Category: Condominium

Eco-Friendly Apartment & Condo Living

If you’re looking to go green in your apartment or condo, you might find it more difficult than your friends living in houses. While they can add solar panels to their roofs and grow their own vegetables in backyard gardens, you might feel like there are fewer options for your...

/ April 17, 2017

5 Easy & Reversible Design Projects for Renters

If you’re currently renting an apartment, condo, or house, then you know it can be difficult to design a rented space to fit your personal style. While you can’t rip out the outdated bathroom or replace the unattractive kitchen appliances, there are lots of options that can help make your rented space...

/ March 16, 2017

Bathroom Renovation Q&A with 310 Reno

Thinking of starting a bathroom renovation? There’s a lot more to consider than just what kind of tile and sink to pick out. We spoke with Charles of 310 Reno Design & Renovation to find out what you need to know before you start designing that dream bathroom. 1. What should homeowners...

/ February 20, 2017

Adventures in Condo Carpet Replacement

When I bought my condo a year ago, I had neither the funds nor the time to replace the worn carpets that were covering both bedroom floors. What I didn’t realize is that I would soon become so grossed out by the 10 year old carpets that had served two families...

/ February 17, 2017

Condominium Insurance And Flooding – What You Need To Know

It’s not uncommon for a condo owner to suddenly find themselves calling their insurance company because their unit has been flooded. Whether or not the fault lies with you or with another party, knowing your rights and what kind of insurance to buy is key in remediating the situation. According to Darren...

/ February 17, 2017

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
Condo kitchen Renovation

Condo Renovation Expert Q&A

With single family home ownership approaching the unattainable for many Canadians in large urban centres, condominium ownership in major Canadian cities at an all-time high. For many interested in condo ownership looking at older condominiums can be a great option. The trend among condo builders in the last 10 years is to build...

/ September 8, 2016

Living With Your Dog Or Cat In Your Condominium – Tips And Tricks For Harmonious Living

Not surprisingly more and more urban Canadians are choosing condominium ownership over single family home ownership. According to the 2011 Statistics Canada survey, Vancouver has the highest percentage of condominium households at 31.4%, with Calgary coming in second at 20.4% and Toronto sitting at third with 18.7% of residents living...

/ August 17, 2016
Colourful cushion and chairs in a Dining Room juxtaposed against a bright white wall. Photo via Rowcdesign.com

The Art Of Small Space Living

Reducing carbon footprint and living a more ecologically friendly life has become a passion for many homeowners, particularly in dense urban environments. This often means living in small spaces such as condominiums or homes with a small footprint. With space at a premium in many cities, even a small condominium...

/ July 25, 2016
A suite in Camrost-Felcorp’s Blue Diamond condominium development in Toronto's Deer Park neighbourhood.

Top 12 Tips When Buying A Condominium

In hot markets such as Toronto and Vancouver, condominiums are becoming an attractive solution for many first, second and third time home buyers alike. I know because I just sold my single family detached home and downsized to a condo. And boy, am I happy about it. While Canadians are...

/ July 15, 2016