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Focused on Homeowners is Canada’s most trusted and comprehensive source of home renovation answers. As the first online community built by homeowners for homeowners, is filled with user-friendly tools, services and inspiration to help homeowners make better home renovation decisions.

By providing the latest ideas and inspiration, personalized expert advice and screened trades people under the Verified by eRenovate™ mark, protects homeowners from making bad renovation decisions.

Best of all, joining is absolutely FREE!

The eRenovate Difference

There are numerous web sites that service the home improvement industry; however the vast majority focus on generating sales leads for contractors and ignore the needs of homeowners. is unique because it the only company committed to educating homeowners on the challenges of renovating, before they start. is a proud member of the Canadian Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders [USA]. practices the highest standards for user privacy protection and data security and has been authenticated as an SSL Secured site.

The eRenovate Promise

eRenovate does:

  • Offer homeowners free access to home remodeling articles, services and online tools
  • Provide homeowners with a convenient renovation quotation system to receive multiple contractor responses in complete privacy
  • Have the largest online library of home improvement articles
  • Give the Verified by eRenovate™ seal only to contractors that have met our strict standards

eRenovate does not:

  1. Promote one tradesperson over another with Pay-for-Placement advertising like other review and directory type web sites
  2. Share or sell any of your personal information with any Third Party, unlike similar sites from the United States
  3. Send unsolicited emails to any of its members

Tool Box Beautification

In order to accomplish creative DIY home decor projects, or perform small home repair and maintenance tasks, one must have the proper tools. And when one has the proper tools, they must have a proper place to store them. And proper does not have to exclude pretty.

Traditionally, tool boxes have been awful looking, bright coloured, plastic or metal containers, and rarely do they fit into a designer space. But have no fear, there is a creative way to make designer-looking tool boxes by taking vintage boxes and repurposing them.

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Refurbish a box so that it can store your tools and look beautiful in any room by following the step-by-step process laid out in “Marc Teaches How to Turn Toolboxes into Decorative Elements”.


marc atiyolilMarc Atiyolil, celebrity designer and home trend expert is the Editor-in-Chief of Home Trends Magazine, and the host of the Marc Atiyolil Show.

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