Staging + Renovations

Combining home renovation and interior design expertise to create spaces that bring you joy.

If you can dream it, we can create it.

Whether you want to completely renovate or just refresh a space in your home to give it a new leash on life, or are selling your house wanting to stage it for maximum appeal – our design and construction team can help bring your vision to life.

Design & Build

Creating a plan & bringing it to life.

Home Staging

Creating a great first impression for buyers.

Interior Design

Adding a fresh look to your space.


Turning your plans into reality.

Our Team

Meet Gilbert and Cindy Lutes, owners of Total Home, provide interior design, home staging and construction services to clients in the Ottawa area.

Gilbert is a ‘Certified Carpenter’ where he graduated with Honors in carpentry at Algonquin College – working in the construction industry since 1997.

Cindy is a ‘Certified Interior Designer’ with the Interior Design Institute, as well as a ‘Certified Stager Pro’ with two certifications in Home Staging from APSD – Association of Property Scene Designers.


featured projects

Renovated bathroom in grey and cream







we love being part of every transformation – big or small

Working with Cindy and Gilbert was such a pleasure. Cindy helped us make our house a home! We found them via referral and so glad we did. They are efficient and timely and completely listen to what you’re looking for. We couldn’t of done it without them. Pricing, time served and over all service is outstanding! We had a lot of space to cover in our home and we are left living in such a welcoming, warm, and elegant environment! I would recommend their services to anyone and everyone.

Danielle From Kanata

We hired Gilbert and Cindy to replace and update our 35-year-old main bathroom and create an EN-suite from a powder room and walk in closet in the master bedroom.

With Gilbert’s expert carpentry and design building skills and Cindy’s amazing designer skills, they were able to create two beautiful spaces in our home that we love and are really proud of.

Helen From Kemptville

From the moment we met, I was impressed by Gilbert. Open, honest, looks you in the eyes, listens and gives feedback and recommendations for the job. Gilbert and crew were on time, worked hard and efficiently and met agreed milestones. He was also flexible to adjust to my changes in requirements and schedule. The completed work exceeded my expectations and no discrepancies or shortfalls occurred.

Norman From Kars

We engaged the services of Cindy from Total Home before putting our house on the market this year. She transformed the look of our house, making it more contemporary and more appealing to a wider market. The result was that we had an offer the day after our house went on the market. She was very supportive of our new move to an apartment by helping us choose fabric, paint colour and also helping with furniture placement and hanging of art work. Our entire experience with Cindy was positive. She is professional and knowledgeable and a fun person to work with.

Sharon From Ottawa

Cindy’s advice and staging were a key part of a quick home sale with multiple offers over the asking price. When she first walked through our home it was in a mess of being packed and required some fixing up. She was able to see through the mess to envision a final product. She worked to our tight schedule to ensure the house went to market in a timely manner. Cindy is very professional.

Andrew From Ottawa

Quality Worksmanship & Inviting Design

Our main goal in all the work we do is to provide a professional customer experience and quality results. We take pride in the work that we deliver – allow our clients to have peace of mind knowing they are being taken care of.