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Don't Hire a Contractor Without Reading This

Take it from someone who knows the ropes. Home improvement expert Mike Holmes offers some straight talk on why it's so important to get a written contract from your contractor.

Tips for Choosing the Right Person for the Job

Ready to start a home renovation? Mike Holmes offers some sound advice on one of the most important decisions in the process: selecting and hiring a contractor.

Father and Son Moments

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About the Show

Professional contractor Mike Holmes and his son, renovation expert Mike Jr., will tackle more father/son projects on the new season of Holmes and Holmes. Armed with Mike Sr.’s personal credo to “make it right,” the pair will buy and transform three rundown properties into dream homes. But it won’t be all business during this family affair as Mike Jr. also will plan his wedding to fiancée Lisa.

About the Host

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes advises homeowners around the world on how to manage renovations, home repairs and maintenance. 

All About Mike

Season 3, Episode 8

Healthy Holmes

Mike takes the homeowners through The Half Done House to reveal all the issues discovered during demo. Then, Michael and Derek make a sound diffusion board for a basement music room and prepare to return a healthy home to its owners.

Sunday
Jul 12
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 9

A Fresh Start

Mike meets a woman who needs help tackling projects that have accumulated since her husband passed 10 years ago. At The Half Done House, Sherry teaches the apprentices as they frame out the living room's focal point: a show-stopping fireplace.

Sunday
Jul 12
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 10

Sticks and Stones

Mike shocks the owner of the Twice Done House when he discovers mold in her attic. Then, the exterior of The Half Done House gets a major facelift while Sherry and designer Kimm shop for quartz for the bathroom and fireplace.

Sunday
Jul 12
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 11

Wish Come True

The Twice Done House's troublesome fence, windows and caulking are done right for the first time, and Michael brings the homeowner over to show her the progress. Meanwhile, The Half Done House becomes the Fully Done House and the family is welcomed home.

Sunday
Jul 12
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 12

Holmes Is Where the Heart Is

Work continues on the Twice Done House as the crew finishes the flooring and the kitchen is installed. Mike must take care of a health issue, leaving Sherry and Michael to put the finishing touches on the renovation.

Sunday
Jul 12
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 1

Families Helping Families

Mike is going back to his roots and helping families, along with his kids, Michael and Sherry. At a home they dub The City Barn, they plan to fix the weathered roof and make the property more accessible for a 13-year-old who is battling cancer. When the reno is delayed because of structural issues, the Holmes team begins a second job at The Flood House and uncovers how a little leak turned into a nightmare for the homeowners.

Tuesday
Aug 11
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 2

Divide and Conquer

Structural issues at their two clients' houses means Mike and Michael must split up and tackle the jobs separately. Michael takes on the roof and other problems at The City Barn, while Mike uncovers unsettling complications when taking down a load-bearing wall at The Flood House. Later, Sherry meets with two apprentices to add to the crew.

Tuesday
Aug 11
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 3

Not a Dry Eye in the House

The Flood House is close to completion and the showpiece gas fireplace with a custom mantel brings one of the homeowners to tears. Over at The City Barn, more structural issues arise, creating greater challenges than Mike and the team expected.

Tuesday
Aug 11
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 6

Bringing the Heat

Mike and the team install a new furnace at The Toxic Townhouse, replacing the decade-old gas fireplace the homeowners were using to heat the home. Then, The City Barn owners are welcomed home with a reveal that takes their breath away.

Tuesday
Aug 11
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 8

Healthy Holmes

Mike takes the homeowners through The Half Done House to reveal all the issues discovered during demo. Then, Michael and Derek make a sound diffusion board for a basement music room and prepare to return a healthy home to its owners.

Tuesday
Aug 11
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 9

A Fresh Start

Mike meets a woman who needs help tackling projects that have accumulated since her husband passed 10 years ago. At The Half Done House, Sherry teaches the apprentices as they frame out the living room's focal point: a show-stopping fireplace.

