Would you like to learn about different styles to determine your own? Do you like to discover current trends while making judicious choices that suit your tastes, so you can live in an environment with a timeless look? Are you wondering how to change the ambiance of a room or add a touch of modernity and freshness without changing everything?

In this 3-hour workshop, interior designer Nico will share his tips for developing a meticulous instinct and help you make informed choices. We’ll discuss contrasts, textures and the right lighting, as well as the more subtle decorative touches that add personality and boldness!

Over tea or coffee, we’ll share tips on how to complement, accentuate and energize your home with visual effects. The workshop is mostly theoretical, but includes a period of practice to let you play with colors and materials, develop your own ideas and benefit from Nico’s on-site advice.

Skills required: none, the workshop is open to all!

Price includes all materials and professional advice.

Are you thinking of building a cottage yourself? Would you like to buy land to build your own home, but don’t know where to start?

This 3-hour workshop, led by Pierre, a carpenter by trade, is here to guide you through the various stages of such a project.

We’ll take you through the crucial stages of a greenfield construction project. From the first idea to the start of construction.
We’ll take the opportunity to share all the important keys to self-build, so you don’t miss out on the essential stages of your project.
In particular, we’ll cover the following topics

  • Project outline and definition of requirements
  • Defining a budget
  • Locating and choosing a plot of land
  • Rights and duties as homeowners

Skills required: none, this workshop is suitable for beginners and the very curious.

The price includes everything you need for a successful workshop, plus professional advice.

NB: feel free to bring your own notes.

How does an electrical socket work? How is it connected to a switch? When it doesn’t work, how do I know what’s wrong?

This course combines our two electrical workshops (Level 1 and Level 2) condensed into a single day.

The first part of the course covers :

– The main principles of electricity, and work ourselves on electrical assemblies. It’s the perfect way to take the mystery out of electricity, and stop being afraid to look your electricity meter in the face when it’s not happy.

You’ll leave with an extension cord that you can assemble yourself.

In the second part of the course, we’ll look at..:

  • – How to understand electricity: Watts, Amps, Volts and Ohms
  • – Understanding the color codes of electrical wires
  • – Wire connectors – Twist vs. Click
  • – Socket types and their uses
  • – How to prevent circuit overloads
  • – Annual electrical safety checks for homeowners
  • – Why use grounding testers – NCV – Multimeter?
  • – How to wire a 3-way light switch

The cost of the workshop includes materials, a guarantee that you won’t be electrocuted, and probably a few interesting discoveries!

Skills required: none, just a little curiosity.

N.B.: you should always call on the services of a CMEQ-certified master electrician for electrical work on your home. This workshop is not a do-it-yourself workshop.

If you have already taken the Electricity 1 workshop and would now like to register only for the Electricity 2 workshop, you can go to the page for this specific workshop to see the next dates.

Do you find wooden furniture as beautiful and endearing as it is imperfect? Would you like to give some love to that chair whose rungs are threatening to give way?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll discover the basics of furniture restoration, while respecting its style and origins! Whether it’s your ancestor’s battered chest of drawers, a rickety chair found in an alley, or a piece of Scandinavian furniture that’s aged, this workshop will show us the steps we need to take to restore our old wooden furniture to its former glory.

After discussing the precautions to be taken when salvaging, we’ll go through the various stages of restoration:
– Cleaning and stripping
– Analysis of work and products required
– Disassembly and reassembly
– Finishing

We’ll then take a look at common problems and their solutions: furniture legs; seats; drawer slides; drawer bottoms; chair rungs; repairing misfits.

Finally, we’ll look at the finishing stage, which brings the final touch to your project! We’ll learn how to apply finishing products with brushes and cloths; different finishing products (ancestral, ecological and modern); and how to make your own furniture polish.

Skills required: none, apart from a little curiosity.

The price includes all necessary materials and thousands of tips for your DIY projects!

Note: this workshop is mainly theoretical. If you have an object to restore, you can bring it in for a diagnosis. It just has to be small enough to be carried in your hands (drawer, chair seat, furniture leg…).

Want to understand what’s going on behind your faucet?

Here’s the perfect way to learn the basics of plumbing.

This course combines our two plumbing workshops (Level 1 and Level 2) condensed into a single day.

