Holmes on Homes

Holmes on Homes

2003 - 2010, Home / Garden
Identifying and fixing disastrous home improvement projects with renovation expert Mike Holmes.
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Episode Guide

  • Holmes on Homes - Bath Reno Gone Wrong (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Bath Reno Gone Wrong

    Preventing renovation disasters; tips to avoid getting fleeced by unscrupulous contractors.

  • Holmes on Homes - Rock Bottom (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Rock Bottom

    A look at the pitfalls of building a custom home.

  • Holmes on Homes - A Different Slant (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    A Different Slant

    Mike Holmes is called to fix an attic that makes 'snow cones.'

  • Holmes on Homes - Gut Ache (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    Gut Ache

    Mike and the crew gut a kitchen to deal with all the problems that are bubbling under the finished surface.

  • Holmes on Homes - Kitchen Knockout (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Kitchen Knockout

    Mike helps George 'Boom Boom' Chuvalo with his kitchen disaster.

  • Holmes on Homes - EPISODE: 9 (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 9

    Jon and Candice seemed to be having problems with their window installation contractor.

  • Holmes on Homes - Blind Faith (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Blind Faith

    Al and Jennifer attended a charitable auction and won a bathroom renovation, but the renovation didn't go well and Mike and his team arrive to make things right.

  • Holmes on Homes - Behind the Scenes (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Behind the Scenes

    Behind the scenes of 'Holmes on Homes.'

  • Holmes on Homes - Brick a Brack (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Brick a Brack

    Homeowners who are drowning in their own possessions receive Mike's help.

  • Holmes on Homes - Re-Inventing (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:


    Mike Holmes helps a couple with the heat problem in their brand new town home in an upscale suburb.

  • Holmes on Homes - Mike's Island (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Mike's Island

    Renovating a cottage located on an island.

  • Holmes on Homes - Rocky Reno (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Rocky Reno

    A contractor walks off the job while adding a covered front porch and entranceway to Yvonne and Tadashi's home.

  • Holmes on Homes - Hit the Deck (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Hit the Deck

    Mike rebuilds a deck after a tragic accident occurs.

  • Holmes on Homes - Third Time Lucky (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Third Time Lucky

    An elderly woman needs to renovate her bathroom to make it handicap-accessible.

  • Holmes on Homes - Frozen Assets (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Frozen Assets

    A single mother lives in a typical new home development and is having repeated plumbing and heating issues and the porch ceiling caved in during a cold spell.

  • Holmes on Homes - Country Kitchen (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Country Kitchen

    Nancie and Woody own a townhouse in need of repair, but Woody ends up being hospitalized.

  • Holmes on Homes - Due Date (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:

    Due Date

    A couple need help preparing a nursery and a bathroom.

  • Holmes on Homes - Clean Slate (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Clean Slate

    Mike Holmes investigates a bathroom and kitchen remodel that is falling apart.

  • Holmes on Homes - Nashville Kitchen (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Nashville Kitchen

    Mike and the team will correct a big mistake that the contractors left behind with the help of a country singing guest star.

  • Holmes on Homes - Pasadena 911 (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Pasadena 911

    Jennifer and Abraham decide to remodel their bungalow to make room for their growing family.

  • Holmes on Homes - Gone to Pot (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Gone to Pot

    A house has been busted as a marijuana-growing operation and now needs massive repairs.

  • Holmes on Homes - Lack of Truss (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Lack of Truss

    Mike and the team have to tear a roof completely off and build an attic space properly.

  • Holmes on Homes - Stone Walled (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Stone Walled

    Lisa and Joe decided to have an existing wooden retaining wall in their backyard rebuilt using concrete blocks.

  • Holmes on Homes - Completely Incomplete (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Completely Incomplete

    Kristine and Terry decide to add a second-story addition over the garage in order to add a bedroom and a bathroom.

  • Holmes on Homes - Let's Rejoist (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Let's Rejoist

    Homeowners can't find a contractor willing to take on fixing their structural mess.

  • Holmes on Homes - Shaky Foundation (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Shaky Foundation

    Jeff and Lorrie discover their new house has a crumbling concrete foundation.

  • Holmes on Homes - Holmes Inspection 2 (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Holmes Inspection 2

    Home inspections.

  • Holmes on Homes - Holmes Inspection 1 (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Holmes Inspection 1

    Chris and Ihor move back to Canada after living in Texas for 20 years.

  • Holmes on Homes - Wall of Sound (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Wall of Sound

    New homes such as semi-detached, town homes and condo units feature designs that share common walls.

  • Holmes on Homes - What a Mesh (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    What a Mesh

    A tile supply company has been given a rubber cheque by a contractor for ceramic floor tiles.

  • Holmes on Homes - Showing the Cracks (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Showing the Cracks

    Janet and her mother upgraded their vinyl kitchen floor to ceramic tile, and shortly after the work was completed, they noticed cracks through the center of the tiles.

  • Holmes on Homes - Taking a Bath (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Taking a Bath

    Mike Holmes gets to the bottom of a bathtub problem.

