Welcome to the CHBA Blog

Find everything you need to know about home ownership in Canada. Whether it’s renovation tips, finding a professional contractor,  understanding the stages of home building – and more – this is a great place to start. Owning a home in Canada: What you need to know, and why Am I ready to buy my first … Continued

Five Fabulous Floors for your Home Renovation

Nothing ties together a room better than fabulous flooring. Feel like your space needs an upgrade? Get some inspiration from these finalists of the 2019 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence. Snazzy Tile Timberworx Custom Homes incorporated high-end finishes, especially the accent floor tiles, to give this bathroom a grand feel and will make any … Continued

How to avoid common bathroom renovation mistakes

If you’re planning on updating your bathroom, or are currently undergoing a bathroom renovation, remember that achieving a great space isn’t just about choosing great tiles, cabinets and fixtures. Real renovation success depends on getting the hidden technical details right behind the scenes. Take the exhaust fan, for example. Even high-end bathroom renovations often end … Continued

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Love Your Backyard

We’re halfway through summer… is your backyard begging to be used? Whether you have a compact yard or an expansive space, you can make your backyard your own personal oasis. Outdoor spaces can be as inviting, comfortable, and stylish as interiors, with the added benefit of fresh air and nature. Before taking on a backyard … Continued

Building Dream Homes for Charity in Edmonton, Alberta

“To create a strong community it’s critical that the people who live here – in Edmonton – are healthy. For us that means helping our local hospitals,” said Paul Lanni, president of Averton Homes, when asked about building a dream home in Alberta’s Full House Lottery. In over two and a half decades the Full … Continued

4 Kitchen Features Designed for Entertaining

The kitchen is the heart of the home and a natural gathering place. Homeowners are embracing the kitchen as an entertainment area and looking for ways to make hosting easier and more enjoyable for all. Whether you’re planning to renovate your current kitchen or are buying a new home, this article highlights four design features … Continued

Local tradespeople volunteer time to renovate Alberta Hospital

In 2015, the local Home Builders’ Association in Edmonton, Alberta (CHBA-Edmonton Region) began an initiative called the “Renovation Month Days of Service.” Led by its Renovator Committee, the initiative supports different charities every year by donating time, expertise, and materials through a renovation. Last month CHBA Edmonton Region won CHBA’s Community Service Award for their … Continued

The Science Behind a Net Zero Home

Every part of a Net Zero Home works together in harmony to create the ultimate energy efficient living space. Like a well-oiled machine, every aspect of the home is necessary to ensure peak performance. Through advanced building techniques, technologies, and products, builders can significantly reduce a home’s energy consumption. Here are some examples of the … Continued

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