Our Journey: Buying & Building with Activa

BY CHRISTINE TASSE Looking to buy a new home? Congratulations! Starting the search for a new home can be so stressful, but I am here to remind you that it can also be easy and exciting. Considering a new build is a completely different experience than buying a resale. When thinking of a resale the first thing…

Future Communities

Build your future in one of Activa’s upcoming communities New launches are coming this fall, don’t miss out by registering for our mailing list here! hāvn Located in Cambridge is a little piece of hāvn for you to come home to. Discover what city living can mean to you: a home immersed in nature but…

Design tips for an investment property

Design Tips for an Investment Property

Purchasing a home is a big decision whether it be for an end-user or an investor. While a live-in homeowner will pay for all the expenses themselves, an investor will have tenants that will pay rent, contributing to the overall expenses of owning the home. Because your goal as an investor is to attract renters,…

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Designing our First Home

BY JENNA EATON My partner Mitch and I purchased our first home in Activa’s Huron Village community this past fall. We chose to buy a new build with Activa so that we could pick a floor plan that best suited our lifestyle and personalize it to our liking! Soon after we secured our unit, it…

top 5 upgrade trends for your home

Top 5 Trendy Upgrades for New Homes!

Our expert Design Studio team is always keeping up with well-loved trends in the interior design space! Today on the blog, we asked our Design Studio team to share with us popular upgrade trends for new homes in 2021! Check out our homeowners’ favourites for inspiration. 1. Creating a Bathroom Sanctuary Creating a bathroom sanctuary…

How to choose a backsplash

How to Choose a Backsplash

Selecting a backsplash for your kitchen is a big decision! With so many colours, patterns and finishes to choose from it can be hard to narrow it down to one choice. That is why we asked our expert Design Studio team to break down the selection process for choosing a backsplash, so you can feel…

Interior Design Trends That Are Here to Stay

Do you struggle to determine what’s a trend and what’s a look that’ll stay chic forever? Well, look no further! Our new Design Studio Manager, Kim Luong, is here to introduce her favourite Interior Design Trends that will look timeless and stylish for years to come. We’ve talked about our favourite design trends of 2020…

Top 5 Interior Design Trends of 2020

2019 offered a variety of design trends like bold and dramatic greens, the resurgence of warmth, mixed metals, patterns and texture, and more! 2019 also said goodbye to millennial pink, mid-century modern décor, and dark walls. To ring in 2020, our Design Studio is celebrating new interior design trends for the start of a new…

Product Launch: Bungalow Loft Condo Towns

Activa, Waterloo Region’s largest and most innovative land developer and home builder, is proud to be releasing a limited amount of bungalow loft condo townhomes (complete with accessibility features) in the well-loved community of Doon South this weekend. Activa strives to offer a quality-built home with stunning standards, in communities that are designed for the way…

How to Personalize Your Home

BY MARISSA WARNER The moment you are handed the keys to your newly built home is when it’s time to put your personal touch on your space! Personalizing your home can take many forms, whether it is the furniture you select or meaningful items and photos you decide to display. Making a house come alive…

Designing a Playroom That Works

BY MARISSA WARNER The first few months of the year can cause many of us to feel a little stir-crazy – the weather is traditionally cold and wet, forcing us to spend more time inside! Having a dedicated indoor space for the tiny humans in our lives to explore, create and use their imagination is…

How to Choose the Right Flooring for Your Space

Whether you are hosting dinner parties for large gatherings, watching movies with the kids in the family room, or doing yoga in the bedroom, you require a flooring option that suits your needs (and your style). Beyond the practicality of the floor itself (like how durable it is, and if it’s easy to clean), flooring is typically the largest surface area to consider in any space. It…

Top 5 Interior Design Trends of 2019

2018 featured a variety of interior design trends like glam brass accents and velvet furniture, nature-inspired living with woven textures and houseplants, and cozy pieces meant for snuggling up and being comfortable. It also said goodbye to cacti everything, chevron patterns, and white-on-white room design. So, what’s next in 2019? To ring in the start of the year,…

New Model Homes in Vista Hills

If you’re considering building with Activa, visiting our NEW Vista Hills model homes is the best place to get to know us. Our models include inspiring finishes that show you just how beautiful your new home can be when you build with us, as well as a look into what our signature, stress-free customer journey is all about. No matter…

Contemporary Homes (By Activa)

Simplistically stunning, entirely your own. Activa’s contemporary home elevations offer bold, clean designs to fit your own aesthetic. We strive to deliver the perfect home for every individual, whether their design style is traditional, contemporary or anything in between. What is ‘Contemporary Design’? Typically, contemporary homes are bold, with a focus on clean lines and…

Choosing The Right Countertop For Your Space

Choosing the right countertop can seem like a daunting task – there are so many different types and colours to choose from! With seemingly endless choices, it’s important to consider style, functionality and price in your final decision, so here’s a quick read with tips for finding what will work for your new home! When…