Category: Electrical, Computers & Home Theatre

Home Automation: Home Smart Home

Many homeowners are confused, even intimidated by the terms ‘home automation’ or the ‘Internet of Things.’  While it’s supposed to make life around the house simpler, safer and more energy-efficient, some feel it would make life more complicated. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Today’s catchphrase is the...

/ April 22, 2017

April HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open

A Smart Home Is A Happy Home More Reviews = Better Odds To Win! April showers may get you down, but these prizes to make your home smarter are sure to bring a little sunshine to your day! Have you hired anyone to work in or around your home recently? Not...

/ April 3, 2017
Custom Kitchen Cabinetry by Mooza Wood Arts

Kitchen Renovation Checklist Part II – The Renovation

Renovating a kitchen can be a dusty, messy experience that also robs you of a functional and favourite room of the house until the reno is complete. Being prepared can make it a little easier. In a previous blog post we looked at the preplanning and planning stages of a kitchen renovation....

/ July 20, 2016
Appliance repair

HomeStars U – Appliance Repair 101

The Appliance Guy, Joseph Corrado gives us a run down on common issues that cause appliances to break down, their solution and the price tag attached. Plus – the million dollar question – is it worth the cost of repair, or is it time to replace. Joe advises that a good...

/ May 11, 2016
Complete basement renovation from Lyons Construction Inc.

HomeStars U – Basement Renovations 101 (Video)

Creating a fully renovated, finished basement is a large undertaking and should be planned 6 months in advance of starting any work. There are many things to consider, from drawing up the blueprints, to obtaining permits, to the waterproofing, electrical, plumbing etc. Fortunately, Lowell Lyons, from Lyons Construction is here...

/ April 25, 2016

HomeStars announces Giving Back Award winners

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015. We received over 200 entries and selected the 78 most deserving companies listed below, who went ‘above and beyond’ in giving back to their communities. The winning companies listed below...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: 24/7 Electric Inc.

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate 24/7 Electric for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Stacy Walton, “24/7 Electric donated the electrical on two homes for...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: JSN Appliances Repair Inc

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate JSN Appliances Repair for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Sam Alexander, “We are proud to have donated to the...

/ February 15, 2016

GBA Winner: AAA Gates Wildlife Control

HomeStars created the Giving Back Awards (GBA) to recognize companies that have done significant charitable work in their community in 2015.  HomeStars would like to congratulate AAA Gates Wildlife Control for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Brad Gates, “Each and every month our company donates...

/ February 14, 2016

February HomeStars Star Reviewer Prizes

Gear up for spring with these great prizes from HomeStars!   Gold & Silver Star Reviewers had a better than 1 in 100 chance to win last month. Hey neighbours! We’ve spent the winter hooking Star Reviewers up with gadgets and appliances to enhance their in-home life. Now spring is on...

/ February 3, 2016