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Why You Should Hire a Professional To Build Your IKEA Furniture
If you’ve purchased IKEA furniture before and attempted to assemble it, then you already know to hire a Pro for your next IKEA furniture installation. If not, whether it’s a nightstand or end-of-bed storage, it’s easy to walk into this project with complete confidence. However, a few missed hammer throws, missing screws, and hours later, you may have wished that you hired that Pro after all. Click on the link to learn more about why you should hire a Pro to build your IKEA furniture.
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6 Backyard Patio Ideas To Enhance Your Summer Season
Summer is a great time to spend time outdoors day and night. Here are some great ideas which can help transform your backyard and take it to the next level for family time and entertaining. Click the link to read more!
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5 Tips to Maintain Your Lawn This Summer
The summer heat can have an impact on your lawn. From removing crabgrass to deseeding patches - here are our top 5 tips for maintaining your lawn in summer. Click the link to read more.
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Tips To Fix Your Summer Stressed Lawn
Summer is here! As we begin to spend more time outdoors playing in the yard and barbecuing on the deck enjoying the summer sun, our lawns may be doing the opposite. Heat stress can have a huge impact on your lawn’s appearance. Check out these tips in the link to fix your summer-stressed lawn.
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Your Easy Deck Cleaning Guide for Summer
While it’s never too late to clean your deck, it’s best to get ahead of the warmer weather and busier weekends spent on the deck. Properly preparing your deck for the summer will give it the strength it needs to maintain a fine finish and its structural integrity. Click the link to read the 5 easy steps to clean your deck this summer.
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5 Wood Fence Repairs to Consider this Summer
A fence is there to mark your property line, increase your security and privacy and helps improve your curb appeal. If your wood fence has been damaged in any way, it’s important to repair it. Otherwise, the function of the fence will deteriorate over time, leaving you with a larger problem and likely having to replace it, costing you more money. Click the link to learn about 5 wood fence repairs to consider this summer.
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10 Tips To Build An All-Accessible Family Room
Traditionally, living rooms are typically more formal, located in the front of the home, and used to entertain and show off family heirlooms. On the other hand, a traditional family room is located in the back of the house and is used as a more casual space. From accommodating pets to adding storage - click the link to learn more about 10 tips to build an all-accessible family room.
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Summer Home Decor Trends for 2023
The air is getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter! With summer just around the corner, now is the time to hop on the summer decor trend before it’s too late. Get a glimpse of what is going to be trending this summer for interior design by reading all about the summer home decor trends for 2023 in the link below.
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5 Unique Garden Fence Styling Ideas To Improve Your Curb Appeal
Garden fences can help to mark your property line, increase security and privacy, and also offer an aesthetic piece to your property. When choosing the right landscape fencing, style and quality are important, which is why it is important to choose the right material. If you’re unsure what would be best for your backyard, click the link to learn more about 5 unique garden fence ideas that can help improve your curb appeal.
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What is Tile Grout And How To Remove It?
From types of grout and their function to cleaning and removing them when they are old - here's everything you need to know about tile grouts and their maintenance. Click the link to know more!
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#BestOfHomeStars2023 Winners!
Meet the winners of our #BestOfHomeStars2023 social media contest! 🌟 Congratulations🎉: ⁠ Toronto: @hotwire_electric⁠ Calgary: @5startilingltd⁠ Vancouver: #BestOfHomeStars #ContestWinners
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Pros & Cons: Asphalt vs Concrete Driveway
If you have been thinking about updating your driveway - you may be looking into whether to get a concrete or asphalt driveway. Here's everything you need to know about their pros and cons so you can choose the best one for your needs. Click the link to read more.
HomeStars 2023 Spring Commercial!
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Your 2023 Spring Guide To Choose The Best BBQ Grill
With the arrival of the most awaited spring season, it’s almost time to break out your BBQ grill and start cooking up some delicious outdoor meals. If you’re in the market for a new BBQ grill, then you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll take a look at the best types of BBQ grills and how you can choose the right one for your needs. Click the link to know more!
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Did You Claim Your Home Renovation Tax Credit?
If you completed a home renovation this past year, or are looking to complete a home renovation in the coming year, be sure to include home renovation tax credits in your budget. There are a variety of provincial and federal tax credits available and if your project is eligible it can help you financially. Click on the link to learn more about the tax credits available for home renovations.