All posts by Leslie Andrachuk

Interior Doors 101

Interior doors serve numerous functions and can also be a strong design statement in your home. The type of door you choose will often be dictated by the space and budget you have. Even the smallest budget can still inject style into a space, so let’s explore the options. Flush...

/ March 10, 2017

Top 6 Windows And Door Replacement Questions

Not surprisingly, window and door replacement and installation is consistently one of our top categories on HomeStars. Living in a cold and sometimes damp country means the energy efficiency of windows and doors take on increased importance. Nobody wants to live in a drafty, cold home not to mention drafty...

/ March 6, 2017

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

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

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
Freestanding tub and frameless shower by Chicasa Design

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

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

Celebrating the Best Of Vancouver

It’s time to present the Western Canada 2017 Best of HomeStars Awards! Every year at this time of year, we turn our minds to analyzing and rewarding those in our vast community of home professionals that consistently do fantastic work for our homeowners. To announce the winners, we start on the coast, in Vancouver. We...

/ January 23, 2017

6 Backsplash Prices Based Upon Real Projects

A new backsplash can change the look of your kitchen or bathroom in a flash, and depending on the material you use, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg for the impact. At HomeStars we see thousands of backsplash installation projects each year. Here are some that will give you perspective...

/ January 16, 2017

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your New Backsplash

Kitchen backsplashes are definitely having a moment and are now a key design feature of any modern kitchen. With so many choices out there, how do you choose the best option for your needs, and most importantly – your desires? Take into consideration the following when making a decision about what kind...

/ January 16, 2017