21 Places to Buy Furniture in Edmonton

I am very particular with the referral partners I work with. Sending my clients to an interior designer who will educate, understand, and go the extra mile for my clients is so important.  Jennifer Woch from House of J has proven herself to be one of the best interior designers I have had the privilege to work with over the last 9 years. Here is Jennifer with her handy list of 21 places to buy furniture in Edmonton!


Looking for stylish furnishings? Not sure where to go? Here is a quick list of some of the hottest spots in Edmonton for furniture and home decor.

The furniture stores listed offer furnishings for every room of your home. The styles very from traditional to modern and everything in-between!

Generally all furniture must be ordered. Although a few furniture stores, such as Reside and Pier 1 Imports, do have some stock readily available. Accessories are usually cash and carry. Order times can vary from 1-2 weeks, or 4-18 weeks for custom orders. Good things come to those who wait!

Most shops will deliver, but there is usually a fee associated with delivery. You can expect custom orders to be a final sale (non-refundable) in most cases, however, some shops will return items and charge a restocking fee.

Before purchasing furniture it is a good idea to think how you function in the space you are buying for. Do you like to lie down while watching t.v. in your living room? Then a comfy couch is a must. Do you mainly entertain guests in the living room? Then perhaps a selection of accent chairs would be a good option.

Another very important consideration when purchasing furniture is size! Before ordering be sure to check dimensions of the item being purchased and the space it’s going into. Ensure it is not too large to get through the front door or around that corner on the stairs up to the bonus room! *Always measure before ordering.

Whether you are ready to start purchasing for your home or you’re simply dreaming of all the possibilities, Edmonton has some excellent options and variety when it comes to home furnishings. Happy Shopping!



Eclectic, mixing traditional, mid century, modern, bohemian styles.

Address: West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 Street #2154

Price: $$$



Eclectic, chic, traditional twist. Unique details. Canadian company.

Address: 10502 – 105th Ave NW

Price: $$$



Large selection. Industrial with rustic raw elements. Clean classic flavourings and muted tones. Pricing in USD.

Address: Southgate Centre 5015-111st

Price: $$$



Large selection. Traditional contemporary, some rustic and nautical elements..

Address: 8882-170st

Price: $$$



Mid-Century modern with warm clean lines

Address: Southgate Centre 5015-111st

Price: $$



Traditional contemporary with ethnic exotic flavour.

Address:13530-137 Ave// 17515 Stony Plain Rd// South Edmonton Common1910-99st

Price: $



Very modern, mid-century, clean lines. Canadian Company.

Address: 2950 Calgary Trail

Price: $$$$



Contemporary with industrial and rustic elements. Edmonton based family company.

Address: 10434 Mayfield Rd

Price: $$$



Huge selection. Modern, contemporary, traditional. Edmonton based company.

Address: 4210 Gateway Blvd.

Price: $-$$$



Huge selection. Modern, contemporary, traditional. Edmonton based company.

Address: 4210 Gateway Blvd.

Price: $$$$



Modern stylish, clean lines. High quality. Edmonton based family company.

Address: 4210 Gateway Blvd.

Price: $$$$



Tradtional and contemporary classic style.  High quality. Edmonton based family company.

Address: 10115-124st

Price: $$$$



Modern mid-century, industrial elements.

Address: Manulife Place 10180-101st

Price: $$$



Modern funky, mid-century, clean lines. Canadian company.

Address: 10179-13Ave

Price: $



Contemporary warm rustic. Canadian made.

Address: 3865-99st// 975 Broadmoor Blvd. Sherwood Park

Price: $$



Old world, traditional, unique. Quality. Edmonton based company.

Address: 10508-109 Street

Price: $$$$



Modern clean architectural. Edmonton based company.

Address: 10549-124 Street

Price: $$$



Funky modern. Mid-century twist. European. Edmonton based company.

Address: 16844-111Ave

Price: $$$



Contemporary with flavours of traditional, modern and industrial. Canadian company.

Address: 13620-137Ave// 15427-115aAve// South Edmonton Common1918-99st

Price: $



Contemporary, transitional, traditional.

Address: 13030 St.Albert Trail// 6120-99st

Price: $



Contemporary, transitional, homey. Massive selection.

Address: 18715 Stony Plain Rd//  South Edmonton Common 1430-99st

Price: $-$$


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Home Automation – The High Tech House Movement

I am very particular with the referral partners I work with. Sending my clients to an electrician who will educate, understand, and go the extra mile for my clients is so important.  Kevin Jackson from Yellow Jacket Energy Services has proven himself to be one of the best electricians I have had the privilege to work with over the last 9 years. Here is Kevin letting us all know the amazing benefits of home automation, and the packages that Yellow Jacket Energy Services offers.


