The 5 Best Winter Renovation Projects to Take On

Due to the cold and snowy weather, most people tend to disregard the winter months when they think of home renovation. Despite this, the winter can be a great time to tackle these projects as it is easier to find a contractor to hire than it would be during any...

/ January 18, 2018

What To Do When You Have an Urgent Home Problem

In a perfect world, our homes would never grow old and never surprise us with urgent repairs. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many homes. While you can’t always know when urgent home problems will come up, you can be prepared and know what to do when they surface. Emergency...

/ January 17, 2018
home energy assessment

How Much a Home Energy Assessment Can Save You

There’s no denying it anymore – winter is here, and cities throughout Canada have been breaking records this past December with sub-zero temperatures, some even colder than Mars! It’s common sense to bundle up before stepping outside this season, but what can you do to ensure your house stays warm? A...

/ January 16, 2018
preparing home for short term rental

Preparing Your Home for Short-Term Rentals

Have a pad that’s just waiting to be on the top 10 list of “most astounding AirBnBs?”  Have a mortgage to pay? Love meeting new people and learning about diverse cultures? Or you may have lost your job and putting out a mattress out on the living room to make...

/ January 11, 2018

What to Look for in a Snow Removal Company

Living in Canada means we’re lucky enough to have 4 distinct seasons that show us all the beauties of nature. It also means we spend half of the year freezing and shovelling ourselves out of several feet of snow. If you’ve had enough of waking up early to dig yourself...

/ January 10, 2018

6 Ways to Keep Your Home Warm and Cozy This Winter

To say that this winter has been a cold one would be an understatement. There is no doubt that the weather the last few weeks has lead you to question why on earth you live in a place where it gets to -30 degrees celsius, because I know I have....

/ January 9, 2018

January Star Reviewer Contest Now Open

January’s prizes are all about keeping your home safe and secure. Stop worrying about coming home to a flooded basement, fire alarms going off unexpectedly at night, or driving away wondering if you forgot to close the garage door again. Start the year off right with peace of mind, knowing...

/ January 8, 2018

6 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel

Fireplaces are a great addition to any room, not only for their practical use, but also for their ability to add character and appeal. As they tend to be the focal point of the room, it is important that one knows how to decorate them in order to prevent an...

/ January 5, 2018

Smart Home Tech to Make Your Home Ready for 2018

Technology has enabled us to all be connected like never before to loved ones, information, entertainment and, more recently, our homes. This year, more and more of us will be looking to add smart home technology to make our everyday tasks easier and more efficient. But which smart home tech...

/ January 4, 2018

Old & Cold Window Solutions

While it’s no surprise that your old windows are to blame for the draft in your home, you might be surprised by how much heat they’re losing. The average home loses between 10-35% of its heat through gaps in and around windows. Not only does this cause your home to...

/ January 3, 2018