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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…

Entries by Colin & Justin

How We Created the Greatest Room

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 1:06 PM

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...

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Five Ways to Get the Most From Your Outdoor Space

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 5:27 PM

The great Canadian outdoors? Get back out there, say Colin and Justin, with simple ideas to make the most of your outdoor space.

As recent Canadian cottage goers we understand that Canadians live for time outdoors. After months on end of subzero temperatures patio season is always well celebrated- whether...

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Creating a Kitchen to Dine For

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 12:22 PM

Applying a little "condo logic" helps create the perfect cottage kitchen, say Colin and Justin. Especially when space is tight. But first, they visit a local pottery to channel their inner Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze...

As interior designers and all-around visionaries, we constantly strive to see things differently:...

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Stormer Of A Dormer

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 6:39 PM

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 smart new master suite...

As we re-built our cottage, pretty much from...

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Turning Tricks in The Cottage Master Bedroom

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2015 | 5:41 PM

Decorating slight of hand: Colin and Justin transform a gloomy attic bedroom into a contemporary space with more than a hint of cottage charm...

Okay, so we're perfectly aware just how much Canadians love to cottage. The holiday retreats (which come in various shapes and sizes from...

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Transforming a Cottage Rodent Infestation Into a Stunning Guest Bedroom

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 6:04 PM

Spare room "correction" -- Colin and Justin banish their unwanted scuttling guests to make way for their invited (and eminently more welcome) guests...

We're not gonna lie: our guest room, as we found it, was more like a petting zoo -- for unwanted critters -- than a...

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Building Our Cottage Snowroom...I Mean, Sunroom

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 3:19 PM

With everything (thus far) going to plan during Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure (Sunday's, 9 p.m., Cottage Life) things almost grind to a halt when Mother Nature plays her snowy cards. Just as the lads are building their sunroom...

OK -- we're gonna say this right here,...

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Maximize Space and Style in a Cramped Cottage Bathroom

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 12:26 PM

There is little we enjoy more than a seismic decorative transformation. Yup, we LOVE to juggle past and present to conjure up spells, and the bigger the "before and after" the better. Consider, if you will, this bathroom: a veritable den of designer no no's. An ergonomic, stylistic and visual...

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Our game of homes and Bunkies...

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 4:51 PM

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 and, should one of us ever wilt -- not that...

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Creating the Perfect Deck and Landscape

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 5:38 PM

Simultaneous deck installation and landscaping work best, say Colin and Justin, when all parties pull together...

Hello? Warmer weather? While we absolutely don't want to jinx climatic matters by suggesting the mercury's vertiginous ascent has begun, it certainly seems that way. Yup, it's getting warmer in cottage country. Fact. Little-by-little,...

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Facelifting A Cottage

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 6:42 PM

Sometimes a spot of decorative Botox simply isn't enough. Cue a full facelift, and some grand scale reconstructive surgery, say cottage-style surgeons Colin and Justin...

Stop the virtual press. Do the images shown below REALLY represent the same house? Aye, they certainly do, but be under no illusion: this particular...

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Colin and Justin Deal With Total Dock Shock

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 12:28 PM

Hold it -- is it REALLY a year since last we graced the stage at the Cottage Life Spring Show to deliver cabin counsel to the wildly enthusiastic assembled audience? Fact of the matter is that yes, 12 months have indeed rolled by but blimey: it seems like 12 minutes....

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Colin and Justin Take on a Slanty Shanty

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 11:36 AM

As Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure (Season 2) prepares for its Sunday premiere (9 p.m., Cottage Life) the Scottish designers discuss the perfect lake side fixer upper...

Four months of extreme nail biting. The appraisal of several hundred pages of property details and appointments to view perhaps 45 cottages. Yup,...

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A Recipe For Perfect Kitchen Style

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 11:33 AM

Creating the perfect kitchen, say Colin and Justin, is all about preparing the perfect schematic recipe. Whether your proposed budget is large or small, the designers have all the answers...

Ah, the kitchen. The very heartbeat of today's modern home. A sharing space with acres of storage and...

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Salvage Yards: No Shame Reclaim

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 4:03 PM

Recycling may be all the rage in interior design circles...but just how do you choose good pieces and thereby turn old into gold? Follow Colin and Justin's guide to find all the answers...

One future. So let's make the best of it, huh? We've long since championed this mantra and,...

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New Year, New Way of Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 4:35 PM

Colin & Justin find that reflecting on 2014 provides the perfect platform for the year ahead -- and what a year it looks like being: from Canadian cottage country to the Sydney Opera House, 2015 promises to be a global design adventure...

A thousand curses on whoever decreed that, with...

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Three Very Different Styles for Your Festive Holiday Table

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 11:36 AM

A trifecta of festive ideas, courtesy of Santa's favourite Scottish elves, but which will you employ as your dress your festive table?

Blimey, is it really only 15 days until Mr. Claus pours his merry yield into stockings everywhere? Yup, before you can say Mariah (S)Carey, it'll be Christmas Eve...

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How to Create a Five-Star Bathroom in Your Own Home

(2) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Check in to a hotel-inspired bathroom reno that's guaranteed to provide a five star experience say Colin & Justin.

As gentlemen who navigate the globe with vigour akin to Kim Kardashian (are we the only ones who find the reality TV family tiresome?) rushing to a West Hollywood nail bar,...

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This Fall, Make a Cottage Call

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:03 AM

Whilst still filming Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure, Season Two (Cottage Life television -- catch it Spring 2015), the intrepid Scots step outside their own dramatic rebuild to discuss a client project - this time the retooling of a tiny city abode...

Yay! The Fall Cottage Life Show: throwing open...

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Upcycling: How to Turn Old Into Gold

(4) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 12:40 PM

When budgets are tight, there's only one way to create a brand new home style and that's by reusing what you've got say Colin & Justin.

The inspiration required to brandish our quills can derive from the most unlikely sources. Recently it came during a business lunch at the Holt...

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