Category: Kitchens

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6 Backsplash Ideas That Aren’t Tile

Tile seems to be the conventional choice when it comes to kitchen backsplashes (especially subway tile). It looks great and is very practical, but so are many other materials. Bored of the whole tile trend? Keep reading to see some stylish alternatives. Wood Adding a wooden backsplash gives the kitchen...

/ July 26, 2017

Plumbing Maintenance Tips

It’s no surprise that the kitchen and bathroom are the most frequently used rooms in any home. Being high traffic rooms that are used every day by each member of the household, it’s important to keep them well maintained. To avoid common plumbing issues, we’ve got some easy tips to...

/ February 27, 2017

Kitchen Design – Q&A with a Professional

Remodelling your kitchen provides the best return on investment of any home renovation. Why?  Because the kitchen is the focal point of your home, day-in and day-out. It’s where your family congregates two or three times every day. Upgrading your kitchen with the latest innovations will not only make meal...

/ January 30, 2017

Trends In Dining Spaces

Looking to update your outdated dining room? We’ve searched our database of reviews and looked online to find out what trends are sticking around for 2017. While technically not a new trend, the closed off dining space has been gone for some time. We’re still seeing open concept kitchen/dining rooms,...

/ January 23, 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

4 Things to Consider When Choosing Your New Backsplash

Kitchen backsplashes are definitely having a moment and are now a key design feature of any modern kitchen. With so many choices out there, how do you choose the best option for your needs, and most importantly – your desires? Take into consideration the following when making a decision about what kind...

/ January 16, 2017

Get Cookin’ with the Best Stove for Your Home

If you’re in the process of designing your dream kitchen or just looking to update your current one, then you’ve probably been thinking alot about what kind of stove to invest in. When it comes to choosing the right stove for you, there are 3 main factors to consider: What you’re...

/ January 9, 2017

Trends in Appliances for 2017

Trends can be tricky especially when it comes to kitchens. With kitchens being the biggest selling point in homes, you never want them to reflect their age. If you’re looking to refresh your kitchen, either for resale or just for you, try incorporating these trends that have staying power and...

/ January 9, 2017

Appliance Repair vs. Buying New

These days it seems that appliances — just like cars– have a shorter lifecycle than ever before. In many cases, middle of the road appliances are expected to last about 10 years or so. This leaves many of us having to ponder “repair or replace” when appliances start to break down. Recently,...

/ January 6, 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