Tuesday
Aug 11
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 10

Sticks and Stones

Mike shocks the owner of the Twice Done House when he discovers mold in her attic. Then, the exterior of The Half Done House gets a major facelift while Sherry and designer Kimm shop for quartz for the bathroom and fireplace.

Tuesday
Aug 11
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 12

Holmes Is Where the Heart Is

Work continues on the Twice Done House as the crew finishes the flooring and the kitchen is installed. Mike must take care of a health issue, leaving Sherry and Michael to put the finishing touches on the renovation.

Tuesday
Aug 11
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 1

We're in Business

Mike and MJ decide to go into business together to buy houses and renovate them right. But MJ is in for a surprise when he discovers Mike has already purchased their first project, then finds another potential investment 3.5 hours away.

Tuesday
Aug 18
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 3

Demo, Digging and Dancing

Mike and MJ add a partial second story to the country house while dangerous structural issues in the river house force them to take down the roof and second floor walls.

Tuesday
Aug 18
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 5

Decisions and Delays

Trusses go up at the river house until MJ learns that the permits for the new build have not yet been approved. Mike goes to the council meeting hoping to hear good news, but it's a waiting game in the meantime. Back at the country house, Mike and MJ welcome their designer BFF Sarah Richardson, who offers some good advice. MJ starts getting pre-wedding jitters as his big day approaches.

Tuesday
Aug 18
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 7

Here We Go Again

After MJ and Lisa's wedding, smooth sailing is wishful thinking as Mike and MJ are welcomed back to the river house by a river of muck! The deck posts and windows get installed as they rush to get the house closed in before the winter weather arrives. Then it's on to the next project as they purchase a new property, but Mike throws a monkey wrench into their renovation plan and budget.

Tuesday
Aug 18
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 9

River House of Dreams

Designer Sarah Richardson is back at the country house with some valuable advice on the design of the master en-suite. Meanwhile at the suburban house, the guys use some cool technology to improve the home's energy efficiency. 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.

Tuesday
Aug 18
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 10

Smart Suburban Holmes

With the interior of the river house complete, it's time to focus on the suburban home as the open house date is fast approaching. Mike, MJ and the crew work feverishly to get the smart home ready and receive the valuation they're hoping to earn.

Tuesday
Aug 18
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 11

A Thousand Goodbyes

Flooring takes center stage inside the country house, while outside the barn is finally completed! The river house gets its finishing touches as Mike and MJ prepare to say goodbye to the Thousand Islands.

Tuesday
Aug 18
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 12

The Holmes Stretch

The first property that Mike Holmes and his son, MJ, bought is the last to be finished. Time is money, and there's 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, boosting the curb appeal for potential buyers, while finishing the interior to Mike's exacting standards.

Tuesday
Aug 18
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 1

Holmes Sweet Home: Part 1

Mike Holmes faces uncharted territory when the homeowner who needs his help is none other than his son, Michael Jr. Michael's modest renovation ideas are turned upside down by Mike's ambitious plans to gut his bungalow and add a second story.

Tuesday
Sep 1
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 2

Holmes Sweet Home: Part 2

Tensions run high as Mike and Michael Jr. run into a revolving door of disagreements, including the second-floor layout, exterior brick choice and even the necessity of a dishwasher. Then, after months in the making, it's all Holmes on deck to complete the house before the big reveal.

Tuesday
Sep 1
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 3

The Suburban House: Part 1

Mike and Michael Jr. take things to the next level as they decide to go into business together. They purchase an outdated, suburban property and face a wonky layout, too many stairs and open-concept headaches.

Tuesday
Sep 1
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 4

The Suburban House: Part 2

Mike and Michael figure out the open-concept dilemma at the Suburban House and turn their attention outside, where their plans for a spacious new deck come up short. They must quickly find a solution before the fast-approaching open house arrives.

Tuesday
Sep 1
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 5

The River House: Part 1

Mike finds a potential investment for Michael and himself, but the property is three-and-a-half hours away on St. Lawrence River. Things get even trickier as structural issues accumulate, causing stress levels to rise and the budget to go off the rails.

Tuesday
Sep 1
4pm | 3c