Bold Builds, Dynamic Duos And Savvy Savings: HGTV Canada Debuts Two New Canadian Series

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March 16, 2017


Contractor Sebastian Clovis and Design Guru Sabrina Smelko Slash Budgets and Rescue Renos in $ave My Reno Premiering April 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Designer Sarah Keenleyside and Contractor Brian McCourt Extend the Indoors Outside in Backyard Builds Beginning April 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT Offers Viewers Exclusive DIY Content, 360-Degree Room Reveals and Extended Bonus Footage

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TORONTO, Canada – This April, HGTV Canada showcases spectacular builds and designs inside and outside the home with two new Canadian original series featuring familiar and fresh personalities. Beginning April 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, savvy contractor Sebastian Clovis teams up with DIY designer Sabrina Smelko to rescue cash-strapped homeowners by delivering the renovation of their dreams on a budget in $ave My Reno. Starting April 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, also with back-to-back episodes, viewers are introduced to a new duo featuring contractor and design expert Brian McCourt and interior designer Sarah Keenleyside as they transform bland backyards into remarkable retreats with unique, one-of-a-kind structures in Backyard Builds.

In $ave My Reno (14x30min), cash-conscious homeowners don’t have to break the bank when Sebastian Clovis and Sabrina Smelko make homeowners’ dreams a reality with an outstanding renovation on a budget they can afford. Sebastian and Sabrina save by putting homeowners to work and hunting for salvaged goods to up-cycle into custom items. Sabrina is an award-winning designer and expert at finding restored pieces at great prices and Sebastian is a master at smart spends for breakout builds and custom surprises. Throughout the season, this duo tackles everything from tight layouts, unfinished renovations and outdated designs to transform spaces with open concept areas, storage solutions and custom repurposed furniture. After each episode of $ave My Reno, gives viewers a front row seat with stunning 360-degree room reveals.

When indoor space isn’t enough, Backyard Builds (8x30min) showcases the endless opportunities extended outdoor areas can provide. Starring contractor Brian McCourt and designer Sarah Keenleyside, the pair work with homeowners to maximize their backyard’s potential by creating tailored, one-of-a-kind structures and designs. Sarah is a creative, outgoing designer with a knack for unique projects while Brian is a renovation specialist with a well-rounded skill set. Throughout the season, whether it’s a converted shipping container, whimsical treehouse village, or roman-style outdoor theatre, this duo proves they can extend any outdoor space with a little imagination. On, a robust video offering of how-to DIY projects inspired by each episode of Backyard Builds will be available week-to-week. Demonstrated by Brian and Sarah, the videos explore everything from how to use shipping containers to how to create a living picture frame, self-watering planter and an outdoor ottoman. As an added bonus, extended video reveals from select episodes will be available exclusively on

Fans can also watch all four HGTV Canada hosts from $ave My Reno and Backyard Builds in the star-studded second season of Home to Win, premiering April 30th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada.

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