Category: Safety

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

Mod Lighting: Making sure the electrical work in your home is safe and beautiful

Some homes need electric work so badly that they may not even be eligible for insurance coverage. Brian Wilson from Captain Electric provides tips on upgrades that will keep your home and family safe. Brian Wilson of Captain Electric: 1. Permits An ESA Permit is required for all new wiring...

/ September 30, 2013

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

Be The First To Review & Hiring A Home Inspector

We recently launched a new promotion on our site. When you are the first Homeowner to review a company that no one else has reviewed, we will send you either a $10 Indigo or $10 Amazon gift code! Homeowners in less reviewed cities in Canada can really benefit from this promotion so spread...

/ May 13, 2013

Great Meet & Greet at Melrose in Calgary!

Last night we had a terrific venue for the HomeStars Meet & Greet – our way to kick off the Calgary Home Show that starts today. Everyone loved the Atrium room where the venue was held, and the food was awesome! Thanks to David and Brandon of Melrose Cafe &...

/ September 20, 2012

Day 2 at the Calgary Home and Garden Show!

Day 2 at the Calgary Home & Garden Show kept the HomeStars crew busy with handing out the 2011 Best of Home Awards to exhibitors who couldn't make it to the award event at Melrose Cafe and Bar on Wednesday.

/ February 25, 2012

The Tool Box: Home Staging, Headboards, Salt and Sunflowers

One of the reasons I love writing HomeStars’ Friday post, The Tool Box, is because it gives me the chance to research and see what’s hot in homes, renovations, and décor. And some of the things you find regarding homes written by other bloggers and media is quite interesting. Take...

/ August 26, 2011

When the Condo floods…

HomeStars team member Shannon didn’t know what was happening. As she tried to work from her condo, the drilling and the grinding from the floor above was driving Shannon to distraction. Just as she was thoroughly cursing her upstairs neighbours, there was a knock at the door.  There was the...

/ August 18, 2011

Trusting the Home Inspector

Being a Home Inspector is no easy task. You have to have A LOT of knowledge about A LOT of different things to do with the home. Plumbing, electrical, construction, building codes etc, must all be your areas of expertise. In  Canada, one can’t blame realtors and sellers for fearing...

/ August 17, 2011

5 Reviews & What Makes Them Great: For Homeowners, By Homeowners

We see a lot of different reviews at HomeStars. There are the Angry – homeowners incensed by a wrong and demanding redress. There are the effusively Happy – gushing with gratitude for a job well done. And at times the Hurried – the reviews to achieve a means, like getting...

/ August 9, 2011