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Walk through the GENESIS

The Genesis - designed to fit a 26 Pocket size without the skinny feel. As with all our models we can retro fit this plan to your size and this particular design starts at 2271 Square Feet and has options at 2054 Square Feet without losing that “Kanvi” feel. The versatility of... read more.

Walk through the FUSION

The Fusion…our signature home where it all began. This always popular plan sits at 3052 Sq.Ft. fitting a 36 pocket lot size that has 3 bedrooms up and a flex room with walk in closet on the main floor that can be a fourth bedroom. The home boasts 3 full bathrooms including one... read more.

The Kanvi way: Discover Meeting

Welcome to one of our new blog features, the Kanvi Way. The Kanvi way will highlight and detail the process in which we work with our clients to discover what's important to them, recommend options, review pricing, pick exterior materials, choose interior design items, walk... read more.

Top 8 ART & SCIENCE Standards in a Kanvi Home Construction

  The ART & SCIENCE behind Kanvi is to lead in construction, design and client experience. We think it's important to include great features in all our homes. Many times we walk through show homes and get excited about the beautiful features; to find out these features aren’t... read more.

How to pick between a builder-design and a design firm with a general contractor for your custom or infill home in Edmonton.

When you're thinking of building a custom home, especially when looking at building an infill in Edmonton you'll see lot of amazing options. There's quite a few builders that can create custom homes, but how they do it can vary dramatically. When you're planning a custom home or... read more.

Want to build a custom home in Edmonton? Learn the different pricing options of Cost Plus vs. Fixed Cost

Custom homes can be quite the adventure. You'll take a look at the best of what our industry has to offer and pick the builder that fits your style. When you're thinking of building a custom home in Edmonton, the sky is the limit, you can almost do anything. One of the... read more.

Top 5 questions to ask your home builder when visiting show homes

No two homes are built alike. Home construction is mostly a handmade product with a variety of processes and people along the way. Comparing homes from an ‘apples to apples’ perspective is quite hard, as no two home builders are the same. While you’re out looking at show homes... read more.

What does cost per square foot really mean?

Part of the home building journey for most includes researching all your options. Chances are you've likely had a discussion with a custom home builder about the cost per square foot either in person or through a conversation online. You might be asking yourself what does this... read more.

Kanvi Clients: Jayshree and Subrata

Relocating from Westlock to Edmonton in late 2016, Jayshree and Subrata had a condo in the city, but they needed a home for their family of four. Initially, the couple were in opposition: Jayshree wanted a ready-built home and Subrata wanted to build his dream home: “I was keen... read more.

Want a flat roof design? Learn more here.

  Flat roof designs first gained popularity with arrival of modernist architecture about 100 years ago. Since then they have become common practice for nearly all our large buildings today from innovative hospitals to impressive commercial developments. Traditionally, home... read more.

Kanvi Clients: Sam and Monica

Pragmatic and precise, Sam and Monica are a couple who not only know what they want, but always have a plan. Research and analysis isn’t just part of their careers, it’s in their DNA. By analyzing and assessing their parents’ homes, their former homes, and show homes, Sam and... read more.

How to assemble your new home wishlist

A home is more than a place where you live. It's more than a place to store your furniture, it's a piece of your family and it should be catered to the life you want. You want a home that can make your life better and that comes from your wish list. Establishing a wish list is a... read more.

New and upcoming schools in our communities

If you have a family or are planning one soon one of the decisions you'll have to face is where the kids will be attending school. If you've already read What to consider when choosing your community you know how important balancing all the factors, including a new school, can... read more.

Kanvi Clients: Carolyn and Marc

The den, typically an office, was changed into a cozy TV room, great for Netflix nights! Carolyn and Marc are decisive, unequivocal, and particular – almost systematic – in how they plan. Curating pieces for their home and collecting inspirational images, they know what they... read more.

Ready to get your new home? Read this first.

