About Us

Grassroots is an Ottawa-based interior design and build company. We focus on urban and residential interior design and small-scale renovations. Our specialty is small spaces and older homes. We deliver beautiful living spaces designed for every lifestyle and every wallet.

Grassroots is a Green company. Our projects aim to make an impact on our clients’ homes, not on the environment.

Grassroots is a team effort. We are one designer and one Carpenter. We work closely with our clients to help set design goals that are beautiful and functional. Our designs aren’t just for photographing… they’re for living in!

Finally, at Grassroots, we know renovating isn’t always fun, but we are! So whether this is your first time working with a designer or you’re a seasoned vet, we strive to make you feel comfortable from start to finish. At Grassroots, we never forget it’s not just a job — you’re inviting us into your home.

Grassroots designer, Emma Doucet, won Canada’s House and Home Magazine Best Budget Bathroom 2009 and was named as a Green Designer to Watch by Ottawa Magazine, September 2012.

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