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Buyer's Guides

RONA's buying guides are the reference when it comes to selecting tools. Terminology, parts and components, most important features; everything is covered so you can make a well-informed purchase according to your renovation needs.

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Appliances

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Dishwashers

Choosing a new household appliance is an important decision. Other than the practical aspects, your electrical goods ...

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Ranges, ovens and cooktops

Choosing a new household appliance is an important decision. Other than the practical aspects – including performance...

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Refrigerators

Choosing a new household appliance is an important decision. Other than the practical aspects, your electrical goods ...

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Washers and Dryers

Choosing a new household appliance is an important decision. Other than the practical aspects, your electrical goods ...

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Decoration and Trends

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2014 Color trends

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Backyard Trends

Hot lighting trends for spring and summer by Interior Designer Ulya Jensen...

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Curtain rods and drapery hardware

This guide will help you understand the functions and features of curtain rods and rails....

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Terrace accessories – 2016 trends

Designer Karyne Beauregard gives her advice as to how to decorate a small outdoor space with trendy accessories.

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Window treatments

Follow the guide for all you need to know about window treatments....

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Doors and Windows

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Door handles and locks

Select the door handle and lock best suited to your needs....

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Doors - terminology and standards

A guide to exterior door-related vocabulary and standards to help you buy a door for your building or renovation proj...

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Exterior doors - measure up

Techniques for measuring an exterior door as part of a renovation or new construction project....

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Exterior doors: types and materials

Choose the right exterior door to meet your needs....

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Interior doors

These are the criteria you should consider when you buy interior doors for the bedroom, bathroom, laundry room and cl...

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Windows - measure up

Techniques for measuring a window as part of a renovation or a construction project....

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Windows - terminology and standards

Vocabulary and standards to be familiar with before buying a window as part of your renovation or construction projec...

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Windows: types and materials

Choose the materials and type of window you want....

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Flooring and Ceramic Tile

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Carpets

Carpet features and brief maintenance guide...

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Floor coverings

Brief description and characteristics of each type of floor covering on the market and their suitability for the vari...

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Garage - flooring options

Consider new flooring options for either coating or covering the existing garage concrete floor. The space can become...

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Tiles: ceramic, stone, glass or porcelain

Characteristics of ceramic, stone, glass, porcelain, terracotta and concrete tiles...

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Vinyl flooring

Features and brief maintenance guide...

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House Construction

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Asphalt shingles

Features, and brief installation and maintenance instructions...

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Basin vanities

This Buyer’s Guide presents the different types of basin vanities as well as their technical features....

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Bathroom lighting

Guide to various bathroom lighting solutions, taking a look at different types of light fixtures and their features....

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Bathroom sinks

Features and aspects to consider when buying a classic, vintage or contemporary style bathroom sink...

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Bathtubs

Aspects to consider when purchasing a new bathtub for your bathroom, and the various models available...

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Ceiling fans

Features to consider when you buy and install a fan for the living room, bedrooms or another room in the house....

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Central vacuum

For the ultimate cleaning experience, consider installing a central vacuum system. Even the smallest particles from d...

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Cladding panels for walls and ceilings

Discover the features and uses of gypsum and cement board panels....

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Exterior wall cladding options

Learn about the benefits and drawbacks associated with various exterior cladding options to best protect your home....

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Gutters

This buyer's guide presents the characteristics of gutter systems and detailed information on the various models avai...

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Home security lighting

This buyer’s guide is designed to help you select the appropriate security lighting products for your home....

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Indoor staircase terminology and standards

Staircase-related vocabulary and standards for a renovation or new-construction project....

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Interior wall cladding

There is a wide range of original and stylish interior wall cladding. This guide will help you choose wall cladding t...

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Kitchen cabinets

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Kitchen counters

This buying guide presents the various kitchen counters together with their physical and technical features....

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Medicine cabinets

Improve the aesthetics and the functionality of the bathroom with a new stylish medicine cabinet. Choose between a wi...

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Range hoods

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Roof coverings

Choose the roofing that best suits your home. Features, benefits and drawbacks of products on the market today....

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Supplemental air conditioners

Choose a supplemental air conditioner based on the size of the space it cools, controls, and the installation locatio...

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Toilets

The features and components to consider when purchasing a toilet that will accommodate your household, your budget, a...

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Wall and ceiling structural materials buyers guide

Whether building a wall or a new ceiling, look into the different types of materials available today. The different s...

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Outdoor and Garden

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Barbecues

Types of barbecues, from charcoal to gas, wood or electric and the criteria to consider in order to make the right ch...

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Garden hose and accessories

Garden hoses are designed to accomplish different types of watering tasks for the garden, the lawn, cleaning, and eve...

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Gardening tools

There is a wide range of gardening tools available. Keep in mind: your needs and how often you will use a tool....

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Hedge Trimmers

Hedge trimmers are available as either gas- or electric-powered. Blades vary depending on the task and the type of gr...

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Lawn mowers

Select a lawn mower based on the size of the lawn, the effort needed to push the mower, the type of grass, the terrai...

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Lay out a water garden

Building a water garden is a great way to bring new life to your backyard. As the water garden matures, it will becom...

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Open and maintain your pool...

This guide reviews the steps, products and tools involved in opening and maintaining a chlorinated or salt water swim...

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Outdoor furniture

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Outdoor lighting

After creating the outdoor lighting plan for the home, browse through the fixture options and lamps designed to fulfi...

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Slabs, blocks and pavers

Factors to consider when buying paving slabs, wall blocks and pavers to landscape a yard or build a terrace or patio...

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Sun Shelters

This buying guide describes various sun shelters as well as the criteria you should consider before you buy one....

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Paint, Moulding and Wallpaper

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Interior Mouldings

Transform any style of home with the simple addition of interior mouldings...

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Interior Paint

You’re up for the task of painting something indoors. Here is everything you need to know before you pick up yo...

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Painting Accessories

Learn the basics of the right applicator for your DIY paint project. Chances are you’ll save money over the lon...

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Wallpapers

Transform your space in a single afternoon with the right wallpaper. But first, decide which one is right for you....

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Storage

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Garage: design a functional workshop

Design the garage workshop to support the functionality of the entire home. Read through the variety of our suggestio...

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Outdoor patio and garden storage

There are plenty of convenient outdoor storage solutions that could help to make using the backyard work and play tha...

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Plan a Backyard Storage Shed

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Woodworking and Furniture

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Biscuit joiners

Parts, features and uses of biscuit joiners....

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Circular saws

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Drill bits

Learn about the different drill bits for your power drill....

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Drills

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Hammers

The various hammers and how they are used....

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Jigsaws

Features and factors to consider when shopping for a jigsaw....

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Mitre saws

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Nailers and staplers

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Nails

Nails are made with a specific job in mind. Here’s how to choose the right size and type of nail for your project....

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Portable electric sanders.

The various types of sanders and their uses....

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Rotary saws

Rotary saw purchasing criteria, features and accessories that will help you accomplish cut-out jobs easily and effici...

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Rotary tools

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Routers

Features and aspects to consider when shopping for a fixed-base or plunge router....

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Saw blades

Learn about the various types of saw blades....

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Screws

Screws are made with a specific job in mind. Here’s how to choose the right screw type and size for your project....

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Table saws

Features and elements to consider when selecting a table saw, depending on your budget and planned use....

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