Rona Home & Garden

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1880 Innes Rd Gloucester Ottawa ON K1B 3K5
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Jennifer in Ottawa
Jennifer in Ottawa
2 reviews Ottawa, ON
5/10

Rona is ok for cabinetry, but go elswhere for other jobs

Rona (Nepean location) offers kitchen design, cabinetry, countertop and installation services. They also have good financing options and reasonable pricing, which are reasons why we chose Rona. They have a decent selection of cabinetry (though other places have more) and we are generally happy with our cabinets and their construction. The installation of the cabinetry is fairly good, but remember that this is not a custom job, and imperfections are part of the deal.

The major weakness of working with Rona is that they want to sell you a whole kitchen renovation, but really should stop at kitchen cabinets. The installer assigned to our job was ok for the cabinetry but there were problems with some of the other work. For example, when a plumber entered our house and saw the sink, he immediately noted that it would never pass inspection - it was not vented properly. How would we know? Rona salesperople suggested that the installer can do most of the whole renovation (with the exception of electrical) and that they will back it up with a one year guarantee. This was repeated over and over, but this is a sales pitch. Further, we have waited many months to have all of the cabinetry ordered and installed. Because cabinetry comes from Winnipeg, it can be damaged in shipping, and every time you order something it takes six+ weeks to arrive, especially cabinets with a custom stain. We started the project six months ago, and it is still not finished, yet was have paid the bill in its entirety. Most parts have now arrived and the job should be complete soon, but it has taken six months. That is an unacceptably long period, but again, it's what you need to expect. You will pay less, but you will also get less service and wait longer for problems to be resolved.

Other issues we ran into included rough and unsightly finishing of the cabinets at floor level requiring quarter round that of course, has to be special ordered, laziness regarding drywalling when the installer used wooden trim to hide that he had not finished drywalling a doorway we had widened (still waiting to have it finished). When we had the backsplash done (by a separate contractor) they noticed that the very heavy hood fan had been incorrectly installed with drywall nails instead of solid nails that will hold up the hood fan properly. The Rona installer also used our own home vaccum to clean up drywall dust and broke our machine, which we had to repair. He left quite a few scars in the newly installed hardwood floor due to carelessness, and very simply, did not perform to our expectations or the price we paid to have the work done. Overall, would only recommend for cabinets and stop there.

Should Rona make good on their promises, I will be happy to update this review.

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Vicki Pat from Ottawa
Vicki Pat from Ottawa
3 reviews OTTAWA, ON
8/10

Backyard renovation

Went to this Rona a few months ago, and it was a good experience. I am not a gardener at all, and have very limited experience, so the employees there were really helpful and answered all my questions patiently. Based on their suggestions, I picked the right tools and right plans and right now my garden and backyard looks spectacular. The prices are reasonable too. The only thing I wish was better is their selection of tools. Overall a good experience! Recommend this.

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Julie Corbeil in Orleans
Julie Corbeil in Orleans
3 reviews ORLEANS, ON
10/10

batchroom countertops

I dealt with the Manager in charge of the cutting shop. He assisted with choosing a countertop and also with tiles. He cut the countertop the next day. Very helpful, quick and customer service oriented.

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Anne in Orleans
Anne in Orleans
4 reviews ORL, ON
0/10

Kitchen Renovation

A few years back we had our kitchen renovation done by Rona, I can only say one thing about this renovation ... NEVER again!!!!!!!!! The service and the kitchen installation over all took a year to complete! I would Never recommend Rona, the person who took the measurements screwed up they had to cut the corner cabinet to make it fit. The guy who did the installation was unprofessional would show up wearing jogging pants complained all day. We had placed the order with Kraft maid ended up with the doors from another company because the "Crap Maid" doors were defective. this was overall a very bad experience and I think they should stick to selling hardware and stay out of the kitchen renovations all together.

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Steve Rankin in Ottawa
Steve Rankin in Ottawa
5 reviews Ottawa, ON
0/10

Furnace AC install

Left without heat in Dec for a week .10 months later they are still fixing problems with the original install
Equipment that was paid for was not installed and I was offered to have it installed as compensation for being left without heat. They have been back at least once a month since trying to fix problems with the original install. They also caused a flood in my basement because AC and furnece drain was not properly hooked up

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Jannigje ottwaw
Jannigje ottwaw
1 review Ottawa, ON

First Review

10/10

rona helped with advice about the furnace screens

My HUSBAND and I JUST MOVED IN A BRAND NEW CONDO AND HAD NO IDEA THAT FURNACE FILTERS HAD TO BE CHANGED REGULARLY,WELL SINCE I HAVE A SLIGHT HANDICAP.THEY TREATED ME LIKE GOLD AND EXPLAINED EVERYTHING i NEEDED TO KNOW.

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