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Mike Holmes is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, influencer and writer. Mike is known as one of North America’s most trusted contractors and has gained the trust of homeowners and the respect of an industry worldwide, prompting him to build an international brand based on quality, integrity and trust for the last 15 years.

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After working in the building industry for more than 35 years, Mike was asked to develop and host his own TV series, Holmes on Homes®, which became an international success and broke ratings records. Since then, he has used his no-nonsense Make It Right® attitude to educate homeowners on proper building code, what to look for in contractors and their rights as homeowners. His TV shows are broadcasted in over 90 countries.

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Mike HolmesTuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 4:59pm
These before and after photos are from a renovation project in Edmonton, by Vicky's Homes This wasn't about giving the homeowner shiny new countertops or a new fireplace. This was about using the RIGHT products and the best trades to give these homeowners a home that will last.
Bathroom and kitchen renovations are the most popular home improvement projects. I just renovated my own bathroom, and I've been meaning to work on my kitchen (for 15 years now!). A contractor never gets to work on their own home 😂
When you are renovating your home, taking the time to understand what really is going in with the major systems of your home. It means staying away from “lipstick and mascara” fixes that are covering up major issues with the house.

Bathroom and kitchen renovations are the most popular home improvement projects. I just renovated my own bathroom, and I've been meaning to work on my kitchen (for 15 years now!). A contractor never gets to work on their own home 😂

I love working with builders and renovators across North America who are committed to RENOVATING IT RIGHT. Vicky and team do it right 👍 and I am thrilled that they are the Builder of the Year (Small Volume) by the @chba 🎉

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Canadian Home Builders' Association-Edmonton Region
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Mike HolmesMonday, June 21st, 2021 at 11:44pm
For those who are renovating to age in place or remodeling for people with disabilities, I recommend you focus on taking care of the basic needs first – eating, sleeping, and bathing comfortably.

Building for life may seem like a big job – and it is – but if you break it down into smaller projects you can take it one step at a time. I have renovated a few handicap accessible homes in my career.

Being able to navigate your home could be a challenge as you age or are dealing with disabilities- the idea is to mitigate that as much as possible starting now. Here are some tips on building a wheelchair friendly house.

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Mike HolmesMonday, June 21st, 2021 at 7:55pm
There is a misconception out there that every power bar you buy will have surge protection in the actual bar. This isn't true for all power bars.
Think twice before you get your power strips from the dollar store, especially if you are plugging expensive things in.
Eaton's Electrical Sector has a duplex receptacle that has surge built into it already.
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Mike HolmesMonday, June 21st, 2021 at 5:29pm
Having an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) is just plain smart, and is part of the building code in most areas. It brings in air from outside, conditions it to the temperature inside the house and then feeds it throughout your home. That means a constant supply of fresh air. On top of that, an HRV is also wired to the furnace so it actually REMOVES stale air.

Some HRVs have a humidistat which should be installed in a central spot in the house. It’s usually set at around 35-40%. If the humidistat detects that there is too much moisture in the air, it starts up the HRV. How simple is that?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 3:01pm
How can you stay cool without relying on A/C? Switch your overhead fans to run counter-clockwise to push any cool air down. It won't make the room any colder (so you can turn it off when you leave), but it will make you feel more comfortable while you use the room. #TipTuesday
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 10:03am
When renovating a bathroom, the key is to make it watertight! I always recommend you pick products that create a continuous layer of moisture protection. A high-quality waterproof system below your tiles is also a must if you want your renovation to last. @schluterNA https://t.co/tbGOMPsI0Y
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 2:00am
Installing a window is not a DIY job. No matter how good the window is that you buy—if it’s not installed properly it’s not worth much.

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MIKE
HOLMES JR

Mike Holmes Jr. is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, educator, and online personality who received the education of a lifetime by working alongside his father, professional contractor, Mike Holmes, on the hit TV show Holmes on Holmes®. Today, Mike Jr. is a leader, matching wits and skills with his father on the latest series HOMLES and HOLMES.

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SHERRY
HOLMES

Sherry Holmes, daughter of professional contractor/ TV host, Mike Holmes, is following in her father’s footsteps, as a professional contractor, public speaker and educator for youth who want to get into the professional trades. Like her father, everything she teaches and believes in is based on quality, integrity and trust.

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