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Colin & Justin

TV Hosts, Home Decorating Professionals

Our shows, such as ‘Colin and Justin’s Home Heist‘, ‘The Estate‘, ‘Colin and Justin’s Wedding Belles’ (a wedding series which originated on FIVE in the UK) and How NOT To Decorate broadcast to various territories around the globe. Currently on Cottage Life with Colin & Justin's Cabin Pressure, you'll also find us regularly on Cityline.

Our personal website, www.colinandjustin.tv receives on average 30,000 hits per day with the majority of these coming from Canada, the UK, Spain and America, in that order. And it’s growing quickly…
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This Is The Cottage Sunroom Of Your Dreams

This week we're revealing our sunroom. Its creation, as part of the overall cottage reversion, was critically important: having scanned the rental market, we quickly observed that most contenders benefit from a porch of some variety.
05/06/2016 03:52 EDT
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A Modern Rustic Guide To Renovating Cottage Bathrooms

Designing (what we hope will prove to be) two perfect bathrooms, we pushed the envelope, wherever possible, to create wildly generous accommodation with ample proportions for washing, showering and associated bathroom ablutions. Oh, and more than a smattering of serious luxe cottage style.
04/28/2016 01:39 EDT
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Colin And Justin's Bedroom Showdown

Excuse us: for the first time ever we've been at war during one of our own TV series. As you'll see on Sunday's Cabin Pressure, our long suffering director Marshall twisted our arm into a full on C&J competition, that being to fashion one guest bedroom per designer. Crucially, neither of us would be privy to the other's plan. But which do you prefer?
04/15/2016 05:06 EDT
Game of Homes

Turning Style Sinners Into Interior Design Winners

Home style shouldn't be about how much money you spend, rather how much time you spend trying to get it right. It's about knowing how you want your home to look, how you'd like it to function and how you want it to feel. When all these aspects are appraised, then and only then can you create the ideal home.
04/12/2016 12:04 EDT
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Tending To The Great Outdoors

As work progressed -- and as our overgrown landscape was cleared -- we excavated an almost never-ending supply of boulders and rocks, many of which would have cost hundred of bucks a pop had we flexed our wallets in the local aggregate yard.
04/11/2016 02:34 EDT
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10 Timber Tricks To Make Your Cottage Shine

Aye, it's time for another action packed episode of Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure. To celebrate our latest episode, we thought it'd be fun to outline our ten best woody wonders. A tip sheet of timber tricks, if you will, to make your home or cottage shine.
04/01/2016 01:27 EDT
Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure

The Art Of Levitation

The average cottage weighs, according to Canadian house shifter John Purdy of Almaguin House Lifters, around 18 tonnes. Our new cottage, the ongoing subject of Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure weighs more -- around twenty tons, in fact, give or take a few kilos.
03/28/2016 11:43 EDT
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How One Community United to Give a Charity a Stylish Facelift

Charity, they say, begins at home, though it it can be born anywhere where heart and soul prevail. Cue a recent project in The Annex -- home to Sheena's Place. With no available budget, we knew the only way was to depend on the generosity of others. Here's how with a dash of Scottish fairy dust and the generosity of our friends, we brought the space alive.
09/09/2015 12:14 EDT
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How We Created the Greatest Room

Sad though it is that the end is near (this is the last room in Colin and Justin's 13-week cottage "special" -- back to traditional urban and suburban makeovers next week) there's no let up in lakeside drama just yet. Today the boys tackle their great room.
06/12/2015 01:06 EDT
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Five Ways to Get the Most From Your Outdoor Space

When you take a step back and look at an outdoor space there are simple designer style tips to make your space truly yours. For an affordable yet impactful way to help transform your outdoor space in to your own personal oasis, we are sharing our top five tips on how to maximize the most of your time outdoors this summer!
06/08/2015 05:27 EDT
Colin & Justin

Creating a Kitchen to Dine For

As interior designers and all-around visionaries, we constantly strive to see things differently: we're obsessed by the way in which change can alter the quality of life in every domestic (or for that matter commercial) project we tackle. And in the kitchen -- the undisputed heart of most client homes -- quality of life is paramount.
06/05/2015 12:23 EDT

Stormer Of A Dormer

Extending doesn't always have to mean adding extra bedrooms. Today, Colin & Justin pimp up their cottage with an exciting shower room - built as a projection from the existing roofline - to create a s...
05/29/2015 06:39 EDT
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Turning Tricks in The Cottage Master Bedroom

Why, pray tell, are many of the cottages we visit so much less like wilderness cabins (visually and ergonomically) and more like suburban bungalows? Consider our own formerly nervous wreck. Step indoors, and it might very well have occupied a street in any suburban sprawl.
05/22/2015 05:41 EDT
Colin and Justin

Building Our Cottage Snowroom...I Mean, Sunroom

OK -- we're gonna say this right here, right now. Canadians are obsessed with the weather. So imagine the ensuing delight when our allotted timetable to build a sunroom looked like it might somehow align with a period of bright, sunny early fall weather. But then Mother Nature timed her first SNOWFALL of the year to perfectly coincide with our reveal...
05/07/2015 03:19 EDT
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Maximize Space and Style in a Cramped Cottage Bathroom

Consider, if you will, this bathroom: a veritable den of designer no no's. An ergonomic, stylistic and visual wash out, with little in its favour, it desperately needed to change. Petite? To the power of ten. Carpet? The devil's own harbinger of human excretions, toe nails and mouse poop. Are we painting a picture?
05/01/2015 12:26 EDT

Our game of homes and Bunkies...

Blimey! For the love of the holy paint chart: we've been run off our feet, of late. But that's good -- operating at full tilt is just how we like it. We run our social and professional race in tandem...
04/22/2015 04:51 EDT
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Creating the Perfect Deck and Landscape

A really good deck doesn't stop at the luxuriant lumber from which it is constructed. To bring any deck (patio or terrace) alive it needs subsequent "layers." In precisely the same manner in which décor and accessories will alternate interior "beat," so too can visual and physical tricks make your exterior scheme look "considered."
04/10/2015 05:38 EDT