Until recently, home automation seemed like something from a futuristic sci-fi movie. Now, there are amazing developments in technology which allow us to be able to control interconnecting features of our home from anywhere in the world.


Having a home automation system installed and making your home “smarter” has so many benefits!


  • Save Money – Having a home automation system can save you money with your utility costs for years to come!
    • Set your lights to turn off or dim automatically to save energy usage
    • Have your outdoor lights turn on when motion is detected, instead of leaving them on all day or night
    • Set your furnace and air conditioning to use less energy
    • Avoid monthly fees for security features, and monitor them yourself with your system


  • Feel Secure – Installing an HA system can mean more security for your biggest purchase, lessening stress and worry about your home and your safety.
    • Set sensors and alarms for the whole house, or for rooms of your choice
    • Get notified instantly if any doors or windows are opened if they aren’t supposed to be
    • Program sirens and strobes to go off if your home is invaded
    • Lock and unlock your doors from anywhere, and set reminders to lock your doors remotely
    • Get an HD video alert if someone is on your doorstep. You can even scare off a potential thief with two-way voice communication from anywhere.
    • Monitor specific cabinets so your children don’t get into something hazardous
    • While you are on vacation, make your home look like it’s being lived in
    • Set a temperature sensor for when you are on vacation and get notified if your temperature is too low or high.
    • Detect water leaks in your home and be notified before your basement starts to flood
    • Set your system to notify you about smoke and carbon monoxide, which allows you to call for help instantly.


  • Increase Your Home’s Value
    • A smart home is cutting edge and will make your property more prominent in the market, will increase interest, and add value to your home.


  • User friendliness – The home automation package can be used right from your smartphone and tablet!


  • Up your comfort! Set routines such as “good morning” or “movie night”, and set your devices to do exactly what you want during those routines


Yellowjacket Energy Services has a great home automation package for sellers who want to increase their home’s value. This package includes:

  • Main control hub (brains of the operation)
  • Voice activated controller (install in common area to show clients you can talk to your house and have it control lights, play music, turn up heat, etc.)
  • Dimming smart switches and 5 on/off smart switches (pick areas of house best shown with automation and voice control.  Also, set as a “vacation routine” to make house lived in, even if it is vacant)
  • Moisture sensors
  • Water shutoff valve (if any of the 3 above moisture sensors detect a leak, it will automatically close the water main and prevent house from flooding)
  • Indoor motion sensors (set up to show clients lights can turn on/off as you walk into rooms without touching anything)
  • Smart Thermostat (control by smartphone or voice activation)


Each package can be customized with options from many devices, sequences, and alarms, and the price to supply, install and program everything above is $2,995 + GST, which also includes an electrical permit and inspection report.  Yellowjacket Energy Services also offers financing on Home Automation packages based on a 120 month term, but can be paid off at any time without a penalty. If you are listing your home and want to include this package, you can pay $30/month while your home is on the market, then pay the balance when the property sells.


Find more information on Yellowjacket’s home automation packages and services here 


Want to connect with Kevin? Keep in touch with Kevin and Yellow Jacket Energy Services!

Visit their website here

Email at

Call at 1-855-955-2285


Still have questions about home automation, and how it can help you sell your property? Let’s chat!

Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home in Edmonton

Unlike buying a pair of shoes on sale at the mall, your house has to fit – fit your personality, fit your lifestyle, fit your marriage or partnership, and of course, fit your price range.

There are a lot of requirements that your dream home has to fulfill! Buying a home is truly one of the biggest transactions you will ever encounter, so it must be done with care. It would be terrible to find out a couple of years down the road or a few years deep into your mortgage that you are unhappy living there.

Whether or not you are in the market for your ‘forever home’, it is essential that you consider these 5 things when buying a home in Edmonton.

Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home in Edmonton

1. Are you ready to buy?

Owning a home is a big deal. If you have just been renting most of your adult life, it can be hard to adjust to the costs associated with maintaining and upgrading your very own place. It is also a much bigger commitment than just a 6-month lease.

Here are 5 good indications that you are ready to buy a home:

  • You have money tucked away for a down payment, and you’re not spending more than you make.
  • You have a rough idea of how much you can afford to spend, either by discussing your options with a REALTOR® or mortgage broker.
  • You are ready to settle down. For example, you don’t foresee moving across the continent anytime soon.
  • You don’t have a pile of outstanding debt from credit cards or student loans.
  • You and your partner are on the same page. This is sometimes a huge hurdle – one person wants this and the other that, and not being able to agree on your needs and wants can add to home buying stress.

