The popular online service, HomeStars, started in 2006 by Canadian Nancy Peterson, has been purchased by HomeAdvisor, a U.S.-based platform offering a similar service. HomeStars is a free for homeowners to use to find various contractors and tradespeople whose work has been rated by other users. (Contractors can pay a premium for increased exposure.)
“We are thrilled to join forces with the company on the front lines of transforming the way homeowners discover and connect with a wide variety of vetted home services – from plumbing to painting to remodeling,” said Peterson in a press release announcing the sale.
Meanwhile, another Canadian tech company, eRenovate.com, which connects homeowners with contractors who’ve verified that they have the required licensing, insurance, and experience to bid on jobs, is launching eLandscape.ca, a portal offering similar services for landscaping work. The project’s frontman is gardening expert Frankie Flowers.
The first cordless nail gun offering from Grex features a very unique power system. Believe it or not, the GC 1850 brad nailer is powered by two AAA alkaline batteries, the same ones you pop in a kid’s toy.
New York’s ultra rich have a new must-have luxury item to show off their affluence: a parking spot.
One chicken-and-egg factor that’s contributing to the continual rise in housing costs in Vancouver, Toronto, and other neighbouring urban centres is that parents of 20- and 30-somethings aren’t downsizing when their kids move out.
Roger Razon of Razon Construction in Surrey, B.C., shares this quick tip for minor drywall repairs.
Want to go faster? Don’t step on it; press on it. The 12V palm impact driver from Rigid features push-to-drive technology that uses a pressure sensitive variable-speed switch to control the bit.
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Dav MacLennan of Best Windows & Doors in Stratford, Ont., has a handy tip for cleaning up sawdust.
31st annual Halifax Jazz Festival
Bostitch new 28° framing and sheathing nailers are capable of driving 2” to 3¼” fasteners into engineered lumber.
More than a kitchen and bath luxury showroom, The Water Closet offers unparalleled service, selection and solutions for all your plumbing and heating needs. Our goal is to be your full-service showroom while “Enhancing the Flow of Life”.
We've been proudly serving the community for more than 160 years. We deliver natural gas safely and reliably to two million homes and businesses across Ontario. With safety as our ongoing priority, we're committed to making communities better places to live.
Fusion Stone is an easy and budget-friendly way to beautifully upgrade your home, inside and out. A patented Shouldice innovation, Fusion Stone is a thin stone veneer that is easily installed with the included stainless steel clips & screws. You just screw it to the wall and it’s “Hooked for Life”.
For over 50 years, SFA Group's goal has been to allow anyone to easily install bathroom fixtures, laundry rooms and kitchens anywhere and without any major work. As the French inventor of the famous macerating systems, today SFA is among the top companies worldwide in bathroom fixtures.
You chose your new Chrysler because you wanted something far beyond the ordinary. It just makes sense that your ownership experience should be just as special. That's why we're committed to exceeding your expectations for as long as you have your Chrysler.
Masco Canada Ltd. is the Canadian plumbing division of MASCO Corporation and represents brands including Delta, Brizo, Hansgrohe, Axor, BrassCraft, Master Plumber, and Waltec. MASCO Canada Limited is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction and responsiveness to the unique Canadian marketplace.
Royal Building Products is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of state-of-the-art exterior building materials for the home remodeling, building and municipal construction markets.
DRIcore is the first and most important step towards creating a new living space as warm and comfortable as any other space in your home. DRIcore is the one-step engineered subfloor solution that is specifically designed for basements. The raised moisture barrier covers cold, damp concrete to protect, insulate and cushion your finished floors.
X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. We offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.
Fisher & Paykel incorporates the world’s most innovative technologies and produce the most technically advanced, efficient and contemporary styled appliances. DCS created the first line of high end, commercial quality appliances and expanded to pioneer indoor and outdoor kitchen solutions for the at home chef. TRADE ONLY.
Space Age Closets and Custom Cabinetry has been serving Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years. Our services include a wide array of custom storage solutions for every room in your home. With decades of experience designing and installing custom closets and cabinets we pledge to provide excellence in service and get the job done right the first time.