The first part of the course covers :

  • – Drainage and the supply of hot and cold water
  • – Understanding a faucet
  • – Understanding how a toilet works
  • – Changing seals
  • – How to replace components

We’ll get hands-on experience, working on different devices ourselves.

In the second part of the course, we’ll look at :

  • – Drainage and water returns
  • – Backflow protection systems
  • – How to maintain and unclog plumbing
  • – How to replace, install and connect a sink and faucet on different types of countertop
  • – Preventing and repairing leaks

N.B.: Always call in a certified plumber for work on your home. This workshop does not allow you to perform professional work yourself.

The cost of the course includes all materials and, most likely, some great discoveries!

Note: we will take a 60-minute break in the middle of the day. Don’t forget to take your lunch!

How do you arrange your space to make it look bigger? How do you organize a room to make it more comfortable for everyday use? Is it possible to enhance the architecture of a room or give relief to our spaces? What should we invest in to make the most impact in a renovation?

In this 3-hour workshop, Nico, interior designer, will share his best organizational tips for packing a lot into a little space. He’ll show us different systems and tools for optimizing our busy rooms without demolishing the kitchen or bathroom! We’ll also see how to integrate, recover or conceal existing elements in your décor.

The workshop is mostly theoretical, and includes a practical period for planning a living space in a realistic context. This will enable us to develop the reflex to ask the right questions in the right order and use the most appropriate methods to succeed in creating an effective and conclusive layout.

Skills required: none, the workshop is open to all!

Price includes all tools and professional advice.

Is it time to change the 70’s style carpet in your living room? Are you starting a renovation project and would like to install your own floor?

During this 3-hour workshop, Cedrik will introduce us to different types of flooring and their characteristics: laminate, hardwood, vinyl tiles, and carpet. You will learn how to choose the right type of floor, according to your needs. You will then see how to remove an existing floor and prepare for the installation of a new one. Finally, we will discuss the installation techniques adapted to each type of flooring and the maintenance required over the long term.

Skills required: none, everyone is welcome, even if you have a crooked floor in your apartment!

The price includes all necessary materials and valuable advice.

Are you tired of heating or cooling your home for nothing? Do you feel a soft breeze coming through your window corners?

In this 3-hour workshop, Cedrik will share with us all the tools needed to insulate your house or apartment from cold, humidity and wind.

First, we will see in a theoretical part how to overcome the problems of insulation as well as how to make renovations to better maintain the temperature in the rooms.
We will practice in a second time to learn how to realize a good sealing of doors and windows.

We will also see :
– Maintenance to minimize heating costs
– How buildings are made
– Tips, materials and renovations that you can do yourself
– Specific insulation: patio doors, roof and basement

Skills required: none! This workshop is accessible to all, even the non-professional.

The cost of the workshop includes all materials and most likely some great discoveries!

Skills required: none! This workshop is accessible to everyone, even the uninsulated.

The cost of the workshop includes all materials and most likely some great discoveries!

You have attended the plumbing course level 1 and you would like to go further?

In this workshop, we will discover in a small didactic first part, the fundamentals of plumbing.

In the second part, we will practice by working on different devices ourselves.

We will see during this workshop :

  • – Drainage and water returns
  • – Backflow protection systems
  • – How to maintain and unclog your plumbing
  • – How to replace, install and connect a sink and its faucet on different types of countertops
  • – How to prevent and repair a leak

Skill required: Have already done the plumbing workshop level 1.

N.B.: You must always call a certified plumber for work done in your home. This workshop does not allow you to do professional work yourself.

The cost of the workshop includes all materials and most likely some great discoveries!

Did you find the Level 1 electricity workshop interesting and would you like to learn more?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll cover the following topics to take your knowledge even further:

  • – How to understand electricity: Watts, Amps, Volts and Ohms
  • – Understanding the color codes of electrical wires
  • – Wire connectors – Twist vs. Click
  • – Socket types and their uses
  • – How to prevent circuit overloads
  • – Annual electrical safety checks for homeowners
  • – Why use grounding testers – NCV – Multimeter?
  • – How to wire a 3-way light switch

Skills required: Completion of electricity level 1.

N.B: You should always call on a CMEQ-certified master electrician for electrical work on your home. This workshop does not allow you to do any work yourself.

The cost of the workshop includes all materials and most likely some great discoveries!