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Here, your dreams aren't just ideas; they're the blueprints for extraordinary living. With our seasoned expertise, your vision becomes a vibrant reality, from the first sketch to the final flourish. Join us on this exhilarating journey, where every step brings you closer to a space that reflects your essence and aspirations. Your dream home awaits – let's make it a reality together!

Transforming Spaces: Your Premier Renovation & Construction Experts

"Say goodbye to renovation guesswork! At DreamCraft Renovations, we're here to demystify the process and ensure your project unfolds seamlessly. Whether you prefer a hands-on approach or guidance every step of the way, we've got you covered.

Sit back and relax as we craft a detailed plan tailored to your vision and budget.

With our expert guidance, you'll have a roadmap to success, eliminating any uncertainties along the way.

Or, if you're eager to roll up your sleeves and dive into the renovation process yourself, our exclusive consulting packages are designed just for you. Work alongside our seasoned professionals as we share our insider knowledge and expertise, guiding you through each phase of your project.

With JHQ HOMES, you're never alone on your renovation journey. Let's turn your dream space into a reality – together."

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Our goal and vision is to help you to achieve all your home renovation dreams.

From painting a small bathroom, to renovating the entire kitchen, adding an addition or starting from your design, the detail to quality is not overlooked.

Removing a wall is a great way to open up a space. wide open spaces are preferred and enjoyed.

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Transform your renovation dreams into reality with a seasoned expert by your side!

With over three decades of hands-on experience in renovation and construction, I've honed my skills from the ground up, starting as a painter and evolving into a trusted builder and consultant.

From painting countless homes to managing custom builds and renovations, I've immersed myself in every aspect of the construction process. My passion for transforming spaces has led me to build homes, add stunning additions, and revitalize properties, all while exceeding the expectations of my valued clients.

Today, I'm here to empower you to achieve your vision. Whether you're looking for hands-on project management or expert guidance to tackle it yourself, I've got you covered. Dive into my YouTube channel for inspiration and practical how-to videos designed to equip DIY enthusiasts like you with the knowledge and confidence to succeed.

In this digital age, learning is at your fingertips, and I'm here to guide you every step of the way. Let's connect and discuss your renovation dreams.

Book a call today to explore how we can turn your vision into a masterpiece!

Plan for the best but be prepared for unexpected surprises!

You can't always see what's under a floor or behind a wall.

That's why it's good to have a cushion in your budget so you can handle little surprises and twists. Adding ten per cent is a good rule of thumb. 

3 Things to do before you start renovating

Written by Jim Hetheirngton

One of the best places to start is by looking at these 3 things. They can save you time and money when it comes to renovating.

1- Know your outcome. Look at the property and the plan you have for it. Does it fit with your long-term or short-term goals for this property and does it make sense to do. Just because you can do something to a house doesn't mean that you should. Remember there is no limit to the amount of money you can put into a house but there are limits to the amount you can get back out of it.

2- Know your budget. Running out of money when working on a project is never fun, yet many great ideas have been stopped because of poor financial planning. It's good to know ahead of time just how much money you have to spend and make sure it's available. Then start the planning and set budgets up once you know what each component will cost. As you see how much a renovation will cost decide ahead of time if it fits your finances.

3- Know your plan. Sounds simple but you'd be amazed at the number of people I've worked with that have a vague idea of what they want to do but haven't given proper thought to the actual details. They wing it or just make things up as they go. Doing this causes stress, frustration and unnecessary expense as they go back and forth. Not having a plan may force you to undo things that are already done and start in another direction.

Photos of Some Projects


We are so happy with the work that Jim and his crew have done for us. He has always

exceeded our expectations with his quality of workmanship and the attention to detail he

brings to every project. His carpentry and painting skills are exceptional.

Jim has worked on many different renovations in our home from removing walls,

constructing fireplace mantels, installing pot lights, installing tile flooring, and so many

other things.

Jim works hard to provide 100% satisfaction and is extremely knowledgeable and a true

professional about the entire renovation process.


