Winning Big at the 2023 Canadian Home Builders Association National Awards for Housing Excellence

The team at Ultimate Renovations is pleased to announce our historic reception of the CHBA National Award for Renovation Excellence.

In a long-awaited achievement, Ultimate Renovations has made its mark in the Canadian home building industry by winning, for the first time ever, the Grand Award of Renovation Excellence. This was one of the multiple awards taken home at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Awards for Housing Excellence. 

Our company’s outstanding work and dedication to excellence have continued to earn well-deserved recognition within the industry. Although  Ultimate Renovations has usually walked away from the ceremony with awards in tow, this is the first time the company has won Renovator of Excellence. This marks a massive milestone and success in the esteemed history of Ultimate Renovations.

Unveiling the Renovation Excellence Award

At the recent CHBA National Awards, Ultimate Renovations emerged as a true standout, clinching the prestigious Renovation Excellence Award. This coveted honour is a testament to the company’s exceptional craftsmanship, innovative designs, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. It is an achievement that reflects a true dedication to transforming homes and exceeding expectations: something all of our clients can attest to.

Best Kitchen Renovation over $100,000

As further testament to our expertise, Ultimate Renovations was also honoured with the Best Kitchen Renovation Over $100,000 Award for the Bespoke Beauty project. The attached before and after pictures of the kitchen renovation showcase the remarkable journey from an outdated space to a breathtaking culinary haven. To learn more about the details of this project and see further photos, click here.

Celebrating Excellence

The CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, were celebrated at a gala event held at the Fairmont Banff Springs. This joyous occasion marked the first in-person celebration in three years, serving as the highlight of the CHBA’s Home Building Week in Canada conference. Industry professionals, including nearly 150 esteemed experts, convened to recognize the exceptional achievements of companies and individuals who have significantly contributed to the home building and renovation industry.

Calgary’s Renovation Powerhouse

Although Ultimate Renovations’ accomplishments have propelled Calgary to the forefront of the CHBA National Awards, Calgary area renovators demonstrated their unrivalled expertise, securing an impressive share of the awards in their category. Calgary projects dominated the competition, claiming a remarkable eight awards, including two of the three highly coveted top awards of excellence.

Acknowledging Remarkable Achievements

Natasha Rombough, the CHBA’s director of marketing and communication, applauded Ultimate Renovations and other winners for their extraordinary accomplishments. The awards were the culmination of a rigorous evaluation process, involving the assessment of almost 800 entries from across the country. Industry experts meticulously reviewed submissions based on images, floor/site plans, and project descriptions. After careful consideration, Ultimate Renovations emerged as one of the 48 winners across a diverse range of categories.

A Bright Future

We are proud to say that Ultimate Renovations’ success at the CHBA National Awards reaffirms our position as industry leaders in the renovation sector. Our commitment to delivering bespoke, high-quality transformations is evident in every project we undertake. Our company’s accolades serve as a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence and our ability to turn clients’ visions into reality.

In closing, Ultimate Renovations’ triumph at the CHBA National Awards highlights one of our happiest achievements. Our dedication to craftsmanship, design innovation, and customer satisfaction has firmly established us as a force to be reckoned with in the renovation industry. As we continue to elevate the standards of home transformations, Ultimate Renovations is proud to set an inspiring example for aspiring renovators and homeowners alike.

Ultimate Homes & Renovations is Calgary’s only 12-time “Renovator of the Year.” Our mission is to bring your home to life. For over 43 years, we have established ourselves as the industry’s elite team of contractors for complete home renovations in Calgary and Edmonton. Our quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and our ability to exceed expectations are how we have established ourselves as the renovator of choice for homeowners. Contact us at (403)-287-3122 (Calgary) or (780)-430-6441 (Edmonton).

The Best Bathroom Renovations in Calgary

A beautifully composed bathroom is the epitome of sophistication and style. When it comes to self-care, nothing says relaxation like a custom-designed bathroom featuring upgrades you’ve only ever dreamed of. At Ultimate Renovations, the sky is the limit: we take the time the time needed to truly understand your goals and desires so that the outcome exceeds your expectations. If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s bathrooms for a more lavish experience, you’re in the right place. Here at Ultimate Renovations, we specialize in creating exceptional home experiences. Allow us to make your bathroom one of them with bespoke bathroom renovations: experience the grandeur of an upscale washroom.


Your Own Personal Spa

As the trend of luxury living continues to grow, more and more homeowners are investing in upgrading their bathrooms. Of course, when it comes to dealing with everyday stressors in life, a bathroom is the perfect place to wash off your woes. But what defines a luxury washroom? In this blog post, we’ll discuss the most popular features of modern bathrooms and residential spas today. 


