What is Home Improvement?

Home Improvement means the remodeling, altering, repairing, painting, or modernizing of residential or non−com- mercial property, or the making of additions thereto, and includes, but is not limited to, the construction, installation, replacement, improvement, or repair of driveways, sidewalks, swimming pools, terraces, patios, landscaping, fences, porches, garages, basements and basement waterproofing, fire protection devices, heating and air conditioning equipment, water softeners, heaters and purifiers, wall−to−wall carpeting or attached or inlaid floor coverings, and other changes, repairs, or improvements made in or on, attached to, or forming a part of, the residential or non−com- mercial property. The term extends to the conversion of existing commercial structures into residential or non−commercial property. “Home improvement” does not include the construction of a new residence or the major renovation of an existing structure.

What services do Home Improvement Stores offer?

The hardware stores or home improvement stores are big specialized retail shops that offer construction and finishing materials, different equipment, as well as products for houses and gardens. Modern retail trade of building and finishing materials was formed under the influence of the DIY (Do It Yourself) trend. This trend expanded after the Second World War when the scarcity of both experienced workers and funds for construction services did not allow mending the devastation of the war at a fast pace. In the 1970s, the idea of DIY stores as a consumer segment was further developed in the Canadian market to replace existing trading options suitable only for professionals.

In modern hardware stores and hypermarkets, household goods are presented for both general construction and repair works, as well as for decorating and repairing works of premises and gardens. Depending on the specialization of a particular distribution network and the store size, the range of products varies — fastening accessories, steel products, hand and power equipment, abrasives, electrical and plumbing wares, chemical materials, paints and varnishes, detergents, and garden tools.

General Services offered by Home Improvement Stores

  • Renovations/Remodeling
  • Additions
  • Garages
  • Mold remediation
  • Water damage
  • Screened in porches
  • Decks, Patios, & Fences
  • Interior & Exterior upgrades
  • Free in house consulting & design ideas
  • Cottage Renovations
  • Kitchen Renovations
  • Additions/Second Story Additions

So, what are the biggest networks of hardware stores in North Bay Ontario today?

Here are 5 Best places to shop for Home Improvements in North Bay Ontario: –

1. Gateway Home Hardware

Address: 1300 Algonquin Ave, North Bay, ON P1B 4Y2, Canada
Phone: +1 705-472-4660


At GateWay Home Hardware you can find housewares, hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint and painting supplies, sporting goods, plus automotive and farm supplies. Home Hardware stores also feature giftware and seasonal items, including lawn and garden supplies.
Customers who visit these stores can find a range of products carefully selected for home renovation, repair and maintenance projects. Lumber, paint, hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical supplies and all manner of building materials – including plans – are available here.

2. The Home Depot

Address: 1275 Seymour St, North Bay, ON P1B 9V6, Canada
Phone: +1 705-845-2300


The Home Depot, Inc., commonly known as Home Depot, is the largest home improvement retailer in the United States, supplying tools, construction products, and services. The company is headquartered in incorporated Cobb County, Georgia, with an Atlanta mailing address.

It operates many big-box format stores across the United States (including the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands); all 10 provinces of Canada; and all 32 Mexican states and Mexico City. MRO company Interline Brands (now The Home Depot Pro) is also owned by The Home Depot, with 70 distribution centers across the United States.

The Home Depot also has a Home Depot Design Center. Whether one wants to upgrade appliances or remodel the kitchen, bath or laundry room, they have the products,services and expertise to help make the ideal space a reality. They look forward to collaborating with you, while prioritizing your budget and needs.

3. Ferris Home Hardware

Address: 390 Lakeshore Dr, North Bay, ON P1A 2C7, Canada
Phone: +1 705-476-5605


At Ferris Home Hardware one can find housewares, hand and power tools, plumbing and electrical supplies, paint and painting supplies, sporting goods, plus automotive and farm supplies. Home Hardware stores also feature giftware and seasonal items, including lawn and garden supplies.

4. RONA Lakeview Builders Supplies

Address: 523 McGaughey Ave, North Bay, ON P1B 8H2, Canada
Phone: +1 705-474-4400


RONA Northbay Lakeview of McGaughey Avenue is a renovation center in North Bay. They offer support to you in your construction and renovation projects. Created in 1939, RONA is a banner of Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement companies with head office located in Boucherville, Quebec.

Spanning the entire country, RONA’s vast network of more than 375 stores includes both corporate stores and independent affiliated dealers. Known for its large in-store and online product selection as well as for its installation services, RONA also provides expert support and advice to its retail and pro customers for their building and renovation projects.

5. New North Exteriors Castle building centre

Address: 180 Progress Rd, North Bay, ON P1A 0B9, Canada
Phone: +1 705-474-8176


With over 30 years of experience, they bring to you an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and experience in the renovation or new construction, residential or commercial exterior industry. They provide only the products of companies with proven track records and warranties. These include Soffit, Fascia and Vinyl Siding by manufacturers such as Gentek, Kaycan and Plygem. They also offer a variety of stone and wood finishes.
New North Exteriors is pleased to offer the following services to our customers:

  • They supply and install seamless eavestrough and gutter guards.
  • They sell and install retail windows, doors, storm doors, garage doors and door handles.
  • They supply and install weatherwall patio panels.
  • They supply a variety of Kwikset and Weiser door handles.

Let us know in the comment section, if you were able to reach out to any of these stores for Home Improvement.

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