HomeStars helps millions of Canadian homeowners every day by connecting them with the best local pros in their neighbourhoods. By checking the pros’ Verified badge, Star Score and reading homeowner reviews, HomeStars enables you to make a confident hiring decision. In addition to these tools, HomeStars also provides various resources that further help homeowners. Here are five unique HomeStars resources you might not be aware of that can help you plan, budget and prepare for your next home improvement project.
1. Cost Guides
When you start planning any new home improvement project, be it an appliance installation or bathroom renovation, estimating its cost details can be a difficult task. HomeStars’ Cost Guides help you figure out a rough estimation of what you can expect to pay based on your location and task.
In addition to cost estimates, the guides also include some tips and suggestions related to your project. The cost information in these guides is based on prices reported by homeowners in our review data and our home service partner network.
Costs will vary depending on location, seasonality and other circumstances. You can also request a no-obligation quote from local pros on HomeStars to find out how much your specific project may cost.
2. Here at Home Online Magazine
As a homeowner, you’re always looking for inspiring ideas and tips for your next home improvement project. Here at Home is HomeStars’ online magazine specially designed for Canadian homeowners.
Going beyond Pinterest boards and Instagram reels Here at Home provides you with exclusive design inspiration, hiring tips and solutions for numerous home projects. Here at Home is released 4 times a year, focussing on all the updates you can do during the current season so be sure to check back for the latest issue.
3. Reno Report
Since 2019, HomeStars’ annual Reno Reports have been designed and produced to gauge Canadian homeowner attitudes and behaviours towards renovations, motivations, trends, popular jobs, spending and more. This report helps homeowners understand the industry trends and get prepared for their upcoming home improvement projects. The report is full of interesting findings from homeowners residing on the east coast to the west coast. Read more about the 2021 Reno Report here.
4. Review Guidelines
HomeStars gives you the confidence to hire the right pro for your project by providing various trust tools, and a big one of them being community reviews. After a project is done, homeowners can write a review of the company on HomeStars along with some pictures of the project. These reviews help other homeowners in your community to make the right hiring decision. These can be positive as well as negative reviews vetted by our content integrity specialists. Before writing a review, we recommend homeowners read our review guidelines to avoid the possibility of their reviews getting rejected.
5. Ultimate Hiring Guide
Hiring the right pro for your home improvement project can be a huge task. There are many factors to consider and questions to ask as you don’t want to take the risk of ending up with an unqualified service professional. HomeStars’ Ultimate Hiring Guide makes this process easy for you. This guide has three main components: step by step guide to start your project, a pro comparison chart and key interview questions to ask when hiring a service professional. Whether you’re planning a big bathroom renovation or want to hire a snow removal service, this guide will help you choose the right pro in your neighbourhood.
With the help of these 5 top-notch HomeStars resources along with our trendsetting blog, ever inspiring Pinterest board, interactive Instagram feeds and community-supported Facebook page, you can complete all your home improvement projects without much hassle. Get in touch with a local pro today to receive a custom quote for your next project!