Category: Architects, Builders & Engineers

Photo of work done by Canada's Gardenland

Thank You For Coming Out Last Night!

HomeStars hosted a ‘Meet the Contractors’ event last night and had a great turnout. I’ve listed everyone that threw their business card into our draw for the new Blackberry donated by Rogers but many more of you came out – and we appreciate you taking the time! What we learned...

/ November 7, 2008

Housing Trends: Small (and Green) Is In

We’re just starting to look for a home to buy after moving to metroWest from western MA, selling our home out there, and renting for a spell here. Home shopping has been fascinating. Our favorite tool is Trulia; we have a specific part of a certain town where we want...

/ June 23, 2008
Kitchen Renovation done by Newview Renovations

Renovation Meta-Planning – An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

The whole purpose of HomeStars, of course, is to help homeowners make planning decisions about home improvement. So what do we think of companies whose job it is to help with those planning decisions? Hey, that’s not for us to say – yes, we can certainly opine, but… – ultimately...

/ March 6, 2008

6 Lessons On Hiring a Contractor As Determined By YOU

Everywhere you look these days there’s an article on how to hire a contractor. While the available information is essential reading before you embark on your renovation adventure, we thought, “what the heck, let’s give our advice too!” Only here’s the thing…it’s not our advice, it’s yours, based on your...

/ June 13, 2007
Kitchen Renovation by Hallmark Custom Homes of Vancouver

The Most Painless Kitchen Renovation

Sue and Leon don’t have a lot of extra time to dedicate to a renovation, but their kitchen needed renovating badly; it was too small for more than one person to be in at a time, the countertop was made of those 4×4 ceramic tiles popular in the 80s, and...

/ February 20, 2007

Lori and Paul Build a Beautiful New House

One of the things I love about this job is that I get to see beautiful homes that are beautifully decorated. Of course, that means when I get back to my own home I take a look around and get thoroughly depressed. In my rational state I know our house...

/ December 18, 2006