Accent’s president, Matt Kaprowy, introduced skinny homes to Edmonton with a desire to help more people enjoy the lifestyle mature communities have to offer while revitalizing older areas. Since he started in 2013, Matt has built more than 60 infill homes with the help of a small, creative and passionate team.
Matt and the Accent team show up every day with this belief: “We are who we build for.” They live in mature neighbourhoods themselves and love them for the same reasons you do: big trees, walkability to local shops and restaurants, close proximity to downtown, and active community leagues, to name a few. They want to help you get there, too, whether you’re taking a leap from renting or downsizing to be closer to the grandkids. They cater to 25- to 40-year-olds and anyone who wants to feel that way. They find old homes in neighbourhoods where they want to live and turn them into unique spaces.
Matt personally finds the right lots at the right prices, and he designs Accent homes in-house with a value-centric approach to ensure they are the right combination of form and function. He believes in spending money where it counts and saving where it doesn’t, because that balance is what accent’s homeowners ask for.
Not only is Matt involved in design, he is there every step of the way. From the property purchase itself, through the construction process, to the moment you move into your home and beyond. He is always available to answer questions or concerns about warranty, and because Accent is a member of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program, you can be confident that your home will be taken care of for the long haul.
Along the way, you’ll get to know all of accent’s crew and they’ll get to know you. You’ll know who to call if you have a question. The Accent team even has a graduate of interior design on staff, Allyse Haley, to focus on your needs.
“Let’s face it, you could choose anyone to build your home,” Matt said. “But we live in our homes. We’re neighbours with our clients. We do our best for our homeowners because we end up being friends with them. We call it the Accent League. We host fun events to get everyone together, not just to say ‘Thanks for your business,’ but to stay connected, introduce our homeowners both personally and professionally, and to learn and improve.”
This isn’t simply a business, it’s a lifestyle.
"Building our home with Matthew and his crew at Accent Infills has been such a smooth process, and we can't thank them enough for helping to take the worry out of (what could be) a stressful time. From the minute we started thinking about building a home in September 2016, Matthew has been amazingly accommodating. At our request, he has regularly met with us outside of business hours (to accommodate our work schedules) and at our home (to accommodate our young family)..."
"About a year and a half ago I was preparing to sell an older house and property in Inglewood. It was very important to me that if the house was a "tear down" that whatever structure was built in its' place met two criteria. The first was that it had to be compatible with the Inglewood Neighbourhood and respectful of the fact that the house and property had been in my family for many years..."