general renovation in montreal

General Renovation in Montreal

Bored with the outdated structure of your home? Time to call some general renovation experts in Montreal to spruce up your current living space or mend all the flaws! From luxury kitchens to door installations, bricklaying, mold removal, you name it – at Bokor Renovations, we can handle all that and more.


Pricing and time frame:

On average, people spend over $10k on home improvement. However, there’s no cap limit to general renovations in Montreal and the pricing is based on square footage. Typically, renovations can take around a few weeks or even a couple of months to finish. Regardless, remodeling offers you a chance to elevate a room, basement, or the complete house. A general renovation in Montreal has various benefits that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.



1. Outdated houses can be modernized and enriched with smart features.
2. Broken and damaged structures can be repaired professionally.
3. The home’s curb and market appeal skyrockets!
4. The efficiency of everyday living increases tenfold.


• Renovation in Montreal is often heavy on the pocket.
• Projects take up a considerable chunk of your time.


How to prepare your house for a general renovation in Montreal

If you’re eager to elevate your space and ready to invest in general renovation, make sure you’re prepared beforehand so the renovating experience is stress-free. List your belongings, clear out space, and find a proper storage unit/room to stow your things away. You might even have to move out for a while but once the renovations are done, you’re bound to be happy with your improved space.


So, what are you waiting for? Book a FREE design consultation with Bokor Renovations and forget all your worries now!

Clients First Entire Home Renovation

Kitchen Renovation Before/After

The original cabinets and appliances were in worse shape so we decided to start over completely. We installed LED Recessed Lights, Home Depot Supply Solutions cabinets and White Quartz countertops also from Home Depot Supply. The stainless Hardware was from Lowes and includes a Samsung Dishwasher, Samsung Range/Oven, Samsung Microwave and LG Refrigerator. The Large Single Basin Sink and faucet was from American Standard.

kitchen before after
Before and After Kitchen Renovation

Bedroom Renovation Before/After

master bedroom before after
Before and After Bedroom Renovation

Living Room Renovation Before/After

The before picture was shot the day we got access, the carpets were old and HAD TO GO.
We installed LED Recessed lights, scraped the popcorn ceiling, added fresh paint throughout, walls were painted with Valspar Silver Dust Eggshell, the ceiling was painted Valspar ultra white flat, the Trims/Doors were also painted Valspar Ultra White semi-gloss. The old dirty carpet was replaced with Laminate floors: Eternity Floors Frontier Collection, Smoked Almond. Slapped some baseboards from Home Depot. The stairs were changed to Cedar floating stairs
We also added all new Hardware/AC vents/Outlets/switches to the new living room.
We matched the stair stain to the floor laminate.

living room before/after
Before and After – Living room Renovation

In the next image, we can see the newly painted fireplace and a new gas log, Lowes Cedar Ridge Hearth 24in was added.

fireplace before/after
Before and After – Fireplace Renovation
bedroom before after
Before and After – Bedroom Renovation

Great whole house renovation, owners were very happy with this project. Let us know what kind of projects you have in mind.


Bokor Renovation Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Montreal company Bokor Renovation has done one transaction with Bitcoin in the “thousands of dollars” and owner Drazen Bokor is eager for more Bitcoin customers.

“The set up was easy,” said Bokor. “I don’t pay any fees. This is a very fast way to get the money.”

MONTREAL – Will that be cash, credit card or Bitcoin?

A small number of Canadian businesses now accept Bitcoin, the digital currency that made its debut five years ago, and has been gaining momentum ever since.

Among the retailers is Quebec bed-and-breakfast operator David Mancini, who expects the payment method will have a practical appeal for foreign tourists visiting his community of Baie-Saint-Paul.

“You do not have to transfer U.S. dollars to Canadian, or pesos, etc.,” said Mancini, 30, who runs the Gite TerreCiel.

Bitcoin transactions are seen as more convenient than other forms of payments as they are sent directly and instantly from one person to another, avoiding processing and other fees usually charged by banks or third parties. Travellers can avoid avoid carrying cash, or paying fees on travellers cheques or for currency exchanges, said Mancini.

Mancini has already convinced a handful of other community businesses _ the local coffee shop, hair salon, gift shop, acupuncture clinic and Tai chi martial arts school _ to accept Bitcoin, too.

“So if there’s a tourist who comes here, they can spend their whole trip in Bitcoin,” Mancini said.

The half-dozen merchants in Baie Saint-Paul are among 143 Canadian businesses accepting the digital currency, according to the Canadian Bitcoin Business Directory.

To use Bitcoins, users must first set up a so-called digital wallet, which gets managed through an app. The transactions involve buyer and seller scanning each others’ smartphones to transfer the Bitcoins.

Vancouver saw its first Bitcoin automatic teller machine go live in a downtown Vancouver coffee shop last fall, followed by Toronto and Ottawa. Consumers can exchange Canadian cash for the digital currency at the current exchange rate.

But there remain concerns for the business community, according to researcher David Descoteaux, who recently prepared a report on the currency for the Montreal Economic Institute.

Descoteaux points out is is almost impossible to have any legal recourse in cases of fraud as, once confirmed, transactions are irreversible.

The volatility of the value of Bitcoins, which is not regulated by any central bank, is also an issue. It jumped 50 per cent on Nov. 18 after regulators signalled that digital currencies could be acceptable but plunged 30 per cent on Dec. 5 after China’s central bank banned Bitcoins as currency, according to the online exchange Mt.Gox.

Fans of the currency say that because there’s a finite supply of 21 million Bitcoins, the currency will continue to appreciate.

But, for businesses, the value of transactions could fluctuate greatly before the Bitcoin transactions are transferred into a hard currency, such as Canadian dollars.

Bitcoin was recently listed at $885 on VirtEx, Canada’s virtual exchange to buy and sell Bitcoin.

Descoteaux said businesses are also wary of the tax implications of using Bitcoin, as any sales would have to be declared as income.

The Canada Revenue Agency has said using digital currency must be included in the seller’s income for tax purposes and the amount included would be the value of the good or service in Canadian dollars. It also notes that digital currency can also be bought or sold like a commodity and any resulting gains or losses could be taxable income or capital.

As Bitcoin becomes more popular banks and governments are likely to step in and regulate it, Descoteaux said, and there will be more fees as it becomes mainstream.

Montreal company Bokor Renovation has done one transaction with Bitcoin in the “thousands of dollars” and owner Drazen Bokor is eager for more Bitcoin customers.

“The set up was easy,” said Bokor. “I don’t pay any fees. This is a very fast way to get the money.”

Major Canadian online retailer has started to accept Bitcoin as payment for the sale of contact lenses and glasses.

CEO and founder Roger Hardy said his company does business in 20 currencies and Bitcoin is now one more.

While it’s still a niche form of payment, it’s got “global buzz,” Hardy said from Vancouver.

The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada makes pitches to businesses and entrepreneurs about the digital currency. Executive director Anthony Di Iorio doesn’t see any downside for Bitcoin right now.

“The price will just continue to go up as more and more merchants start accepting it,” Di Iorio said from Toronto.