Category: Additions, Construction & Renovations

Why You Should Paint Your Home Exterior This Season

As Canadians, we tend to spend more time inside the house (with all of the dreaded winter months) making it is easy to forget about the exterior. Here are 4 reasons to have your house painted this season: 1) Value Whether or not you are looking to sell your house in...

/ August 8, 2016
Custom Kitchen Cabinetry by Mooza Wood Arts

Kitchen Renovation Checklist Part II – The Renovation

Renovating a kitchen can be a dusty, messy experience that also robs you of a functional and favourite room of the house until the reno is complete. Being prepared can make it a little easier. In a previous blog post we looked at the preplanning and planning stages of a kitchen renovation....

/ July 20, 2016

Kitchen Renovation Checklist – Planning The Reno

Ah, the joys of a kitchen renovation! The truth is, most of us plan the kitchen of our dreams for years. If you’re lucky enough to be building your dream kitchen or even if it’s not quite your dream, but pretty great anyway, you’ll want to use our handy checklist to help...

/ July 5, 2016
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How to Photograph Your Home Renovation

Whether you are renovating the whole main floor of your home or the tiny powder room off your kitchen, taking photos at every stage of the project is one of the best things you can do as a homeowner. Not only are they useful when showing off to your family...

/ July 4, 2016
Kitchen renovation by Fresh Home Innovations

Tasteful Kitchen Renovations At 6 Different Price Points

There is no doubt that the kitchen is one of the most valuable rooms in a home, and one in which many family memories are made. Not only is it a space for cooking but it’s also one for entertaining and congregating. The Toronto Star claims that the average price for...

/ June 28, 2016
BBQ

The HomeStars BBQ Guide

Your BBQ is the essential appliance for backyard entertaining and the rest of your set-up should be built around it. There are many types of BBQs to choose from and this HomeStars BBQ Guide will help you choose the one that’s right for you. What size? The size of your BBQ...

/ June 24, 2016
Finished basement renovation done by Basement Builders

What Kind of Budget Do You Need For Your Basement Renovation?

Basements can be an easy aspect of the home to ignore, but why not turn your dark and musty, unfinished basement into extra livable space? According to Better Home and Garden, the average return on investment of basement projects is about 75%. Below are 7 different price points of basement...

/ June 23, 2016
New window by Consumers Choice Home Improvement

HomeStars U: Window Replacement 101

In the latest installment of HomeStars U,  Anthony Gucciardi from Encore Home Improvements gives us the lowdown on the two methods of window installation. Full-Tear Out Of Your Windows The entire window is removed and damaged wood is replaced. The installer reinsulates the interior frame and a new window is installed. The interior...

/ June 13, 2016
New roof and gutter system by Adanac Roofing - after shot

Roofing replacement and maintenance projects – what will you pay?

As with many things in your home, roofs require regular maintenance and at times, a total replacement. A leaky roof, ponding water, poor installation or a myriad of other problems can cause a cascade of issues that can have very serious consequences for other areas of your home. The most...

/ June 9, 2016
Rubber Roof

2016 Best Of HomeStars Award Winners – Roofers

Roofs, like the rest of your home, require regular maintenance and/or replacement to ensure they are providing the comfort and function your home requires. Delaying repair on your roofing system can have both short and long-term effects that many building owners often don’t consider or don’t think are serious. The short-term effects...

/ May 31, 2016