Category: Tile & Stone

Fall Gardening Basics: Terms to Know

If you are a true novice when it comes to gardening, here are a few basic terms to get familiar with this fall. Plant Hardiness Zones: There are nine zones in Canada ranging from the harshest “0” to the mildest “8” and each zone is further subdivided into “a” and...

/ September 3, 2015

Best of 2014 Winners

We have traveled across Canada to award the country’s best home improvement companies. Tonight we are wrapping up awards season in Toronto. This is our seventh year awarding contractors who have done outstanding work, based on homeowner reviews. Check out the winners in your region! Toronto’s Best of 2014 award...

/ February 2, 2015

Tuckpointing 101

Tuckpointing is a trade many people are unfamiliar with until they need it done on their house. It involves repairing the worn out mortar between the bricks of your house and it is the restoration aspect of the masonry trade. Not every masonry company is specialized in tuckpointing, so you...

/ October 29, 2014

Down Pipes 101

John Whyte from True North Eavestroughing gives advice on downpipes and the common issues surrounding them. Problem 1: Clogging The main issue with the clogging of downpipes is that it can go up over top of the gutters, come down the walls and into the foundation of your home. Problem...

/ May 28, 2014

Landscaping & Lawn Care Costs in Canada

Canadians have spent less money on landscaping jobs in the last 5 years. It’s safe to say the average Canadian is spending less in general since 2008, so this trend isn’t surprising. With an average project cost of nearly $13,000.00 for reviews under the category of Landscaping Contractor and Designers,...

/ August 20, 2013
After the Landscaping Renovation by Distinctive Designs.

All Decked Out

Few things are more synonymous with summer than lounging on a deck with and ice cold beer. Here at HomeStars we’re hoping to make your deck-related research a tad bit easier with some pointers on deck building from the folks at LASKO Construction and B.B.G. Carpentry, Inc. Tips from Oren...

/ July 25, 2013

Getting The Most Out Of Your Kitchen Renovation

When you think of the most communal parts of your home the kitchen will likely top the list. This high traffic space is typically not tucked away behind closed doors and as a result it’s a room that needs to be both efficient and welcoming. The average cost of kitchen...

/ July 24, 2013

Website Renovation – Our New Site

Today we launched our new site design! HomeStars has had the same look since we launched in 2005 and it was time for an update; we've been working so hard to help you make your homes picture perfect, we forgot about renovations of our own!

/ August 27, 2012

Meet out Best of Vancouver award winners at the Home Show this week !

The BC Home & Garden Show has started today and is on every day until Sunday February 26th. The show is back at the newly renovated BC Stadium.

/ February 23, 2012

Tips for HomeStars Promotions & Charity Programs

There’s a good chance that somewhere within the HomeStars website, there’s a ticket promotion or charity program. If it’s not running now for your city, stay tuned. In Vancouver we are running two: Vancouver Home + Design Show and the Vancouver Public Library Foundation.   Ticket promotions and fundraising programs have become...

/ October 5, 2011