Category: Electrical, Computers & Home Theatre

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

Home Automation/Smart Home Technology 101

Home automation, smart home technology and the connected home are all terms that have been thrown around a lot in the last year and if you are still wondering what it all means check out this video below.  Rob May of Sounds Good Audio & Video Solutions explains what it means...

/ January 9, 2014

Mod Lighting: Making sure the electrical work in your home is safe and beautiful

Some homes need electric work so badly that they may not even be eligible for insurance coverage. Brian Wilson from Captain Electric provides tips on upgrades that will keep your home and family safe. Brian Wilson of Captain Electric: 1. Permits An ESA Permit is required for all new wiring...

/ September 30, 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

True Stories and New Promotions!

httpv:// We’ve uploaded a new True Story to our series bringing reviews to life. Michael and his wife were less than impressed with the company they hired to do their counter top installation in their dream kitchen. Watch this video to see what happened. $10 Cineplex Movie Passes When You...

/ July 18, 2012

My Contractor Didn’t Provide Good Quality Work: Should I Sue?

Suppose you decide to renovate your bathroom. You think about how much you can afford and what work you want done. You make a few calls and find someone who can do the renovations for you for a reasonable price. That person (or company) comes to you house, does some...

/ July 7, 2012

New Blog Series: My Legal Briefcase Addresses Your Legal Questions

There is an old expression that originated in horse racing circa 1913 that is still used today – that saying is: “I got it straight from the horse’s mouth” It expressed the idea that certain betting tips had come from the most knowledgeable people – that is, those closest to...

/ June 21, 2012

Inside The Ideal Home & Garden Show 2012

The Ideal Home & Garden Show started yesterday evening and we were there to check out this year’s exhibitors. The show looks great, with rows of home improvement contractors and an amazing garden center filled with landscaping ideas and companies. We have many of this year’s vendors listed on our...

/ March 2, 2012

Day 2 at the Calgary Home and Garden Show!

Day 2 at the Calgary Home & Garden Show kept the HomeStars crew busy with handing out the 2011 Best of Home Awards to exhibitors who couldn't make it to the award event at Melrose Cafe and Bar on Wednesday.

/ February 25, 2012