2. Is it a good time to buy?

The real estate market conditions in Edmonton can fluctuate up and down, which can make buyers hesitant to jump in. An experienced REALTOR® can help you navigate the sometimes confusing and murky waters of an ever-changing market.

As a buyer, winter can be a great time to purchase. Sellers are typically eager to sell at this time, whether it’s to meet tax deadlines, pay off their Christmas debt, or simply move on to something new. There is also less competition from other buyers at this time.

If you are looking to make a long-term investment in a home, you should be protected from short-term market fluctuations. As long as you are happy with your home and it meets your needs as an individual, couple, or family it will continue to be the greatest investment you’ve ever had!

3. Do you know what you want to buy?

Now that you’ve figured out that you are ready to buy, it’s time to consider what you want to buy! This is a big topic to contemplate it includes the type, size, and layout of your prospective home as well as the neighbourhood and amenities that are close by.

To help with the process, has put together a couple of worksheets to keep track of your ideas: House Hunting Checklist and Dream Home Checklist.

Before you begin, some great questions to ask yourself should include:

  1. Do I want to live in an urban area, suburban area, or a rural area?
  2. How close do I need to be to schools, shopping malls, and recreational facilities?
  3. Do I need a brand new home or an existing home?
  4. Do I know what type of home would be best for my family and I?
  5. Do I know my needs, wants, and must-haves and do they match up with my partner/spouse or family?

What is the difference between a need, want, and a must-have feature?

To put it simply, a must-have is something you simply cannot live without. For some, this could include an ensuite bathroom. Anything that could make or break a home in your eyes would be considered a must-have.

A need is very similar to a must-have because you pretty much have to have it in order to be interested in the home. For example, if you are moving out of a cramped 2-bedroom house, you obviously won’t settle for less than a 3 or 4-bedroom home.

A want is just that – something that you want because it would be nice to have, but you could live without it if you had to. This could include a wood stove, a hot tub, a large shop, etc.

The best strategy you can follow is to work with your REALTOR® to find a home that fits all of your must-haves, needs, and as many wants as possible – all within your budget.

Other points to consider when buying a home in Edmonton:

  • Do I need an in-law suite or guest housing of some sort?
  • Do I need an office space? Will clients need to be there? This could affect the location of your office.
  • Do I need to be walking distance from transit and shopping centers, or will I be driving everywhere?
  • How important is the proximity of a park, green space, or walking trails to my family and I?
  • Am I interested in a legal basement suite for earning extra income?

4. Do you need to sell your current home?

One of the most asked questions in real estate is, “Do I sell my home before or after I buy?” The best rule of thumb is to time your purchase so that you do not have to pay for the maintenance of both homes.

You can do this by making your new offer conditional to the sale of your current home. You can also try to extend the closing period of your sale to give you more time to look.

When is a good time to sell?

For sellers, spring is usually when the market picks up. There is a larger inventory of homes for buyers, which means more competition for you!

Other perks of selling in the spring would be that your home shows better in nicer weather, buyers want to cash in their tax refunds, and school is out, which makes moving easier on parents.

If you need to sell your home fast or are concerned about market conditions, the best way to navigate this process is to work with an experienced REALTOR®. They know the markets well and can help you price your home accordingly so that it sells in a hurry!

5. Do you have a REALTOR® yet?

Buying a home is a complex process with a lot of legal documentation. A REALTOR® can simplify it for you.

If you are asking yourself whether or not to work with a REALTOR®, there are some important facts to consider. Here’s what a REALTOR® can do for you:

  • Discuss and review your list of wants, needs, and must-haves to help you determine your price range.
  • Answer any questions about the markets you’re interested in and help you compare homes and neighbourhoods.
  • Utilize the MLS® System on your behalf, which allows them to see property details that the public cannot.
  • Preview properties to ensure you’re only shown homes that meet your needs and budget.
  • Make appointments, walk you through potential homes, and answer all of your questions.
  • Negotiate with the seller, smooth out any potential conflicts, and draw up a legally binding contract (offer).

Need help buying a home in Edmonton? Nichola Elise Ryhanen is a highly motivated and knowledgeable REALTOR® who can make the process quick, easy, and fun!

Learn about her Home Buying Process or simply contact her today to get started 780.504.1182.

First-Time Home Buyer Programs


Buying a home, especially for the first time, is an absolutely thrilling, frightening, and slightly overwhelming task. Your home is the biggest purchase you will ever make, and it’s imperative to your continuing financial health that you do it right!

While many of us would rather avoid the stresses of home ownership altogether and continue renting, there are some serious perks to owning a home. The biggest being that owning your own home is an investment in your future.

