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: $-$$


Want more information on decorating for your home? Connect with Jennifer on:





Installing a Gas Line

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.  Darren Kingstree from Kingstree Plumbing has proven himself to be one of the best plumbers I have had the privilege to work with over the last 9 years. Here is Darren letting us all know the amazing benefits of installing a gas line in your home, and how easy it really is.


Most people will put up with what they have, as far as household appliance are concerned.  If you have an electric stove, that’s what you’ll use, and that’s the end of it. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

If you watch any cooking shows you’ll notice no one cooks on an electric stove. Gas is instant and cooks food evenly, and looks cooler too. But as I’ve already pointed out, you use what you have. This is because most people think a new gas line is a great deal more work and money than it actually is.

Adding a new natural gas line is not as hard as you think, although it does have limitations which can  increase the price. Dry-walled basement ceilings with coated finishes can make the install more difficult and add to the cost with drywall repair – this means holes in your drywall.  You will have as many holes as it takes to install the gas line, to code. If you have a good plumber, they will know a good drywaller and painter that can deal with the repair. An unfinished ceiling or hanging tile makes the install much easier.

Every new gas line installed needs to be inspected by the city, so always make sure your installer is pulling a permit and ask for the permit number.  As a home owner, you will need the permit to call the city, and organize the inspectors visit. If your gas line has been installed correctly you will receive a green “passed” sticker. Do not, for any reason, decide that you can do with out a gas permit. You could run into real problems if you ever have a fire, because the first thing the fire inspector will do is look for shoddy workmanship on any appliances that could cause a fire to start. This inspection will also uncover any illegal gas lines (those without permits), if this is the case your insurance company can wash their hands of you, and pay nothing towards your rebuild.

You should always be asked by your installer what the BTU’s (British Thermal Units – this is how volumes of gas are used hourly) are of the appliance that’s being installed. Without this knowledge, there is no way the gas line can be sized correctly.

A gas line has to increase in diameter as the needed BTU’s increase.  Barbecues most commonly have 40,000 BTU’s, and the length of pipe also must be factored in.

Most original gas lines, in your home, have a large amount of extra BTU’s, these BTU’s can be tapped into.  If you have used up all your BTU’s for a tankless hot water system (which are usually 199,000 BTU’s) you will need to pipe all the way back to the Gas meter.

If you have chosen an experienced, qualified Plumber, they will explain what the scope of work will be, and how it will be carried out. A Certified Plumber will never be annoyed if asked to produce their  Journeyman’s card.  They have trained very hard and are normally very proud to be certified, so if your unsure, just ask! This will ensure your installer is up to code and up to the job at hand.

If you have ever cooked on gas, you’ll know why professionals choose gas above electric. If you upgrade your barbecue to natural gas, you’ll have the peace of mind that half way through entertaining guests you will not run out of propane and let your steaks go cold!

Patio heaters and natural gas fire pits come in a great variety of designs that can look very contemporary, these will allow you to entertain long after others have moved inside.

When you are in your outdoor kitchen “Think Gas”!


Want to chat with Darren more about having a gas line installed? Connect with him here!

Spring Cleaning in Eight Easy Steps!

The green growth of spring brings on feelings of renewal, which makes it the perfect time to clean out all that winter clutter. Spring cleaning can sometimes feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are eight easy ways to get your spring cleaning done in no time!


1. Let In The Light

After a long winter, it can be very refreshing to open the blinds and let in the light. Better yet, open your windows and bring in the fresh breeze to freshen up your home. Washing your windows from the winter buildup is a great first step to brighten up your home.


2.  Skim Off the Junk

Go through your home and get rid of the items you don’t use or need anymore. An easy way to do this is move from room to room, taking away five things that aren’t relevant anymore. Your home will seem much more organized and lighter than before.


3. No Need to Deep Clean

You may think that spring cleaning requires a deep clean, but a surface cleaning will do wonders after the long winter. Vacuuming, dusting, polishing, as well as a quick neatening will refresh your home in no time. Doing one or two spring cleaning task every day (dusting the ceiling fan, for instance), will help you stay motivated instead of doing it all at once.


4. Pack Your Winter Gear Away 

Now that winter is near over (knock on wood!), we can begin to pack away all those heavy coats, sweaters, and boots! Be sure to wash all your winter clothing before it goes into plastic bins.


5. Break Out Your Spring Items

Bringing out your spring clothing, décor, and supplies will get you excited for the new season and liven up your home. This might be the right time to replace your bed and bath linens, as those can be overlooked and get grimy fairly quickly.


6. Organize Your Paperwork

Since it’s also tax season, this is a great time to organize your files and paperwork. Go through and archive everything you don’t need to reference, and toss any old papers that are of no use anymore. Creating an organized space


7. Clean Large Appliances

It’s definitely important to give your large appliances a good clean to keep them in good working order. After dusting the top and behind each appliance, give it a good wipe down. Be sure to wear gloves, as many cleaners used in these appliances can be quite harsh. When you’re done, head out to one of Edmonton’s amazing farmer’s market and bring home some great fresh produce!


8. Take It Easy

You’ve worked hard at refreshing your home, now it’s time to enjoy it!


Do you have any spring cleaning tips or tricks? Share them in the comments below – I’d love to hear them!



10 Ways to Banish the Winter Blues


It’s that time of the year  – we are finished all our holiday celebrations, we long for sunshine, warmth, and new spring growth – but still have to face the last months of seemingly never-ending winter. It can be hard to stay positive in this kind of weather, but there are some great ways to banish those seasonal blues and create some happiness in your life!


