Category: Electrical, Computers & Home Theatre

November HomeStars Star Reviewer Prizes

Gold Prize Dyson DC77 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum MSRP $699.99 Unlike all other vacuums, this one doesn’t lose suction. It’s because of the new, revolutionary Dyson Cinetic™ science – it captures the dust that clogs all others. It doesn’t have any dirty filters to wash or replace, and it has...

/ November 13, 2015

The Numbers Behind The Star Reviewers Prize Draw

  Our November contest is already underway, don’t miss your chance! Start reviewing right now!     October was a very exciting month for us, here, as we launched our new Star Reviewers Program. In addition, we have also introduced a monthly prize draw, open to all active Star Reviewers...

/ November 5, 2015

When buying your first place, keep in mind these Do's and Don’ts

So you’re ready to spread your wings and fly – into the nest of homeownership? It’s an exciting step and since it may be the biggest purchase of your life, it is also normal to feel some nerves. In fact, there’s a lot to know as the new kid on...

/ October 28, 2015

Skip these updates when selling your home

Selling your home is no small undertaking. Aside from the obvious cleaning and purging of unwanted or unused personal belongings, there are generally a few upgrades to be made in order to get the best price for your property. But it’s important to not go overboard, so we’ve put together...

/ October 26, 2015

Prizes – October 2015

Gold Prize Dyson DC77 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum MSRP $699.99 Unlike all other vacuums, this one doesn’t lose suction. It’s because of the new, revolutionary Dyson Cinetic™ science – it captures the dust that clogs all others. It doesn’t have any dirty filters to wash or replace, and it has...

/ September 25, 2015

Insulation 101

Insulation affects your energy bills and comfort levels year-round. Alex Schuts from Insta-Insulation has provided the basics every homeowner should know when it comes to insulating their home. 4 Signs your house lacks insulation: You aren’t comfortable in your home – it’s either too hot or cold. Your energy bills are...

/ March 18, 2015

Best of 2014 Winners

We have travelled across Canada to award the country’s best home improvement companies. Tonight we are wrapping up awards season in Toronto. This is our seventh year awarding contractors who have done outstanding work, based on homeowner reviews. Check out the winners in your region! Toronto’s Best of 2014 award...

/ February 2, 2015

Best of season is in full swing!

Our annual Best of Awards highlight the best contractors on our site. Each company’s listing has our secret algorithm applied to it to determine who has the most customer reviews from that year with the highest rating.   Awards have been given out in Ottawa, Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Durham,...

/ February 26, 2014

HomeStars U — Bathroom Reno 101

In the lastest installement of HomeStars U, Mark Ashton of Ashton Renovations takes us through the basics of what every homeowner should know before they do a bathroom reno. 1) Plan and design document Details the layout of bathroom, labour specifications, material specifications, and goes through the design Cost: $300...

/ February 13, 2014

Home Theatre 101

Consumers often associate home theatres with a lot of clunky equipment. Mike Widerman of Toronto Home Theater debunks these myths by showing us a sleek and modern home theatre that doesn’t skimp on picture and sound.    Myth #1: TV’s are better than projectors At the heart of this room...

/ January 9, 2014