Category: Tile & Stone

Tuckpointing 101

Tuckpointing is a trade many people are unfamiliar with until they need it done on their house. It involves repairing the worn out mortar between the bricks of your house and it is the restoration aspect of the masonry trade. Not every masonry company is specialized in tuckpointing, so you...

/ October 29, 2014

Down Pipes 101

John Whyte from True North Eavestroughing gives advice on downpipes and the common issues surrounding them. Problem 1: Clogging The main issue with the clogging of downpipes is that it can go up over top of the gutters, come down the walls and into the foundation of your home. Problem...

/ May 28, 2014

Landscaping & Lawn Care Costs in Canada

Canadians have spent less money on landscaping jobs in the last 5 years. It’s safe to say the average Canadian is spending less in general since 2008, so this trend isn’t surprising. With an average project cost of nearly $13,000.00 for reviews under the category of Landscaping Contractor and Designers,...

/ August 20, 2013
After the Landscaping Renovation by Distinctive Designs.

All Decked Out

Few things are more synonymous with summer than lounging on a deck with and ice cold beer. Here at HomeStars we’re hoping to make your deck-related research a tad bit easier with some pointers on deck building from the folks at LASKO Construction and B.B.G. Carpentry, Inc. Tips from Oren...

/ July 25, 2013

Getting The Most Out Of Your Kitchen Renovation

When you think of the most communal parts of your home the kitchen will likely top the list. This high traffic space is typically not tucked away behind closed doors and as a result it’s a room that needs to be both efficient and welcoming. The average cost of kitchen...

/ July 24, 2013

Its the Final Day of the Vancouver Home & Design Show

Sunday at the Home Show will be a busy one for exhibitors. Homeowners are flooding the entrance way to BC Place excited to see what is in store! We recommend they stop by and see Deck Pods. This thing is so cool! The rotating pod can be used for dining,...

/ October 14, 2012

Great Times at the Vancouver Pub Night!

To kick off the Vancouver Home & Design Show, HomeStars Team West hosted a fun night at the Wings Pub in Burnaby! Thanks Wings for the great service! We had a really good time meeting everyone and answering your questions about the new site design, and HomeStars! Thank you all...

/ October 11, 2012

Calgary Home Show Kicked Off Yesterday

The Calgary Home & Design Show started yesterday! Don’t forget to write 2 reviews to get a free ticket – a $14 value. Enter here

/ September 21, 2012

Website Renovation – Our New Site

Today we launched our new site design! HomeStars has had the same look since we launched in 2005 and it was time for an update; we've been working so hard to help you make your homes picture perfect, we forgot about renovations of our own!

/ August 27, 2012

Celebrating The Best Of Hamilton & Best Of South Western Ontario

We had a great time at The Wild Orchid Restaurant last night with the Best of Hamilton and Best of South Western Ontario award winners! Despite some yucky weather (which seems to be becoming an annual Hamilton Best Of tradition) and a handful of parking tickets for some of us,...

/ March 1, 2012