Month: September 2016

Kitchen backsplash done by A & Wes Tile

HomeStars Photo of the Day

This mother of pearl backsplash done by A & Wes Tile is the perfect finishing touch on this all white kitchen.                   Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos. Our editors are so inspired...

/ September 30, 2016
Smart Home Thermostat

Heating Your Home Using Smartphone Technology

Technology is quickly becoming so integrated into our lives that it’s difficult to remember the days when our homes were heated by coal furnaces. Today, most urban homes in Canada rely upon easy-to-access natural gas to heat our homes. To make modern life even easier, sophisticated heating systems include smartphone technology...

/ September 30, 2016
Furnace repair guy

Prepping Your Furnace Room

It’s the time of year when Canadians start to think about heating their homes as opposed to cooling them. And with a nasty, cold winter predicted across most of the country, time to talk about best practices for your furnace room. Safety and ease of access is a wise thing to consider in advance...

/ September 30, 2016
Retaining wall and deck built by M.E Contracting

HomeStars Photo of the Day

M.E Contracting completely redid this backyard that has not been touched since the 1950s, building a new timber retaining wall around the pool as well as a limestone deck. Click here to see what it looked like before this transformation.                        ...

/ September 26, 2016
Review moderation process

The Mechanics Behind HomeStars’ New Scoring System

Last week we introduced HomeStars’ new Scoring System, the goal of which is to help homeowners make better hiring decisions. Since we made the announcement, we’ve received a number of enquiries regarding the mechanics behind the scores. Here’s a detailed overview of how our Scoring System works: It all starts...

/ September 23, 2016
Fall gardening

Fall Gardening Checklist

With the warm September weather we’ve been enjoying, it’s hard to believe Autumn has officially begun! Fall is arguably the most important of all seasons for your garden. Fall gardening work done now will produce impressive results come spring. Here’s a handy fall gardening checklist with some helpful links on how...

/ September 22, 2016
Kitchen renovated by Inverness Design Build Group Ltd.

HomeStars Photo of the Day

We love everything about this kitchen renovation done by Inverness Design Build Group Ltd. The grey and white colour combination exudes a sense of sophistication, proving why grey is one of the hottest neutral colours right now.   Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by...

/ September 21, 2016
After!

Real-Life Homeowner Projects Involving Paint, Walls, Ceilings, Mouldings and Cupboards

Adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls or kitchen cupboards is often the least expensive and most impactful change you can make to the rooms of your home. Check out the projects found below undertaken by other Canadian homeowners for more information on cost and workmanship. Hamilton Location –...

/ September 20, 2016
Bathroom Renovation by Bosch Services Ltd.

HomeStars Photo of the Day

Graffiti has definitely come a long from its controversial street origins in the last few decades. This Banksy tile gives an urban spin on this contemporary bathroom by Bosch Services Ltd. Very cool! Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos. Our editors are so inspired...

/ September 19, 2016
pantone

Fall Colour Report – How to Incorporate in Your Home this Season

Whether you’re looking to change things up this season or wondering how to decorate with the latest fall colour trends, we’ve got suggestions for the colour brave and those who are still flirting with the idea of change. Pantone is the leading authority when it comes to seasonal colour changes....

/ September 18, 2016