Month: October 2016

HomeStars Halloween Party 2016

This past Friday our Toronto office employees got together for the 2nd annual Freaky Friday Halloween party, put on by the Fun Committee. They went all out and collaborated on decorations made by a local Toronto artist. We thought others might like to see what the HomeStars crew got up...

/ October 31, 2016

How To Effectively Rate And Review A Home Professional

For those amongst us who actually remember the 70’s, the movie 10 introduced the notion of the “Perfect 10” into our urban lexicon. But as the protagonist of the movie George soon discovered, there is no such thing as a ‘perfect 10’. Indeed, there is no such thing as perfection. Which is...

/ October 31, 2016
What to expect from a home renovation

The Benefits of an Effective Review

Reviews are everywhere. From online shopping to restaurants and beyond, you can pretty much review everything these days. Reviews are important to consumers as they (ideally) give you the important details before you make your purchase. This is why seeing the whole picture, the good the bad and the in-between, is...

/ October 31, 2016

Hiring A Snow Removal Company? Here’s What You Need To Consider

It’s almost that magical time of year, and for some of us lucky Canadians, the snow is already flying! Skiers are waxing up the boards, kids are looking forward to snow days and homeowners are dreading the inevitable shovelling of the driveway and front walk. While city services make it...

/ October 24, 2016

Duct Cleaning: What to Know Before you Hire

Duct cleaning is not a DIY project. It requires specialized equipment, including a high-powered industrial vacuum that takes the debris out of your home into a truck. Our Home Renovation Survival Guide offers helpful tips on how to select the right company for the job.  These include reading homeowner reviews,...

/ October 24, 2016

Window Treatments: Problems & Solutions

Curtains were first invented out of necessity rather than for fashion or pulling a room together. The first curtains were made out of animal hides and used primarily to keep rooms warm before central heating was created. We’ve certainly come a long way from hanging animal hides on hooks. Today,...

/ October 17, 2016

Be The HomeStars Half Millionth Reviewer!

Happy Monday, everyone! We in the HomeStars Content Team have been quietly watching the reviews add up over recent weeks in anticipation of the submission of our 500,000th review! That’s right, any day now we will hit half a MILLION reviews submitted by our great users, coast to coast! To...

/ October 17, 2016

Top 10 Gutter And Eavestrough Questions

Gutters (also known as eavestroughs) are long, narrow tubes that are attached to the fascia of your home and are used to reroute rain. Downspouts attached to the gutters then funnel water to the ground where ideally, it’s directed away from the foundation of the home. Proper irrigation that takes...

/ October 14, 2016

#HalloweenwithHomeStars Contest Now Open!

We love Halloween here at HomeStars. So much so, that we decided to create a contest so we can see more of your Halloween homes! It’s easy to enter and you could win a $100 Visa gift card just for posting a spooky picture of your Halloween home. Using our hashtag,...

/ October 14, 2016

Choosing The Right Flooring For Your Home

New flooring can dramatically change the look and feel of any room. If you are renovating a space, one of the first things you should consider before you do anything to the room is replace the flooring. This is especially true when you are dealing with old and worn out carpets, outdated laminate...

/ October 10, 2016