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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.

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Mike Holmes

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

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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 20
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 20
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 27
11am | 10c
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
Dec 1
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

Moving Up in the World

Cracks in the foundation put a dent in MJ's hot tub dreams, while Mike tries to keep the focus on structure as the second floor 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.

Wednesday
Dec 1
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
Dec 1
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
Dec 1
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
Dec 1
11am | 10c
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
Dec 4
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
Dec 4
11am | 10c
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
Dec 11
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
Dec 18
11am | 10c