The BEST episodes of Holmes Makes It Right

Every episode of Holmes Makes It Right ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Holmes Makes It Right!

Mike Holmes is back, doing what he does best—making it right. He’s picking up where he left off with his hit series Holmes on Homes and Holmes Inspection and cranking it up several notches. In this series, Mike plans to expand the meaning of “Make It Right” outside the residential domain and outside his own comfort level. The new stories are not just about typical renovation rip-offs; they’re heart-wrenching people stories too. In this series, Mike doesn’t just want to make a difference in the home, he wants to make people’s lives better. In Holmes Makes it Right, Mike will be taking on disasters that would make other contractors run. The kinds of circumstances where you don't just need a contractor, you need a miracle.

Last Updated: 1/23/2023Network:HGTV Canada
Labour of Love
14 votes

#1 - Labour of Love

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/16/2013

Mike Holmes is called in to teach some valuable lessons in construction when a high school student passes away suddenly, and his shop teacher and classmates decide to help the family with some renovations as a school project.

Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
12 votes

#2 - Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/10/2013

Lali put her trust in the wrong hands. She paid $11,000 for $200 worth of work and has been living in chaos for the last 13 months. She hired her neighbour to renovate her kitchen but he's been serving-up nothing but excuses for over a year. Mike retraces the contractor's steps as he tears down the work and discovers that this guy is one of the 'ugly' contractors he warns homeowners about. Not only is the work unfinished, it's dangerous, which means the contractor has robbed Lali threefold: First of her money, then her trust and finally her safety. But Mike restores her trust as he restores her home, and helps mend a relationship that should have never been broken.

5 Alarm Chili (1)
13 votes

#3 - 5 Alarm Chili (1)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/2/2014

After her home is set on fire, Chili is pressured to hire a contractor who doesn’t understand how to make it right. With nowhere else to turn she contacts the one person who does: Mike Holmes, and he’s determined to make her home safe.

5 Alarm Chili (2)
14 votes

#4 - 5 Alarm Chili (2)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/9/2014

Chili’s home was completely damaged at the hands of an arsonist. In order to understand what Chili faced that fateful night and what her home needs to make it safe, Mike puts on his firefighter boots and steps into the fire himself.

Breaking Through
9 votes

#5 - Breaking Through

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/23/2013

A DIY project goes very wrong, and Mike Holmes discovers the hearing impaired homeowner has not had a working shower for many months. Mike restores this basic necessity and adds an extra touch by making the home Sign Language friendly.

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Hoofed Roof
14 votes

#6 - Hoofed Roof

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/22/2013

When a contractor botches the roof of a barn that is home to a group of rescued horses, their winter feed is threatened along with their lives. The recently shingled roof starts to fall apart and into the surrounding pastures, leaving dangerous nails on the ground the horses could step on. In typical Holmes fashion, Mike arrives onsite with his team ready to install a new roof but discovers that every part of the barn needs work, and without the needed repairs the horses would be sent to pasture. Mike and his Crew renovate the stable from top to bottom, adding improvements like a water supply that doesn't freeze in the winter and a flooring treatment that is hoof friendly, making it right with a bit of horsing around.

If the Shoe Fits
13 votes

#7 - If the Shoe Fits

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/27/2012

A high school teacher is run down by a van after his home is vandalized. Tragically, his recovery means learning how to walk again and the ones responsible have yet to be caught. But Mike rises to the challenge to make this horrible situation right and the long road to recovery a little easier. The crew and sub trades rally behind him and go the distance. They start by building a fully accessible backyard oasis complete with hot tub, his and her matching dens and a display shelf that’s a shoe-in. But Mike doesn’t stop there, even bringing in boxing legend George Chuvalo to deliver this knockout performance.

Below Board
13 votes

#8 - Below Board

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/1/2013

Mike Holmes discovers that a house that looks good on the outside is hiding a rotting secret just below the surface, and now it’s a problem that threatens an entire neighbourhood. He arrives onsite and tries to stop it from spreading.

To Mike, From Aggie
10 votes

#9 - To Mike, From Aggie

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 10/28/2014

Pam is a nurse who works countless hours at a brain injury centre. When her family breaks apart she quickly finds a small home for herself and her kids. But as soon as they move in the problems start piling up. Everything from the sump pump and the venting to the kitchen and the yard needs fixing, but she’s too busy supporting her family to do it herself. Her mother-in-law Aggie is so desperate to help, so tracks down Mike Holmes, writes him a letter and delivers it straight to his mailbox. Mike agrees to do whatever he can to help and puts his son, Mike Holmes Jr. in charge of making it right for Pam.

Investment Gate
12 votes

#10 - Investment Gate

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 10/21/2014

Janice and George are offered a percentage of their contractor-friend’s business for $300,000, with $100,000 going towards renovations on their home. They take the opportunity but realize something is seriously wrong after weeks of shoddy work and a few red flags. Eventually, they discover they are one of over 40 families that have fallen victim to an elaborate $15 million fraud. Their basement is destroyed, their savings are gone and their family’s future hangs in the balance. Mike and his team are called in to make it right and help restore their trust and self-esteem.