Renovations can be stressful but Jim inspires confidence and has solutions for

unexpected events as they present themselves. 

I would highly recommend Jim Hetherington to anyone with a very small or an extremely

large renovation.

Tom and Brenda, Cambridge, ON

Jim built a beautiful kitchen addition onto my 120+ year old brick home. He was terrific to work with – I knew my project was his priority, and he always kept me up to date on daily progress and decisions. 

There were no surprises...except for how stunning the new space is!

Jane, Guelph, ON

Jim fully renovated every square foot of an older home just after we purchased it five years ago. He came highly recommended by a tradesman who had worked with many builders and knew who were the good ones and who to avoid. With Jim, the result was, we got what we wanted, high-quality work done on time and budget. What more could we ask for?  


The key to a successful project is creating a solid plan. Jim worked closely with us to understand and develop our project goals. In doing so, Jim helped us fine-tune our objectives based on practical considerations, risk and budgetary considerations. The finalized plan was a stated budget, 100% transparent, showing our cost of each central element. 

During the renovation, Jim communicated status openly in a timely fashion. As with any project, some parts encountered challenges while others went without issue, over budget or under budget, respectively. We always knew where we stood, allowing us to re-budget or update the plan accordingly.

Quality of work was excellent through attention to detail, experienced management of his vetted subcontractors and no shortcuts! Again, what more could we ask for?   


Jim is trustworthy and true to his word, Highly recommended.   

Steve & Lisa, Cambridge, ON. 

I worked with Jim as a contractor while he helped transform an unfinished basement space into a new one-bedroom legal apartment. Working with Jim was a great experience being both a first-time home buyer and someone who wanted to learn renovation skills and complete some areas of the project myself. 

Jim is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and professional. 

As with any big project, unexpected things came up, but Jim kept things running smoothly. I am so grateful for the work he did behind the scenes with the City Officials to ensure the process was done appropriately for the apartment to be legal. 

I am thrilled with how the project turned out, and I couldn't have done it without Jim's help. 

Alex, Guelph, ON.

Jim has done a couple of projects at our home. He was good to work with and had ideas to improve the projects. In each case we appreciated his skill, craftsmanship and efficiency. We were glad we chose him and would gladly work with him again.

Grace and Don, Breslau

Jim renovated our kitchen, and we are very pleased with the result. He is honest, courteous, efficient, and knowledgeable of his trade. In fact we liked him so much that we have asked him to come back and renovate our bathroom.

Mary and Mike, Cambridge

Jim completed our basement renovation project quickly and within our budget, and we couldn't be happier with the result. He turned our storage and laundry rooms into bright, open, and functional spaces that completely changed the look of our basement. We wouldn't hesitate to hire Jim for our next renovation, big or small. 

Brandon and Sarah, Cambridge

Bathroom Attention

Flooring Consideration

Bathrooms are one of the rooms that we can often overlook.

Because of the amount of moisture that this room produces it's important to be aware of a couple things.

1- Always be sure to check the caulking around the shower and tub. Over time with the moisture and cleaning the caulking/silicone can break down and become loose. You want to regularly check all caulking and remove any loose caulking and reseal where necessary.

2- Then there's ventilation. Opening a window isn't considered good ventilation. You need to have a good working exhaust fan in the room. Make sure that the fan works and that it is adequate for the size of bathroom you have. If you don't have a fan in your bath you should plan on installing one and I suggest having it on a timer so that you can set the time and not worry about it running too long or not long enough to extract the moisture.

With competition in the flooring industry, the way it is and with the different products available, changing the flooring in any room can be affordable and it will change the look instantly.

Be sure to shop around and be sure to ask questions as to which floor is best for your application. Shop at a reputable store because they will have the knowledge and will be able to direct you in the right way.

Then all you need to do is watch some videos and lay it down yourself.

It will feel great when you sit down to watch a movie knowing you picked out the floor and installed it too.

Accents rugs or area carpets change things up as well. And if you don't want to change the flooring these carpets will do the trick nicely.

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