Have you decided it's time? Ready to realize your dream home? That's great, and we're honoured that you would consider Kanvi. Building a home is a complex and complicated process with many moving parts. We want you to understand all the different parts where you're involved, and... read more.

Behind the curtains of Kanvi

At Kanvi, we’ve worked hard to create modern, beautiful homes that are second -to-none. We’ve also strategically evolved our client experience to offer transparency and to have a process that’s easy to understand and be accountable to our clients. That’s what we’re known for,... read more.

What to Consider When Choosing Your Community

Building a home means making decisions – a lot of them. From floorplans to exterior finishes, from colour palettes to window treatments, from appliances to shelving, from light fixtures to automation, making these decisions can be overwhelming (which is why we make this process... read more.

Kanvi’s Awards: The Soho

Known not just for our homebuilding but also our customer service, Kanvi continually lands finalist spots at home building awards like the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Awards of Excellence in Housing. We don’t like to play favourites with our Kanvi homes, but one of our... read more.

Kanvi Clients: Taylor and Joanna

As home builders, we have clients who aren’t sure what they want and need guidance throughout the process and we have clients who know exactly want they want and communicate it. Joanna and Taylor are the latter: refreshingly direct and straightforward, they know who they are,... read more.

Builder Story: Quality Management

In order to give our clients peace of mind, quality management is at the heart of our construction process from floor plans to design selections, from customization to the moment you walk in the door of your new home. We measure the quality of our homes in terms of performance,... read more.

Community Profile: Arbours of Keswick

As Edmonton’s southwest side continues to expand its new home offerings, Arbours of Keswick offers a charming community rife with prestige and elegance. Providing homeowners with elegance at every price point, Arbours of Keswick seamlessly blends estate homes, single family... read more.

Kanvi Clients: The Lee Family

A family of travelers, the Lees are also homebodies and hosts, frequently entertaining friends and family in their Kanvi home, a customized Aurora. Parents to a six-year-old son and a nine-year-old daughter, Peter and Melodie Lee wanted to upsize to a home that would give their... read more.

Kanvi Story: Giving Our Clients Peace of Mind

When people think about building their dream home, their faces literally glow, their eyes light up, and their smiles are infectious – the excitement and anticipation of limitless possibility is palpable, it’s one the reasons we’re in the home building business. But despite... read more.

How Kanvi Does It: Preparing to Make Design Selections

At Kanvi, we design modern homes with a distinctive, personalized sense of place, so the design selection process is crucial to capturing your family’s preferences and personality. As we discussed in the post on our approach to home building, the process begins with your wish... read more.

Kanvi Clients: The Trương Family

The Trươngs are the family behind Mini Mango, a Vietnamese restaurant in Ellerslie that offers quick and healthy Vietnamese fare with a philosophy centred on gratitude and hospitality. In 2013, as Nghĩa and Nin's family of four began outgrowing their two-bedroom condo, they... read more.

The Kanvi Style of Home Building in Edmonton

We want to build the home you need and the home you want. Modern design, quality construction, and a calm professional process form the foundation of the Kanvi Approach to Home Building. Our custom, modern homes are designed to create a sense of place that suits your... read more.

Manning Village New Home Community Profile

Manning Village is nestled along Manning Drive in North Edmonton and offers great proximity to amazing amenities for those interested in a new home from an Edmonton new home builder. The new community in Edmonton is designed around the feeling of a village, where you have... read more.

How to properly read floor plans and what details to look for.

  While you're searching for the perfect home on the perfect lot, all of the home builders in Edmonton will start you with a few key documents. You'll get their standard construction specification (find out how to read those here), the community maps and their floor plans. We've... read more.

Custom design features unique to your home

Every year our clients at Kanvi get to design the home of their dreams. Whether it’s adding a fascinating fireplace or an extraordinary ensuite, memorable details can be seen at every corner. One of the most enjoyable aspects of what we do is the understanding of the inspiration... read more.

Winter Home Maintenance

  We've long anticipated the cold, winter season and December has finally annouced it's arrival delivering residents with plenty of snow and ice. For awhile our mild weather had made it hard to remember when to check up on our seasonal maintenance. If you’ve done so already,... read more.

