Category: Garage

A HomeStars Halloween Tale

Everyone in your neighbourhood knows “this” house.   It’s the house the kids ride their bike in front of really fast. Or, when you walk by (if you walk by) you have to look at even though you don’t want to. And the fact that it seems to sit alone...

/ October 31, 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

The Tool Box: Home Staging, Headboards, Salt and Sunflowers

One of the reasons I love writing HomeStars’ Friday post, The Tool Box, is because it gives me the chance to research and see what’s hot in homes, renovations, and décor. And some of the things you find regarding homes written by other bloggers and media is quite interesting. Take...

/ August 26, 2011

7 Great Kitchens (As Posted By Our Reviewers)

Every now and then we take some time to go through the many reviews posted on our site. Not only do we find great contractors (and some to avoid), but through reviews we find great design ideas. Here are a three trends in kitchens from the past few months. A...

/ August 24, 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

Back to School: Decorating Lockers & Dorms

At HomeStars, we often talk about home décor ideas as a part of home improvement. With the kids going back and off to school, we want to share some décor options for lockers and dorm rooms. Really? Lockers and dorm rooms? It doesn’t matter if a child is excited or apprehensive about...

/ August 8, 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

Under One Roof: Boomerang Generation

In the movie Failure to Launch, Matthew McConaughey plays a 35 year old man living at home with his parents, Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw. As expected his parents are ready for him to move but he’s not ready to give up his cushy living arrangement. This scenario, while in...

/ July 19, 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

How do you decide where to live?

I’ve been visiting Vancouver for three short days and can easily understand why it was named one of the best places to live in the world. It’s accessible, beautiful, green and there is a lot to do. Don’t think that my idea of Vancouver is only what exists downtown. I’ve...

/ July 11, 2011