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Basement Waterproofing to Protect Your Home and Family

Effective basement waterproofing is essential for the health of your home AND your family. Without it, rainwater and/or sewage can wreak havoc in two very different ways: 1) A flood is an emergency that must be fixed ASAP as it can cause immediate property damage to fixtures and furniture, or...

/ February 20, 2017

HomeStars Photo of the Day

Take a look at this lovely basement renovation by Robinson Renovations. The homeowners say, “This was our first major renovation with a contractor and it could not have gone better… The end result was a finished space that we love and will enjoy for years to come.” This looks like the perfect...

/ February 19, 2017
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Adventures in Condo Carpet Replacement

When I bought my condo a year ago, I had neither the funds nor the time to replace the worn carpets that were covering both bedroom floors. What I didn’t realize is that I would soon become so grossed out by the 10 year old carpets that had served two families...

/ February 17, 2017
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Condominium Insurance And Flooding – What You Need To Know

It’s not uncommon for a condo owner to suddenly find themselves calling their insurance company because their unit has been flooded. Whether or not the fault lies with you or with another party, knowing your rights and what kind of insurance to buy is key in remediating the situation. According to Darren...

/ February 17, 2017
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2017 Sink and Vanity Trends

To go along with that new powder room or master bathroom you’re planning, we’ve rounded up the trends we’re noticing in reviews when it comes to sinks and vanities in Canadian homes. From natural elements to a fresh take on classic black and white, we’re seeing all of these trends overlapping with...

/ February 13, 2017
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2017 Powder Room Trends

The powder room is the perfect little space to express your inner designer; let loose on that crazy wallpaper or tile that you’ve been wanting to try out. Go for that mirrored vanity, hang that art deco mirror. This public room will be seen and used by guests, so ramp up the...

/ February 7, 2017
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HomeStars Photo of the Day

We love this bathroom renovation done by 3 Stones Custom Homes Inc! The bright blue tile establishes a spa-like tranquility, while simultaneously adding a point of interest. Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos. Our editors are so inspired by the fantastic...

/ February 7, 2017
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What Makes Best Of Winners The Best?

Whether you’re an avid HomeStars user or only use it once in a while, you’ve probably noticed a little crown icon on certain companies. This crown signifies that these companies are Best Of Award winners. Nine years ago, the Best Of Awards (BOA) were created to honour companies who are the...

/ February 6, 2017
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Immerse Yourself in These 2017 Shower and Tub Trends

Let’s face it, bathing is one of those ritualistic things that humans do that bring us as much pleasure as it does a practical outcome. With so much focus on the bathroom these days, we see many real-life bathroom renovations at HomeStars. We’ve pulled out the trends that our community of homeowners...

/ February 5, 2017
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2017 Master Bathroom Trends

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of having their own fabulous ensuite master bathroom? If you’re one of the lucky homeowners who is undertaking a master bathroom renovation this year, read on for some real-life makeovers and info about upcoming trends in bathrooms as seen in our most recent homeowner reviews. You...

/ February 3, 2017