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The perfect bedroom for your little one should foster both creativity and productivity. By incorporating a bed, storage, work station, and play area in your child’s room, they’ll love being in their space for years to come. Creating the perfect space takes time and support. Thankfully, there are Verified pros on HomeStars ready to help!
Moving can be a stressful task for anyone. Whether it’s big or small, the thought of relocating all of your personal belongings is daunting. With proper research, however, you can find a reputable moving company that will ensure your move is as swift as possible. Read on to learn more about what you can do to prepare for your move.
There are many benefits to having an at-home gym, including being able to customize it to your needs. However, you still have to make time and dedicate your efforts to use the equipment you purchased and installed. Here are some tips on how to create a home gym that you will actually use.
A patio or deck is the perfect place to enjoy Canada’s warmer seasons. But during the colder months, our patios and decks receive the brunt of these harsh weather conditions. Over time, a deck’s surface begins to erode, causing the fibers to soften, splinter, and stain. Thankfully, with regular deck cleaning and staining, you can increase the lifespan of your deck and have it look brand new.
Make this spring brighter, happier and sustainable by choosing any one of these trends for your home improvement project this season. With vintage furniture, minimalist open space with smart space-saving furniture you can have a more organic, sustainable and trendy lifestyle. Connect with the right pro on HomeStars to incorporate your favourite trend, today!
An outdoor cabana with a full chef’s kitchen sounds dreamy, right? But why should an outdoor kitchen be only a dream? What if you could turn your dreams into reality? HomeStars spoke with outdoor kitchen experts at NewAge Products to learn all about outdoor kitchens and to provide you with some inspiring ideas so you are ready to begin your next home renovation project.
As we transition from the winter months into spring, some small outdoor repairs might be required. Or perhaps you’ve been thinking about tackling a larger project for your backyard now that the weather is nice. Whichever it is, with winter behind and summer just around the corner, it’s time to get started! Here are our top 10 outdoor spring projects.
In Canada, our spring and summers never feel as if they last long enough. That’s why it’s important to spend the sunny seasons doing what you enjoy and love. Whether that’s sitting out on your patio under the pavilion or taking a dip in the hot tub that you built into your deck, it’s important to get outside! We encourage you to spend time on your deck, not DIY-ing your deck.
Garden cleaning is essential in spring so all your new blooms and lawn can welcome the sunny season with open arms. Before you start any gardening project with plants, trees and soil, make sure you have a clean slate, to begin with. Whether you’re a gardener at heart or taking on gardening as a hobby for the first time, this garden cleaning checklist will come in handy.
When your bathtub has seen better days, your first thought may be to replace it but after seeing the costs involved, you may want a less expensive option. Whether you’re short on time or funds, refinishing your old bathtub is a great alternative option to a full replacement. Learn more about the process of refinishing a tub and why it’s a good idea to hire a pro for this particular project.
Just as your home is an investment, so too is the environment. On Earth Day, we're here to remind you that it’s never too late to start investing in both. From introducing small changes to your home, by adding LED bulbs to installing solar energy, there are many benefits to a green home. If you're ready to make some eco-friendly updates to your home and lifestyle, read on to ‘go green.’
A recent study shows that more and more Canadian homeowners are becoming cautious about how they improve their homes while supporting the sustainability of our planet. Here are a few tips to help you understand how to choose alternative green materials for your next home renovation project.
If you're making a conscious effort to be more eco-friendly in your everyday life, a great place to make a big impact is in your bathroom. The bathroom is one of the highest traffic rooms in our homes, so it’s no surprise there’s a lot of opportunity for green improvements. Here’s how you can make your bathroom more eco-friendly in 3 easy ways.
As environmental concerns and climate change grows, many Canadian homeowners are looking into greener options. From adopting an environmentally friendly lifestyle to going green with their renovation materials, it’s clear that Canadians are looking for ways to become more sustainable. Taking this into consideration, the Canadian government launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant in early 2021 to help aid ways to go green at home.
More Canadians are considering green renovations that prioritize cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Oftentimes, the barrier that prevents homeowners from committing to these renovations is the upfront cost. Fortunately, the Canadian government is now helping homeowners offset these initial costs with tailored programs to incentivize them to make the switch.
Being at home more than usual right now means you're probably noticing all things that could use some attention. While there’s much to be done indoors, don’t forget about your home’s exterior. Taking the time to spruce up your home’s exterior doesn’t always require the help of a pro. Take a look at these 5 easy curb appeal updates you can do on your own for a spring refresh.
Don’t just focus on the interior of your home for this year’s spring cleaning - be sure to work on your exterior with a new spring project. If you don’t have a backyard deck, be sure to learn about the different styles of decks that would work best for your space. If you do have a deck, here’s how to get your deck looking brand new again for spring.
A bathtub is an essential addition to your bathroom, enhancing both the interior of your bathroom and your lifestyle. Having a luxurious bathtub can help you relax at the end of busy work week and also improve the quality and resale value of your house. You can choose a specific type of bathtub based on your budget, material and style. Here are 8 types of luxurious bathtubs to enhance your bathroom.
If your basement is also your home office, or if you use it as an entertainment room (games and home theatre) or your kid wants to practice playing music, you should consider getting your basement soundproofed. But soundproofing can be pretty expensive. That’s why we came up with these 5 cheapest ways you can soundproof your basement without drilling a hole through your pockets.
Spring is here and we couldn’t be more excited about getting outside to enjoy everything the sun has to offer. To ensure that we get the most out of sunny days ahead, it’s time to start prepping our outdoor living spaces - starting with the deck. Keep reading to discover 4 outdoor deck designs that will get you outside and enjoying the sunshine.
Last week we held our annual Best of HomeStars Awards gala to honour the winning pros in our network for their dedication to their craft and industry. Out of all the service professionals within our network, the Best of HomeStars 2022 winners make up 2.5%. These winners stand out when it comes to our three pillars of integrity, customer service, and consistency. Meet and hire the Best of HomeStars 2022 winners for your next project.
The right flooring can totally change the look of a home’s interior. In addition to upping the aesthetic value of your home, proper flooring also helps with insulation and maintaining a consistent indoor temperature. If your hardwood flooring is looking a little worse for wear but you don’t want to rip it out completely, consider refinishing instead. Here are 4 reasons why you should consider refinishing your hardwood floors this year.
Cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom or elsewhere in the home are essential to store all of your personal items. From a small case of toothpicks to large serving bowls, cabinets manage to conceal our everyday tools. However, cabinet building can be an expensive project, especially if you’re on a tight budget.