All posts by Leslie Andrachuk

Shabby Chic She-Shed

Building Your She-Shed

Shed: Middle English, to divide, separate, from Old English scēadan; akin to Old High German skeidan to separate, Latin scindere to split, cleave, Greek schizein to split. First Known Use: before 12th century. Fast forward one thousand years give or take a few and every woman we know who owns a house wants her own She-Shed. It’s the place where she can...

/ April 21, 2016
Renovated pool deck

HomeStars U – Pool Renovations 101 (Video)

With Summer coming you may be thinking about updating an aging pool with a couple of renovations. Greg Mulvey from Classic Pools and Landscaping, a Best Of HomeStars Award winner, tells us about the top five most popular pool renovations. Waterfalls Adding a waterfall to your pool’s landscape is a...

/ April 18, 2016
Furnace

Best Of Awards – British Columbia HVAC Specialists

It always happens. Your air conditioning breaks down on the hottest day of the year. You and your family go to THAT storage room in the basement on a hunt for fans. No fans, so you run to the nearest hardware store. No fans, all sold out because of the heat wave....

/ April 16, 2016
Atlas Care Air Conditioning technician

Air Conditioning Basics with Atlas Care

HomeStars sat down with Michael Grochmal, President of Atlas Care Heating And Cooling to ask a few questions about the best options for home air conditioning. What are the different types of air conditioning systems?   The most common types of air conditioning systems include: Ductless High velocity/SpacePak Conventional or...

/ April 15, 2016
Repairman from Buttons Heating and Cooling

Best of Awards – Ontario HVAC Specialists

It always happens. Your air conditioning breaks down on the hottest day of the year. You and your family go to THAT storage room in the basement on a hunt for fans. No fans, so you run to the nearest hardware store. No fans, all sold out because of the heat wave....

/ April 14, 2016
External home air conditioning unit

Best Of Awards – Alberta HVAC Specialists

Scenario one: Your air conditioning breaks down on the hottest day of the year. You and your family hunt for fans in the basement. No fans, so you run to the nearest hardware store. No fans, all sold out because of the heat wave. Your entire family overheats and a fight...

/ April 13, 2016
Concrete pool

HomeStars U – New Pools 101 (Video)

If you’ve decided to build a new pool this Spring, check out our video on new pool construction. Keith Evans from Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd shares the basics on the types of pools available on the market and how much they cost. Concrete Pools The most expensive option starting...

/ April 11, 2016
Beautiful Kitchen Renovation

HomeStars U – Kitchen Renovation 101 (Video)

Today, our Home Professionals from Bravehart Building and Oborne Contracting examine kitchen designs that have timeless style. Our experts weigh the pros and cons of different counter-top materials, discuss quantifying kitchen cupboard budgets, and fitting an island in your space.

/ April 5, 2016
Woman contractor hanging siding

Best Of Award Winners – Alberta Home Renovation Specialists

A home renovation is a significant undertaking. Finding the right General Contractor or Home Renovation Specialist is key to the success of your project. To help make your journey a little bit easier, we’ve pulled together a list of our 2016 Best of Awards recipients that specialize in renovations and general contracting...

/ April 5, 2016

Best Of Award Winners – B.C. Home Renovation Specialists

A home renovation is a large and complex undertaking. Finding the right General Contractor or Home Renovation Specialist is key to the success of your project. To help make your journey a little bit easier, we’ve pulled together a list of our 2016 Best of Awards recipients that specialize in renovations and...

/ April 5, 2016