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Home Warning Signs That Could Lead to Big Problems

Picture this: You’re having a big dinner party for some very important people and you want the evening to be perfect. An hour before the guests are set to arrive, you can’t help but notice an unpleasant odour coming from the basement. You open the door leading down to your...

/ November 16, 2017

10 Important Questions to Ask a Potential House Sitter

If you are planning on going away for an extended period of time, hiring a house sitter is a great way to keep your mind at ease. We know that leaving your home and all of your belongings with someone can be quite intimidating, so we have come up with...

/ November 15, 2017
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Functional and Stylish Aging in Place Home Modifications

When thinking about a home that’s ready for senior living, chances are you picture things like bathtub benches, stairlifts and grab bars. Although these are important modifications for many aging homeowners, they are by no means the only aging in place enhancements to choose from. In fact, there are many home...

/ November 14, 2017
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How to Safely Get Rid of Your Old Electronics

Electronic devices like computers and televisions are among the most prized possessions we have in our homes; unfortunately, they are also the worst things that we can send to landfills. These devices contain materials that do not break down easily and chemicals that over time pollute our air and water....

/ November 9, 2017

10 Easy Renos To Increase Your Home’s Value Before Selling

Many homeowners can attest to the fact that, once you buy a piece of property, the hard part is not quite over yet. While it still is exciting and fun to decorate, organize and plan for the future, homes require a lot of work and upkeep. Even if you don’t...

/ November 8, 2017

6 Low-Maintenance Houseplants to Grow This Winter

As much as we all do not want to admit it, winter is coming. With the leaves falling off the trees, we are seeing the last of the fall colours before they disappear for good. Not to worry though, houseplants can provide the same amount of colour for the cold season...

/ November 7, 2017
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Daylight Savings Lighting Solutions

Just like the clockwork, Daylight Savings is set to end on Sunday, November 5th at 2 am. Even though Daylight Savings happens around the same time every year, we always seem to be caught off guard by it. More than just changing the clocks, Daylight Savings can have a strong...

/ November 3, 2017

How To Use Stripes In Your Home Decor

Stripes are an interesting decorating trend as they can transform a room in so many different ways. They are debatably the most versatile pattern and because of that are the most popular in interior design. Colourful and bold stripes can add a fun, wild, and playful look, whereas neutral stripes...

/ November 2, 2017
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Maintaining A Tidy Bathroom Sink This Movember

Last year, 325,000 Canadians raised $15.5 Million for Movember, an annual initiative where men grow moustaches and collect donations to raise awareness of and support men’s health issues. While this may be a great cause, it does come with an unfortunate side effect: hundreds of thousands of messy or clogged...

/ October 31, 2017
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Introducing HomeStars Verified

Over the past 11 years, we’ve made a lot of changes at HomeStars. From our early days as a community forum all the way to introducing Star Score last year, every change that we’ve made has originated from our core mission: to help homeowners hire the most trustworthy service professionals....

/ October 30, 2017