Category: Tile & Stone

The Best Ways To Incorporate Concrete In Your Home

Gone are the days where concrete was reserved for drab, industrial spaces. Now it is a huge trend and is being introduced in many creative ways throughout the home. Not only does concrete look great, but it is also extremely durable, versatile, and affordable, so how could you go wrong?...

/ June 29, 2017
Freestanding tub and frameless shower by Chicasa Design

Immerse Yourself in These 2017 Shower and Tub Trends

Let’s face it, bathing is one of those ritualistic things that humans do that bring us as much pleasure as it does a practical outcome. With so much focus on the bathroom these days, we see many real-life bathroom renovations at HomeStars. We’ve pulled out the trends that our community of homeowners...

/ February 5, 2017

2017 Master Bathroom Trends

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of having their own fabulous ensuite master bathroom? If you’re one of the lucky homeowners who is undertaking a master bathroom renovation this year, read on for some real-life makeovers and info about upcoming trends in bathrooms as seen in our most recent homeowner reviews. You...

/ February 3, 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
Beautiful Kitchen Renovation

HomeStars U – Kitchen Renovation 101 (Video)

Today, our Home Professionals from Bravehart Building and Oborne Contracting examine kitchen designs that have timeless style. Our experts weigh the pros and cons of different counter-top materials, discuss quantifying kitchen cupboard budgets, and fitting an island in your space.

/ April 5, 2016

HomeStars announces Giving Back Award winners

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015. We received over 200 entries and selected the 78 most deserving companies listed below, who went ‘above and beyond’ in giving back to their communities. The winning companies listed below...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: Stoney Creek Furniture

HomeStars would like to congratulate Stoney Creek Furniture for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Jim Fee, “Most recently we raised $8,900 for Hamilton Foodshare through a Designer Christmas tree auction. Throughout the year we also sponsored the back-to-school backpack program, the area hospices and sponsor...

/ February 16, 2016

January HomeStars Star Reviewer Prizes

In December, Gold Star Reviewers had a  1 in 25 chance to win!   In December, Silver Star Reviewers had a  1 in 50 chance to win !   Happy new year, neighbours! To start of 2016 right, HomeStars will be debuting two brand new hot prizes for our Star Reviewers to...

/ January 5, 2016

Skip these updates when selling your home

Selling your home is no small undertaking. Aside from the obvious cleaning and purging of unwanted or unused personal belongings, there are generally a few upgrades to be made in order to get the best price for your property. But it’s important to not go overboard, so we’ve put together...

/ October 26, 2015

Fall Gardening Basics: Terms to Know

If you are a true novice when it comes to gardening, here are a few basic terms to get familiar with this fall. Plant Hardiness Zones: There are nine zones in Canada ranging from the harshest “0” to the mildest “8” and each zone is further subdivided into “a” and...

/ September 3, 2015