Category: Carpentry & Woodworking

Personalizing Your Space With Vicky Sanderson

HomeStars welcomes guest blogger Vicky Sanderson today with some tips on personalizing your space. The bad news is that a growing penchant for eclectic home decor means it’s getting harder and harder to tell from design mags and television make-over shows which looks are hot, and which are not. The...

/ September 22, 2011

Fall Home Renovation Projects

Each season provides the perfect opportunity for home projects and renovations. Fall is no exception. Take a look at these Fall Home Renovation Projects from an Investopedia article. Winterize the Deck   Decks get a lot of use during long summer days. By the time fall comes around, they can look...

/ September 6, 2011

A Tribute to Father & Son Companies

Many companies on HomeStars are family run businesses. The father and son duo is a common one and there is something comforting about the tradition of a father teaching his son about his trade, passing on his wisdom of the business and eventually handing down the company he has built....

/ August 19, 2011

When the Condo floods…

HomeStars team member Shannon didn’t know what was happening. As she tried to work from her condo, the drilling and the grinding from the floor above was driving Shannon to distraction. Just as she was thoroughly cursing her upstairs neighbours, there was a knock at the door.  There was the...

/ August 18, 2011

Under One Roof: Boomerang Generation

In the movie Failure to Launch, Matthew McConaughey plays a 35 year old man living at home with his parents, Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw. As expected his parents are ready for him to move but he’s not ready to give up his cushy living arrangement. This scenario, while in...

/ July 19, 2011

Summer Traffic Report & Search Word Forecast

I took a look into both the search words and queries that bring people to HomeStars and the words and queries that are used once someone reaches the site, to get a better idea of what to expect in the coming months. Some of the most popular searches, no matter...

/ July 7, 2011

Growing a Giving Garden

HomeStars had the pleasure of supporting the Giving Garden in Kemptville over the past weekend. The Giving Garden is entirely volunteer run. It is a lovely open space just off a main-thoroughfare in Kemptville. Earlier this year during a wind storm, the garden shed had toppled over. The gardeners had...

/ June 23, 2011

It’s Summer — Take the Steps to Enjoy Your Vacation Home

  Some call it a cottage. To others, it’s a cabin. It’s your vacation home and if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to open it for the season. Unlike your primary residence, your vacation home doesn’t receive your year-round care and attention.  It’s important to follow some steps to make sure...

/ June 16, 2011

Need Gardening Advice? Get Your Garden’s Groove On!

Have you noticed the costs of food rising? I feel it every time at the grocery store checkout. With such price increases, more people will need to find alternative and affordable food sources. That’s why we’re in support The Giving Garden in Kemptville. The Giving Garden is a place that...

/ June 14, 2011

Fantastic and Incredible Company Names We Love

  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” ~ Juliet At the end of the day HomeStars is a directory with about a million company names and phone numbers listed in areas all over North America. Managing this list...

/ June 6, 2011