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Best Driveway Surfaces for Canada

When it comes to deciding which surface is best for your driveway, most Canadians choose between three good options: Asphalt, Concrete and Interlocking Stones (also known as paving stones or pavers). We spoke to the experts to find out the details every Canadian needs to know before deciding on a...

/ April 10, 2017
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Shining a Light on Home Electrical Wiring

To most homeowners, electrical wiring is a mystery. Wiring is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ – hidden behind walls, light switches and receptacles throughout your home. When something goes wrong, most are a bit intimidated, which is a good thing, since amateur wiring can be a safety hazard and even...

/ April 3, 2017
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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
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Home Insulation: Don’t DIY, Hire a Pro

There are many benefits of good home insulation: It will lower your heating and air conditioning costs, minimize temperature fluctuations, prevent mould growth, buffer outside noise and reduce your home’s environmental impact. Although you may be tempted to DIY, hiring an insulation professional will payoff in how they assess your home upfront...

/ November 10, 2016
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Home Heating Systems – Which is Best for You?

Winter is just around the corner … is your home heating system up to the task? When selecting an appropriate home heating system, either for a new home or as a replacement, it helps to have a basic understanding of the different types of systems, their efficiency ratings and long-term...

/ November 7, 2016
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The 411 On HomeStars’ New Scoring System

‘NO BULLIES NO CHEATS’, the CEO & Founder of HomeStars wrote emphatically. She had gathered a ‘trust task force’ following the surfacing of a story regarding an Ontario builder who’d ran himself into massive debt, filed for bankruptcy and kept the deposits of a number of stranded homeowners. The team was devastated as...

/ September 12, 2016
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HomeStars Photo of the Day

If my laundry room looked like this one by Ashton Renovations, I would definitely enjoy doing laundry a little more!                           Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos. Our editors...

/ August 16, 2016
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Top 11 Bricklaying & Masonry Questions Answered by a Professional

Bricks and masonry are common elements in most houses in North America. As with everything else in your home, proper care and maintenance will ensure your bricks and mortar remain stable, functional and attractive for years to come. Since bricklaying and masonry is not the expertise of most homeowners, we asked...

/ July 26, 2016
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HomeStars Photo of the Day

Hays Woodworking refaced this dark and outdated kitchen, turning it into a modern masterpiece!                           Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos. Our editors are so inspired by the fantastic work...

/ July 19, 2016
Kitchen renovation done by Multi Kitchen & Bath Inc

HomeStars Photo of the Day

This small kitchen renovation was designed and installed beautifully by Muti Kitchen & Bath Inc. Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many of which are accompanied by great photos. Our editors are so inspired by the fantastic work done that we decided to feature a photo a day. Taking...

/ July 13, 2016