Brighten & Lighten

When the days get dark so early, it is important to find ways to get some sunshine into your life! Get some light in your space by opening up the blinds in your house, sitting near a window, and even adding in an artificial light source can help improve your mood.


Watch What You Eat

Sugar might cause you some immediate happiness, but in the long run wreaks havoc on your body and can even promote feelings like anxiety and depression. Focus on eating whole foods to keep you balanced at this time of the year.


Get a Dawn Simulator

People who have troubles waking up in the morning this time of the year, or who have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can benefit greatly from a dawn simulator. This is a light that slowly brightens up your room over a specified time period, which helps you get out of bed and can even be an anti-depressant for those dealing with SAD.


Work Out!

January has passed, which might mean some people have fallen behind on their resolutions to work out more, but don’t stop exercising! Breaking a sweat can help improve your mood and alleviate symptoms of depression. All it takes is three hours a week of exercising and you will see great improvements! Working out, especially under a bright, light helps with mental health, lessens symptoms of depression, more energy and improved social functions.


Play That Funky Music

Put on your favorite cheerful music and watch it improve your mood! This study done in 2013 shows that just by listening to happy music and actively trying to be happier, creates a mood boost in both the long and short term.


Go on a Winter Vacation

Head out to somewhere sunny for a week and soak up the rays! A winter vacation gives you something to look forward to and be excited about, and creates a break in between all the dreary snow and slush.


Spend Time Helping Others

Give your mental health and life satisfaction a boost by heading out to a local charity and helping out. Volunteering is a great way to be involved in community, meet new people, and of course, help others in need.


Head Outside

Spending time outside has some great effects on your life: it lowers stress, reduces depressive symptoms, and even brings clarity and focus into your life. Although it might not be high on your list of things to do when it gets so cold, but heading outside for a short walk can help immensely.


Bring Positivity with Plants

Getting some green into your life with houseplants can improve your outlook on life, brighten up your space, and even reduce stress. Recommendations for hardy plants include Devil’s Ivy, Spider Plant, and Snake Plant. Head over to one of our amazing Edmonton greenhouses for more suggestions on plants that are right for your space.


Upgrade Your Home

Spend some time doing quick and small renovations in your home. Fix a few of those little issues, put up some new art, create a feature wall, and changing up some of your decor will help create focus and get your creative juices flowing!

How To Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly

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I am very particular with the referral partners I work with. Referring my clients to a house inspector who will educate, understand, and go the extra mile for my clients is so important. Brad Hanson from Hanson Inspections has proven himself to be one of the best home inspectors I have had to privilege to work with over the years. Here is Brad letting giving us a few tips on how to maintain and upgrade a few specific rooms in our homes.

The warmer days of summer are upon us again. Some days may be too warm, and that’s when you can really appreciate a good central air conditioning system. Here are some tips and suggestions to help keep yours running smoothly.

A building’s central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection performed by a trained professional is recommended, homeowners can do a lot of the work themselves by following the tips offered here.


Clean the Exterior Condenser Unit and Components

The exterior condenser unit is the large box located on the side of the house that’s designed to push heat from the indoors to the outdoors. Inside of the box are coils of pipe that are surrounded by thousands of thin metal “fins” that allow the coils more surface area to exchange heat.

Follow these tips when cleaning the exterior condenser unit and its inner components – after turning off power to the unit, of course.

  • Remove any leaves, spider webs and other debris from the unit’s exterior. Trim foliage back several feet from the unit to ensure proper airflow.
  • Remove the cover grille to clean any debris from the unit’s interior. A garden hose can be helpful for this task.
  • Straighten any bent fins with a tool called a fin comb.
  • Add lubricating oil to the motor. Check your owner’s manual for specific instructions.
  • Clean the evaporator coil and condenser coil at least once a year. When they collect dirt, they may not function properly.
  • Inspect the Condensate Drain Line

Condensate drain lines collect condensed water and drain it away from the unit. They’re located on the side of the inside fan unit. Sometimes there are two drain lines—a primary drain line that’s built into the unit, and a secondary drain line that can drain if the first line becomes blocked.

Homeowners can inspect the drain line by using the following tips, which take very little time and require no specialized tools:

  • Inspect the drain line for obstructions, such as algae and debris. If the line becomes blocked, water will back up into the drain pan and overflow, potentially causing a safety hazard or water damage to your home.
  • Make sure the hoses are secured and fit properly.
  • Clean the Air Filter

Air filters remove pollen, dust and other particles that would otherwise circulate indoors. Most filters are typically rectangular in shape and about 20 x 16 inches, and about 1 inch thick. They slide into the main ductwork near the inside fan unit. The filter should be periodically washed or replaced, depending on the manufacturer’s instructions. A dirty air filter will not only degrade the quality of the home’s indoor, but it will also strain the motor to work harder to move air through it, increasing energy costs and reducing energy efficiency. The filter should be replaced monthly during heavy use during the cooling seasons. You may need to change the filter more often if the air conditioner is in constant use, if any family members have respiratory problems, if you have pets with fur, or if it’s particularly dusty indoors.


Cover the Exterior Unit

When the cooling season is over, you should cover the exterior condenser unit in preparation for winter. If it isn’t being used, why expose it to the elements? This measure will prevent ice, leaves and dirt from entering the unit, which can harm components and require additional maintenance in the spring. A cover can be purchased, or you can make one yourself by taping together plastic trash bags. Be sure to turn the unit off before covering it.


Have a few more questions about home inspections? Connect with Brad through his website.