Building an Infill home in Edmonton

As your daily commute leads you into the Edmonton core, you may be passing by older communities of character and thinking “How interesting would it be to live here?” Curiosity sets in and the possibilities start to unfold. At this point, you’re beginning to imagine your next... read more.

Built Green® Requirements and Advantages

As you research the components of your next home build you may run into questions about the impact your home will make on the environment. Keeping check with your environmental footprint while incorporating healthy, comfortable living is becoming increasingly more common with... read more.

The process and planning of a custom home.

The true beauty of a custom home is reflected in each owner’s unique taste. Rather than adapting to a space designed for another, a custom home can give you the control to personalize the way you live. In some cases having the ability to add or remove elements can improve the... read more.

Selecting the right flooring for your new home

We know that designing your new home is creating a truly personalized atmosphere. Setting the tone for your home also includes selecting the best flooring for all your unique spaces. From the mudroom to the ensuite, the right flooring can complement your lifestyle with the right... read more.

Insulation 101

Whether you are looking to build a new home or buying a resale property, paying close attention to the insulation in your home is important when it comes to your comfort and cost savings. Home builders in Edmonton and St.Albert can easily combine the right amount of insulation... read more.

One at Keswick Community Profile

With the incredible demand for modern and contemporary neighborhoods, the One at Keswick is steadily becoming a great choice for families in southwest of Edmonton. Sister to the One at Windermere, the One at Keswick provides all the necessities close to home. This fresh and... read more.

Pros and Cons of Building a Walkout Home

When selecting the best home for your lifestyle there is quite a bit to be considered. Part of the decision falls upon choosing that perfect lot with the right floorplan. With great communities offering a variety of lots, walkout homes are becoming a great choice with families... read more.

One at Windermere Community Profile

In the search for the latest south west community? The community of One at Windermere takes a modern edge on Edmonton homes styles and offers a variety of contemporary looks to compliment your lifestyle. Serene lakeside views combined with an integrated walkway system allow... read more.

Jensen Lakes Community Profile

Community Jensen Lakes is the newest lake community in the greater Edmonton Area. Located in the North West of St.Albert, Jensen Lakes will be a premier community that feels like it's on the west coast. Jensen Lakes introduces lake living with a beautiful beach called... read more.

Ambleside in Windermere Community Profile

Community Ambleside in Windermere is a community almost completed, but there is still availability to call this neighborhood home. Ambleside is conveniently located close to Terwillegar and Riverbend. Ambleside has quick access to the Terwillegar Rec. Centre, shopping at... read more.

Jagare Ridge Community Profile

The community of Jagare Ridge in Edmonton offers a delightful wonder; a golf course community located within city limits. Situated in the Whitemud Creek Ravine, the community is in a remarkable area. Calling the southwest home caters to many families deciding to build their new... read more.

How to work with a home builder for the exterior of your new home

You’ve worked with your home builder, you’ve found the perfect lot, an amazing floor plan and you’ve decided this will be your new home. You’ve gone through the purchase agreement, and you’re happy to say you’ve made your decisions wisely for your new home. read more.

A walk through the SOHO.

Interested in building a modern or contemporary home? Can't visit one of our show homes? Don't worry! Here's a walk through of one of our show homes, the SOHO. We've built the SOHO in communities such as Ambleside in Windermere, on the Jagare Ridge Golf Course and in Erin Ridge... read more.

How to Define Value in a New Home.

When you’re looking to choose your home builder in Edmonton or St. Albert, the best way to select them is by defining their value. Value and price aren’t mutually exclusive, as value is different for every person. Today, it seems like there’s too many promotions and discounts to... read more.

How to Read Home Builders' Construction Specifications

While you’re searching for a house builder to construct your dream home, one of the most important documents you’ll come across are the builder’s construction specifications. If you think of your home as a delicious, but complicated recipe, the construction specifications are... read more.