Smart Technology

Smart technology is the future of luxury living, and the bathroom is no exception. Smart toilets, showers, and mirrors are just a few examples of how technology is revolutionizing the bathroom experience. With a smart toilet, you can control the temperature of the seat, the water pressure, and even the music that plays while you use it. Smart showers allow you to customize your shower experience by adjusting the water temperature and pressure, as well as the type of spray. Imagine having music and responsive mood lighting to enhance your daily wash, or multiple settings for steam and streams. Smart mirrors provide features like lighting adjustments, temperature control, and even voice commands. A responsive vanity that can update you on the daily news and change the lighting to suit your look could truly enhance your getting-ready routine.


Heated Flooring

Heated flooring is another popular luxury feature that many homeowners are investing in. Not only does it add warmth and comfort to your bathroom, but it’s also an energy-efficient way to heat your home. With heated flooring, you can say goodbye to cold feet on chilly mornings and hello to a cozy, spa-like atmosphere.


Freestanding Tubs

Freestanding tubs make for a timeless and lavish feature that never goes out of style. They provide a sense of elegance and relaxation, transforming your bathroom into a luxurious retreat. Available in a variety of materials, including copper, cast iron, and acrylic, freestanding tubs come in different shapes and sizes to suit any bathroom design.


Custom Cabinetry

Custom cabinetry is one of our fortes and an essential element of luxury bathroom design. Not only does it provide ample storage space, but it can also add an element of style to your bathroom. Custom cabinetry allows you to tailor your bathroom to your specific needs and preferences, ensuring that you have all the storage you need in a style that complements your home’s overall design. Click here to learn more about our custom cabinetry shop!

Tile marble sink bathroom renovation


Delight Your Senses on the Daily

In conclusion, upgrading with bathroom renovations is an investment in not only your home’s comfort and style but also in your personal care. With additions like smart technology, heated flooring, freestanding tubs, and custom cabinetry, you can transform your bathroom into a luxurious retreat that you’ll likely find hard to leave. If you’re ready to take the first step in upgrading your bathroom, contact us at Ultimate Renovations. Our experienced team of designers, project managers, and production experts are ready to help you bring your dream bathroom to life.

Ultimate Homes & Renovations is Calgary’s only 12-time “Renovator of the Year.” Our mission is to bring your home to life. For over 43 years, we have established ourselves as the industry’s elite team of contractors for complete home renovations in Calgary and Edmonton. Our quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and our ability to exceed expectations are how we have established ourselves as the renovator of choice for homeowners. Contact us at (403)-287-3122 (Calgary) or (780)-430-6441 (Edmonton).

Ultimate Renovations, born of humble beginnings more than 40 years ago, has consistently strived to gain a reputation in alignment with our name. We are proud to offer the Ultimate experience when it comes to complete home renovations: from start to finish, our team offers professionalism and expertise beyond the ordinary. This shows in our work, and our results: Ultimate Renovations has consistently been a top contender in the renovation industry at municipal, provincial, and even national industry award celebrations in a wide variety of categories, and this past year has been no different. 

At Ultimate Renovations, we are committed to a palpable excellence that our team regularly procures for every job we take on. Our methodology combined with the careful curation of the most skilled professionals in the industry exemplifies what we are all about: bringing your dream home to life.

It has taken time, dedication, and consistent efforts toward growth to get to where we are today. Every home that we have had the privilege of working on is a testament to our journey toward the award-winning enterprise we are today. We cannot thank our valued clientele enough for helping us to reach these milestones year after year. And of course, to our industry peers for recognizing our work too! We are proud to be considered one of the premier home renovation companies in Calgary


A Year in Review


Finalist Categories

In the past year, Ultimate Renovations is proud to announce that we were considered finalists for 18 different awards and categories. 

These included:


2022 Canadian Homebuilders’ Association (CHBA) National Awards for Housing Excellence:

      • Best whole home renovation in both the $200-$400k & $600-$800k categories

      • Best basement, best exterior, and best bathroom renovations

      • Best kitchen renovation in both the under $70k and $70k-$100k categories


    2022 Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Alberta:

        • 2 X Best kitchen renovation in the over $100k category

        • 2 X Best renovators choice category

        • Best bathroom renovation


      2021 BILD Calgary:

          • 2 X Best kitchen renovation in the $56-$100k category

          • Best kitchen renovation in the over $100k category
          • Best basement, best exterior, and best bathroom/ensuite renovation


        Awards Won

        In the past year, Ultimate Renovations has also been awarded the following 5 wins for our exceptional work. We are extremely proud of the team effort it has taken to bring these awards home.


