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

Design & Build by OakWood

Our flagship service has everything you need for a beautiful, turnkey renovation that’s done right

Design & Build by OakWood

Our flagship service has everything you need for a beautiful, turnkey renovation that’s done right

Turn your vision into reality

Kitchens, bathrooms, additions, basements, attics and more.

OakWood’s Design & Build service takes advantage of an approach that has been honed from over half-a-century of family experience and 7,500 successful renovations. Starting with your vision, ideas, and goals for any room or project of any size, we lead you through an inspirational design, material selection, and planning process like now other.

Here’s what you get:

OakWood Design & Build Designer

Design consultation with our certified in-house designers (or we can work with an Architect or designer of your choice)

OakWood Design & Build Client Portal

24/7 access to our password protected Client Portal with real-time updates on your project, schedules, and all documentation

OakWood Design & Build Material Selections

Material selection through our unique, 22,700 sq. ft. Design Centre & Showroom with over 7,500 items on display and access to any manufacturer in the world

All construction is done by OakWood approved trades professionals and to the highest standards in the City

Concept design with the option to choose from three levels of service depending on your needs

OakWood Design & Build Final Inspection

A final inspection to ensure your complete satisfaction with all materials and workmanship

OakWood Design & Build Project Manager

A dedicated Project Manager provides one point-of-contact once construction begins, including weekly in-home meetings to update you

OakWood Design & Build Warranty

Industry-leading warranty for maximum peace-of-mind

Enjoy the most worry-free renovation you can get

Our Design & Build service gives you everything you need for any type of renovation. Our approach, in-house expertise, and processes – all supported by proprietary, construction-specific technology and software – ensure your project is done right: beautifully designed, high-quality and on-budget guaranteed.

Design & Build is hands-down your best solution if you’re planning any quality renovation that requires greater attention to detail, in-depth design consultation, and a high-level of customization to ensure your renovation makes a personal statement.

Or you simply want a highly unique renovation experience from Ottawa’s only Holmes approved Renovator.

Enjoy the most worry-free renovation you can get

Our Design & Build service gives you everything you need for any type of renovation. Our approach, in-house expertise, and processes – all supported by proprietary, construction-specific technology and software – ensure your project is done right: beautifully designed, high-quality and on-budget guaranteed.

Design & Build is hands-down your best solution if you’re planning any quality renovation that requires greater attention to detail, in-depth design consultation, and a high-level of customization to ensure your renovation makes a personal statement.

Or you simply want a highly unique renovation experience from Ottawa’s only Holmes approved Renovator.

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.

How we’ll Work With You

Step 1

Material selection through the OakWood Design Centre

Get inspired by innovative, fully functioning displays showcasing the most innovative designs and materials in the World
  • Working with an OakWood Design Consultant (or a Designer or Architect of your choice – we work with the City’s best), you will see inspiring displays and materials to fuel your imagination
  • Our new Design Centre features over 7,500 items with access to over 150,000 from our database
  • Enjoy the freedom to choose products from any manufacturer in the World to get exactly what you want
  • Save hours – and in some cases days – having all design, material selection, and planning under one roof

There’s nothing like it in North America”

Mike Holmes

There’s nothing like it in North America”

Mike Holmes

Step 2

3D Concept Design

See a floor plan, line drawings, and final 3D rendering of your planned renovation

Our 3D Concept Design Service goes hand-in-hand with your final material decisions and includes:

  • Feasibility study and in-home consultation to take exact measurements
  • Brainstorming and idea sharing with our certified Design Consultants
  • Detailed floor plan of existing space and the new layout
  • Design plan review by an experienced licensed Carpenter to ensure good building practices
  • 3D line drawings (2 views included)
  • Final 3D renderings of your renovation based on final materials (2 views included)

A comprehensive final fixed-price agreement based on your approved concept design and final material choices – this is how we guarantee you never pay a penny more than we quote

OPTIONAL UPGRADE:

