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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.
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.
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.
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!
Meet the winners of our #BestOfHomeStars2023 social media contest! 🌟 Congratulations🎉: Toronto: @hotwire_electric Calgary: @5startilingltd Vancouver: @paradigmservices.ca #BestOfHomeStars #ContestWinners
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.
🌟 Your Home Needs HomeStars - the go-to place for Canadian homeowners to find community-reviewed pros for all their home repairs and renovations. It's time to get started on that list of repairs! 🏡👷🏼♀️
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!
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.
A new season calls for a refresh! As more and more sunlight enters your home, you may begin to notice the dust that’s settled over the winter or the smudges on your walls and windows. As we spend more time outdoors, you may notice some damage from the winter months or general upgrades and cleaning that is required. Get ahead of your checklist this spring by adding these jobs to your spring cleaning schedule. Click the link to read more.
As spring is around the corner, many Canadian homeowners will be seen investing in their home’s exterior appearance. But in this economy, it can be quite daunting to undertake any major renovation project. So we are sharing with you 7 budget-friendly tips that will make your home the best on the block without breaking the bank. From adding plants to repaving pathways - click the link to know more ways to spruce up the exterior appearance of your home.
Your lawn has a major influence on the appearance of your home and is most often what potential buyers or passersby notice first. With a long, cold, and wet winter, it’s important to attack your yard maintenance right away this spring. Check out this Canadian homeowner’s guide to maintaining your lawn this spring. Click the link to know more!
With the ever-changing decor themes from summer, fall, winter, and spring there are plenty of trends ranging from big to small ideas for interior and exterior decor. Take a look at these 10 elegant decor ideas to celebrate spring 2023! Click the link to know more!
Moving away from the modern trend of sharp, straight design to a more relaxed, old-school, soft design. Click the link to learn more about 3 unique design trends to add to your home this year.
With a mix between Victorian and modern styles, modern-Victorian design, decor, and personality is showing up more and more inside homes today. If you’re looking to go back, but not too far, take a look at these 6 Victorian decor ideas to enhance your living room. Click the link to read more.
Canada can experience some pretty harsh weather, including icy temperatures. Over the course of the winter season, temperatures can drop very low, causing an overnight freeze. This can leave your home’s pipes exposed to freezing. Click the link to know how to prevent this or treat it if it does freeze.
From evaluating the landscape to enriching the soil for the summer plants - here are 6 winter gardening tips that will help you make the most of the summer season! Click the link to know more! #WinterGardenTips #Gardening
Every year, Pantone online inspires homeowners across the country with their colour of the year. For 2023, the Pantone Color Institute announced Viva Magenta 18-750 as the colour of the year. It is a colour rooted in nature itself. This colour was selected to represent the continued appreciation and acknowledgement of our natural world, particularly climate change, sustainability, and land protection. Click the link to how you can incorporate this colour into your home.
Even though the holiday season is right around the corner, it’s not too late to hire a pro to help you hang lights, get your home prepped for any holiday gatherings, or help in case of any emergency appliance repairs. Here are 4 simple ways how HomeStars can help you get ready for the holidays. Click the link to know more.
As the temperatures drop and the ground hardens, a lot of outdoor home improvement projects are put on hold until the spring. For this reason, planning, hiring, and completing your interior home renovations during the slower season is perfect. Here are 3 reasons to upgrade your bathroom this winter.
Even though it may seem like minor changes - hiring a handyman and getting the small projects out of the way can have a big impact on your home. While outdoors remain on hold, check out these 8 handyman jobs that you can get done this winter. Check the link to know more.
Your home renovation need not be put on hold in winter! Here are 4 renovations a general contractor can help you get done this winter. Click the link to know more.
As the seasons change, we must also make changes to our homes to prepare. Getting your home ready for the upcoming winter season will ensure you are comfortable and that your home is running efficiently. Click the link to know how to prepare your home for winter! ❄️
From building your online reputation to getting leads - the benefits of winning the #HomeStars #BestofAwards are numerous! Make sure you avoid these 3 things to prevent being disqualified from the Best of Awards 2023! Click the link to read more!
Toronto-based Stain Protection Services, has been on a Best of Award-winning streak for 3 consecutive years making them the recipients of the prestigious Best of the Best Award 2022. So we sat down with Paul Lucas, the founder and owner of Stain Protection Services to learn more about his niche business, his partnership with HomeStars and what it means to be an award-winning company, for years in a row. Click the link to read the full interview.