Category: Carpentry & Woodworking

Top 6 Built-Ins of 2016 – Editor’s Pick

Everybody loves a good built-in. Not only can they increase property value, they also increase how functional and organized your home is while you actually live in it. Built-ins can be useful anywhere in your home, from your basement, mud room, kitchen, living room, home office, or of course, your bedroom closet....

/ December 5, 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 This is especially true when you are dealing with old and worn out carpets, outdated laminate...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
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
Deck by BBG Carpentry

HomeStars U – Deck Safety 101 (Video)

You might not think of safety as an aspect that you need to pay attention to with regards to your deck or front porch, but believe me, it’s important for you, and for anyone who ventures onto your property. I learned this the hard way a few summers ago as I stood on my...

/ May 25, 2016
unfinished cedar shows natural weathering

Deck Repair vs. Deck Replacement

A beautiful hardwood deck helps you enjoy outdoor living, mere steps outside your back door. And in the evening, it connects the warm comfort inside your home to the cool serenity of your backyard. Eventually, deck repair will be required, from cosmetic to structural. Fortunately, most deck problems are not structural...

/ May 11, 2016
Deck and Arbor

Backyard Living – Examples of Deck Construction at Four Price Points

As summer approaches, the anticipation of once again enjoying the beautiful outdoors is building. If you have a deck, or want to have one built, this is a great time to either make repairs to an existing structure, or get started on designing a new one. Multiple options are available to the homeowner these days...

/ May 3, 2016
Upper deck by Lasko Construction

HomeStars U – Deck Construction Materials 101 (Video)

Gone are the days when all decks were built with hardwood. Today we have so many options- hardwood, PVC, or composite – how do you make the right choice of deck construction materials for your needs? To help you make this decision, HomeStars spoke with deck builder Oren Lasko from LASKO Construction to...

/ May 2, 2016
Shabby Chic She-Shed

Building Your She-Shed

Shed: Middle English, to divide, separate, from Old English scēadan; akin to Old High German skeidan to separate, Latin scindere to split, cleave, Greek schizein to split. First Known Use: before 12th century. Fast forward one thousand years give or take a few and every woman we know who owns a house wants her own She-Shed. It’s the place where she can...

/ April 21, 2016
Beautiful Kitchen Renovation

HomeStars U – Kitchen Renovation 101 (Video)

Today, our Home Professionals from Bravehart Building and Oborne Contracting examine kitchen designs that have timeless style. Our experts weigh the pros and cons of different counter-top materials, discuss quantifying kitchen cupboard budgets, and fitting an island in your space.

/ April 5, 2016