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New Selection Center: Now Open!

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Our new selection center is now open! Within these walls are countless options featuring the latest design trends… and, this is where the magic happens! So many selections can truly be overwhelming when you first come in. Take countertops for example… …

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Cold Weather Construction

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Extreme conditions call for extreme measures! The Celebration teams’ vast experience allows us to handle winter time foundation operations with ease. Excavation is the easy part – thankfully, we have hydraulic machinery, and we aren’t hand digging these days! Excavation is …

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All Hands on Deck!

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The Celebration team took time out of their day off on the long weekend to help out with a project that is very special to us: the Nagel home. We were very excited to get our hands dirty to give the …

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The Alberta Energy Code

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Have you heard? Alberta has put in place Energy Codes to establish efficiency standards for new builds! What does this mean? To keep it simple for the consumer: new homes must now meet a standard level of energy efficiency: an EnerGuide …

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New Subdivision, or Old Subdivision?

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New Subdivision or Old Subdivision This article originally appeared in Randy’s column in Edmonton New Homes and Garden, 2014. In the new home industry location trumps all. No matter how cool the home or how interesting the builder is, if …

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Our Latest Design!

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The design team at Celebration has been hard work cooking up designs for our latest custom build in WestPointe of Windermere… Take a backstage peek at the process!

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Art and Craft — Why we do what we do II

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Sometimes, when I need reminding, I watch this video for inspiration.  It’s so close to what we attempt to achieve, house by house. Amazing work.

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NEW Ultra Mod Series in WestPointe

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We are pleased to announce that the Celebration Lab is busy on a whole new series of homes for 2016.  The design brief that we’ve given ourselves is as follows: 1. Suit the homes to the massive WIDE lots that …

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2016 Awards of Excellence — The Wingspread

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Thanks to the Celebration Team for producing such an amazing home, our Wingspread showhome, with its high glamour Hollywood / Paris feel, obviously captured the judges hearts!  Competing in the Open category (where there is no upper spending limit and …

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Update on the Nagels’ Barrier-free Project

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It’s happening!!! After last month’s tremendous Silent Auction, we have officially raised sufficient funding to ensure that the Nagel family’s dream of a new barrier-free home was going to come true. Our team immediately got to work on the detailed …

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Recognition in the 2016 “Awards of Excellence in Housing”

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We are excited to announce that Celebration Homes has reached the finalist level again this year with our flagship showhome in WestPointe of Windermere, designed by Celebration Homes President and Master Builder, Randy Ettinger. “The Wingspread” faces the industry’s steepest competition …

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What we believe.

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You will live better in a Celebration Home. And not just because the surface finishes will be gorgeous and refined – they will be – but because somebody thought to ask you how many long garments you have and made …

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Celebration Homes wins a 2015 Mayor’s Award!

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We are honoured to have won the 2015 Mayor’s Award for Universal Design in Architecture (Residential) Edmonton Journal: Video: 2015 Mayor’s Awards at City Hall Global News (story starts at 1:04): Walk for Theo & Mayor’s Awards City of Edmonton: …

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2015 Mayor’s Awards: Touchmark Accessibility

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Ratios? I’ll take the Granite!

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Recently we’ve seen in the media, various gloomy reports that Canadian Real Estate is “over-valued” compared to “historic norms”.  Economics, as they taught us in college, is the dismal science.  Combine that with the media’s love for drama and struggle …

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Master Suite Retreat

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Three Little Pigs get an Appraisal Done

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“How much per square foot?” It’s a super common question in our industry, one that makes most of us cringe. A home is not a sack of soybeans weighed out by the pound and flogged en masse like any other commodity. Probably one of the last products on the planet that is mostly built by hand, a home is a collection of the combined effort of hundreds of individuals and thousands of components that truly defies commodity style pricing.

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Builder Annual Review 2013

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The following has been reprinted from Edmonton’s famous “Builder Annual” for 2013, and is a condensed interview the publication did with Celebration owner Randy Ettinger in September.   “I’ve noticed a significant change in where Edmontonions want to locate their …

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Celebration Masterpiece meets art lovers’ masterpieces

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The craft of designing a good new home to suit the particular tastes of individual clients, is demanding.  But when the results are this cool – worth it!  Working for many months with an art loving couple resulted in this …

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Drywall Corners

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We’ve been filming again!  This link takes you to our latest You Tube quickie, this one on drywall corners.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K1qsCvGowQ

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Soft close doors and drawers!

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Check out this new clip from CelebrationLIVETV where I demonstrate two additional features of our cabinet system.  First – dovetail drawer construction.  The benefit to the customer is that the drawers will simply last longer.  Second – soft close drawer …

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Cabinets VIDEO

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Check out this new video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe5vkKELySs.  My background as a professional cabinetmaker makes me particularly interested in how we build our cabinets.  It’s one thing to make them strong and sturdy.  We all want that.  Beauty is important to.  But I …

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Perfect Panel Geothermal Project

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Celebration is currently building a super energy efficient home in Callaghan. This home features and ICF foundation, Perfect Panel wall system above grade, and geothermal heat. The Perfect Panel system provides 6″ galvanized steel studs and 6″ of type II …

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Celebration has a GREEN thumb

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Each year we not only build a lot of fantastic homes for clients, but we also landscape a lot of yards.

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Craftsmanship

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Celebration is fairly unique in that we use our own staff for many of the more demanding and tricky jobs. Here, two members of our build team are crafting up huge, custom maple beams in a client’s home. Weighing hundreds …

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A Bigger Toy Box.

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Now there’s more reason to own a Celebration home. With the only four-car garage, gated ravine homes on Callaghan Drive, now you can own a home big enough for all your toys. Celebration Homes presents an exclusive opportunity to own …

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Architecture

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Although Celebration builds Homes with a capital “H”, we are also engaged in the creation of Architecture. Style is very important to us at Celebration. Lately we have been experimenting on some projects with a sleek hybrid style. In this …

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