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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

A Modern Rustic Guide To Renovating Cottage Bathrooms

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 1:39 PM

A modern rustic bathroom style guide - Colin and Justin wash two spaces with their brand of cottage magic.

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...

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Colin And Justin's Bedroom Showdown

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 5:06 PM

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...

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Turning Style Sinners Into Interior Design Winners

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 12:04 PM

In the wider, outside world, many folk live in the past, trapped by a lack of knowledge which has rendered them "paint paralyzed" and unable to make decisions. Some people think "maintenance" is a bad word and, consequently, allow their homes to fall apart around them.

Others piece together...

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Tending To The Great Outdoors

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 2:34 PM

Lakeside love -- cottage "curb appeal" is amplified as Colin and Justin manscape their latest cabin project...

Colin and Justin's Landscaping: You gotta dig deep if you wanna find buried treasure. Yup, that's what we did whilst landscaping our lakeside property to prep' for our "lift," showcased in these virtual...

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10 Timber Tricks To Make Your Cottage Shine

(4) Comments | Posted April 1, 2016 | 1:27 PM

To coin lyrics from the famous George Michael song: "Let's Go Outside." Aye, it's time for another action packed episode of Colin and Justin's Cabin Pressure. This week we're skinning our cottage with dreamy Cape Cod siding, giving it a dramatic black Vicwest metal roof (SO damned chi...

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The Art Of Levitation

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 11:43 AM

Expanding your cottage can be an uplifting experience, report Colin & Justin, especially if you want to add a extra full floor!

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...

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We Have Big Plans For Our Latest Cottage Transformation

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 1:08 PM

Ahead of the launch of Cabin Pressure Season 3 on Cottage Life, designers Colin and Justin describe what lies in store at "Plan B," their latest cottage transformation...

Seriously? Is it really an entire year since we showcased, in these virtual pages, our Cabin Pressure Season 2...

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How One Community United to Give a Charity a Stylish Facelift

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 12:14 PM

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 some of Toronto's most beautiful homes. Built as far back as the 1880s, many houses have been carved into multiple occupancies or commercial...

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The Must Visit Gem We Discovered in Australia

(2) Comments | Posted July 19, 2015 | 11:46 PM

The One And Only way to see the Whitsundays? With a visit to Hayman Island, say Colin and Justin.

Finally: after three glorious weeks in Australia, we're back on North American soil. Sure, we had a ball down under, but ain't it always good getting home,...

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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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