Tag: Renovation

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Kitchen Renovation Checklist – Planning The Reno

Ah, the joys of a kitchen renovation! The truth is, most of us plan the kitchen of our dreams for years. If you’re lucky enough to be building your dream kitchen or even if it’s not quite your dream, but pretty great anyway, you’ll want to use our handy checklist to help...

/ July 5, 2016
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2016 Best Of HomeStars Award Winners – Roofers

Roofs, like the rest of your home, require regular maintenance and/or replacement to ensure they are providing the comfort and function your home requires. Delaying repair on your roofing system can have both short and long-term effects that many building owners often don’t consider or don’t think are serious. The short-term effects...

/ May 31, 2016
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Home Renovation Survival Guide – Five things to expect AFTER your home reno

Finally, at long last your home reno is finished … or is it? Here are five things to consider as your project is winding down. 1. Finishing touches Sometimes the small touches and minor details can make or break the ‘look & feel’ of a renovation. HGTV provides photos of...

/ April 28, 2016
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Home Renovation Survival Guide – The Permit

Renovating your home often requires a permit, but where to begin? Here are the five W’s (actually six) you should ask yourself before your reno begins. 1. Why get a permit? As more Canadians renovate their homes, many are forgetting the building permit, and are breaking the law in the process. More importantly, personal...

/ April 11, 2016
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Best Of Award Winners – B.C. Home Renovation Specialists

A home renovation is a large and complex undertaking. Finding the right General Contractor or Home Renovation Specialist is key to the success of your project. To help make your journey a little bit easier, we’ve pulled together a list of our 2016 Best of Awards recipients that specialize in renovations and...

/ April 5, 2016
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Best Of Award Winners – Ontario Home Renovation Specialists

Undertaking a home renovation is a large and complex project. Finding the right General Contractor or Home Renovation Specialist is key to the success of your project. To help make your journey a little bit easier, we’ve pulled together a list of our 2016 Best of Awards recipients that specialize...

/ April 5, 2016
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Home Renovation Survival Guide – The Contract

A comprehensive contract will ensure the work is done on time and on budget and will provide a warranty to cover issues down the road. Here are five important considerations: 1. Who is responsible for creating the contract? Typically, most contractors will prepare a standard contract for your review and signature....

/ April 4, 2016
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Average Basement Renovation Prices Across Canada

Owning a home in Canada often means owning a basement. The common Canadian basement serves many purposes. It’s often where the mighty furnace lives and where the washing machine and dryer perform their magic. Many of us have fond memories of a “rec room” where where we played unchaparoned, and took our first steps towards independence. Sometimes the...

/ April 4, 2016
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Average Bathroom Renovation Prices Across Canada

Have you always wondered what the average cost of a bathroom renovation is in your region? At HomeStars, we spend every moment of every day talking to homeowners and home professionals about their renovations, home improvements and pretty much anything else to do with their home. We’ve decided it’s time to...

/ March 31, 2016
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Home Renovation Survival Guide – Getting Started

Your home is likely your largest asset. A renovation will add to its value, but more importantly add to your enjoyment of living in it. There is a tremendous amount of planning involved in a home renovation. Doing your homework upfront will pay dividends later. Start your project by following...

/ March 10, 2016