Category: Landscape, Yard & Garden

Shabby Chic She-Shed

Building Your She-Shed

Shed: Middle English, to divide, separate, from Old English scēadan; akin to Old High German skeidan to separate, Latin scindere to split, cleave, Greek schizein to split. First Known Use: before 12th century. Fast forward one thousand years give or take a few and every woman we know who owns a house wants her own She-Shed. It’s the place where she can...

/ April 21, 2016
Renovated pool deck

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

Best of HomeStars 2016 have been announced

Today, we’re delighted to announce the winners of the HomeStars Best of 2016 Award, the 8th consecutive year of these awards.  We are proud to recognize such a dedicated group of almost 700 home professionals, from all across Canada. This award is a testament to the pride these companies take...

/ February 16, 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: Peter & Greg Walker Contracting Inc.

HomeStars would like to congratulate Peter & Greg Walker Contracting for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of Lindsay Walker, “This year, we were able to donate to seven local charities in the Etobicoke area through our annual “Signs for Charity” program. Every April, we ask our previous...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: Sarah Kidder Design

HomeStars would like to congratulate Sarah Kidder Design for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Sarah Kidder, “Along with another decorator, I renovated and fully furnished the basement of a family whose 7 year-old son has a non-cancerous, inoperable brain tumour. It was all done through...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: Stoney Creek Furniture

HomeStars would like to congratulate Stoney Creek Furniture for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Jim Fee, “Most recently we raised $8,900 for Hamilton Foodshare through a Designer Christmas tree auction. Throughout the year we also sponsored the back-to-school backpack program, the area hospices and sponsor...

/ February 16, 2016
Beautiful Kitchen Renovation

GBA Winner: The Home Improvement People Inc

HomeStars would like to congratulate The Home Improvement People for winning a Giving Back Award. In the words of owner Daniel Berkovits, “In 2007, a friend of ours lost their daughter when she was hit by a vehicle as she crossed the street on her way home from school. In...

/ February 16, 2016

GBA Winner: WOW 1 Day Painting – Toronto

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 WOW 1 DAY PAINTING for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Darryl Karpel, “Our ‘WOW a MOM’ campaign painted the...

/ February 16, 2016