Expanding Your Living Space into the Backyard!
Brian and Sarah will share their tips, ideas and trends for effectively using backyard spaces. They’ll share details and product information for outdoor entertainment areas and using storage containers as additional rooms such as home offices and hobby rooms and more!
Saturday, April 14th @ 12PM & 3PM
Brian McCourt is a contractor, design expert and real estate flipper.
Growing up, Brian had an obsession with real estate. When he was 19, he dreamed of buying, renovating, and selling properties. Without independent financial means, he gathered investment from friends and bought his first fixer-upper and successfully flipped his first property. By the age of 25, Brian had successfully flipped 7 properties. With heavy demand, he began a new venture: Brian McCourt Designs.
With over 13 years of experience as a renovation specialist, Brian has unique concepts and a full understanding of the home renovation process.
Brian’s well-rounded skill set, knowledge of building products, and creative mind make him a true asset to the world of renovation.
Brian is the co-host of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds, and joined 29 of Canada’s best-known builders, designers and real estate experts in renovating Home to Win 2.
As a Principal Designer and co-owner of Qanuk Interiors Inc., Sarah Keenleyside has become recognized for creating unique and creative environments tailored to the individuality of her clients.
Sarah’s signature approach to interiors is a result of a multi-disciplinary background in art and design. Beginning with an early interest in fine art, she went on to apply those theories to the designed interior while studying Environmental Design at OCADU. Her varied work experience includes residential and commercial interiors as well as experimenting in graphic and industrial design. A move to working in lifestyle television alongside Candice Olson reignited her love of the residential interior and inspired her to team up with fellow OCADU graduate, Lindsay Konior to found the boutique design firm Qanuk Interiors Inc.
Sarah has lived and travelled extensively abroad which has influenced her eclectic sensibility and fueled her desire to design in a style that is uniquely Canadian. Sarah pulls inspiration from various cultures and design styles, defining what she sees as the “new” Northern voice.
Sarah is the co-host of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds, and joined 29 of Canada’s best-known contractors, designers and real estate experts in renovating Home to Win 2.