By Lanny McInnes

Another Winnipeg Renovation Show is in the books, and this year’s edition was a great way to kick off the 2020 renovation season.

The show ran Jan. 10 – 12 at the RBC Convention Centre and saw strong crowds, a multitude of exhibitors, and excellent content from industry experts. The Winnipeg Renovation Show is the annual official kickoff for Manitoba’s renovation season, and this year’s edition was exceptional.

Renovations are big business in Manitoba, as we traditionally spend more on home renovations per capita than any other province. Manitoba continues to be one of the only provinces where more money is spent on renovations than new home construction on a consistent basis.

Based on the steady traffic seen at the new and improved Manitoba Home Builders’ Associations’ Ask a Renovator booth, it appears many Manitobans are looking at doing renovation projects in 2020. Our booth, staffed by professional MHBA RenoMark renovators, saw a steady stream of visitors taking advantage of the opportunity to get a free 15-minute consultation and have their questions answered on a wide variety of renovation projects by the best professional renovators in Manitoba. Both DIY renovators and those looking for a professional to help, took full advantage of the knowledge and expertise provided at the Ask a Renovator booth.

Your next chance to talk to MHBA renovation experts is at the upcoming MHBA’s Renovation Seminar, Feb. 13 at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. We will have expert presentations on the process of a home renovation, how to finance a major renovation, and tips on how to design a perfect home renovation project. You’ll also have the chance to win a free kitchen or basement design from Make It Home Ltd., a national award-winning MHBA renovator member. Registration for the renovation seminar is only $5, with all the registration fees being donated to Habitat for Humanity. Our patron event sponsor, Steinbach Credit Union, will be making a matching donation for every dollar raised in registration fees, so you’ll be supporting a tremendous charity by attending. For more information on our 2020 renovation seminar and to register online, visit

If you weren’t able to visit this year’s Winnipeg Renovation Show or the upcoming MHBA renovation seminar, make sure you plan on attending the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show, which will run from April 16 to 19 at the RBC Convention Centre. HGTV stars including Brian McCourt and Sarah Keenleyside from Backyard Builds are the headline speakers and celebrities scheduled to appear. And of course, the Home and Garden show will also be your next chance to visit the MHBA Ask a Renovator booth with all of your renovation questions. For more information, visit