Category: Design

Canadian Home Design

Canada is a diverse country with design influences from around the world. Because of this, you might have a hard time conjuring up what Canadian style really is. We’ve taken inspiration from the history of our nation, sports and activities close to our hearts, and the animals that inhabit the...

/ June 22, 2017

7 Home Trends That Look Great But Are Ultimately Impractical

When decorating a home, style is definitely a top priority. Despite that, there are many trendy interior features that look great in photos, but in reality are a real pain in the behind. Take a look at this list to see the fads that are better left on the blogs,...

/ June 2, 2017

Passive House Design 101

While passively heating one’s house with solar energy has been a concept that has existed since the beginning of time, certified modern Passive Houses are a concept that came to life in Germany and Sweden in the late 80’s. The original goal of this method of home design is to create buildings that...

/ April 12, 2017

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

Interior Doors 101

Interior doors serve numerous functions and can also be a strong design statement in your home. The type of door you choose will often be dictated by the space and budget you have. Even the smallest budget can still inject style into a space, so let’s explore the options. Flush...

/ March 10, 2017

6 Backsplash Prices Based Upon Real Projects

A new backsplash can change the look of your kitchen or bathroom in a flash, and depending on the material you use, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg for the impact. At HomeStars we see thousands of backsplash installation projects each year. Here are some that will give you perspective...

/ January 16, 2017

Top 6 Kitchen Renos of 2016 – Editor’s Pick

The kitchen is the heart of the home; the place where family and friends gather to eat, drink and enjoy being together. This could be one of the reasons why a kitchen renovation is considered one of the best investments you can make in your home. We see thousands of kitchen renovations...

/ December 12, 2016

Seasonal Storage Solutions – Q&A with Kwik Kloset Inc.

With winter quickly approaching (for some of us, it’s already here!), it’s time to start prepping our homes for the new season. With temperatures dropping and the holiday season in full effect, winter means the items we keep in storage will soon be freed. But where’s it all going to...

/ November 21, 2016

Window Treatments: Problems & Solutions

Curtains were first invented out of necessity rather than for fashion or pulling a room together. The first curtains were made out of animal hides and used primarily to keep rooms warm before central heating was created. We’ve certainly come a long way from hanging animal hides on hooks. Today,...

/ October 17, 2016
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Fall Colour Report – How to Incorporate in Your Home this Season

Whether you’re looking to change things up this season or wondering how to decorate with the latest fall colour trends, we’ve got suggestions for the colour brave and those who are still flirting with the idea of change. Pantone is the leading authority when it comes to seasonal colour changes....

/ September 18, 2016