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

Pick a Side — Siding Options for Your Home

Is it time to give your home exterior a refresh? If so, new siding is an easy way to totally transform the look of your home without moving. Deciding on new siding for your home involves more than picking a colour and finding what looks good. While personal style will...

/ March 27, 2017
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Door Colours And Their Meaning

Colour is a powerful visual tool for expressing a wide range of emotions and impressions. As such, the colour and design of your front door deserves careful consideration. If you’ve been thinking of painting your front door, here’s the meaning of different coloured doors, and what the colour might project about your personality....

/ March 27, 2017

5 Design Tips for Renters

If you’re currently renting an apartment, condo, or house, then you know there are certain limitations when it comes to designing the space to your taste. While you can’t rip out the outdated bathroom or replace the unattractive kitchen backsplash, there are lots of options when it comes to renting...

/ March 16, 2017

Energy Efficient Windows

It may feel like Old Man Winter is finally loosening his grip – but installing energy-efficient windows will save you money year-round. Simply put, older windows can cause heat loss in winter and heat absorption in summer that increases the cost of air conditioning. In winter, energy-efficient windows reduce heat...

/ March 11, 2017

Interior Doors 101

Interior doors serve numerous functions and can also be a strong design statement in your home. The type of door you choose will often be dictated by the space and budget you have. Even the smallest budget can still inject style into a space, so let’s explore the options. Flush...

/ March 10, 2017

Easy Home Security Tips

With March Break coming up, the security of your home is at an all-time high. Breaks ins are common around times when many families will be taking time off to enjoy sunnier destinations. Your home’s security should always be a top priority, so we’ve put together some easy tips to...

/ March 6, 2017

Top 6 Windows And Door Replacement Questions

Not surprisingly, window and door replacement and installation is consistently one of our top categories on HomeStars. Living in a cold and sometimes damp country means the energy efficiency of windows and doors take on increased importance. Nobody wants to live in a drafty, cold home not to mention drafty...

/ March 6, 2017

March HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

The Best In Home Tech & Gadgets From HomeStars Every Review You Write Gives You Better Odds To Win   Alright gang, it’s prize time. This trio of fantastic home prizes could be yours for free. All you have to do to win is be a HomeStars Star Reviewer and log...

/ March 1, 2017

Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 20th marks the first official day of Spring, which means it’s time to get ready for Spring Cleaning. It’s always good to be prepared, so this year instead of scrambling once the first sight of spring is here, start booking your spring time jobs now. We’ve put together a...

/ February 27, 2017