  • See photorealistic 3D renderings of your planned renovation based on final material selections

Step 3

Industry Leading OakWood BuildPLAN

Every detail and decision is documented leaving nothing to chance
  • OakWood’s BuildPLAN is automatically included with our Design & Build service (and available as an optional
  • Documents every detail of your renovation and provides a complete guide and a renovation road map for your project
  • Also available to you via our password protected Client Portal

Your BuildPLAN includes:

  • Final scope of work with room-by-room details of your renovation including all finishes
  • Architectural requirements
  • All design elements and material selection decisions
  • Construction & scheduling
  • Field project management
  • City permits & inspections
  • Timelines, milestones, and a payment structure
  • Your detailed fixed-price contract

Step 4

Construction Begins

How we guarantee quality workmanship
  • Your home and the job site is prepared taking extensive precautions to safeguard your home
  • All work will be completed by the best licensed trade professionals in the City
  • OakWood uses production processes, honed over 60 years, that are backed by proprietary, construction specific technologies, to keep your project on schedule
  • Schedules are updated every day using an advanced cloud-based project management system
  • Meet once-a-week with your dedicated Project Manager for updates
  • Get secure access to our Client Portal which gives you 24/7, real-time access to all your project details
  • Qualified in-house experts support each step including Project Consultants, Architectural Technologists, Interior Designers, Schedulers, and Quantity Surveyors
  • A final walkabout and inspection ensures your complete satisfaction with all workmanship
  • Your detailed fixed-price contract

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

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

Other OakWood Renovation Services Include:

Concept Design

Visualize your dream renovation before buying materials or we lift a hammer
  • 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’re not ready to build and want to see what your renovation will look like when finished
  • Includes several service offerings like; brainstorming, a detailed design plan, material selection, floor plans, photo realistic 3D renderings, and a fixed price agreement for building

HandyManPRO

Get your fix-it projects and simple home improvements done right by an OakWood trade professional
  • Work includes: repairs, plumbing, new sink or faucets, counter top, electrical, painting, flooring, swapping out cabinetry, toilets, or shower systems 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

Custom Cabinetry

Get a Seriös advantage
  • Owned by OakWood, Seriös has a dedicated production line inside Cabico – Canada’s largest independent manufacturer of custom cabinetry
  • Get exactly what you want – everything is customized to your exact specifications
  • Includes many standard features that are upgrades for most cabinets – such as self-closing drawers, natural wood sides, plywood back, and more

Aging-in-Place

Modify your home to ensure it’s safe and welcoming for you now…and in the future
  • 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
  • Renovation solutions can include wider doorways and hallways, reinforced handrails or easy climber stair-lift systems, walk-in tubs, safety grab bars, and many others

Other OakWood Renovation Services Include:

Concept Design

Visualize your dream renovation before buying materials or we lift a hammer
  • 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’re not ready to build and want to see what your renovation will look like when finished
  • Includes several service offerings like; brainstorming, a detailed design plan, material selection, floor plans, photo realistic 3D renderings, and a fixed price agreement for building

HandyManPRO

Get your fix-it projects and simple home improvements done right by an OakWood trade professional
  • Work includes: repairs, plumbing, new sink or faucets, counter top, electrical, painting, flooring, swapping out cabinetry, toilets, or shower systems 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

Custom Cabinetry

Get a Seriös advantage
  • Owned by OakWood, Seriös has a dedicated production line inside Cabico – Canada’s largest independent manufacturer of custom cabinetry
  • Get exactly what you want – everything is customized to your exact specifications
  • Includes many standard features that are upgrades for most cabinets – such as self-closing drawers, natural wood sides, plywood back, and more

Aging-in-Place

Modify your home to ensure it’s safe and welcoming for you now…and in the future
  • 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
  • Renovation solutions can include wider doorways and hallways, reinforced handrails or easy climber stair-lift systems, walk-in tubs, safety grab bars, and many others