Tag: HomeStars


What Makes Best Of Winners The Best?

Whether you’re an avid HomeStars user or only use it once in a while, you’ve probably noticed a little crown icon on certain companies. This crown signifies that these companies are Best Of Award winners. Nine years ago, the Best Of Awards (BOA) were created to honour companies who are the...

/ February 6, 2017
Fall gardening

Fall Gardening Checklist

With the warm September weather we’ve been enjoying, it’s hard to believe Autumn has officially begun! Fall is arguably the most important of all seasons for your garden. Fall gardening work done now will produce impressive results come spring. Here’s a handy fall gardening checklist with some helpful links on how...

/ September 22, 2016

September HomeStars Star Reviewer Contest Now Open!

Back To School Or Back To Cool, These Gadgets Score An A+ Write Reviews, Win Prizes! It’s That Simple! Whether you’re hitting the books, sending your happy scholars back to class, or just looking for some cool new tech for your home, these back to school gadgets are sure to...

/ September 5, 2016
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Hiring a Painter? Use Our Checklist to Help You Sort Through the Details

The first thought most people have after moving into a new place is something along the lines of “A fresh coat of paint will really brighten this place up!” or “Sure the master bedroom is small, but that’s nothing a new paint job can’t handle!” or even, “One or two...

/ August 15, 2016
Kitchen renovation done by Multi Kitchen & Bath Inc

What is HomeStars Photo of the Day?

If you follow us on social media (@homestars) you’ve probably noticed we post a lot of photos with the hashtag #homestarsphotooftheday. So what exactly is this photo of the day series? Every day HomeStars receives hundreds of reviews, often with great photos attached. When our review moderators find a particularly...

/ August 8, 2016
Kidney-shaped pool by Solda Pools

10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in July

July was a hot month, not only in terms of heat but also in Pinterest activity! We love seeing which images are most popular with our Pinterest community. It’s clear they had backyard retreats on the brain. If you like what you see, click the image to check out the company’s HomeStars listing....

/ August 1, 2016

Believability: The Elusive Goal in Marketing

Ever wonder what the biggest challenge is in successful marketing? It’s achieving believability. After all, it isn’t enough to run a flashy, entertaining ad spot, especially if it can’t convince your target market that your claims of quality are true. The CBC radio show, The Age of Persuasion, aired a...

/ February 28, 2011
Best of Awards logo

Sponsor of the Best of 2010 Awards – CRAFTSMAN®

When you think of tools and equipment, several brands may come to mind but only one stands out, CRAFTSMAN®. It’s because of this, a long history and quality products that we are thrilled to announce CRAFTSMAN® as one of our National Best of 2010 Awards sponsors. The HomeStars Best of 2010...

/ January 31, 2011
Safety first! With Greater Vancouver Gutters Inc.

What Do You Do in a Renovation Emergency?

My upstairs bathroom faucet had a teeny leak, so my husband bought a replacement to change it this weekend. However, when we got up this morning, the teeny leak turned into a full onslaught of water running. Worse yet, it was the hot water tap so there was no way...

/ January 7, 2011
Colourful cushion and chairs in a Dining Room juxtaposed against a bright white wall. Photo via Rowcdesign.com

HomeStars.com, #HoHoTO & the Daily Food Bank

You have only a few hours left to participate in the HoHoTO write a review program – for each approved review we’ll donate another $5 to support the Toronto Daily Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who has written a review or shared this link on Twitter and Facebook. You...

/ December 16, 2010