“Love, marriage and drywall dust. All under one roof.”
After 10 years of marriage, 3 kids and 10 houses later, Jenn and Chad are finally ready to put down roots…
1 SEASON | 13 EPISODES | 30 MINS
After 10 years of marriage, 3 kids and 10 houses later, Jenn and Chad are finally ready to put down roots. This interior designer and her contractor husband are gutting their forever house while living out of a cramped apartment – all in time for baby number 4! From demolition to drywall, pot lights to paint, fabrics and furniture, Jenn and Chad will pool their talents to create a family-friendly yet stunning home, or kill each other in the process…
Will they survive the reno, make big, life-long choices, and still make it to ballet and birthday parties? Making House is a personal story that will expose what really happens to a family when they battle drywall and dust in an attempt to create their dream home.
Jennifer started her journalism career in 1999 with CFRB Radio. Two years later, she made the leap to television as a reporter for CH News. Jennifer had a passion for live news coverage and also enjoyed anchoring on Morning Live and Weekend Newscasts. Jennifer was quickly offered the role of Queen’s Park Correspondent where she was able to utilize her B.A. in political science giving Ontarians a better understanding of provincial politics.
In 2005, Jennifer launched barlow reid design inc. , where she worked part-time to build on her passion for interior design. After attending Humber College for interior decorating, Jennifer decided it was time to devote 100 percent of her time to design. In 2009, she left her established journalism career to expand her design company full-time. barlow reid design inc. has expanded rapidly providing countless homes with contemporary designs full of energy and colour. And with Jennifer winning The W Network Expert Challenge in 2010, the company has only grown further since.
Today, Jennifer is the proud mother of four incredible children and spends as much time as possible with her husband Chad and the kids. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys running and also volunteer’s on her daughter’s soccer team as a coach.
Chad learned early on that he enjoyed working with his hands and spent many summers working on projects with his Dad. While completing his degree in economics at The University of Western Ontario, Chad realized a suit and tie weren’t for him and decided to find a full-time job in the renovation industry. Eventually he worked his way up to be the site supervisor for a reputable contracting company in Toronto, overseeing a number of large-scale projects.
It was in August of 2005 that Chad decided to launch Douglas Reid Renovations Inc., specializing in high quality residential renovations. Since then, Douglas Reid Renovations Inc. has grown while gaining a reputation for quality, design, function, and service. Based in Toronto, Canada, the company does everything from kitchens and bathrooms to complete home transformations, always with stunning results.
In his spare time (which is almost never!) Chad likes to spend every possible minute with his four active kids and wife Jennifer. And, when Jennifer pushes him hard enough, he tries to enjoy running.