Renovations and modifications

for staying safely and comfortably in your home

Aging-in-Place is a specialized design and build renovation service offered by OakWood. If you’re a senior or someone with mobility challenges, we can help you modify your home to ensure it safely meets your needs today; and in the future regardless of your age or ability level.

From minor modifications to a major home renovation, as Ottawa’s first Mike Holmes approved contractor, with over 60 years of Design & Build experience, you can trust OakWood to do it right: high-quality and on-budget with no “surprise” extra costs.

Patricia Liptak-Satov, VP Operations, OakWood

“We are a family-run business that’s dedicated to supporting families in pursuit of a Great Life –at every stage-of-life. Our Age-in-Place service reflects that vision and our commitment to an exceptional client experience.”

– Patricia Liptak-Satov, VP Operations, OakWood

Get a Turnkey Age-in-Place Solution Tailored to Your Needs

Our solutions can involve simple modifications, such as grab bars in bathrooms and zero-threshold steps to more extensive renovations such as widening doorways, lowering cabinetry height, and electric chairlifts. We can also work collaboratively with your occupational therapist or any other health professional to recommend the best modifications and renovations for your home.

How the OakWood Team will Work with You

Get maximum peace-of-mind working with our specialized experts—from planners and designers to the best trade professionals in the City

Plus

You get 24/7 access to password protected VIP Client Portal with real-time updates, schedules and all documentation on your project. Workmanship is backed by a comprehensive 2-year warranty (optional 3, 5, or 10-years available).

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Kitchen modifications

See many material and design options for improving the safety and accessibility of your kitchen. Modifications can include expanding clearance around door frames to allow walker or wheelchair access. A shallow sink to minimize bending over. Rounded edges on countertops and shelves to minimize bumps and bruising. And many others.

Kitchen modifications

See many material and design options for improving the safety and accessibility of your kitchen. Modifications can include expanding clearance around door frames to allow walker or wheelchair access. A shallow sink to minimize bending over. Rounded edges on countertops and shelves to minimize bumps and bruising. And many others.

Custom cabinets

Lowering cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom is a common age-in-place solution. Pull-out steps and pull-down shelves are popular. Pull drawers are better than doors. Take advantage of OakWood’s exclusive production line inside Cabico Manufacturing to get an affordable cabinet solution made to measure for your kitchen. Choose from over 100 durable finishes, many different door styles, configurations, and material options. Whatever you want, nothing is standard.

Anti-slip flooring

For optimal safety we often recommend non-slip vinyl. Carpeting is also a great anti-slip material but harder to keep clean. Our Design consultants can help you balance design appeal with safety to choose the best flooring option.

Anti-slip flooring

For optimal safety we often recommend non-slip vinyl. Carpeting is also a great anti-slip material but harder to keep clean. Our Design consultants can help you balance design appeal with safety to choose the best flooring option.

Smart Lighting

Keeping rooms, especially kitchens and bathrooms bright and well lite helps prevent accidents. Reduce fall risk with motion sensing lights that automatically light up a dark room, stairs, closet and other places. Night lights, track lighting and many other options turn a potentially dangerous room into a bright, safe place.

Senior Friendly Appliances

Our Design Consultants can discuss appliances with many built in safety features that make them ideal for seniors. Microwaves with conventional turn dials rather than push buttons. Automatic shut off ranges. Induction cooktops. Well lite refrigerators and many other safety features. OakWood enjoys special pricing through appliance partners to give you a one stop solution.

Senior Friendly Appliances

Our Design Consultants can discuss appliances with many built in safety features that make them ideal for seniors. Microwaves with conventional turn dials rather than push buttons. Automatic shut off ranges. Induction cooktops. Well lite refrigerators and many other safety features. OakWood enjoys special pricing through appliance partners to give you a one stop solution.

This list barely scratches the surface of possibilities for your kitchen renovation.

Schedule a consult and tour of the Design Centre to see hundreds of options.

“What it comes down to is trust. I trust OakWood
because they deliver. They get it right.”


– Mike Holmes, Canadian builder/contractor, businessman,
investor, television host, and philanthropist

What our clients say

“OakWood worked with us, listening to our ideas and delivered a fantastic design.”

Atul & Richa Aggarwal
“We get many compliments on the addition and especially the very unique double vaulted ceiling in the family room!”
Mike Lee and Susan Allenby
“…I cannot speak too highly of OakWood. I have passed your name to many friends who are contemplating renovations in the year.”
Bert Cowan

“We’re really enjoying our expanded kitchen and our opened-up front entrance. The project has given our 1970s era house an up-to-date feel and makes entertaining much more enjoyable. Thanks so much to OakWood for making it happen!”

Alex and Mindee Mirhady

“There are two areas that particularly impress us about Oakwood: the quality of work and the exceptional work crew…We always felt confident that our home was in good hands. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend OakWood to friends and family. Thank you for a job well done.”

Carolyn Turner

“We are very happy with the renovation work done on our home…We had no real surprises and all change orders but one were initiated by us so we ultimately had control of expenditures. Overall, the renovation was much less stressful than we anticipated. I should add, that we stayed in the house for the entire renovation…In the end, I would be more than happy to work with OakWood again.”

Dan Wayner

“I found everyone right from the initial designers to the last person out the door to be extremely professional, hard working, friendly and very respectful of my home. The weekly meetings with you to discuss the work schedule, as well as any concerns I had were very helpful and kept me abreast of everything…In fact, I am so pleased that I will have OakWood back for other projects around my home. Again, I would like to convey my sincere thanks…”

Debbie Oaks

“It has been almost a year since we saw the finishing touches to our kitchen renovation. We thought that we should let you know that our “dream” kitchen continues to fulfill our expectations… 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…We really appreciate the work that OakWood has done and we have in fact referred a number of neighbours to consider OakWood for their renovation projects.”

Jennifer Spence and Pablo Sobrino

“When we go to parties and find ourselves listening to horror story after horror story about renovation disasters, we can only shake our heads and think, “They should have used OakWood.” We were, and remain impressed by your consistent emphasis on quality materials, caliber of work and the client service mentality that obviously drives your business…”

Guy and Meredith Charlebois

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