schedule a complimentary consult now
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Or Call 613-236-8001.

Or stop by the OakWood Design Centre.

Hours

865 Taylor Creek Drive,
Orleans ON, K4A 0Z9

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday Closed
Drop-ins are always welcome. We do recommend you schedule your visit to ensure an OakWood Consultant is available.

Whether you need a turnkey Design & Build renovation solution, a professional trades professional for a small fix-it or home improvement project, or you want to get started with a Concept Design – your next step is to talk with an OakWood Project Consultant

Schedule a complimentary consult now
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Or Call 613-236-8001.

Or stop by the OakWood Design Centre.

Hours

865 Taylor Creek Drive,
Orleans ON, K4A 0Z9

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday Closed
Drop-ins are always welcome. We do recommend you schedule your visit to ensure an OakWood Consultant is available.

Here’s How We Can Help You with Any Renovation Project

Design Centre & Showroom

Our new LEED Platinum Design Centre gives you a unique concept design and material selection process like no other – walk-ins always welcome!

Design Centre & Showroom

Our new LEED Platinum Design Centre gives you a unique concept design and material selection process like no other – walk-ins always welcome!

2017 Best Design Centre in Canada award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

  • The new OakWood Design Centre supports OakWood’s Design and Build process for OakWood Renovation Experts
  • Choose from over 7,500 items to pique your imagination – PLUS a database of over 150,000 items
  • Enjoy the freedom to choose materials from any manufacturer in the World
  • See one-of-a-kind displays showcasing the most innovative materials and design options for every room in the home
  • Drives unmatched design innovation and efficiency – everything you need for a beautiful renovation is under one roof!
  • Work with our in-house designers or an architect of your choice

Walk-ins are welcome. However, we do recommend you schedule your visit to ensure an OakWood Consultant is available when you arrive.

Or call 613-236-8001

Hours

865 Taylor Creek Drive,
Orleans ON, K4A 0Z9

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday Closed
Hours

865 Taylor Creek Drive,
Orleans ON, K4A 0Z9

Monday 8AM–5PM
Tuesday 8AM–5PM
Wednesday 8AM–5PM
Thursday 8AM–8PM
Friday 8AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM
Sunday Closed

There’s nothing like it in North America”

Mike Holmes

Watch our 2-minute video to see exactly how our Design Centre & Showroom uniquely supports every-step in your renovation and saves you a bunch of time…

Design & Build Service

Our flagship, award-winning design and build renovation solution has it all: we take care of everything and treat you like Royalty

Design & Build Service

Our flagship, award-winning design and build renovation solution has it all: we take care of everything and treat you like Royalty

  • Get a turnkey, high-quality renovation solution with custom design, exacting attention to detail, the highest construction standards in the City, and exemplary project management
  • Ideal for quality renovations where attention to details matters, including kitchens, bathrooms, additions, in-law suites, basements, safe spaces and many others
  • Includes material selection through our new Design Centre with the option to choose products and finishes from any manufacturer in the world
  • Get a floor plan of your planned renovation, 3D line drawings, and 3D rendering (ask about our optional photorealistic 3D rendering)
  • Documents every detail of your renovation in our comprehensive BuildPLAN™
  • Gives you 24/7 access to our secure Client Portal for real-time updates
  • Provides all services for a unique renovation solution from 3D Concept Design through build and customer home care services

Concept Design Service

Visualize your dream renovation before buying materials or we lift a hammer!

Concept Design Service

Visualize your dream renovation before buying materials or we lift a hammer!

  • Concept Design is offered as a standalone service for any type of renovation
  • Work with our Certified in-house designers to start planning your dream renovation
  • An ideal first step if you are not ready to build and want to see what your renovation could look like before any construction begins
  • Three Different Concept Design service offerings including,  brainstorming, a detailed design plan, material selection, photo realistic 3D renderings, and a fixed-price agreement for building
  • Our designers can expertly blend your ideas and material preferences to give you a distinctive look
  • Great for jump starting any project
  • Reduce your risks, avoid costly surprises and get exactly what you want!

HandyManPRO

Get your fix-it and “to-do” projects done right by an OakWood trade professional

HandyManPRO

Get your fix-it and “to-do” projects done right by an OakWood trade professional

  • Get an OakWood credentialed trade professional for your smaller home improvement and repair projects
  • We only use specialized experts to guarantee the job is done right the first time – no “Jack of all Trades”
  • Any type of fix-it project including: Repairs, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical, Installation, Painting, Decks and fences, and more
  • Get a quote over the phone or for more complex projects schedule an onsite visit
  • We charge a consultation fee for an onsite visit – which is applied to the first three hours of your project

Aging-in-Place

Modifying your home to ensure it’s safe and welcoming to everyone

Aging-in-Place

Modifying your home to ensure it’s safe and welcoming to everyone

  • Home improvements that enable you to remain safe and independent while aging in the comfort of your home
  • OakWood offers a free in-home assessment to qualified individuals and a customized design and build solution for addressing challenges that often come with aging or disability
  • Our Aging-in-Place service can identify common problems while providing home modification recommendations that ensure ease of access and your safety

