Category: HomeStars 101

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February HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

Win The Best In Prizes For Your Home! Star Reviewers have up to 1 in 40 odds to win!   Every month HomeStars Star Reviewers are offered the chance to win the best in gadgets and appliances for their homes. All you have to do to get one entry is log...

/ February 1, 2017
Smart Home Thermostat

Heating Your Home Using Smartphone Technology

Technology is quickly becoming so integrated into our lives that it’s difficult to remember the days when our homes were heated by coal furnaces. Today, most urban homes in Canada rely upon easy-to-access natural gas to heat our homes. To make modern life even easier, sophisticated heating systems include smartphone technology...

/ September 30, 2016
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HomeStars U – Pool Renovations 101 (Video)

With Summer coming you may be thinking about updating an aging pool with a couple of renovations. Greg Mulvey from Classic Pools and Landscaping, a Best Of HomeStars Award winner, tells us about the top five most popular pool renovations. Waterfalls Adding a waterfall to your pool’s landscape is a...

/ April 18, 2016
Concrete pool

HomeStars U – New Pools 101 (Video)

If you’ve decided to build a new pool this Spring, check out our video on new pool construction. Keith Evans from Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd shares the basics on the types of pools available on the market and how much they cost. Concrete Pools The most expensive option starting...

/ April 11, 2016
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HomeStars U – Roofing 101

The roofing industry is largely unregulated so homeowners must be vigilant when choosing a company. Gordon Bailey from Academia Roofing & Attics offers up a checklist of items homeowners should keep in mind when hiring someone for the job. 1)   Don’t hire if they haven’t looked in your attic A...

/ September 10, 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

Home Automation/Smart Home Technology 101

Home automation, smart home technology and the connected home are all terms that have been thrown around a lot in the last year and if you are still wondering what it all means check out this video below.  Rob May of Sounds Good Audio & Video Solutions explains what it means...

/ January 9, 2014

Social Media Icons for your Site

We've seen some great examples of HomeStars links integrated into some sites. But did you know that you can have a HomeStars icon? Yes, we have a square icon where you can link to your HomeStars page, and it will fit right where your twitter and facebook icons go

/ May 17, 2012

Day 1 at the Calgary Home and Garden Show!

Day 1 at #chgs12 was a fun filled day for the HomeStars crew and hundreds of exhibitors ramping up for a great weekend in Calgary! It was a pretty busy Thursday, and most of the exhibitors we talked to were impressed with  the first day’s attendance. HomeStars is set up...

/ February 24, 2012

Vancouver's HomeStars 101

We held our 2nd HomeStars 101 session on Wednesday, November 2nd at Nikkei Place in Burnaby, BC. HomeStars 101 is an opportunity for businesses to learn more about how they can make the most of their HomeStars listing. This workshop, presented by Shannon Wong, provides a step-by-step look at your...

/ November 8, 2011