Just when Mike and MJ think things are back on track at the Country House, a new discovery about the barn leaves them reeling, re-evaluating their plans, and re-visiting the budget. HGTV Canada Designer Sarah Richardson joins the flooring debate -- will she have to choose a side or will she be able to bring one of the Holmes men around? Back at the River House, Mike adds a new member to the team who has a unique set of skills. And the big day is finally here, as MJ and his financée Lisa prepare to get married despite the soggy forecast.
Risks are high at the River House as MJ and the crew push ahead with the roof while Mike waits to hear about permits. ? Back at the Country House the progress has hit a standstill, and Mike worries the house won’t be closed by winter. Father and son are at an impasse, as they cannot agree on flooring. Thankfully HGTV Canada Designer and friend of the Holmes, Sarah Richardson drops by for a visit and offers some very good advice.
Mike and MJ face a major set back at the River House and must make a difficult decision -- one that will not only impact the budget, but their entire build schedule. Meanwhile, over at the Country House, the Holmes men have opposing views on the overall look of the home. The debate is on, who will bend or is there a compromise to be found? Father and son take some time away from construction to learn some new skills that may not be handy for the job-site, but bring the two closer together as MJ’s wedding fast approaches.
The two properties couldn’t be more different in style, setting, location -- and in their progress. Things are looking up at the Country House as the walls and trusses go in, which is the polar opposite of what’s happening at the River House. The demo is complete, but the live-work-play property has exposed structural issues with the roof and walls. So, while the Country House goes up, the River House progress slows right down.
After finding another potential investment property, Mike has visions of a live-work-play lifestyle in a thriving tourist area. Will the three-and-a-half hour drive to the property be a con for MJ or will he be able to see past the commute to envision the diamond in the rough that his dad sees? Meanwhile, back at the Country House, water issues are dampening the mood, and drying up the budget.
It’s time for Mike and his son, MJ, to make it right together in a whole new way -- this time as business partners, buying properties and renovating them right! The search for their first investment tests this father-son relationship and what it means to be partners. Will Mike be able to work with his son on equal footing or will it be that father knows best?
HGTV Canada Designer Sarah Richardson talks tiles with the boys, and MJ is inspired to make some bold choices for the bathrooms at the Country House. Will his business partner agree or will it be back to square one? Inside the Country House, flooring takes center stage as hardwood, tile, and carpet are laid. Over at the River House, fencing and finishes touches are taking place as Mike and MJ prepare to say goodbye to the Thousand Islands -- for now.
Mike’s open concept vision for the Suburban House hits a structural snag. Will MJ be able to rein him in or will the budget take another huge hit? Thankfully the kitchen layout is something they can both can agree on. A major issue arises for the deck at the Country House. And over at the River House, the fun doesn’t last for long as Mike throws another curveball at MJ -- one that could have serious repercussions for their business plan.
Mike and MJ are welcomed back to the River House by a river of muck! The deck posts and windows are installed as the Holmes men rush to get the house closed in before winter. And after looking at, and purchasing, their next property, Mike throws a monkey wrench into their renovation plan -- and budget.
HGTV Canada Designer Sarah Richardson is back at the Country House with some valuable advice on the design of the master en-suite. Meanwhile, over at the Suburban House, the Holmes men use some cool technology to improve the energy efficiency of the home. While the push is on to get the interior of the River House completed, there is added pressure for MJ who wants to surprise his dad with the finishing touches.
With the interior of the River House complete, it’s time to focus on the other two properties. Mother nature prevents work at the Country House, so it’s all hands on deck over at the Suburban House. With the open house fast approaching, Mike, MJ and the crew work feverishly to get the smart home ready. There’s a lot on the line -- will all their hard work pay off? Will the home’s new value be the amount they’re hoping for?
The first property bought is the last to be finished. It’s the final Holmes stretch! Time is money, and there is still a ton of work to be done before they can put the sign up on the lawn and get the house on the market. Mike and MJ race to complete the landscaping and up the curb appeal for potential buyers, all while finishing the interior to Mike’s exacting standards. Will the past year be a profitable one?
Emotions are high as MJ delivers his custom table to an unsuspecting friend. Then, after months in the making, it’s all Holmes on deck as everyone pitches in for the final push to complete the house before the big reveal.
It’s the finishing stages, but the end is not in sight for MJ, as he runs into financial set backs, tiling troubles with Lisa, and door debates with his dad. As tensions mount, MJ must come to a decision that has repercussions for the completion of his home.
Tensions run high as Mike and MJ engage in a revolving door of disagreements over hardwood flooring, exterior brick, and a lively debate about dishwashers. MJ and Lisa prepare for a romantic weekend getaway. Meanwhile, Mike takes over the job site, with some frustrating consequences for MJ.
Construction is going smoothly, as Mike and MJ work side by side, focusing on the exterior envelop of the home. Sure enough, illness hits the crew, forcing Mike to leave the job site, which opens the door for MJ to make some important structural decisions without his dad. What could possibly go wrong with that?
Cracks in the foundation put a dent in MJ’s hot tub dreams, while Mike tries to keep the focus on structure as the walls go up. With the house now exposed, MJ decides not to tarp the house before a heavy rain, dampening both Mike’s mood and the wood beneath his feet.
Mike Holmes has helped hundreds of homeowners over the years, but now the homeowner who needs his help is his son MJ. MJ wants to renovate his tiny bungalow so he and his girlfriend Lisa can have a place of their own to start a family. Of course, MJ’s modest renovation plans are turned upside down by Mike’s ambitious plans.