From the big city to the great white north, Scottish design duo Colin and Justin are taking the plunge into cottage ownership. Cabin Pressure follows the boys as they find their perfect rustic escape and then undertake its complete overhaul.... Read More
Colin and Justin search for months with friends Cherri and David, determined to find the perfect cottage to share in beautiful Muskoka.
To establish a cozy nest amongst the chaos, Colin and Justin decide to tackle the smaller upstairs guest bedroom.
A dated floral fiasco is ripped out and transformed into a sophisticated bathing delight as walls are clad in stone and an old television stand upcycled to become a sink vanity.
Colin & Justin try to convince their co-owners to sacrifice a bedroom as they strive to put their ‘quality over quantity’ logic into practice.
Delving into the depths of the log cabin, an ungodly basement is transformed into a timber clad, media room like no other.
The boys go into ‘dock shock’ when they realize replacing their existing lakeside pier is about to cost them dear.
A bedroom with a barn door is created as the designers update the notion of timber cladding.
As they investigate the screened in porch - that looks for all the world like ‘God’s waiting room’ - Colin & Justin’s plan to simply paint and furnish their outdoor sitting room falls apart.
Inspired by a photograph of a nuclear fall out shelter spotted while working in Boston, Colin struggles to convince Justin that ‘bleak chic’, his proposed design direction, is the perfect look for the new shower room.
When a suicidal squirrel halts the delivery of a custom built Bunkie (a unique 600 sqft glass fronted guest annex) the duo starts to feel the pain.
With the budget literally down the toilet, thanks to a new $12,000 septic system, the boys’ plan to furnish and equip their bunkie runs into serious cash flow problem.
Always a source of kitchen sink drama, Justin terrorizes the house as he swings a mean demolition axe to rip out the existing cabinetry and clear out a nest of dead and decaying mice.