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HomeStars Photo of the Day

We love this stylish dining nook by Bellsmith Carpentry & Renovation. The addition of a wrap-around bench increases seats without taking up too much space. A fantastic renovation to this home, originally built in 1883! See the full project and review here. Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many...

/ April 24, 2017
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Home Automation: Home Smart Home

Many homeowners are confused, even intimidated by the terms ‘home automation’ or the ‘Internet of Things.’  While it’s supposed to make life around the house simpler, safer and more energy-efficient, some feel it would make life more complicated. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Today’s catchphrase is the...

/ April 22, 2017

When & How To Paint Your House Exterior

There’s something about a new season that calls for change. Whether that’s switching up the decor in your house or a new haircut, there’s no denying change is good. If you’re looking to make a big change to your home, why not give it a new coat of paint? We’ve...

/ April 21, 2017
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Flash Prize Friday – April 21

Happy #FlashPrizeFriday! We’re back with another amazing prize available today only! Head on over to HomeStars & write a review for your chance to win this awesome Nest Protect smoke alarm! Start writing those reviews now, the contest deadline is midnight tonight. Share on social media with #FlashPrizeFriday so your...

/ April 21, 2017
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Play With Creating A Fun, Kid-Friendly Backyard

Backyard season is coming up and what better to keep your kids enjoying the splendid outdoors than a backyard made for kid fun. You don’t need a lot of space, and in many cases, you don’t need a lot of money to make a super fun backyard. Check out the...

/ April 20, 2017
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HomeStars Photo of the Day

Now this is a renovation! 21 Renovations completely transformed this townhouse from top to bottom. Not only did they demolish and reconstruct two bathrooms and the kitchen, they also installed new lighting throughout, refloored the whole house, smoothed out all ceilings, and painted all of the walls and doors! Check...

/ April 18, 2017
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Eco-Friendly Apartment & Condo Living

If you’re looking to go green in your apartment or condo, you might find it more difficult than your friends living in houses. While they can add solar panels to their roofs and grow their own vegetables in backyard gardens, you might feel like there are fewer options for your...

/ April 17, 2017
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Eco-Friendly Landscaping From The Ground Up

More Canadian homeowners are realizing the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and taking personal accountability for the impact their homes have on the environment. Part of this carbon reduction planning takes place in back and front yards in the form of sustainable landscaping. Perhaps surprisingly, if not optimal, your landscaping can...

/ April 17, 2017
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HomeStars Photo of the Day

Just in time for spring, Duralock Interlocking completely transformed this home’s backyard from barren to beautiful. The homeowners now have an extra living space and are enjoying their backyard for the first time since moving in 8 years ago! This space was worth the wait and only took Duralock two...

/ April 13, 2017
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Passive House Design 101

While passively heating one’s house with solar energy has been a concept that has existed since the beginning of time, certified modern Passive Houses are a concept that came to life in Germany and Sweden in the late 80’s. The original goal of this method of home design is to create buildings that...

/ April 12, 2017