Tag: Basement Renovation

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Home Automation: Home Smart Home

Many homeowners are confused, even intimidated by the terms ‘home automation’ or the ‘Internet of Things.’  While it’s supposed to make life around the house simpler, safer and more energy-efficient, some feel it would make life more complicated. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Today’s catchphrase is the...

/ April 22, 2017
Fireplace and accent wall by SKY Kitchen Cabinets Ltd

HomeStars Photo of the Day

Does this not look like the perfect place to snuggle up on a cold winter day like today? This fireplace is the perfect addition to this homeowner’s basement, adding a sense of comfort and tranquillity to this cozy space. As always, great work by SKY Kitchen Cabinets Ltd! See more photos of...

/ March 19, 2017
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Basement Waterproofing to Protect Your Home

Effective basement waterproofing is essential for the health of your home and your family. Without it, rainwater and/or sewage can wreak havoc in two very different ways: 1) A flood is an emergency that must be fixed ASAP as it can cause immediate property damage to fixtures and furniture, or...

/ February 20, 2017
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Top 6 Basement Renovations of 2016 – Editors Pick

A basement renovation can be a costly, time-consuming undertaking, but is often well worth it. Gorgeous is the only word we have to describe our top 6 basement transformations, which is great because basement renos are not cheap. In fact, according to our data, collected from thousands of homeowners, basement renovation costs...

/ November 28, 2016
Basement renovation done by finishedbasements.ca

HomeStars Photo of the Day

This cozy basement renovation by finishedbasement.ca is enough to get me in the Christmas spirit! Is it too early to start counting down? Only 63 days left!                         Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are...

/ October 21, 2016
Basement renovation completed by Marvel Contracting and Renovations Inc

HomeStars Photo of the Day

This newly renovated basement by Marvel Contracting and Renovation Inc. features this area perfect for a kid cave. We love the use of space and mini circus tent!                           Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which...

/ August 31, 2016
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10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in June

Our community loves Pinning, and why not? Curating and saving images to well organized boards can be both useful and fun. We’re always intrigued to see which images from our huge collection of photos will resonate the most with our Pinterest community. Here are our most popular Pins from the...

/ July 7, 2016
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How to Photograph Your Home Renovation

Whether you are renovating the whole main floor of your home or the tiny powder room off your kitchen, taking photos at every stage of the project is one of the best things you can do as a homeowner. Not only are they useful when showing off to your family...

/ July 4, 2016
Finished basement renovation done by Basement Builders

What Kind of Budget Do You Need For Your Basement Renovation?

Basements can be an easy aspect of the home to ignore, but why not turn your dark and musty, unfinished basement into extra livable space? According to Better Home and Garden, the average return on investment of basement projects is about 75%. Below are 7 different price points of basement...

/ June 23, 2016
Underpinning a basement

HomeStars U – Underpinning and Benching 101

Underpinning is an often-daunting renovation, where your basement floor is lowered to increase ceiling space.  This involves altering the foundation of your house, and as a result should not be taken lightly. In 2012, this home in Toronto collapsed during an underpinning job. In this edition of HomeStars U, Daniel Johnston, from True North...

/ May 5, 2016