Master Edge Homes is built upon a foundation of expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship. With a team of dedicated and diligent personnel, Master Edge Homes executes home builds and renovations precisely how you envisioned them. From design and build to complete renovation, we are passionate about exceeding excellence with meticulous design, skilled construction, and project management.
From a modest machine shop in Baltimore to the surface of the moon, we’ve proudly provided innovative solutions for over a century. Discover the pioneering history of BLACK+DECKER.
With over 90 years of experience, BLANCO is the leading kitchen sinks and faucets manufacturer. From handcrafted in Germany Steelart® sinks and the beauty of Silgranit®, to the European design faucets, BLANCO products are celebrated worldwide for their unmatched quality and design. Blanco Silgranit® sinks are proudly manufactured in Canada TRADE ONLY.
Vangarde Cabinet Design & Factory Inc. specializes in aftermarket cabinet fronts and accessories that fit IKEA kitchens. We transform ordinary looking IKEA kitchens into extraordinary ones. Finally, there is a choice for more desirable cabinet doors and accessories for your IKEA kitchen.
Custom drapery, drapery hardware, blinds, shutters, specialty shades (including motorization and home automation), bedspreads, headboards, quilting, upholstery, fabric library, and a complete in-house drapery workroom. We also offer custom programs for builders, designers & decorators.
Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite European engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency. All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources.
Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Highly functional and design forward, Caesarstone surfaces have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more.
Canada's premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state of the art facility in London Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. Locally Made. Distinctly Beautiful. Naturally Canadian.
Cosentino is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives.
At Riobel we design, create and assemble faucets, shower systems and accessories in our Canadian facility located in St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. Our modern and fashionable products are designed to fit all kitchens or bathrooms. They are easy to install, while mechanical parts are accessible from above the counter to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Riobel: a benchmark of excellence since 1995!
Allan Rug Co. has been serving the GTA builders, designers, architects and the public for over 50 years. Supplying a full range of commercial and residential carpeting in a wide range of colours and styles from leading manufacturers.
Over the past 14 years Factory Tile Depot has become #1 for everything tile and stone. With 5 locations showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the tile industry, we have built the confidence of trade and retail clients alike. We are proud to offer well thought out showrooms, extensive selections of hard to find tile-stone, on site designers, and some of the best after care support in the industry. Experience the FTD difference on your next project.
Sharing Passion & Performance. With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.
Fleurco specializes in the design, manufacturing and distribution of a full range of high end glass shower doors and bathtubs. We rely on the latest technology to offer you top quality products. In the industry, we are recognized for our superior know-how and customer service.
We are proud to showcase a complete line of home furnishings and accessories to define your style and transform your space. From contemporary and industrial to mid-century modern and rustic, we shop the world for quality pieces to fit your vision.
Well known Canadian Artist Michael Sparaco specializes in original and vibrant artwork; while being invigorating and uplifting in his unique style Michael’s work has been featured at judged art exhibitions like: the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and The Toronto Artist Project. Most notably Michael Sparaco has been selected by the AGO (Art Gallery Of Ontario) to partner with them in their Sales and Leasing Division.
Bostitch new 28° framing and sheathing nailers are capable of driving 2” to 3¼” fasteners into engineered lumber. The nailer features tool-free depth of drive adjustment, and single- or multi-shot application. The top-load magazine holds up to 100 nails. It weighs in at just under 8 lbs.Bostitch.comThis is an excerpt from “Power to the People,” our annual compilation of top new power tools for 2017 in the February/March issue.
Get a head start on your renovations at the first home show of the year. At the GTA Home & Reno Show you’ll find the GTA’s top contractors and suppliers, celebrity experts, hands-on learning, and local designers, all ready to help with your next project.
Custom cast stone mantels, columns, artwork and kitchen hoods. We provide a wide range of models designed with fine details and offering numerous colours and textures for homes, banquet halls, restaurants and building lobbies to create an elegant and luxurious look. Original, high quality, affordable custom products.