Category: Organization, Moving & Storage

Our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Forget long-stem roses and chocolates! Get your Valentine something they’ll appreciate year-round. Here are some truly thoughtful and creative gift ideas for your sweetheart! 1. Handyman Services: Kill the honey-do list. 2. Junk Removal: What’s more romantic then giving up something for the one you love? 3. Closet Organization: Take...

/ February 13, 2015

Best of 2014 Winners

We have traveled 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

Dealing With Flood Damage In Toronto

On Monday, July 8th, 2013, the city of Toronto experienced its wettest day in recorded history, with more than 100mm of rain falling, the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain, in just three tempestuous hours. The storm caused the flooding of major arteries, roadways and homes, as well as shutting...

/ July 10, 2013

What Companies are saying about HomeStars

Before the holidays we had an open house at our office. During the event we invited our attendees to tell us how HomeStars has helped and changed their businesses, as well as how they deal with bad reviews, when they happen. From landscapers and electricians to appliance repair and self...

/ January 5, 2012

A HomeStars Halloween Tale

Everyone in your neighbourhood knows “this” house.   It’s the house the kids ride their bike in front of really fast. Or, when you walk by (if you walk by) you have to look at even though you don’t want to. And the fact that it seems to sit alone...

/ October 31, 2011

Paying a Visit to the Calgary Women's Shelter

During the Calgary Stampede,  HomeStars and Urban Barn came together for an important cause, helping to raise funds for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. Throughout the campaign, any reviews that came in were worth $20 towards the cause, with HomeStars donating $10 and Urban Barn matching it. The Calgary Women’s...

/ October 14, 2011

Personalizing Your Space With Vicky Sanderson

HomeStars welcomes guest blogger Vicky Sanderson today with some tips on personalizing your space. The bad news is that a growing penchant for eclectic home decor means it’s getting harder and harder to tell from design mags and television make-over shows which looks are hot, and which are not. The...

/ September 22, 2011

The Tool Box: Tips to Prepare for the Fall Season

I know it’s hard to say goodbye to summer but there’s no getting around it…September is here! This is the time we bridge summer and fall and we have found some ideas to help you do that effortlessly. For many of us, the windows in our home have been open...

/ September 2, 2011

Who says you can't be hot over 40?

The Globe & Mail recently ran a showcase on successful technology entrepreneurs who created start-ups after the age of 40. We’re happy to say the co-founder and CEO of HomeStars, Nancy Peterson, was one of the savvy business-people featured. Here’s what Nancy had to say on entrepreneurship after 40: Nancy...

/ August 29, 2011

7 Great Kitchens (As Posted By Our Reviewers)

Every now and then we take some time to go through the many reviews posted on our site. Not only do we find great contractors (and some to avoid), but through reviews we find great design ideas. Here are a three trends in kitchens from the past few months. A...

/ August 24, 2011