Kortney Wilson

Kortney Wilson is the co-host and lead designer of HGTV Canada's Making It Home with Kortney & Kenny and the Canadian Screen Awards-nominated Masters of Flip. Known for bringing her creative vision to each renovation, Kortney isn’t afraid to go bold with her design choices and transform a space from unremarkable to inspirational.

Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, Kortney moved to Nashville, Tennessee in her late teens with a record deal soon in hand. Her storybook entrance into country music became a search for a different creative and entrepreneurial outlet as she started a family. Drawn to interior design, but short on cash, Kortney started teaching herself through online guides and magazines as she worked toward her realtor licence. Shortly after, she started an award-winning real estate team and incorporated her passion for interior design into flipping and restoring run-down homes.

Kortney is also passionate about adoption and the arts, particularly dedicating a lot of time to volunteer with The Theater Bug, a Children's community theater in Nashville. Kortney believes, "All kids should have a safe place to express themselves. Theater holds a pretty important place in my heart and I'm grateful to raise funds and help the next generation experience the same."

Now, 18 years in, Kortney has flipped over 160 houses and has been a leading force in revitalizing East Nashville into the hugely desirable neighborhood it is today. She credits her success as a realtor, TV host, author, and entrepreneur—she’s also the creator of home décor line Kort & Co.— to her biggest accomplishment: being a mom to three children and learning to juggle life one day at a time.

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
January 13, 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From a stellar HVAC to banishing outdated electrical, here’s how to keep your home safe and efficient like Kortney and Kenny.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