Category: At home

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How To: Create a Cozy Home with Lighting

This past Sunday we saw the clocks go back an hour for Daylight Savings. While this means we all (hopefully) get an extra hour of sleep, we also lose an important hour of sunlight every day. With the days getting shorter, darker and colder, now is the perfect time to...

/ November 6, 2016
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Window Treatments: Problems & Solutions

Curtains were first invented out of necessity rather than for fashion or pulling a room together. The first curtains were made out of animal hides and used primarily to keep rooms warm before central heating was created. We’ve certainly come a long way from hanging animal hides on hooks. Today,...

/ October 17, 2016
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October HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

These futuristic tech prizes will keep you & your home warm, tidy and delicious! Gold Star Reviewers have a better than 1 in 50 chance to win! In October we will continue on with our monthly theme of awarding our amazing users prizes that make everyone in our office jealously walk by...

/ October 3, 2016
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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Although fall has only just begun, very soon we Canadians will shut our windows for the winter, rarely opening them for fresh air until the spring. With this closed-in lifestyle we subject ourselves and our families to during the cold months, medical conditions such as asthma, allergies, and bronchitis can arise. It’s important to...

/ October 3, 2016
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Thanksgiving with HomeStars

Thanksgiving comes once a year, but like all holidays, more preparation than you think is often involved. Whether you’re the one cooking an enormous dinner or eating the enormous dinner, or maybe you’re the one doing everything, there’s more than just pumpkin pie and stuffing to consider. Clean up –...

/ October 3, 2016
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September HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

Back To School Or Back To Cool, These Gadgets Score An A+ Write Reviews, Win Prizes! It’s That Simple! Whether you’re hitting the books, sending your happy scholars back to class, or just looking for some cool new tech for your home, these back to school gadgets are sure to...

/ September 5, 2016
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Fall Pool Maintenance

We know the calendar has only just turned to September, but as we look forward to the leaves changing and the temperature dropping, it’s never too early to start thinking about protecting your pool for the coming fall season. We’ve collected 8 tips to ensure you take all the steps needed...

/ September 5, 2016
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10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in August

Our most popular pins in August were a mix out outdoor style and modern & fresh in house design. If you like what you see, click the image to check out the company’s HomeStars listing. We love seeing which images are most popular with our Pinterest community. Here are the top pins of the...

/ August 31, 2016
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How To Repurpose Your Spare Room

Empty nesters rejoice! With those kids heading off to college and university this fall, you’ll soon have a new spare bedroom. But what to do with all that extra space? Having a spare bedroom is a luxury but it can quickly become a junk closet if you don’t repurpose and...

/ August 19, 2016
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Student Moving Tips for Back to School

With September just around the corner, most recent high school grads are preparing to start their freshman year in college or university. Students who choose to attend a post-secondary school in a new town will be moving away from home for the first time, which can be stressful and time...

/ August 9, 2016