Colin & Justin
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, 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

Caught Short By A Cold Front

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2016 | 12:27 PM

The tale of two Toronto Christmas virgins discovering the true spirit of the season thanks to a minor crash in cottage country, a call to the CAA and a road trip to Canadian Tire to dress some last minute trees...

OK, OK: winter is upon us, and...

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Flipping Homes: Tips On How To Sell Up

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2016 | 5:12 PM

Anyone who suggests Toronto's housing market is slowing as the holidays approach is surfing a different property ladder than they are, say Colin and Justin

From personal experience, the market remains buoyant. We're entering the fray one again with expectant eyes set on several purchases to buoy...

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How To Save Money At Home Without Sacrificing Style

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2016 | 5:16 PM

Who better than two frugal Scottish designers to share money saving tips whilst marrying style advice into the bargain?

In B.C. last week at The Vancouver Home And Design Show, we offered style guidance to an army of hungry homemakers with an appetite for chic, affordable home counsel. Preaching...

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Faking It

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2016 | 2:31 PM

Want the down low on faux? Colin and Justin's 101 Guide To Faking It reveals everything you need to know. Hey presto: a striking space with 'timber' floors and 'designer wallpaper' on a strict budget...

As far as C&J decorative issues are concerned, sometimes, just sometimes, things aren't quite what...

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How To Upcycle Your Kitchen

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2016 | 1:56 PM

Learn how to save money and become your own designer by following Colin and Justin as they remodel an existing kitchen with paint, new counters and mirror sections...

So your kitchen cabinets, decoratively speaking, are on their last legs. What, if anything, could save them from the...

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Made In Canada With Love

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2016 | 1:34 PM

Looking to shop local while supporting independent artisans, bespoke crafters and small scale makers? Colin and Justin discuss how you can fill your home (and wardrobe) with unique finds to make you stand out...

The 'maker marketplace' in Canada - and the support that exists for independent traders - is...

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12 Ways To Style Your Home Like A Celebrity

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2016 | 4:37 PM

With the Toronto International Film Festival almost upon us (the glamour shuttle touches down this Thursday), we're reprising our roles -- for the sixth consecutive year -- as special celebrity correspondents for Citytv.

Yup, we're swapping hall carpets for red carpets, mic's in hand, to broadcast during BT, CityNews...

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All Hail The Royal Britannia Trading Company

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 12:59 PM

Recycled home accessories? Mixing the past with the present is a great way of staying abreast of home style, say Colin and Justin

Who wouldn't fall in love with The Royal Britannia Trading Company? Any firm (or maker) that saves -- and subsequently reinterprets -- items that...

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We Are Ready To Lounge Around In Cottage Country

(1) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 6:55 PM

Are you serious? The Cabin Pressure (Season 3) journey draws to a conclusion this coming Sunday? What the? We can hardly believe our 13-week run is about to end. God damn it, time flies when you're having fun. Fun? Well, actually not all the time (the project nearly killed us,...

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Is This The Ultimate Cottage Kitchen Hack?

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 2:16 PM

With limited budget and an eye for disguise, Colin and Justin suffuse a flat pack kitchen with a serious shot of style.

Jeesh. Just two more episodes and Cabin Pressure 3 will be in the bag. Time flies, huh? For our penultimate outing, we're cooking up a...

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The Modern Log Cabin

(1) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 1:48 PM

Colin & Justin discover how a log cabin can be reinterpreted as a modern 'mini-me' of their existing cottage. Using square cut wood logs...

Finally, after a million and one interior reveals, we're dashing outdoors to reveal our cute as a button bunkie. Yup, following the guidance of our rental...

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Cottage Basement 101

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 2:01 PM

Finishing your basement? Here's what you need to know: Colin and Justin raise the game (literally) at their formerly run down lakeside cottage.

Zoning. A keyword which describes our primary tactic as we set about planning the living space at our most recent lakeside project. Having jacked our cottage off...

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Cleaning Up The Basement At The Cottage

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 6:12 PM

Creating the perfect cottage bathroom and the perfect cottage laundry, Colin and Justin style.

Can we really make seven luxurious zones out of the former crawl space at our Haliburton cottage? Can a previosuly 48" high, damp, animal infested solum become a living room, a whisky lounge,...

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This Is The Cottage Sunroom Of Your Dreams

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 4:52 PM

A bug free existence, an extra season of vacation time and a chance to enhance the value and liveability of your cottage -- one thing does all three: a sunroom, explain Colin & Justin...

Can we be honest? The ongoing transformation at Plan B is killing us. That which we...

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A Modern Rustic Guide To Renovating Cottage Bathrooms

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 2:39 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 | 6:06 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 | 1:04 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 | 3:34 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 | 2:27 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 | 12:43 PM

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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