Money for Nothing
14 votes

#11 - Money for Nothing

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/2012

When the police arrest a kitchen contractor responsible for ripping off dozens of homeowners, Mike Holmes narrows in on this large-scale scam and shows what it takes to catch the con in ‘contractor.’ Mike and his team make things right by giving one of the victims the kitchen that was stolen from them.

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Here in Spirit
13 votes

#12 - Here in Spirit

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/26/2014

A homeowner tragically dies due to mold in her lungs just weeks after working in her attic. Fearing the culprit could still be hiding in the attic, her partner contacts Mike Holmes to investigate and make the home safe for her grieving family.

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Lawn and Order
12 votes

#13 - Lawn and Order

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/16/2014

Dan and Sarah bought their home 2 years ago with dreams of backyard bliss. They planned to extend the existing deck to create a more safe and usable space for their children to play. Needing to find the right person to do it, and liking what they saw next door, they contacted the same person who built their neighbours’ deck. Dan and Sarah received a quote that seemed too good to be true, and as the saying goes … it was. By the time they realized the project was much bigger than anticipated, vastly under quoted, and beyond the skills of their contractor, it was too late to turn back. In a moment of desperation, Dan and Sarah contact Mike who arrives just in time to make it right and avoid a major catastrophe.

Urea Got Me
17 votes

#14 - Urea Got Me

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/2012

Mike gets called to a house recently retrofitted with a substance that’s been banned in Canada for decades. But what starts as a problem with their insulation grows into a complete demo, and Mike faces a decision he’s reluctant to make.

Another Storey (1)
13 votes

#15 - Another Storey (1)

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/7/2014

Jill and Mel hired a contractor who promised a second storey addition in 10 weeks for $125,000 dollars. A year and a half later and $170,000 down the drain, the addition is nowhere near complete and the contractor has disappeared. In order to save this family, Mike decides to take drastic measures and makes them a once in a lifetime offer.

A Case of Shingles
49 votes

#16 - A Case of Shingles

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/16/2012

Mike Holmes and his team get on top of a bad roof that has plagued a family for 40 years. The damage Mike uncovers proves they have been coping with leaks for nearly half a century. There’s mold in the attic, barely any insulation and as a result, heat loss like Mike has never seen. Mike and his team conquer the scorching heat and accomplish their mission, re-engineering a truss roof into a custom roof. Through the process, Mike demonstrates that building a roof right protects everything underneath it – and that’s what counts.

Log Jam
20 votes

#17 - Log Jam

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/17/2013

After serving the Canadian military for over 20 years, Mark hires a family friend to build a custom log house to retire in. The budget has been maxed out and the home isn’t done, so he sends out an S.O.S. that Mike Holmes answers.

Broken Record
41 votes

#18 - Broken Record

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/15/2013

Mike Holmes follows the trail of devastated homeowners left by a con man and comes to the rescue of his latest victims. But despite numerous jail terms and a current arrest warrant, this predatory contractor seems unstoppable.

Building Castles
44 votes

#19 - Building Castles

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/23/2012

When an arsonist burns down the beloved castle playground in Toronto’s High Park, Mike Holmes is fuming. He leads a legion of crewmembers, engineers, architects and firefighters into battle against extreme heat and construction challenges, all while the clock is ticking. With help from the community, Mike and his team overcome major setbacks to rebuild a brand new castle that's fit for any King or Queen, teaching kids that they can rise above any obstacle and build their own kingdoms.

Mystery Staircase
46 votes

#20 - Mystery Staircase

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/14/2013

Mike is called to a house when the new owners of a century home find out they have a third floor they didn’t know about. Mike and his crew tackle the restoration project and discover why the finished attic was sealed up and forgotten...

Title Fight
44 votes

#21 - Title Fight

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/4/2012

Rocco and Stephanie thought they bought the house of their dreams. But all the lipstick and mascara was hiding a nightmare and the measures that were supposed to protect them failed. City inspectors approved past renovations made to their home and now , today, the same work is questionable. There’s a baby on the way and no one’s budging so Mike steps in to do what no one else will. Mike is speechless when he discovers the basement was finished over a crumbling foundation – and the problems keep piling up. But Mike settles this title fight by making it right and brings stability to this family’s home.

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A Lift Up
41 votes

#22 - A Lift Up

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/30/2013

A family runs into trouble after installing a one-of-a-kind wheelchair lift for their daughter who has Cerebral Palsy, only to discover it doesn’t work at all. Mike Holmes shows what can happen when custom invention becomes a great, big...

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Ventilation Blues
43 votes

#23 - Ventilation Blues

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/30/2012

Mike tackles a recently renovated home where nothing is leveling out. The problems start with the HVAC, which doesn’t heat or cool and sounds like a jet engine every time it’s on. The floor joists are splitting and the brand new shower is disintegrating. Mike and his crew arrive to put things right.

Over Their Heads
41 votes

#24 - Over Their Heads

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/7/2013

Mike Holmes intervenes in a renovation when a contractor, who doesn't have the depth of skills for such a complicated project, gets in over his head in an open concept bungalow renovation with a Mansard ceiling.

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Caught in a Trap (2)
17 votes

#25 - Caught in a Trap (2)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2012

Peggy and Don’s unfinished home was only inches away from being a complete demo. But Mike takes on the challenge of transforming an open wound into an open-concept home, doing whatever it takes to make it right.

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