Rather than depleting your bank account every month to pay rent and having that money go nowhere, paying off your mortgage every month is getting you that much closer to total homeownership. Once you retire or decide to sell again, you’ll have that sweet little nest egg already set up!

If you are considering buying your very first home, there are some fantastic incentive programs that will make it just that much easier for you! Below we outline the first-time home buyer programs that apply to those purchasing in Edmonton or its surrounding areas.


One of the biggest struggles that many first-time home buyers face is coming up with a down payment to purchase a home. CMHC-insured financing is available for first-time home buyers allowing you to purchase a home with as little as 5% down.

This is a huge deal, considering that when you buy a home you also need to cover closing costs, which can push home ownership out of the question for many who are buying for the first time.

A good example could be a purchase price of $400,000 – a common price of a single-family home in Edmonton. It can be difficult to have $40,000 to $80,000 on hand, and this doesn’t even account for closing costs. CMHC takes on 95% of the total purchase price of your home, allowing you to put down only $20,000. This truly makes buying a home far more accessible for everyone.

The slight downside to this is that CMHC has recently increased their mortgage insurance premiums by 15%. This applies to any down payment of less than 10%.

To access more information, check out this CMHC Fact Sheet.

In order to be considered, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Your home must be located in Canada and considered your principal residence.
  • You must have a down payment of at least 5% of the purchase price.
  • Your home-related expenses must not exceed 32% of gross household income, which may include utilities, property taxes, and condo fees if applicable.
  • Your total monthly debt load must not exceed 40% of gross monthly household income. Debt such as personal loans, car payments, and credit cards would need to be factored into this percentage.
  • You must be able to pay closing costs equal to at least 1.5% of the purchase price. Closing costs may include lawyers’ fees, GST, land transfers, and more.

Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP)

It is likely that your friends or family who already own homes have told you about the CRA’s Home Buyers’ Plan or HBP. This incentive allows you to withdraw $25,000 from your RRSP’s without a tax penalty. This was recently expanded from $20,000 to $25,000.

There is one caveat – once you withdraw your $25,000, you must pay it back into your RRSP’s over a period of time. You generally have 15 years to make repayments and they begin 2 years after your original withdrawal. A quick side note – repayments do not affect your RRSP deduction limit.

In order to participate as a first-time home buyer, you must meet the CRA’s HBP eligibility and RRSP withdrawal conditions.

For more details, please visit the CRA’s HBP webpage.

First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit (HBTC)

Since 2009, the CRA has offered a non-refundable tax credit based on $5000 to home buyers who qualify.

“The HBTC is calculated by multiplying the lowest personal income tax rate for the year (15% in 2009) by $5,000. For 2009, the credit will be $750,” according to an excerpt from the CRA website.

In order to qualify for the tax credit, you will need to meet the following conditions:

  • You or your spouse/common-law partner purchased a qualifying home (which includes both existing homes or new builds, single-family homes, semi-detached homes, townhouses, mobile homes, condominium units, and apartments in duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, or an apartment.)
  • You did not live in another home owned by you or your spouse/common-law partner in the year of acquisition or the previous 4 years.

For more details about how to claim your HBTC, please visit the CRA’s webpage.

Edmonton’s First Place Program

For those who are finding it tough to break into Edmonton’s housing market, which happens to be one of the most expensive in Canada, there is a new affordable housing program available called the First Place Program.

Edmontonians who have never purchased a home before now have the option to participate in the First Place Program that gives first-time home buyers a variety of options to make buying a home more affordable.

A big perk includes a 5-year land payment deferment, which according to their example could save you $33,000 right off the bat. That’s more money to put towards paying off your mortgage, saving you interest, or giving you access to extra money that you can invest. For more details, visit the First Place Program website.

In order to participate you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be able to qualify and obtain pre-approved financing.
  • You must provide a minimum of 5% down payment, and have a suggested maximum gross debt service ratio of 32% or total debt service ratio maximum of 42%.
  • You must be a first-time home buyer in Alberta.
  • You must agree to be full-time occupants and residents of the home for at least five years.
  • You must have a personal net worth less than $25,000, excluding a primary vehicle, lock-in or group RRSP, and the down payment required for the home.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • You must be employed and have a combined household income of no more than $117,000.
  • You may use a co-signer to qualify for and obtain mortgage approval.

Need help understanding the ins and outs of purchasing a home for the first time? An experienced REALTOR®, like Nichola Elise Ryhanen, can help simplify the process for you.

Learn more about what Nichola does for First-Time Home Buyers or simply call her today to get started! 780-504-1182