Kenny Brain

Making It Home’s Kenny Brain is a Canadian-born general contractor and carpenter proudly hailing from Grand Falls – Windsor, Newfoundland. A former fashion model, Kenny is best-known for his role as a houseguest on Season 2 of Global’s reality competition series, Big Brother Canada. Since appearing on the show, Kenny set his glinting sights on a career in residential and commercial renovations, spending the past decade skillfully transforming properties in Vancouver, BC, Nashville, TN, Toronto, ON, and now Calgary, AB.

Kenny’s ‘go big or go home’ mentality has served him well and he welcomes every new opportunity with a big heart and an innate sense of humour. His passion for carpentry and renovation sparked in his early twenties after helping some friends renovate their home and cabin. Once he got a taste for transforming spaces, he couldn't let that creative outlet go. With his business degree in tow, Kenny went to trade school to become a carpenter. He approaches his projects with a creative flair and functional mastery that brings innovation and comfort into every space.

Outside of putting in long days on the job site, Kenny loves spending time with his dog and exploring the remote Canadian wilderness. Whether he’s in his beloved fishing lodge in the center of Newfoundland or on a rooftop terrace in the heart of Montreal, home for Kenny is where there is an abundance of creativity, big laughs and music you can dance to.

See highlights from Kortney Wilson and Ryan Vella's beachside wedding held in Playa Del Carmen.
August 2, 2023
Kortney and Kenny know kitchens. Here are our all-time faves and what makes them so good.
January 20, 2023
To celebrate 25 years of HGTV Canada, we reached out to a few familiar faces.
December 30, 2022
It’s been a season full of new demos, renos and deserving families. We’re here to round up the best of these homes’ overhauls.
December 19, 2022
From a stellar HVAC to banishing outdated electrical, here’s how to keep your home safe and efficient like Kortney and Kenny.
December 15, 2022
See how Kortney and Kenny create a sleek, sophisticated home with foreign design elements for this globetrotting family.
November 30, 2022
With a budget of $180,000, see how Kortney and Kenny transform a dated house into an entertainer's dream home.
November 24, 2022
See how Kortney and Kenny breathe new life into this dated and dysfunctional family home.
November 17, 2022
See how Kortney and Kenny bring timeless designs to a growing family (of both the two and four-legged variety).
November 9, 2022
See how Kortney and Kenny blend modern and traditional design to bring this family’s dream home to life.
November 2, 2022
Kortney and Kenny turn a dysfunctional house into a stunning family home with French-Country style – all on a $175,000 budget.
October 26, 2022
From a BBQ collection to an exotic car room, see how Kortney and Kenny bring fresh new features to this family home.
October 19, 2022