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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 5, Episode 4

The Toxic Townhouse

Mike Holmes and his family make a house call to rescue a couple living in an ailing townhouse. In this Retooled version, take a deeper dive into overcoming sick house syndrome, the benefits of vinyl flooring and some backsplash dos and don'ts.

Wednesday
Jun 30
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 4

The Toxic Townhouse

Mike Holmes and his family make a house call to rescue a couple living in an ailing townhouse. In this Retooled version, take a deeper dive into overcoming sick house syndrome, the benefits of vinyl flooring and some backsplash dos and don'ts.

Thursday
Jul 1
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 1

The Flood House

Mike Holmes and his family rescue homeowners dealing with a giant leak. In this all-new Retooled version, Mike takes a deeper dive into the dangers of moisture in a home, how to tell if a subfloor needs to be replaced and the benefits of a gas fireplace.

Thursday
Jul 1
3am | 2c
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
Jul 6
7am | 6c
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
Jul 6
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 5

No Bones About It

Police are called to investigate after Michael makes a startling discovery at The City Barn. Then, Mike shows The Toxic Townhouse's owners the structural issues and dangerous gas line, and the newest addition to the Holmes family is introduced to the crew.

Tuesday
Jul 6
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 7

Unfinished Business

Mike and the crew start a new home that was left half-finished by a contractor and find tons of problems behind the walls. Michael and designer Kimm go shopping for flooring with some furry friends, and Sherry and Cali take baby steps getting to work.

Tuesday
Jul 6
10am | 9c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 6
11am | 10c
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
Jul 6
12pm | 11c
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
Jul 17
10am | 9c
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
Jul 17
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.

Saturday
Jul 24
10am | 9c
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
Jul 24
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 28
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 4

Can You Dig It?

Mike and the team start on a third project and declare it "The Toxic Townhouse" after a home inspection uncovers terrible toxic elements and a dangerous pipe issue. Then, the team makes another disturbing discovery at The City Barn.

Wednesday
Jul 28
8am | 7c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 28
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 28
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Jul 28
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Jul 31
10am | 9c
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.

Saturday
Jul 31
11am | 10c
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
Aug 7
10am | 9c
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
Aug 7
11am | 10c
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 10
7am | 6c
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 10
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 5

No Bones About It

Police are called to investigate after Michael makes a startling discovery at The City Barn. Then, Mike shows The Toxic Townhouse's owners the structural issues and dangerous gas line, and the newest addition to the Holmes family is introduced to the crew.

Tuesday
Aug 10
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 7

Unfinished Business

Mike and the crew start a new home that was left half-finished by a contractor and find tons of problems behind the walls. Michael and designer Kimm go shopping for flooring with some furry friends, and Sherry and Cali take baby steps getting to work.

Tuesday
Aug 10
10am | 9c