  • Holmes on Homes - Out of the Ashes (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Out of the Ashes

    Mike discovers an old oil-storage tank buried in the backyard.

  • Holmes on Homes - Ceiling the Deal (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Ceiling the Deal

    'Snake Oil Salesman' a contractor that doesn't fit the stereotypical con-artist profile.

  • Holmes on Homes - Out of the Ashes (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Out of the Ashes

    A string of bad luck leads Mike to the front door of a homeowner.

  • Holmes on Homes - For Annie (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    For Annie

    Mike and the team heal a house left in limbo and make it a home once more.

  • Holmes on Homes - Bargain Basement (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Bargain Basement

    Mike explores the true cost of a basement renovation.

  • Holmes on Homes - Falling Flat (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Falling Flat

    A photographer wants to build a garage-type structure in his backyard that will serve as his photo studio.

  • Holmes on Homes - O-fense-ive (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:


    Mike and the crew help a neighborhood that has been ripped off by a fencing contractor.

  • Holmes on Homes - House Arrest (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    House Arrest

    A planned three month renovation turns into a year and a half with no end in sight.

  • Holmes on Homes - House 2 Home (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    House 2 Home

    Mike and the crew finish a wheelchair accessible bathroom and make well-needed repairs.

  • Holmes on Homes - House to Home Part 1: Creating a Proper Wheelchair Accessible Addition (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    House to Home Part 1: Creating a Proper Wheelchair Accessible Addition

    When preparing to build a wheelchair accessible addition for their son, a couple finds a crumbling foundation.

  • Holmes on Homes - Unfinished Business: Helping a Family Complete a Second Story Addition (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Unfinished Business: Helping a Family Complete a Second Story Addition

    A couple decide to build a second-story addition on their current home.

  • Holmes on Homes - Unfinished Business (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Unfinished Business

    A couple decides to build a second story addition on top of their current home.

  • Holmes on Homes - Hullaba-loo (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:


    Renovating a bathroom.

  • Holmes on Homes - This Mold House: Saving A Family From Mold (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    This Mold House: Saving A Family From Mold

    Kimberly and Jason experience mould problems.

  • Holmes on Homes - Sunnyside Down (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Sunnyside Down

    Jean hires a designer to help re-configure the layout of an entire floor.

  • Holmes on Homes - Best Laid Plan (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Best Laid Plan

    A woman has an issue with water penetrating into her kitchen addition built on a concrete slab.

  • Holmes on Homes - A River Ran Through It (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    A River Ran Through It

    Ron and Jill hired contractors to undertake a huge renovation that essentially involved adding a second floor to a portion of their home.

  • Holmes on Homes - Window Well to Hell (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Window Well to Hell

    Olivia decides to turn her basement into a comfortable living space for her daughter and grandchildren.

  • Holmes on Homes - Two Steps Back (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Two Steps Back

    Tammy and Jason hires a contractor to build a cement staircase.

  • Holmes on Homes - Bar None (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Bar None

    After paying a contractor almost the full amount, an eight-week contract turned into 15 months and the job was never completed.

  • Holmes on Homes - Kitchen Coleslaw (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Kitchen Coleslaw

    Don bought a beautiful one hundred and twenty year old Victorian town home and decided to completely renovate the kitchen.

  • Holmes on Homes - Bungled Bungalow: Returning a Couple to Their Own Home (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Bungled Bungalow: Returning a Couple to Their Own Home

    A contractor is hired to completely renovate a home.

  • Holmes on Homes - Holmes for the Holidays (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Holmes for the Holidays

    Holmes helps a couple abandoned by their contractor by getting their house ready for Christmas.

  • Holmes on Homes - Semi Dilemma (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Semi Dilemma

    Splitting the costs of fixing a leaky porch on a house shared by two couples.

  • Holmes on Homes - Wash & Weep (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Wash & Weep

    A contractor walked off the job and declared bankruptcy.

  • Holmes on Homes - Honeymoon Ensuite (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Honeymoon Ensuite

    Mike discovers and electrical and plumbing mess in the ceiling of a couples' home.

  • Holmes on Homes - Twice Bitten (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Twice Bitten

    An addition for their new baby turns into a homeowners nightmare.

  • Holmes on Homes - Drain Disdain (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Drain Disdain

    Renovation expert Mike Holmes tries to save Barb's home renovation project from a former contractors sloppy work.

  • Holmes on Homes - Wall O'Shame (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Wall O'Shame

    A retaining wall bowed dramatically and the contractor did not respond to any of the requests to return.

  • Holmes on Homes - Step by Step (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Step by Step

    Mike Holmes fixes a staircase.

  • Holmes on Homes - Smoke and Mirrors (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Smoke and Mirrors

    A contractor who came recommended to Vicki and Dave started all the jobs they wanted, but bailed before any of them were complete.

  • Holmes on Homes - All Decked Out (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    All Decked Out

    Building a beautiful, strong and safe two level back deck.

  • Holmes on Homes - Exit Wound (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Exit Wound

    Mike Holmes comes to the rescue of a botched stonemason's basement walkout job.

