Category: Green Home Improvement

How do you decide where to live?

I’ve been visiting Vancouver for three short days and can easily understand why it was named one of the best places to live in the world. It’s accessible, beautiful, green and there is a lot to do. Don’t think that my idea of Vancouver is only what exists downtown. I’ve...

/ July 11, 2011

The Tool Box: Ways to Beat the Heat

This is a weekly blogging segment that reviews the past week’s trends in the home improvement industry or hot topics related to our readers. If you come across a cool post or video you think should be included, send an email with the subject line “Tool Box” to inbound AT...

/ June 24, 2011

Introducing New Twitter Chat: HomeStars Dwellers #HSDw

Some of you tweeps might have noticed that we’ve started a new Twitter Chat called HomeStars Dwellers (#HSDw). Our first session ran Thursday, June 16 at 3:00 PM ET. We plan on hosting the chat weekly and will explore topics around the places where we live. We all live somewhere...

/ June 22, 2011

Tool Box – Outdoor Living

This is a regular blogging segment that reviews the past week’s trends in the home improvement industry. If you come across a cool post or video you think should be included, send an email with the subject line “Tool Box” to inbound AT homestars DOT com, or Tweet it to...

/ June 3, 2011

Ideas for eco-friendly landscapes

When you imagine your perfect home, what does the yard look like? It once meant a large luscious green lawn, devoid of any imperfections, but nowadays the trend is moving towards more eco-friendly landscapes. In doing research for this post, one garden centre scoffed, stating that “all landscapes are eco-friendly.”...

/ May 18, 2011

In The Tool Box? Space Saving Gardening and more…

Space Saving, Green Living, Gardening People who live in the urban core of cities like Vancouver & Toronto instead of the suburbs don’t always have the luxury of space inside, let alone outside. Green space for testing your green thumb at gardening can be very limited. On the heels of...

/ April 29, 2011

Earth Day Toolbox – Green Home Renovation Trends

In 2011, Going Green is No Longer a Trend, but a Necessity. This is a regular blogging segment that reviews the past week’s trends in the home improvement industry. If you come across a cool post or video you think should be included, send an email with the subject line...

/ April 22, 2011

Planning a Spring Reno – Do's and Don't's

According to an Ispos Reid poll conducted last fall, 43% of Canadian homeowners plan to do a home renovation or make improvements this year, with the average spend to be around $10,000. Judging from these numbers, home contractors will be busy this spring! Before embarking on a home renovation or home...

/ April 13, 2011

Earth Day & Every Day Tips to *Go Green In Your Home*

Did you know April is Earth Month and we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd? Earth Day was first held in the US on April 22, 1970 with the intent to bring attention and awareness to the earth’s natural environment and resources. The first Earth Day Canada was held in...

/ April 12, 2011

HomeStars List: Top 5 Books on Home Improvement

If you love research and reading with a side of home improvement you will love this post. Today, we are sharing my five top picks in home improvement books. It doesn’t matter if you are a do-it-yourselfer or searching HomeStars for companies to hire, these books can offer inspiration and...

/ March 29, 2011