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

Aging-in-Place

Renovations and modifications for staying safely and comfortably in your home

Aging-in-Place

Renovations and modifications for staying safely and comfortably in your home

Aging in Place is a specialized design and build renovation service offered by OakWood. If you’re a senior or someone with mobility challenges, we can help you modify your home to ensure it safely meets your needs today and in the future regardless of your age or ability level.

Our solutions can involve simple modifications, such as grab bars in bathrooms and wider doorways, to more extensive renovations that involve specialized senior’s products and chairlifts to help you stay comfortably in your home. We can also work collaboratively with your occupational therapist or any other health professional to recommend the best modifications and renovations for your home.

Whatever the scope of your renovation plans, as Ottawa’s only Mike Holmes approved renovator with over 60-years of Design & Build experience, you can trust us for an Age-in-Place solution that’s done right: well planned, tailored to your needs, high-quality and on-budget, guaranteed.

Enjoy a one-stop Age-in-Place renovation and remodeling solution that includes:

In-house design & planning to ensure a renovation solution that meets your needs without looking clinical

Material selection for all items and any specialized products is conveniently through the OakWood Design Centre

Turnkey construction including any site preparation and extensive precautions to protect your home

Project management with one point of contact once construction begins – ensuring you know the exact status of your project

All work is done by specialized, OakWood approved bathroom experts.

Work & materials are backed by an industry-leading warranty.

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

– Mike Holmes

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

– Mike Holmes

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 come.

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…

Changes for Aging-in-Place

From Simple Modifications to Complete Home Renovations

Changes for Aging-in-Place

From Simple Modifications to Complete Home Renovations

  • Wider doorways and hallways to accommodate walkers or wheelchairs, zero threshold home and room entry (no curbs with gradual elevation), lighting solutions, sturdy hand rails, non-slip flooring, motion or sound activated sensors, stair lifts, and many others
  • Bathtub and show conversions, lower countertops, grab bars, and many others
  • Moving microwaves to countertops for easier access, induction cook stove tops for reduced burning, relocating appliances such as dishwashers, lower countertop and sink heights, adding pulldown shelves to upper cabinets, and many others

Let’s talk about a custom design and build Age-in-Place solution for your home

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

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

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, bathrooms, basements and additions 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