  • Holmes on Homes - Cold Feet (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Cold Feet

    Mike Holmes comes to the rescue of a new home that was built with various insufficiencies.

  • Holmes on Homes - Cabinet Chaos (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Cabinet Chaos

    The custom contractors that were hired by Yetti and Andrew to build their dream kitchen made a mess of their home and their health.

  • Holmes on Homes - Shower Stalled (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Shower Stalled

    Mike Holmes comes to the rescue of a couple who was duped by a contractor hired to renovate their basement bathroom.

  • Holmes on Homes - Lamin-Ain't (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:


    A new floor begins to lift up in areas.

  • Holmes on Homes - Hell's Kitchen (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Hell's Kitchen

    A family hires a contractor to finish their aging kitchen and bathroom.

  • Holmes on Homes - Jacking the Box (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Jacking the Box

    Mike Holmes and team assist in building a cozy and comfortable basement.

  • Holmes on Homes - Access Denied (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Access Denied

    Mike Holmes steps in to build a wheelchair-accessible addition for a child with cerebral palsy.

  • Holmes on Homes - No Grout About It (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    No Grout About It

    Mike Holmes builds new floor joists and fixes grout and tiles.

  • Holmes on Homes - Doozy Jacuzzi (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Doozy Jacuzzi

    Mike Holmes is called in to correct a botched basement renovation.

  • Holmes on Homes - Floor Fiasco (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Floor Fiasco

    Mike Holmes is called in to fix an incorrectly installed floor.

  • Holmes on Homes - Roof Goof (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Roof Goof

    Mike Holmes and his crew install a quality membrane to help ensure a roof will never leak again.

  • Holmes on Homes - Garage Grievance (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Garage Grievance

    Jill wants to convert her garage into a cozy painting studio.

  • Holmes on Homes - Flooded Foundation (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Flooded Foundation

    A couple has delayed plans of finishing their basement due to leakage in their foundation.

  • Holmes on Homes - Ramp Revamp (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Ramp Revamp

    Identifying and fixing disastrous home improvement projects with renovation expert Mike Holmes.

  • Holmes on Homes - Drafty Ducting (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Drafty Ducting

    A townhouse built on the foundation of an old church proves difficult when it comes to regulating the temperature.

  • Holmes on Homes - Terrible Terrace (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Terrible Terrace

    Mike arrives and they rebuild the terrace with a proper watertight membrane and new decking.

  • Holmes on Homes - Whole House Disaster (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Whole House Disaster

    Dave and Ana's house is in ruins until Holmes arrives on the scenes and renovates the entire property and turns their broken house into a beautiful home.

  • Holmes on Homes - Sweet Home Abandoned (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Sweet Home Abandoned

    With the house half finished a contractor flees with almost $200,000 of a couples money and they are now forced to live in a motor home on their front driveway.

  • Holmes on Homes - Sight Unseen (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Sight Unseen

    Contractor Mike Holmes secures a structure and pours a proper foundation.

  • Holmes on Homes - Tiles & Tribulations (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Tiles & Tribulations

    After their kitchen floor begins to bow, a couple has the contractor install a ceramic tile floor.

  • Holmes on Homes - Faulty Showers (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Faulty Showers

    When tiles begin to crack after a renovation the contractor finds a dangerous surprise.

  • Holmes on Homes - Window Pain (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Window Pain

    Mike Holmes restructures a roof and installs new windows.

  • Holmes on Homes - Kitchen Catastrophe (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Kitchen Catastrophe

    After gutting out a kitchen a contractor stalls for over two months.

  • Holmes on Homes - Flimsy Floor (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Flimsy Floor

    Mike Holmes fixes a floor by securing floor joists and adding braces.

  • Holmes on Homes - Cold Comfort (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Cold Comfort

    A court case forces repairs on a ceiling.

  • Holmes on Homes - Attica! And Clumsy Capping (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Attica! And Clumsy Capping

    Attic repairs; repairing windows.

  • Holmes on Homes - Botched Basement (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Botched Basement

    A basement tile system and electrical wiring need repairs after a leak.

  • Holmes on Homes - Soggy Sorority (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Soggy Sorority

    Mike learns about sorority life while installing a flat roof and rooftop deck.

  • Holmes on Homes - Additional Grief (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Additional Grief

    Mike repairs an addition and back deck after they fail code inspection.

  • Holmes on Homes - Building a Wall of Silence (Episode 116)
    Episode 116:

    Building a Wall of Silence

    A couple moves into a semi-detached home, and soon realize they can clearly hear their neighbors through the walls; they are certain they are going to have to move, until Mike and his team find a solution.

  • Holmes on Homes - Healing a Family, Not Just a Home (Episode 114)
    Episode 114:

    Healing a Family, Not Just a Home

    A story of hope for the future in the face of a heartbreaking tragedy, Mike and his team heal a house left in limbo, and make it a house once more.

  • Holmes on Homes - Mending More Than Just Fences (Episode 113)
    Episode 113:

    Mending More Than Just Fences

    A fencing contractor rips off 52 families, working just long enough to let the checks clear; Mike doesn't just help one family, but the entire neighborhood.

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