Category: At home

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Trends in Appliances for 2017

Trends can be tricky especially when it comes to kitchens. With kitchens being the biggest selling point in homes, you never want them to reflect their age. If you’re looking to refresh your kitchen, either for resale or just for you, try incorporating these trends that have staying power and...

/ January 9, 2017
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New Year, New Home – Resolutions for 2017

Every new year starts the same, we wake up on January 1st and make ambitious resolutions and promise we’ll actually stick to them this year (not like last year!). This year instead of making personal goals, like going to the gym 5 days a week and feeling bad when you...

/ January 2, 2017
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Nancy’s 2017 Renovation Predictions

2016 was fantastic year for the HomeStars community and we hope that it was for you and your family as well. More so than in previous years, we have seen our community increase investment in their homes as the upward rise in house prices continues in Canada’s major cities. In...

/ January 2, 2017
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HomeStars Photo of the Day

These homeowners replaced their previous CasaLife leather sectional, marble coffee table and leather sitting chair with new ones. They’re repeat customers and it’s easy to see why. Even their dogs love the furniture!       Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos....

/ December 27, 2016
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Home Security Systems

Many people buy home security systems to protect their valuables while they are out of the house, however, their first priority should be to protect their loved ones while inside the house. It’s important to protect your home while there or away, and knowing the right way to do so. We...

/ November 18, 2016
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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