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hinking of making changes to your home? The date to mark on the calendar is October 1. That’s when the London Home Builders’ Association and its Renovators’ Council will be hosting the annual Parade of Renovations.
The day is a win/win for local contractors and consumers, says 2017 Council chairman Paul Guenette, owner of Certa Pro Painters. “Our renovators love doing it,” he says. “It’s a great opportunity to show off projects they’re so proud of. The transformation of the properties is remarkable.” And for consumers, he adds, it’s a chance to see the latest trends. “People tell us that they walk away with great ideas on what they can do to their homes.” Renovators’ Council vice-chair John Relouw, a partner at Duo Building, says he’s found most people touring the Parade are considering or planning renovations to their own homes. “They’re making an effort to come out and see what’s going on in the industry, who’s doing what and the kind of work the various contractors do.” Homes on the Parade will be open for viewing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $10 pass to all view all the renovated homes is available at any one of them.