Month: May 2017

Your 2017 Cottage Opening Checklist

The May long weekend is quickly approaching, meaning that cottage season is finally here! Before you can relax and enjoy all of the summer fun, the cottage must be opened, which can be an overwhelming task. In order to ensure that you cover all of the basics, while still making time for...

/ May 15, 2017

Flash Prize Friday – May 12

It’s time for a special Mother’s Day edition of #FlashPrizeFriday! Today only, every review you write will be entered into a draw to win this Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer! The first of its kind, this dryer features Dyson’s signature engineering and blade-less technology. Whether you’re looking for a present for your...

/ May 11, 2017

Flood Watch: What To Do When A Storm Hits

It’s been a very wet spring in Eastern Canada, especially over the past few days in early May. This has led to swollen lakes and rivers and with it, a heightened risk of flooded basements. In a special weather statement on May 2nd, Environment Canada stated, “With the ground already...

/ May 6, 2017

Step It Up: Four Trends to Update Your Stairs

Stairs, we use them every day. Whether going up or down, halfway up and then realizing you forgot something downstairs and going back up, our stairs get a lot of traffic. While you use your stairs every day, do you ever think about your stairs as a design element in...

/ May 4, 2017

Building An Inspiring Dog Or Cat Run

Pets thrive in outdoor living environments just as we do. What better way to show we care – and also protect the investment we make in our landscaping – than by creating a pet-friendly outdoor living space. A run will ensure that your backyard does not become a pet washroom and will allow...

/ May 4, 2017
Stunning backyard oasis by All-Pro Landscaping & Carpentry Ltd.

Spring Cleaning Checklist For The Exterior Of Your Home

It’s finally May and what better way to celebrate seasonal renewal than by thoroughly cleaning up the exterior of your property. The glorious summer months are headed our way – now’s the time to prepare for full enjoyment. So gather up your willing family members and start doing! Here’s a handy checklist...

/ May 3, 2017

Ask The Experts: Asbestos In Your Home

When starting a new renovation there are three words you definitely do not want to hear: “We found asbestos.” While many of us know to be afraid of asbestos exposure, we may not know what having asbestos in our homes fully entails. We consulted with Robert Timm of Templar Mould...

/ May 1, 2017

Mould: Detection, Removal and Prevention

Mould (or mold in the US) can be an insidious intruder into your home. In a moist environment, it can develop gradually, often undetected, but with harmful effects to your health. We spoke to Gil Naparstak, owner of Alberta Restoration Specialists, to learn what to be on the lookout for...

/ May 1, 2017

May HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open

Celebrate Mother’s Day & Mothers with HomeStars More Reviews = Better Odds To Win! Happy May Day to all! April finally ending means that not only do we have May flowers to look forward to, but Mother’s Day is also just around the corner! Mother’s Day is one of our favourite...

/ May 1, 2017