Category: Specialty Services

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

Sales Events – Everyone Wins

Have you checked out your local Savings on the homepage recently?  It’s easy to miss them, down there at the bottom of the screen, but it’s one of the best ways to start your search. Why not click on the Savings in your area and see if you can get...

/ July 22, 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

Outdoor Barbecue Kitchens

I hope it was a fantastic Canada Day Long Weekend for all!! My weekend included an outdoor barbecue extravaganza that  has me really inspired! Barbecuing is great, but with everyone lounging around outside enjoying the sunshine, I began to think that having an outdoor kitchen setup in your backyard, complete...

/ July 4, 2011

The Tool Box: Canada Day

This is a weekly blogging segment that reviews the past week’s trends in the home improvement industry or hot topics related to our readers. If you come across a cool post or video you think should be included, send an email with the subject line “Tool Box” to inbound AT...

/ July 1, 2011

Under One Roof: Aging Parents or Grandparents

An extended family living under the same roof has been a norm for many cultures for decades. Today, when you find multiple generations living together, it’s often by necessity. Life expectancy is increasing which makes us question living arrangements for mom and/or dad. On the other hand and sometimes to the...

/ June 29, 2011

Growing a Giving Garden

HomeStars had the pleasure of supporting the Giving Garden in Kemptville over the past weekend. The Giving Garden is entirely volunteer run. It is a lovely open space just off a main-thoroughfare in Kemptville. Earlier this year during a wind storm, the garden shed had toppled over. The gardeners had...

/ June 23, 2011

Need Gardening Advice? Get Your Garden's Groove On!

Have you noticed the costs of food rising? I feel it every time at the grocery store checkout. With such price increases, more people will need to find alternative and affordable food sources. That’s why we’re in support The Giving Garden in Kemptville. The Giving Garden is a place that...

/ June 14, 2011

Restoring a Heritage Grist Mill in Spencerville

While we try to help a wide variety of community groups at HomeStars, it isn’t often that we find a charity or a project that directly relates to renovations. Thus we were eager to support the Spencerville Mill Foundation in its ongoing pursuit to restore a great heritage building. The...

/ May 16, 2011

Welcome to Spring & Your Home To-Do List

Although it may not seem like it, it really is springtime. Spring cleaning is a given. Spring often brings a special time to declutter and shed all the protection needed during the winter months. It’s also time to think about home improvement projects that are ideal for this time of...

/ March 14, 2011