Category: Decorators & Designers

Eavestroughs 101

In the lastest edition of HomeStars U, North Shore Eavestroughing’s Darren Perry shares his advice on the installation of eavestroughing. The following are common problems many eavestroughing systems face. 1. Overflowing eavestroughs: Improper eavestroughing can lead to overflowing water, which can leak into your basement. Can create rot against the...

/ May 28, 2014

HomeStars U — Bathroom Reno 101

In the lastest installement of HomeStars U, Mark Ashton of Ashton Renovations takes us through the basics of what every homeowner should know before they do a bathroom reno. 1) Plan and design document Details the layout of bathroom, labour specifications, material specifications, and goes through the design Cost: $300...

/ February 13, 2014

Home Theatre 101

Consumers often associate home theatres with a lot of clunky equipment. Mike Widerman of Toronto Home Theater debunks these myths by showing us a sleek and modern home theatre that doesn’t skimp on picture and sound.    Myth #1: TV’s are better than projectors At the heart of this room...

/ January 9, 2014

Landscaping & Lawn Care Costs in Canada

Canadians have spent less money on landscaping jobs in the last 5 years. It’s safe to say the average Canadian is spending less in general since 2008, so this trend isn’t surprising. With an average project cost of nearly $13,000.00 for reviews under the category of Landscaping Contractor and Designers,...

/ August 20, 2013

Getting The Most Out Of Your Kitchen Renovation

When you think of the most communal parts of your home the kitchen will likely top the list. This high traffic space is typically not tucked away behind closed doors and as a result it’s a room that needs to be both efficient and welcoming. The average cost of kitchen...

/ July 24, 2013

Dealing With Flood Damage In Toronto

On Monday, July 8th, 2013, the city of Toronto experienced its wettest day in recorded history, with more than 100mm of rain falling, the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain, in just three tempestuous hours. The storm caused the flooding of major arteries, roadways and homes, as well as shutting...

/ July 10, 2013

Great Home Show Hamilton!

Over the weekend we had the privilege to be at the Ideal Home show in Hamilton and also hosted a cocktail party at the show! Among the attendees, Scott Newman from New Ridge Refinishing and Pete from Mr Petersons Home Comfort came out to the party with us on Friday! Thank...

/ October 17, 2012

Its the Final Day of the Vancouver Home & Design Show

Sunday at the Home Show will be a busy one for exhibitors. Homeowners are flooding the entrance way to BC Place excited to see what is in store! We recommend they stop by and see Deck Pods. This thing is so cool! The rotating pod can be used for dining,...

/ October 14, 2012

Saturday is here at the Vancouver Home and Design Show!

Saturday at the Home Show is here! The past few days in Vancouver have been rainy and overcast, so we can expect lots of visitors coming out of the cold to check out the Show. Hint * Stop by the Keurig booth for a complimentary coffee or tea! Yesterday we...

/ October 13, 2012

Great Times at the Vancouver Pub Night!

To kick off the Vancouver Home & Design Show, HomeStars Team West hosted a fun night at the Wings Pub in Burnaby! Thanks Wings for the great service! We had a really good time meeting everyone and answering your questions about the new site design, and HomeStars! Thank you all...

/ October 11, 2012