Potential solutions can include:

  • Wider doorways and hallways, non-slip flooring options, reinforced handrails or easy climber stair-lift systems on stairways, walk-in tubs, safety grab bars in bathrooms, and many others
  • Material selection is conveniently through the OakWood Design Centre for a broad range of specialty products

Custom Cabinetry

Get a Seriös advantage

Custom Cabinetry

Get a Seriös advantage

  • Say “No” to mass produced, cookie cutter designs and “Yes” to a personalized kitchen cabinetry, bathroom cabinetry, custom closets and built-in cabinetry  solution from Seriös
  • Owned by OakWood, Seriös has a dedicated production line inside Cabico – Canada’s largest independent manufacturer of custom cabinetry
  • We’ve eliminated the middleman and pass on important savings enabling you to get an affordable custom cabinet solution
  • Get exactly what you want – everything is customized to your exact specifications, nothing is pre-made or preassembled or “in stock” sitting on a shelf
  • Unlimited options – you are free to choose any size, configuration, style, wood, colour, hardware or decorative accents
  • Includes many standard features that are upgrades for most cabinets – such as self-closing drawers, natural wood sides, plywood back, and more
  • Pantries, island cabinetry solutions, bathroom, closet and specialty cabinetry, tall cabinets, wall cabinets, and fancy drawers – we do them all in any style or configuration you need

The OakWood Promise

High-quality and on-budget – you will never pay a penny more than we quote

Whether you are considering a simple upgrade or complete Design & Build makeover, you want your renovation done right.

We take that responsibility very seriously.
We guarantee the OakWood Team will not let you down.

What you get with every OakWood service
  • Fair price for quality work
  • Eco-wise construction methods with reusable materials being donated to Habitat for Humanity
  • Meticulous planning and project management using state-of-the art tools
  • Fast and accurate estimates with transparent pricing
  • Broom clean at the end of every day with “no go” zones where Trades workers cannot go
  • Your project completed on-budget with no surprise “extra” costs
  • True passion and the experience you need to make your dream renovation a reality today
  • Courteous, professional workers who will be respectful of your home and on-time
  • The best trade professionals in the City are vetted, certified and police checked
  • Comprehensive warranty on all products and services
  • Final walk around and inspection to ensure your complete satisfaction
  • Appropriate insurance to protect your home and all workers
  • Fast Trade Partner and Supplier payments to protect your home against Leins
Included automatically with our Design & Build service
  • Material selection through the OakWood Design Centre
  • Concept Design with three options: OakWood’s benchmark service, our recommended 3D Concept Design with line drawings and 3D renderings, or an optional upgrade that includes photo realistic renderings
  • All Change Order pricing in advance of work being completed
  • OakWood is Secret level security cleared
  • Timelines and schedules
  • Job site fencing and portable bathrooms
  • Additional dust protection
  • Access to a password protected Client Portal to get real-time updates on your project
  • 24-hour emergency hotline service
  • City permits and inspections
  • Additional project meetings
  • Comprehensive Build Plan
  • Tear down and removal

Patricia Liptak-Satov, Vice President, Operations and John Liptak, President & CEO accept a Best Ottawa Business Award from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal

The OakWood Promise

High-quality and on-budget – you will never pay a penny more than we quote

Whether you are considering a simple upgrade or complete Design & Build makeover, you want your renovation done right.

We take that responsibility very seriously.
We guarantee the OakWood Team will not let you down.

What you get with every OakWood service
  • Fair price for quality work
  • Eco-wise construction methods with reusable materials being donated to Habitat for Humanity
  • Meticulous planning and project management using state-of-the art tools
  • Fast and accurate estimates with transparent pricing
  • Broom clean at the end of every day with “no go” zones where Trades workers cannot go
  • Your project completed on-budget with no surprise “extra” costs
  • True passion and the experience you need to make your dream renovation a reality today
  • Courteous, professional workers who will be respectful of your home and on-time
  • The best trade professionals in the City are vetted, certified and police checked
  • Comprehensive warranty on all products and services
  • Final walk around and inspection to ensure your complete satisfaction
  • Appropriate insurance to protect your home and all workers
  • Fast Trade Partner and Supplier payments to protect your home against Leins
Included automatically with our Design & Build service
  • Material selection through the OakWood Design Centre
  • Concept Design with three options: OakWood’s benchmark service, our recommended 3D Concept Design with line drawings and 3D renderings, or an optional upgrade that includes photo realistic renderings
  • All Change Order pricing in advance of work being completed
  • OakWood is Secret level security cleared
  • Timelines and schedules
  • Job site fencing and portable bathrooms
  • Additional dust protection
  • Access to a password protected Client Portal to get real-time updates on your project
  • 24-hour emergency hotline service
  • City permits and inspections
  • Additional project meetings
  • Comprehensive Build Plan
  • Tear down and removal

Patricia Liptak-Satov, Vice President, Operations and John Liptak, President & CEO accept a Best Ottawa Business Award from the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Business Journal

Get Specialized In-House Expertise…

For any type of renovation project, starting with the first call

Get Specialized In-House Expertise…

For any type of renovation project, starting with the first call

With OakWood Renovation Experts, you never get a jack of all trades and master of none.

