Holmes How-Tos

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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 1

A Bold Move

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 to gut the house and add a second story.

Wednesday
Sep 29
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 3

Decisions, Decisions

Construction is going smoothly as Mike and MJ work side by side focusing on the exterior envelope 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?

Wednesday
Sep 29
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 4

Distractions and Disagreements

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's nerves are frayed as he prepares to ask Lisa an important question, during a romantic weekend getaway. Meanwhile, Mike takes over the job site, with some frustrating consequences for MJ.

Wednesday
Sep 29
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 29
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 29
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.

Wednesday
Oct 13
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.

Wednesday
Oct 13
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.

Wednesday
Oct 13
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.

Wednesday
Oct 13
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
Oct 13
11am | 10c
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
Oct 30
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
Nov 6
11am | 10c
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
Nov 13
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
Nov 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.

Saturday
Nov 27
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
Nov 27
11am | 10c