Every year, the RenoMark® Reno Tour gives consumers the opportunity to view professionally renovated homes across Ottawa. This year, though, things were a little different. With fewer people being comfortable leaving their homes for unessential purposes and homeowners not opening up their homes to hundreds of strangers, it wasn’t looking good for the Reno Tour.
In June at a GOHBA Renovator’s Marketing Committee council meeting the topic of postponing this year’s annual Reno Tour came up for discussion and it was decided that we would capture 3D Virtual Tours of the renovations, whether they were a whole home makeover or a simple kitchen re-fit. By doing this, only our capture team needed to visit the home to make it available to view for thousands of people online.
See some of the beautiful and creative renovations featured in The 2020 Reno Tour below:
Phone Number: 613.836.7434
This whole-home renovation features a new open-concept kitchen and sunroom, updated living room, added powder room, redesigned staircase, and a fully-finished basement.
Phone Number: 613.836.7434
The Amsted team, in collaboration with StyleHaus Interiors, converted what was originally a 50+ year old brick bungalow with a largely unusable second floor space into a “show stopper” Craftsman home with a clean, transitional interior.
Phone Number: 613.253.0080
The homeowner wanted Carleton Kitchen and Bath to design and install an eclectic, show-stopping kitchen fit for a trained chef and perfect for entertaining.
Gladwin Building Services
Phone Number: 613.592.8822
Gladwin Building Services Inc was tasked with transforming a 50-year-old, three-bedroom Cape Cod into a five-bedroom home for a blended family.
Phone Number: 613.836.03.06
Ever wonder what would happen if you decided to go wild and make the basement of your dreams?
Lagois: Design, Build, Renovate
Phone Number: 613.489.2345
In this renovation, there were unique features and challenges. Relocating stair location and removing the interior kitchen wall opened up the entire space to unveil a beautiful surround-scape of the Ottawa River.
One of the real benefits of going online, beyond making it more comfortable for homeowners to open up their homes, is that the renovations were able to be seen (and still are) online, anytime. Whereas the in-person Reno Tour takes place over a weekend, the digital Reno Tour lives online for whole year or more.
In a typical year, tour organizers expect about 450-500 visitors over the weekend. In the same period of time, the tours had welcomed 800 online visitors. Since, at the time of writing this blog post, there have been over 5000 visitors to the Ottawa renovations featured in the 2020 Reno Tour. Some of the renovators are using the 3D Virtual Tours to showcase their work to homeowners.
One Step Further
To further support the Habitat For Humanity charity fundraiser, we scanned both Habitat For Humanity Ottawa Restores at Iber Road and Belfast Road.
Habitat For Humanity Restores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials. Shopping at a Habitat ReStore is a socially conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund local Habitat for Humanity homebuilding projects.
With the 3D Virtual Tours, the stores are able to showcase what their typical inventory is comprised of. The 3D Virtual Tours are embedded on their websites and are available on Google Maps as a Google Street View Tour. By helping give a look inside the stores, Ottawa Contractors can get a better idea of what they can find at each location before making the trip.
We Support Our Communities With 3D Virtual Tours
Through Random Scans Of Kindness, we support many Ontario Not-For-Profits with digital marketing and facility management tools. If your organization is looking to learn more or are ready to explore the use of 3D Virtual Tours in Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto, contact our team to schedule a meeting.