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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 1, Episode 5

Trouble at the Finish

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.

Thursday
Jan 14
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Holmes Sweet Home

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.

Thursday
Jan 14
12pm | 11c
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.

Saturday
Jan 16
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.

Saturday
Jan 16
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.

Saturday
Jan 16
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.

Saturday
Jan 16
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.

Saturday
Jan 16
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 6

The River House: Part 2

Mike throws Michael a curveball that has major consequences for their business partnership. The rebuild of the River House continues as they battle muck, rain and snow, and after many stressful months, the property is ready to be revealed.

Saturday
Jan 16
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 20
7am | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 20
8am | 7c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 20
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 20
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 20
11am | 10c
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.

Monday
Jan 25
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.

Monday
Jan 25
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.

Monday
Jan 25
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.

Monday
Jan 25
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.

Monday
Jan 25
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 6

The River House: Part 2

Mike throws Michael a curveball that has major consequences for their business partnership. The rebuild of the River House continues as they battle muck, rain and snow, and after many stressful months, the property is ready to be revealed.

Monday
Jan 25
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 7

The Country House: Part 1

Mike and Michael buy a bungalow in the country that sits on five acres with a barn and two-car garage. It also has major water issues, leeching bed woes and a flooring battle that won't be swept under the rug.

Monday
Jan 25
6pm | 5c
Season 4, Episode 8

The Country House: Part 2

Mike and Michael rush to finish the Country House before winter hits, but their schedule and budget are tested when an open permit, left on the barn by previous owners, is discovered.

Monday
Jan 25
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.

Thursday
Jan 28
7am | 6c
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.

Thursday
Jan 28
8am | 7c
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.

Thursday
Jan 28
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 6

The Wedding

The leaching bed is replaced at the country house, and work progresses until Mike and MJ find out an open permit remains on the barn. Back at the river house, Mike decides to hire a designer for the first time, but he has a tough time handing over some control to a new member of the team. And the big day finally arrives when MJ and Lisa get married in a picturesque setting -- as long as the pounding rain holds off.

Thursday
Jan 28
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

Game Changer

Mike's vision for open concept at the suburban house hits a structural snag, and MJ attempts to rein him in before the budget takes another hit. A fun surprise awaits the team at the river house, but the fun doesn't last for long as Mike throws another curveball at MJ that could have serious repercussions for their business plan.

Thursday
Jan 28
11am | 10c