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Kim Dingwall joins RESA

January 23, 2012 - Refined Rooms owner and Stylist, Kim Dingwall, has joined RESA and is designated as a RESA-PRO™ member. The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) is a member governed trade association for Home Stagers. RESA was formed in order to support all professional real estate stagers also known as home stagers in North America. The Association is a portal to the home staging industry and is a source of education and business tools focusing on the needs of home stagers. Members have access to up-to-date information relative to the home staging industry, marketing support services and access to home staging continuing education providers. Members create Chapters in their area that serve as a resource for their local real estate community. Kim is involved with the Ottawa, Ontario Chapter which meets monthly.

The RESA-PRO™ designation gives professional stagers access to up-to-date education and industry trends in addition to providing a higher level of professionalism and teaching skills to increase business. RESA-PRO™ creates legitimacy in the home staging industry by creating a reputable continuing education program.


The RESA Ethics class and exam is an extremely important factor in raising the bar for the home staging industry. RESA-PRO™ is the only designation governed and regulated by the Real Estate Staging Association. RESA ensures that RESA-PRO™ designees uphold the highest ethical standards possible. RESA-PRO™ designees are required to re-take the Ethics exam and pass the ethics class every two years in order to renew the designation.

Refined Rooms is an Ottawa home staging and redesign company offering practical advice and services to homeowners.


Refined Rooms owner volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

August 30, 2010 - Refined Rooms' owner and stager, Kim Dingwall, has recently become a Habitat for Humanity volunteer. Kim was Site Liaison at the Carp Road build site in Stittsville. "It was a wonderful experience to work with a team of dedicated volunteers toward a very worthwhile cause" said Kim Dingwall. "I grew up in this wonderful community and wanted to give others the opportunity to belong as well."

Refined Rooms is an Ottawa home staging and redesign company offering practical advice and services to homeowners.

Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region is volunteer-based, non-profit, non-governmental organization that builds simple, decent homes for low income working families. Habitat sells the homes they build with a no interest mortgage to families seeking an affordable home in which to raise their families. Habitat achieves its mission by partnering with homeowners, corporate sponsors, donors and volunteers.


Refined Rooms donates services to aid local food banks

July 11, 2010 - A $100 gift certificate for Refined Rooms' Services was donated to the 2nd Annual Party in Hundred Acre Wood's Silent Auction. This Annual Party supports Ottawa local food banks. Refined Rooms is very pleased to support this event's fundraising efforts for our community. The event is held Labour Day Long Weekend Sept. 3-6, 2010 at 4031 Paden Rd., North Gower (Ottawa) Ontario. Interested in donating or attending the event? contact: