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Dave and Katy are indecisive when it comes to deciding which reno to start next. Dave can't follow Katy's changing wishlist, but Katy has to follow Bryan's permanent plan.


Meet Sebastian Clovis of ‘Tackle My Reno’

  Elizabeth Rotstein: How was the overall experience of filming your first TV show, "Tackle My Reno?" Sebastian Clovis: It was exhilarating. It was a really fantastic experience. I always enjoy being challenged, and having new experiences. Building with the homeowner over my shoulder watching,...

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Mike Holmes’s Tricks of the Trade: Caulking, Shimming & Grouting

Shimming:Sometimes window and doorframes don't fit securely when you're installing them. And if there's a gap on either side the whole thing can shift, and it might not open properly. So a pro will shim the frame. But shimming isn't easy. Some people think you just stick a piece of wood in and throw...


5 Kitchen Trends on the Rise

In the past twenty years or so the kitchen has become the centre of the home. This room has grown from a perfunctory space to an all-out eating, cooking, dining and communication hub. It's no wonder that Canadians spend more money on kitchen renovations than any other space in their home. If you're...

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Mood Board: Cozy White Holiday Decor

Are you dreaming of waking up to a winter wonderland on Christmas morning? I know I am. Cozy winter scene via Anthropologie, and Country Living I might be in the minority, but winter is my favorite season. There is something completely magical about walking under snow-covered trees and...

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Curb Appeal: How To Accent Your Home with Colour

Picking an accent colour for your home is not unlike picking the right eye shadow for your face. While they both do wonders to highlight the positive, the wrong combinations can come off as a hot mess. Hide the Awkward and Unsightly Start by objectively looking at the front of your home. Ask...


Mike Holmes on Tiling

Photo Credit: Alex Schuldt, The Holmes Group Floors account for more surface area than anything else in a home, other than walls and ceilings. They set the tone for living spaces, including kitchens, bathrooms and main traffic areas, like the entrances to homes. And tiling can add a lot to those...


Home Tour: Two Cozy Canadian Cottages

Who: Terry Schacht, Food Stylist and husband Mark Spiers, who works for Air Canada in Avionics.   Bench at Clear Lake cottage   View Full Gallery of Terry's Two Cottages   What: We bought the first cottage (Clear Lake) in 2004 and spent about eight months renovating it. A...

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May is DIY & Small Projects Month!

I know you've looked at backsplashes and thought to yourself: I can do it. It's just tile and grout, for Pete's sake, can't I do it? Well I've seen the results of some of those thoughts, and the subsequent resolve to do it on one's own, and it usually looks like this: From Sarah's House, S1,...

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Real Estate: What Kind of Bathrooms Sell Houses? Sandra Rinomato Reveals Buyer Trends

Let's get one thing out of the way: more bathrooms is always better than less. This is not a post about first-floor powder room or no first-floor powder room because I think we can all agree that given the choice, most people would take the house or condo with the extra bathroom. The topic yet to...

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