Category: Backyards

Building An Inspiring Dog Or Cat Run

Pets thrive in outdoor living environments just as we do. What better way to show we care – and also protect the investment we make in our landscaping – than by creating a pet-friendly outdoor living space. A run will ensure that your backyard does not become a pet washroom and will allow...

/ May 4, 2017

Creating A Kid-Friendly Backyard

Backyard season is coming up and what better to keep your kids enjoying the splendid outdoors than a backyard made for kid fun. You don’t need a lot of space, and in many cases, you don’t need a lot of money to make a super fun backyard. Check out the...

/ April 20, 2017
Landscaping by Dehaas Landscape Design

Eco-Friendly Landscaping From The Ground Up

More Canadian homeowners are realizing the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and taking personal accountability for the impact their homes have on the environment. Part of this carbon reduction planning takes place in back and front yards in the form of sustainable landscaping. Perhaps surprisingly, if not optimal, your landscaping can...

/ April 17, 2017

Price Points for Pool Installation or Restoration

The dead of winter is the perfect time to start thinking about planning that new pool that you’ve always been dreaming about installing in your backyard. To help you along, following is a selection of new and renovated pools at different price points from homeowners who have submitted reviews on...

/ December 19, 2016

Top 6 Best Backyard Transformations of 2016 – Editor’s Pick

Yep, unless you’re a skier or a winter enthusiast, we bet you’d like to be hanging out in any one of these backyards right now. If you close your eyes really tight and take a deep breathe, you can imagine yourself here – in our most favourite backyard retreats of 2016…....

/ December 14, 2016
Fall gardening

Fall Gardening Guide

Fall is arguably the most important of all seasons for your garden. Fall gardening work done now will produce impressive results come spring. Here’s a handy fall gardening guide with some helpful links on how and when to prepare your garden.  September: Add compost or manure to garden beds and...

/ September 22, 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
SKY Kitchen Cabinets Ltd

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

10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in July

July was a hot month, not only in terms of heat but also in Pinterest activity! We love seeing which images are most popular with our Pinterest community. It’s clear they had backyard retreats on the brain. If you like what you see, click the image to check out the company’s HomeStars listing....

/ August 1, 2016