Category: Specialty Services

Hiring A Snow Removal Company? Here’s What You Need To Consider

It’s almost that magical time of year, and for some of us lucky Canadians, the snow is already flying! Skiers are waxing up the boards, kids are looking forward to snow days and homeowners are dreading the inevitable shovelling of the driveway and front walk. While city services make it...

/ October 24, 2016

Top 10 Gutter And Eavestrough Questions

Gutters (also known as eavestroughs) are long, narrow tubes that are attached to the fascia of your home and are used to reroute rain. Downspouts attached to the gutters then funnel water to the ground where ideally, it’s directed away from the foundation of the home. Proper irrigation that takes...

/ October 14, 2016

GBA Winner: RENOKREW

HomeStars would like to congratulate RENOKREW for winning a Giving Back Award.  In the words of owner Pedro Pinto, “We made a cash donation of $8,000 to a local parish that contributed towards a Wheelchair Accessibility Lift. Donated $2,000 of our services towards The Vitanova Foundation. Also donated $4,500 in...

/ February 16, 2016

February HomeStars Star Reviewer Prizes

Gear up for spring with these great prizes from HomeStars!   Gold & Silver Star Reviewers had a better than 1 in 100 chance to win last month. Hey neighbours! We’ve spent the winter hooking Star Reviewers up with gadgets and appliances to enhance their in-home life. Now spring is on...

/ February 3, 2016

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

Top 5 Furniture Trends

Steve Forberg from Decorium Furniture  discusses the top five furniture trends currently defining today’s eclectic looking home. 1. Industrial reclaimed furniture: Mixing modern elements with rustic wood items and industrial metal. Popular items: Wooden chairs, white lacquered tables, industrial metal lamps 2. Upholstered beds Highly customizable; choose your fabric, sizing and...

/ July 10, 2014

Furniture 101

High quality furniture can be quite a costly investment. Carpenter Malcolm McGrath of Malcolm Mcgrath Cabinets and Fine Carpentry discusses what homeowners should consider and look for when buying furniture for their home. What are you using it for? This will determine the level of quality you need: Short term vs. long...

/ July 8, 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

A Tribute to Father & Son Companies

Many companies on HomeStars are family run businesses. The father and son duo is a common one and there is something comforting about the tradition of a father teaching his son about his trade, passing on his wisdom of the business and eventually handing down the company he has built....

/ August 19, 2011

Summer Traffic Report & Search Word Forecast

I took a look into both the search words and queries that bring people to HomeStars and the words and queries that are used once someone reaches the site, to get a better idea of what to expect in the coming months. Some of the most popular searches, no matter...

/ July 7, 2011