Category: Flooring

Get Floored!

Whether you’re looking to install brand new flooring or revamp your current set, we’ve got tips from the pros to help you decide which options are best for you. Brian Sperry from Floors Direct North – Flooring Types 1)   Hardwood: The most beautiful in that it’s a natural product, straight...

/ September 19, 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

Meet out Best of Vancouver award winners at the Home Show this week !

The BC Home & Garden Show has started today and is on every day until Sunday February 26th. The show is back at the newly renovated BC Stadium.

/ February 23, 2012

Are you really covered? A look at Homeowner Insurance

We’ve had some weird, and extreme weather lately. Earthquakes on both coasts, Hurricane Irene, tornadoes outside of Tornado Alley, hailstorms and wicked winds have been top stories in the news over the last several months. How have you fared? How about your home? Home improvement experts recommend checking various areas...

/ September 23, 2011

The Tool Box: Tips to Prepare for the Fall Season

I know it’s hard to say goodbye to summer but there’s no getting around it…September is here! This is the time we bridge summer and fall and we have found some ideas to help you do that effortlessly. For many of us, the windows in our home have been open...

/ September 2, 2011

When the Condo floods…

HomeStars team member Shannon didn’t know what was happening. As she tried to work from her condo, the drilling and the grinding from the floor above was driving Shannon to distraction. Just as she was thoroughly cursing her upstairs neighbours, there was a knock at the door.  There was the...

/ August 18, 2011

Under One Roof: Housing Options for Multi-Generations

In our series Under One Roof, we have explored home renovation ideas to accommodate two generations, aging parents and boomerang kids. For many, there are other options for multi-generations. Laneway homes have become increasingly more popular particularly in Vancouver. A laneway house is often built on an existing lot along...

/ August 3, 2011

The Tool Box: Ladders, privacy seating, coffee bags and more…

  This is a weekly blogging segment that reviews the past week’s trends in the home improvement industry or hot topics related to our readers. If you come across a cool post or video you think should be included, send an email with the subject line “Tool Box” to inbound AT...

/ July 29, 2011

Let’s talk about Cluttermania: The Musical Revue

In Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door, Susan Borax and Heather Knittel, owners of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions, define CRUD as Completely Ridiculous Useless Debris. And in Cluttermania: The Musical Revue, Susan and Heather along with friends Kim Yarnold and Brenda Kay don other persona to help audiences look...

/ July 13, 2011

Summer Traffic Report & Search Word Forecast

I took a look into both the search words and queries that bring people to HomeStars and the words and queries that are used once someone reaches the site, to get a better idea of what to expect in the coming months. Some of the most popular searches, no matter...

/ July 7, 2011