By Lanny McInnes

The Manitoba Home Builders’ Association (MHBA) recognized the best renovation projects undertaken in Manitoba over the past year at the MHBA’s annual RenoMark Renovation of the Year Awards.

The awards were handed out during an evening reception held at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg on May 2.

This year, entries were featured in seven different award categories: additions, kitchens, bathrooms, exteriors, whole house, outdoor structure and basement. Each projected nominated for the RenoMark Renovation Awards is as stunning display of what professional renovators can do in terms of updating and upgrading your home.

A record 76 different projects by 18 outstanding MHBA RenoMark renovators were nominated for this year’s awards. Each entry consisted of before-and-after photos; blueprints and drawings; a detailed description of the work done; design details; and any additional information that might contribute to this comprehensive package. Judging was done by a panel of judges who reviewed every entry in every category.

In past years, some of the award-winning projects done by Manitoba renovators have also been recognized nationally as some of the best done in Canada.

This year, Make it Home Ltd. from Winnipeg has been nominated as a finalist for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s (CHBA) awards for housing excellence in the “Whole House — under $150,000” category. Having projects recognized as some of the best renovations done in Canada over the past year is a tremendous accomplishment and showcases the great work done by professional renovators right here at home.

This is the time of year when homeowners are planning the projects they’d love to tackle in and around their homes. Many of us love our neighbourhood and love our house, but we also need change. Maybe the colours and styles from 10 years ago just don‘t cut it today. Everybody has something that they have been longing to improve in their kitchen. Bathrooms are being updated and modernized for comfort and practicality on a regular basis. You may feel that traffic flow and entertaining guests is encumbered by a bevy of walls and rooms and it’s time to open things up. Maybe there’s a reason no one goes down into the basement anymore. Or maybe you need more room for a growing family.

If you are considering a renovation, look to the standards and practices of a professional RenoMark renovator. MHBA renovators follow the highest professional standards in Canada. The code of ethics and tips on what to look for when hiring a renovator can be found at the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association website at The MHBA website has great tips, videos and a full listing of our renovator members by visiting and clicking the “Renovating your home?” button.

We invite you to visit the MHBA website and see all of this year’s amazing award-winning renovation projects and be inspired by the very best work done by Manitoba’s best home renovators.