Bathroom Renovation Q&A with 310 Reno

Thinking of starting a bathroom renovation? There’s a lot more to consider than just what kind of tile and sink to pick out. We spoke with Charles of 310 Reno Design & Renovation to find out what you need to know before you start designing that dream bathroom. 1. What should homeowners...

/ February 20, 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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HomeStars Photo of the Day

Take a look at this lovely basement renovation by Robinson Renovations. The homeowners say, “This was our first major renovation with a contractor and it could not have gone better… The end result was a finished space that we love and will enjoy for years to come.” This looks like the perfect...

/ February 19, 2017
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Adventures in Condo Carpet Replacement

When I bought my condo a year ago, I had neither the funds nor the time to replace the worn carpets that were covering both bedroom floors. What I didn’t realize is that I would soon become so grossed out by the 10 year old carpets that had served two families...

/ February 17, 2017
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Condominium Insurance And Flooding – What You Need To Know

It’s not uncommon for a condo owner to suddenly find themselves calling their insurance company because their unit has been flooded. Whether or not the fault lies with you or with another party, knowing your rights and what kind of insurance to buy is key in remediating the situation. According to Darren...

/ February 17, 2017
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Giving Back Award Winners 2017 – Alberta

The HomeStars Giving Back Award was created to recognize companies who go above and beyond to help out their communities. The following companies gave more than just monetary donations, they put in their time, effort and labour to give back in any way they can. HomeStars would like to congratulate...

/ February 15, 2017
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Giving Back Award Winners 2017 – British Columbia

The HomeStars Giving Back Award was created to recognize companies who go above and beyond to help out their communities. The following companies gave more than just monetary donations, they put in their time, effort and labour to give back in any way they can. HomeStars would like to congratulate...

/ February 15, 2017
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Giving Back Award Winners 2017 – Ontario

The HomeStars Giving Back Award was created to recognize companies who go above and beyond to help out their communities. The following companies gave more than just monetary donations, they put in their time, effort and labour to give back in any way they can. HomeStars would like to congratulate...

/ February 15, 2017
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2017 Sink and Vanity Trends

To go along with that new powder room or master bathroom you’re planning, we’ve rounded up the trends we’re noticing in reviews when it comes to sinks and vanities in Canadian homes. From natural elements to a fresh take on classic black and white, we’re seeing all of these trends overlapping with...

/ February 13, 2017
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2017 Powder Room Trends

The powder room is the perfect little space to express your inner designer; let loose on that crazy wallpaper or tile that you’ve been wanting to try out. Go for that mirrored vanity, hang that art deco mirror. This public room will be seen and used by guests, so ramp up the...

/ February 7, 2017