Category: Additions, Construction & Renovations

Top 6 Special Mention Projects of 2016 – Editors Pick

At HomeStars we see tens of thousands of home projects during the year that are unusual or worthy of special mention. It was pretty difficult to narrow our choice down to 6 for 2016, but we did it! Here are our favourites. Company: Hunt Heritage Masonry The facade of this...

/ December 20, 2016

Top 6 Kitchen Renos of 2016 – Editor’s Pick

The kitchen is the heart of the home; the place where family and friends gather to eat, drink and enjoy being together. This could be one of the reasons why a kitchen renovation is considered one of the best investments you can make in your home. We see thousands of kitchen renovations...

/ December 12, 2016

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

Top 10 Gutter And Eavestrough Questions

Gutters (also known as eavestroughs) are long, narrow tubes that are attached to the fascia of your home and are used to reroute rain. Downspouts attached to the gutters then funnel water to the ground where ideally, it’s directed away from the foundation of the home. Proper irrigation that takes...

/ October 14, 2016

Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Home

New flooring can dramatically change the look and feel of any room. If you are renovating a space, one of the first things you should consider before you do anything to the room is replace the flooring. This is especially true when you are dealing with old and worn out carpets, outdated laminate...

/ October 10, 2016

Autumn Backyard Living

Autumn is near … and so is your backyard! Here are some ideas from HomeStars to help you and your guests enjoy autumn backyard living when the nights get cooler. Let there be heat! Being able to turn on the heat at the flick of a switch will help you really...

/ September 13, 2016
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The 411 On HomeStars’ New Scoring System

‘NO BULLIES NO CHEATS’, the CEO & Founder of HomeStars wrote emphatically. She had gathered a ‘trust task force’ following the surfacing of a story regarding an Ontario builder who’d ran himself into massive debt, filed for bankruptcy and kept the deposits of a number of stranded homeowners. The team was devastated as...

/ September 12, 2016
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Condo Renovation Expert Q&A

With single family home ownership approaching the unattainable for many Canadians in large urban centres, condominium ownership in major Canadian cities at an all-time high. For many interested in condo ownership looking at older condominiums can be a great option. The trend among condo builders in the last 10 years is to build...

/ September 8, 2016

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
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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