All posts by Jessica Greaves

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How To: Create a Cozy Home with Lighting

This past Sunday we saw the clocks go back an hour for Daylight Savings. While this means we all (hopefully) get an extra hour of sleep, we also lose an important hour of sunlight every day. With the days getting shorter, darker and colder, now is the perfect time to...

/ November 6, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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#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
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10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in September

Each month we round up the top pins saved from HomeStars reviews. We love seeing completed projects and it’s great seeing those images inspiring others for their home projects. This month the majority of our top pins focused on bright windows and chic coverings. Check out our top pins in...

/ October 7, 2016
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Thanksgiving with HomeStars

Thanksgiving comes once a year, but like all holidays, more preparation than you think is often involved. Whether you’re the one cooking an enormous dinner or eating the enormous dinner, or maybe you’re the one doing everything, there’s more than just pumpkin pie and stuffing to consider. Clean up –...

/ October 3, 2016
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Fall Colour Report – How to Incorporate in Your Home this Season

Whether you’re looking to change things up this season or wondering how to decorate with the latest fall colour trends, we’ve got suggestions for the colour brave and those who are still flirting with the idea of change. Pantone is the leading authority when it comes to seasonal colour changes....

/ September 18, 2016
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HomeStars Photo of the Day

It’s technically still summer and we’re loving this backyard retreat by Duralock Interlocking. The coral pops in the furniture are the perfect accent to the soft grey stones chosen by the homeowners of this backyard patio.             Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, many...

/ September 6, 2016
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Fall Pool Maintenance

We know the calendar has only just turned to September, but as we look forward to the leaves changing and the temperature dropping, it’s never too early to start thinking about protecting your pool for the coming fall season. We’ve collected 8 tips to ensure you take all the steps needed...

/ September 5, 2016