Month: November 2016

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Top 6 Basement Renovations of 2016 – Editors Pick

A basement renovation can be a costly, time-consuming undertaking, but is often well worth it. Gorgeous is the only word we have to describe our top 6 basement transformations, which is great because basement renos are not cheap. In fact, according to our data, collected from thousands of homeowners, basement renovation costs...

/ November 28, 2016
Custom drapes by Model Space Designs

HomeStars Photo of the Day

These beautiful custom drapes by Model Space Designs have a way of making this industrial loft style bedroom feel warm and homey.                                 Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by...

/ November 28, 2016
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Average Costs Of Keeping Your Home Warm

Oh Canada! While there are many advantages to being a small, nordic country, one disadvantage is the constant battle to keep heat inside and cold outside of one’s home. The majority of Canadian homes are heated by furnaces with the exception of Quebec, where the majority of homeowners use electric, baseboard...

/ November 24, 2016
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Seasonal Storage Solutions – Q&A with Kwik Kloset Inc.

With winter quickly approaching (for some of us, it’s already here!), it’s time to start prepping our homes for the new season. With temperatures dropping and the holiday season in full effect, winter means the items we keep in storage will soon be freed. But where’s it all going to...

/ November 21, 2016
Backyard stone work done by HomeStars Photo of the Day

HomeStars Photo of the Day

Assiniboine Lights & Landscapes built these lucky homeowners the backyard of their dreams equipped with an expansive interlocking stone patio, outdoor kitchen, large stone fireplace, and waterfall. Now THIS is outdoor living at its finest!                       Every day HomeStars receives...

/ November 19, 2016
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Home Security Systems

Many people buy home security systems to protect their valuables while they are out of the house, however, their first priority should be to protect their loved ones while inside the house. It’s important to protect your home while there or away, and knowing the right way to do so. We...

/ November 18, 2016
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Top 6 Bathroom Renovations of 2016- Editors Pick

A bathroom renovation can increase the value of your home, and also provide lots of pleasure to your family while you’re living there. Much to our delight, the HomeStars content team sees tens of thousands of bathroom renovations sent in from across the country each year. With great difficulty, we selected our top...

/ November 18, 2016
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Tis The Season To Get The Fireplace You Want And Need

As we descend into the short days of winter, thoughts turn to creating cozy spaces in the home. The Danish call it Hygge. Hygge cannot be translated as a word, rather it is a feeling. It’s the feeling you get when you spend a winter evening at a friends place, laughing, eating,...

/ November 14, 2016
Built in entertainment unit by Matthew Tromey Design and Woodworking

HomeStars Photo of the Day

This built in entertainment unit built by Matthew Torrey Design and Woodworking is the perfect addition to this family room, not only for the practical space it provides, but also because of how aesthetically pleasing it is. Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great...

/ November 14, 2016
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Home Insulation: Don’t DIY, Hire a Pro

There are many benefits of good home insulation: It will lower your heating and air conditioning costs, minimize temperature fluctuations, prevent mould growth, buffer outside noise and reduce your home’s environmental impact. Although you may be tempted to DIY, hiring an insulation professional will payoff in how they assess your home upfront...

/ November 10, 2016