        2022 BILD Alberta:

            • Best kitchen renovation – over $100,000

            • Best bathroom renovation

            • 2022 Pinnacle Renovator – 3rd Year in a Row


          2021 BILD Calgary:

              • Best whole home renovation with addition

              • Renovator of the Year – 3rd Year in a Row making us Calgary’s only 12-time Renovator of the Year

            As we eagerly await the results of the 2023 CHBA national awards (finalists announced early January 2023), and the upcoming 2022 BILD Calgary region awards, we can’t help reflecting on how far we’ve come. To our industry associations and peers for recognizing our standards of excellence and achievements in this area, to our amazing team, to our valued clients, we want to take a moment and give our sincere thanks for making these achievements possible. We couldn’t do it without you!


            It’s All in the Name

            At Ultimate Renovations, we do our best to live up to our name. From the beginnings of ideation to the final steps of your renovation, our goal is to provide the ultimate experience – and it shows in the accolades we have earned over the years. We have worked hard to become one of the leading home renovation companies in Calgary today, and intend to continue making strides in our industry. 

            Whatever your vision is, allow the experts in local industry and craft to help you bring it to fruition. For truly award-winning work, contact us at Ultimate Renovations to get your project started today.  

            Ultimate Homes & Renovations is Calgary’s only 12-time “Renovator of the Year.” Our mission is to bring your home to life. For over 43 years, we have established ourselves as the industry’s elite team of contractors for complete home renovations in Calgary and Edmonton. Our quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and our ability to exceed expectations are how we have established ourselves as the renovator of choice for homeowners. Contact us at (403)-287-3122 (Calgary) or (780)-430-6441 (Edmonton).

            Your basement isn’t just the place where you store all your stuff! But what if your basement’s long been a damp cave instead of the kind of space you can show off to friends and family? Home renovations in Edmonton, especially basement renovations, will help you transform an underutilized (or completely unfinished) part of your house and make it a space you can revel in.


            From a quiet study to a home theatre or bustling home office, your next man-cave or hen-den might be just a renovation or remodel away. With a complete home renovator like us, interior design considerations and gold-standard contractor workmanship grant us the balance between ideation and execution that you’ll need to place this keystone space on your home renovation checklist.


            Essential Considerations for Basement Renovations in Edmonton

            Basements are full of possibilities; it’s such a tragedy when they’re just relegated to storage space. Whether you’re building out compartmentalized bedrooms for maximum privacy and capacity or turning it into a wide-open space to serve as a secondary living room, you can bet you’ll be happier with more living space. If you’re considering a regulated secondary residential suite, then all elements of renovations will be required, along with special permits.


            With good basement renovations in Edmonton, you can turn your basement into a brimming family room, potentially by adding a wet bar. Feel free to create spaces that help you realize your dream home, falling anywhere between eclectic solo hobbies to harmonious family living. Here are some considerations for basement renovations you might not have thought of before approaching a boutique home renovator.


            Soundproofing & Noise Dampening

            Nothing disturbs like having a noisy basement. If you’re planning on using your basement as a family playroom or an office where you’re frequently on the phone, you’ll want to soundproof it. Soundproofing is much easier said than done, so you might want to ask about sound dampening instead. Proofing is the process of preventing noise from entering or exiting a space, but dampening gets you close to this ideal.


            There are many different ways to noise dampen a space, and the best way depends on the basement’s size and shape, as well as the use case for the area. You can make your basement a quiet and peaceful place with good dampening, even when you run a budding rock band or family music festival out of your basement.



            Framing is the process of creating the basic structure of a building. The frame comprises the walls, floors, and roof of a building. In a basement renovation, the framing is vital because it determines the shape and size of the basement and how its walls will carve out the space.


            It’s crucial to select a robust frame in your basement renovation to maximize the space and make it look good. It should also be thick enough to include the soundproofing or insulation layers you’d like built into the basement’s walls. The frame also has to be strong enough to support the weight of the level above, planned carefully around any required load-bearing supports.


            Ductwork is the system of air ducts that deliver heating and cooling to a building. The ductwork in a basement renovation is essential because it determines the airflow in the space below ground. It’s vital to choose a sound ductwork system for your basement renovation to control the temperature and the air quality in the basement and avoid that crushingly drafty feeling.


            Without an excellent ducting system, your basement could be too hot or too cold, especially in the depths of winter, despite quality insulation in the walls. As you set out the framing, you might consider how ductwork can distribute more temperate air in the home. Most builders today fail to include adequate ductwork, including things like cold air returns in basement, so be sure this isn’t overlooked when you begin developing or remodeling the space.


