BILD: Get the renovation advice you need

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Many of BILD’s key RenoMark renovators will be among exhibitors at the Natonal Home Show running April 15-24

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The key to planning a successful home renovation project is to be honest with yourself about how much help you’ll need. Do you have the time and the skills to DIY? Or is it wiser to call in a professional renovator?

Whether you decide to do your next home improvement project yourself or outsource the work, you will find advice and inspiration at the National Home Show, presented by RE/MAX on April 15-24 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto. The event will abide by all public health recommendations to keep consumers and vendors safe.

At the National Home Show’s DIY Centre, you can meet experts like carpenter and craftsman Jordan Spear, who will share tips on tackling small projects and demonstrate hands-on skills, such as the basics of using power tools. On the main stage, don’t miss presentations by speakers like Scott McGillivray and Debra Salmoni from HGTV’s Vacation House Rules and CTV’s Mike Holmes and Mike Holmes Jr. And if design advice is what you are after, be sure to visit the Design Intervention booth, presented by Reno & Décor.

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When it comes to bigger renovation jobs, like structural changes, plumbing and electrical wiring, you definitely want to rely on the experts. Your best bet for finding a reliable professional renovation contractor is through the RenoMark program, at

RenoMark renovators have committed to a renovation-specific code of conduct, which gives home owners peace of mind. It requires renovators to offer a minimum one-year warranty on all work, carry a minimum of $2 million in liability insurance and provide a detailed written contract.

Many of our RenoMark renovators will be among the exhibitors at the National Home Show. You will recognize them by the RenoMark logo in front of their booths. These renovation professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your next renovation.

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You can also bring your renovation ideas, pictures and floorplans to the Destination Renovation exhibit, where RenoMark renovators will be offering free 15-minute renovation consultations. Time slots will be limited, so be sure to book yours as soon as you arrive at the show.

Planning a renovation doesn’t have to be daunting. You will find the help and advice you need at the National Home Show. Get your tickets now at

Dave Wilkes is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). For the latest industry news and new home data, follow BILD on Twitter, @bildgta, or visit

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