Category: Concrete, Brick & Stone

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Best Driveway Surfaces for Canada

When it comes to deciding which surface is best for your driveway, most Canadians choose between three good options: Asphalt, Concrete and Interlocking Stones (also known as paving stones or pavers). We spoke to the experts to find out the details every Canadian needs to know before deciding on a...

/ April 10, 2017
Stucco and wood mixed material home

Pick a Side — Siding Options for Your Home

Is it time to give your home exterior a refresh? If so, new siding is an easy way to totally transform the look of your home without moving. Deciding on new siding for your home involves more than picking a colour and finding what looks good. While personal style will...

/ March 27, 2017
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Basement Waterproofing to Protect Your Home

Effective basement waterproofing is essential for the health of your home and your family. Without it, rainwater and/or sewage can wreak havoc in two very different ways: 1) A flood is an emergency that must be fixed ASAP as it can cause immediate property damage to fixtures and furniture, or...

/ February 20, 2017
Backyard patio and stonework by Canada's Gardenland

HomeStars Photo of the Day

If this photo doesn’t make you miss summer than I don’t know what would. The patio, fire pit, and outdoor kitchen were all built by Canada’s Gardenland, creating an outdoor living space that’s picture perfect.                       Every day HomeStars receives...

/ January 10, 2017
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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
Flooring by Alliance Floor Source Inc.

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 This is especially true when you are dealing with old and worn out carpets, outdated laminate...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
Retaining wall and deck built by M.E Contracting

HomeStars Photo of the Day

M.E Contracting completely redid this backyard that has not been touched since the 1950s, building a new timber retaining wall around the pool as well as a limestone deck. Click here to see what it looked like before this transformation.                        ...

/ September 26, 2016
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Top 11 Bricklaying & Masonry Questions Answered by a Professional

Bricks and masonry are common elements in most houses in North America. As with everything else in your home, proper care and maintenance will ensure your bricks and mortar remain stable, functional and attractive for years to come. Since bricklaying and masonry is not the expertise of most homeowners, we asked...

/ July 26, 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
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HomeStars announces Giving Back Award winners

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015. We received over 200 entries and selected the 78 most deserving companies listed below, who went ‘above and beyond’ in giving back to their communities. The winning companies listed below...

/ February 16, 2016