            Bathroom Renovations in Your Edmonton Basement

            gorgeous bathroom renovations with the latest trends and features

            To create the best space you can get from basement renovations, a bathroom remodel could be the critical component you’re missing. Your perfect study room, private sports bar, or home theatre is made complete when you add that extra layer of comfort, removing the need to hike upstairs when nature calls. It can also effectively turn your basement into a guest house, allowing your guests to sleep, shower, and dress for the day in adequate privacy.


            Important Construction & Design Considerations


            Design Considerations

            There are many design considerations when renovating a basement. These include the layout of the space, the lighting, and the finishes. The layout of the space is quintessential because it determines how the space will be used. From there, you can decide on framing, ducting, soundproofing, and insulation needs based on your intentions for the space.


            While framing structure, insulation, drywalling, and flooring are all critical, the lighting fixtures you choose are not to be underestimated. There’s so much potential in this area, from track lighting to floodlights, and it begins in the design phase.


            Great lighting sets the mood of the space, so you may want to consider this early on in your design. Doing so could help you define the luxuriousness of the space and cut down on the reliance you might have on lamps which can quickly clutter up the space with cords. The finishes themselves are important because they determine the ultimate style of the space.


            Luxury vinyl plank flooring has become a popular choice for homeowners due to its style and durability, and the options for countertops, cabinetry and hardware are almost endless. Basement remodeling is a great way to add value to your home and make your basement into a usable space. With good planning and execution, you can create a basement that’s both comfortable and exceedingly stylish.

            For anything basement renovation-related in Calgary, we’re poised to provide the same quality and consideration for completing your dream basement in either of the two biggest Albertan cities. Let’s talk design and go from there!

            Ultimate Homes & Renovations is Calgary’s only 12-time “Renovator of the Year.” Our mission is to bring your home to life. For over 42 years, we have established ourselves as the industry’s elite team of contractors for complete home renovations in Calgary and Edmonton. Our quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and our ability to exceed expectations are how we have established ourselves as the renovator of choice for homeowners. Contact us at (403)-287-3122 (Calgary) or (780)-430-6441 (Edmonton).

            Some might think that home renovations in Calgary are typically done in the spring and summertime. Albertans know, all-too-well, just how little warm weather we experience making it challenging to squeeze every home renovation project into such a small timeframe. That leaves many Albertans wondering if renovation projects can be tackled in the winter months.

            Fortunately, the answer is yes! Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why completing home renovations in Calgary during the winter can be advantageous.

            H2: Benefits of Winter Renovations in Calgary

            Lower Demand & Great Sales

            Since the spring & summer months are peak times for home renovations in Calgary, it can be more expensive to secure materials, especially at competitive prices. By renovating through the winter you’re avoiding the seasonal rush on many popular building materials. You’re also able to take advantage of great sales during Black Friday, Boxing Day, and end-of-year sales by large manufacturers and distributors, making the furnishing process more affordable.  

            More In Touch With Our Homes

            Naturally, we’re also spending more time indoors during the winter months. This can give us a better sense of what’s working well in our home, as well as what pinch points or design flaws have us dreaming of a new space. This makes it a great time to start in the planning phase of your renovation so you’re ready to go out the gate in springtime, rather than just beginning. Depending on the scale of your renovation, the design and selections phase can be lengthy, making now the perfect time to get started!

            Renovate While You Vacation

            The winter months might also be a great time to schedule your home renovations in Calgary if you head south to escape the cold. Most renovations can be completed whilst you live at home, but for more extensive projects you might be more comfortable elsewhere. Renovating during your snow-bird months can be a great way to avoid displacement, and, make coming home that much sweeter. Can’t head south? No worries, Ultimate Renovations even has homes you can stay in while they renovate yours.

            A Time of Reflection & Predictions

            During the winter months we also see a recap of highlights from the current year, and, a host of new ideas in the renovation and design industry with predictions for new trends, colours, and furnishings in the year ahead. This makes it a great time to execute on proven concepts and stay ahead of the game by capitalizing on the latest and greatest styles.

            Minimize Disruption to Your Family

            Last but not least, if you have kids, renovating during the winter months can be much easier than in the summer when they’re off school and constantly looking to be entertained. Minimize disruption to their routine, and keep fewer balls in the air at once by tackling your renovation in winter.

            Ultimate Homes & Renovations is Calgary’s only 11-time “Renovator of the Year”. Our mission is to bring your home to life. For over 42 years, we have established ourselves as the industry’s elite team of contractors for complete home renovations in Calgary and Edmonton. Our quality craftsmanship, superior customer service and our ability to exceed expectations are how we have established ourselves as the renovator of choice for homeowners. Contact us at (403)-287-3122 (Calgary) or (780)-430-6441 (Edmonton).