Tag: home improvement

5 Fun Home Improvement Projects For The Whole Family

Summer is just around the corner, which means school will be out before we know it. All kids long await summer break, but for parents it can sometimes be difficult to find ways to occupy them. This can be a great time to get your kids involved with home improvement...

/ June 13, 2017
designated substance survey

Why Older Homes Need A Designated Substance Survey Before Renovating

Anyone who has lived through a renovation can attest to the amount of fine dust created during demolition.  In older homes, especially those built before 1980, there is a chance that dust may contain hazardous substances like asbestos, which can threaten the health of your family and the contractors who are working...

/ May 22, 2017

Energy Efficient Windows

It may feel like Old Man Winter is finally loosening his grip – but installing energy-efficient windows will save you money year-round. Simply put, older windows can cause heat loss in winter and heat absorption in summer that increases the cost of air conditioning. In winter, energy-efficient windows reduce heat...

/ March 11, 2017
Kitchen renovation done by Multi Kitchen & Bath Inc

Hot Products in Home Improvement

It’s so interesting and educational to sit on this side of the computer and read reviews from homeowners. You’ve been through it all and we are thrilled you share your experiences with us and your fellow compadres in home improvement. No matter how you look at it, it’s emotional. Whether it’s...

/ December 27, 2010
Custom Kitchen Cabinetry by Mooza Wood Arts

Kitchen Trend 2010 & Predictions for 2011

Awhile back I started sorting through reviews on kitchens to find our favorite kitchens of 2010. While looking through reviews and photos (one of the best parts of this job is checking out some of the gorgeous renovation pictures homeowners add to their reviews) I was surprised by how similar...

/ November 4, 2010

Five HomeStars Reviews We Like & Why

A person’s home is their castle and the HomeStars team takes that saying to heart. We understand the difficulties in home renovations, which is why we hope our site will ease the process for you. We are very appreciative when people share their reviews. Home owners take the time to...

/ November 1, 2010

Tips on How to Handle Multiple Home Renovations at Once

When doing work on your home there are complexities in hiring someone. You have to find and compare three companies, get three estimates, call references, check them out on HomeStars.com, schedule appointments, take time off of work – the list goes on. This list becomes compounded when you have multiple...

/ October 28, 2010

A Lot to Learn From Jay Purvis and the Panel at the Ideal Home Show

On the weekend, Jay Purvis hosted Renovations Dos and Dont’s, a panel for you to pick up some great tips from the pros and get advice on your next home improvement project. The crowd at the event took advantage of the opportunity to get specialized advice from our three panelists...

/ October 4, 2010

Some Home Improvement Going on at The Ex

Toronto’s The Ex started on Friday August 20 and goes for the next 18 days until Sept 6. I went down to visit the Direct Energy Centre where they have hundreds of exhibitors selling a wide range of goods: from clothing to the latest kitchen gadgets. It’s a fun destination...

/ August 22, 2010
Kitchen Renovation by Rain City Renovations

Home Show Season Has Begun – Calgary Kicks It Off

It's the fall, and it's time to start really thinking about home improvement again. And what better place than to walk around a Home Show and check out some of the contractors and design firms who are showcasing their work and projects. We'll be there too, talking to both homeowners...

/ September 18, 2009