Serge Guenette



We are fortunate to have a number of local and affordable furniture stores here in Ottawa that continue to persevere despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. If you are in need of a furniture upgrade or are just tired of some of the items in your home, check out these local shops around Ottawa to get your home well on its way to a new look.

Here are five to get you started.

  1. Structube: With four locations across the city, Structube is a great option for all things in your home, particularly if you are a fan of the contemporary or modern look. And if your budget it tight, their website makes a point of highlighting budget-friendly options. They also offer free delivery for orders over a specific amount, making it easier to stay put at home while still shopping local.

  2. Maker House Company: With the promise that everything is built to last, the Maker House Company, located on Wellington Street West, has a mission to bring sustainable products to their customers. They have gathered 60+ makers and artisans from across Canada and given them a location to sell their products. On top of supporting local, they also donate two per cent of all sales to non-profits in the community. This shop is one of a kind and worth adding to your next shopping excursion.

  3. Zone: Located in the ByWard Market, Zone offers a variety of unique and affordable items. Focusing on the latest trends in design, Zone can cover all of your needs when redecorating your home. Another helpful feature: they offer suggestions for gifts depending on interests, who it’s for and price — a perfect detail for Christmas shoppers!

  4. Total Home Consignment: Total Home Consignment in Alta Vista, is a great place to find new and old furnishings. For over 40 years, they have featured different decor and furniture pieces for the dining room, kitchen, living room, office and more. All pieces are unique and different, bringing in a wide selection of affordable styles for every type of homeowner to enjoy.

  5. Surplus Furniture & Mattress Warehouse: Located on St. Laurent Boulevard across from the Canada Science & Technology Museum, this shop brings you name brands at affordable prices. It offers same-day delivery and layaway/financing options.

  6. Habitat for Humanity ReStore: An often-unknown gem in the city is Habitat’s ReStore, which is a charitable operation. There are two locations, one at Train Yards and one in Stittsville, and you can find a mix of new and gently used furniture and accessories that are donated by businesses and the public. The selection is constantly changing, so you need to check frequently. Prices are significantly lower than in retail shops and proceeds go toward helping the working poor attain affordable homeownership.