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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2009-10-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By simonestar
Duct Cleaning

Hi,

Can someone recommend a really good company to clean ducts. I've heard there are some shady companies out there, and I do not want to pay to have this done twice.

Thanks!
Forum: Chit Chat 2009-06-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By simonestar
Long Distance Call from A Cell Phone

Can anyone recommend a good calling card company, that you can use with your cell and will not charge you thru your mobile subscriber?

Thanks!
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2009-05-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,139
Posted By simonestar
Central Vac Accessories Kit (Power hose and head)

Hi,

Can anyone recommend where I can get a good second hand powerhose and accessories kit?

Or, is anyone sellling one?

Thanks,
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2009-05-04, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By simonestar
Dust allergies

Hey,

I am suffering from severe dust allergies from my new home.

Anyone have any tips on how to combat?

Thanks!
Nadia
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2009-04-28, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By simonestar
Thanks Greg. I was reading the customer...

Thanks Greg.

I was reading the customer reviews on the $188 model and people complained about the door opening and closing randomly. Also, sometimes the door will only half open/close.

Could...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2009-04-28, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,342
Posted By simonestar
Garage Door Opener: 1/2 HP Craftsman Chain

Hi,

I am looking for a 1/2HP Craftsman Chain garage door opener. Can anyone recommend a good model.

Thanks!
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2009-04-28, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,439
Posted By simonestar
Central Vac

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a good, powerful, central vac? Know of any deals??

Regards,
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2009-04-26, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By simonestar
Referral for duct cleaning

Hi,

I am looking for referrals to have my ducts cleaned. Any recommendations? What was the cost?

Thanks,
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2009-04-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By simonestar
Searching for Alarm System

Hey,

Wondering if anyone had recommendations for an Alarm System. I want something to detect intruders, fire, etc. and preferrably with two-way communication.

Thanks!
Forum: Building and Construction 2009-04-10, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,851
Posted By simonestar
Crack in basement wall

Hi,

My new semi-detach home is closing in 14 days!

I went to check on the status today and noticed int he basement, on the wall that is shared with my neighbour, there is a huge crack in the...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2009-03-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,020
Posted By simonestar
Slide in Stove - How to fill the gap

Hi Everyone,

I need help!

I want to buy a kitchenaid slide in range, but I do not have the counter at the back. Therefore, I need some sort of filler/backsplash to fill the gap from the stove...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2009-03-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,479
Posted By simonestar
Kitchenaid Appliances - Rating?

Hey,

I am considering purchasing the followinf KitchenAid appliances. Wondered if anyone heard any ratings on them OR if you have them and love them/hate them.

Fridge - > KBFS25VEMS

Stove...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-07-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By simonestar
How do you "maintain" the paint?

How do you "maintain" the paint?
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-07-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By simonestar
Metal vs Wood Garage Door

When it comes to garage doors, is it easier to maintain a metal vs wood one?

What's your preference and why?
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-07-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,994
Posted By simonestar
Ok. So I think the general consenses is to get...

Ok. So I think the general consenses is to get the builder to do the stairs. Since I do not want to pay him to stain it as well, I am thinking about leaving it in the natural oak colour. HOWEVER,...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-07-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By simonestar
My kitchen is narrow but long. It's about 7.5ft...

My kitchen is narrow but long. It's about 7.5ft by 12. Do you think the dark cabinets will make the space look smaller? Even with lighter floors and a light (non-speckled) counter?

Also, if I...
Forum: Chit Chat 2008-07-06, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By simonestar
I wonder if it has something to do with the...

I wonder if it has something to do with the garbage that is left in your house during construction.

When I was househunting, I visited a lot of construction sites and saw sandwich wrappers, food...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-07-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By simonestar
Cabinet Colour

Hi Everyone,

My house has an open floor plan on the main floor (kitchen/living room/dining room). I was thinking about getting dark cherry colour kitchen cabinets, but I want light-coloured...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-07-06, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,994
Posted By simonestar
Thank you all for your replies - it's very...

Thank you all for your replies - it's very helpful.

The builder charges almost $2K to do the staircase in hardwood and close to the same amount to stain in a different colour than the natural oak....
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-07-03, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,994
Posted By simonestar
Hardwood Floor Staircase

Hi,

I am debating paying the builder to put hardwood on the staircase (the standard is just carpet).

My concern is, I eventually want to put hardwood floors on the main level and hall upstairs....
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2008-06-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,854
Posted By simonestar
Open Floor plan

Any designers out there? Or design savvy people?

My main floor is an open concept with the kitchen and living/dining room parallel to each other. I want to put hardwood floors in the...
Forum: Mississauga 2008-06-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,879
Posted By simonestar
Property Tax

Hi everyone,

I am a property virgin and seeking lots of advice and tips. I just a new semi detached in Mississauga with a closing date of March 2009.

Question -> I've heard that sometimes it...
Forum: Mississauga 2008-06-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,900
Posted By simonestar
Anypne purchase from DeZen before (CrossPoints Estates)

Hi,

I am considering buying a semi from this builder in the Derry and McLaughlin site and wanted some of your feedback.

- What is the customer service like?
- Delays in closing?
- Were you...
Forum: Brampton 2008-06-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,269
Posted By simonestar
Anyone purchase from DeZen (CrossPoint Estates)?

Hi,

I just bought a semi from DeZen (Crosspoints estates). If anyone else has, please share your experiences with me, so I know what to expect. Things like:
- Customer service
- Any problems...
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