We provide specialized expertise at every step of your renovation, starting with a Project Consultant who has extensive experience in the type of renovation you are considering.

If you are planning a kitchen renovation; you’ll be talking to an OakWood Kitchen expert. The expertise doesn’t end there.

Our in-house expertise includes certified Designers, Project Managers, Material Selection Coordinators, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators and more to ensure you get exactly what you need for your renovation.

Every OakWood Project Consultant brings over 10 years of experience in the construction, renovation industry. We have specialists for every type of renovation. If you’re planning a kitchen, bathroom, or large addition, we’ll hook you up with a consultant who is passionate about that type of project. And they have a complete Dream Team to help them back you up.

Expect great insights, valuable recommendations for both design and material options, and a fully itemized transparent project quote with more detail than any other Renovator in the City. Why’s that important? It means, with transparent pricing,  you know exactly what you’re getting, right down to the door stoppers.

When you choose our turnkey Design Build service you automatically get an OakWood Design Consultant on your project. Concept Design is also available as an optional, a-la-carte service. Our designers have a minimum of five years of experience and a degree or diploma in design or the equivalent.

Your Design Consultant will bring innovative new ideas to your project and guide you through the entire concept design and material selection process from our new LEED Platinum certified Design Centre and Showroom at Taylor Creek. Here you’ll see an inspiring showcase of options for every room in your home – from state of the art kitchens and bathrooms to innovative space saving closet organizers.

Once you’ve settled on your design elements, your Design Consultant will use specialized Architectural Design software to draw your initial design – leading to a final 3D rendering.

We assign a dedicated Project Manager to provide one point of contact throughout your entire renovation. Your Project Manager will be a graduate in Architectural Technology or Project Scheduling Management and bring a minimum of 5 years of Site Management experience to your project. Your Project Manager provides job site visits, manages our Trade Partners on your job, and makes updates to your project in the OakWood CRM system after every visit. You can also see these updates, and your project info, on the OakWood password protected Client Portal. These specialized experts are master schedulers who are always looking ahead to ensure your job site is prepared for the next stage and they are always looking for ways to finish ahead of schedule while keeping the project quality high.

Our Project Consultants don’t cobble together quotes in isolation using a calculator and notepad. They work with our in-house Estimators who use sophisticated cost monitoring and reporting systems to prepare detailed estimates based on a full understanding of the work to be completed. That includes the specific labour, equipment, permits, and materials required for your project.

They are all graduates in Architectural Technology or Estimating and Quantity Surveying. And they are very knowledgeable about the Ontario Building code. With a minimum of 10 years of experience in residential construction, they know their stuff. So you can be sure you’re getting a fair and accurate quote for the work to be done.

We only use the best trade professionals in the City. What does that mean? For starters, we have a rigorous process and rating system for evaluating the skill level and attitude of every Trades person.

We give candidates homework to test their skills. We have a rigorous interview process. Truthfully, for many Trades professionals, we are difficult to work for. That’s because we set the bar very high. Not everyone cuts mustard, and less than 1 out of 120 meet the high OakWood standards. It’s a totally different way of thinking – our competitors hire on price. While we understand that price is important, it is far down our list in choosing a reliable credentialed Trade Partner.

What we end up with are the very best professionals. These are clean, trustworthy, highly skilled Trades professionals who share our values and work ethics. They meet the OakWood standard. And they are assigned to quality projects like yours.

Introducing the OakWood High-Performance Home™

Energy efficient, Technology-enabled, Healthier, and Eco-Friendly

Introducing the OakWood High-Performance Home™

Energy efficient, Technology-enabled, Healthier, and Eco-Friendly

  • We are redefining “high-performance” as it pertains to home renovations
  • We believe there are four major innovations that are changing the way we must design and build any room in your home – and ultimately how we live
  • Today, exceptional design must consider innovations in energy efficiency, the healthy home, IoT, technology enablement and the Smart Home – and construction methods that demonstrate environmental leadership
  • Each area of innovation drives design and defines what we mean by “high performance home”

Our Customers Say it Best!

…OakWood remains our number one choice for any home renovation work that we may contemplate in the future.

Walter Wood

5 Star

[OakWood] takes pride in the workmanship and professional touches. They work to keep their customers happy.

Ruth and Malcolm Vant

5 Star

Our kitchen is more than the dream that we hoped it would be…

Larry and Carol Lethbridge Hudon

5 Star

In the space of about four months you took us from a virtually useless space to a modern kitchen that fit to the style of the house.

Pablo Sobrino

5 Star

We always felt confident that our home was in good hands. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Oakwood to friends and family.

Carolyn Turner

5 Star

What impressed me over and over again was the ability of the OakWood Team to deal with each and every issue that came up in record time…

Bethany Johnston and Dee-Anne Wilson

5 Star