atHome was a forerunner in the DIY television space. As Canada’s #1 home renovation series for several years, the show takes a look at renovation and restoration, particularly of heritage and historic homes, from a new perspective. With panache and a dose of humor, our award-winning host, Johnathan Brownlee, informs viewers and offers new, practical ideas and products while remaining on budget and on schedule. atHome reached over 150 million households around the globe each week. With broad audience appeal, atHome enables the homeowner to envision an environment conducive to their lifestyle and dreams.
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Episode 101 – Hello. My Name Is . . .
Host Johnathan Brownlee introduces his philosophy on renovation and building projects. We see the beginnings of the Macauley/Clark heritage restoration.
Episode 102 – Weekend & Entertainment
Entertain…inside and out. Home theaters, outdoor entertaining spaces, and home gyms.
Episode 103 – Border Dude
Fireplaces options, flooring, and the moving of the Clark house begins. We also see a beautiful new kitchen renovation.
Episode 104 – Sawmill and Timber Frame
Learn ways to care for the environment from artists and experts in Squamish, British Columbia. Plus, Johnathan picks the right saw for the specific wood job.
Episode 105 – Drive for Show, Putt for Dough
How to pick the right tools for the job. Integrating metal into renovation. The artistry of Burled Bowls. How fine cabinetry can enhance your home value.
Episode 106 – The Urban Show
Condo living and renovations. An English Kitchen, woodworking, and planting a garden in pots. Storage/organizing options and a spin around the hand-tool aisle.
Episode 107 – NOT the Holiday Show
Making new…old. A tour of the heritage neighborhood with our architect and some fun projects for the family. Plus, easy “hacks” to make simple furniture special.
Episode 108 – Finishing Touches
Glassblowing, choosing furniture fabrics, and recovering dining chairs. Fine light fixtures. Sanding blocks and sanding papers. A crown molding innovation.
Episode 109 – A Home with a Different View
Visit a Floating Home, a historic Row House, and a House on Wheels. Window installation, choosing a saw for demolition, and integrating new and recycled materials.
Episode 110 – Hardhats and Blueprints
Tour a working construction site. Venting and insulation. Prewiring your home. Visit a world class model making facility and testing engineered wood products.
Episode 111 – Mix, Match and A Ply
Stained glass repair, tile mosaic project, and home inspection at the Macauley House. Visit a plywood factory. Structural engineer starts our renovation spec out.
Episode 112 – A Day in the Life
Specialty stone, when and what to plant, and designing the lighting in your home. Touring a fabulous kitchen and testing for hazardous materials in our renovation.
Episode 113 – Strikes, Spare and Renos
Trimming plants and flooring options. Johnathan also helps a buddy on a hardwood flooring restoration. Also, options for security systems to protect your home.
Episode 114 – Squamish Hat Trick
Blacksmith, stone mason, and the basics of timber frame joints. Plus, a lesson in hydroponics.
Episode 115 – Home Sweet Homeshow
Take a tour around the homeshow with Johnathan. Wall beds, gilding frames, and other fun ideas.
Episode 116 – A Day Late and a Lot Wiser
Picking your bathroom fixtures, structural engineering, and planning your dream kitchen. Carpet options and water plants to finish off your home.
Episode 117 –Macauley and Clark House Reno Begins
Demolition, excavation, grading for heritage renovation. Custom closets. Home office design/construction. Raising Macauley House. Rugs. Mirror resilvering.
Episode 118 – Concrete, Sawdust and Pillows
Build a children’s workbench, starting the Clark House construction with insulating concrete forms, and planning for furniture and accessories.
Episode 119 – Heritage Hip
Take a heritage house tour, learn about different types of concrete, and milling custom moldings to match your heritage restoration.
Episode 120 – What’s For Dinner?
Designing your kitchen, picking out your appliances and tile, and a spin around a vegetable and fruit garden.
Episode 121 – The Leisure Show
Home spa and bathroom design, your own putting green, designing and building your plumbing and heating system. Plus, more design options and some tool safety.
Episode 122 – Little Treasures
Drainage systems, safety railings and personal protection tips, roofing types, and installation and ladder safety.
Episode 123 – Walkabout
Custom awnings, woodworking classes, a lesson in plant names, and window design basics round out this episode.
Episode 124 – Pink Lime and Luxury
Taking a break during renovation. Choosing marble slab for the countertops. More kitchen and bathroom design. Plus, using cast glass as an architectural feature.
Episode 125 – Born Again Beauties
Commercial live and workspaces, reusing salvaged materials, and the ultimate recycled home…a barn from 1640 England.
Episode 126 – Dear Johnathan
Johnathan answers emails from viewers and picks some of his favorite moments from the first 25 episodes.
Johnathan Brownlee is an award-winning Canadian/American producer, director, writer and actor with a diverse, international body of work spanning more than 25 years.
His show, “Johnathan Brownlee’s atHome Television Series,” was Canada’s #1 home renovation series for which he was nominated for several awards and won a Best Host honor.
He has shot in more than 20 countries and worked with Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning talent including: Helen Hunt, Angelina Jolie, Martin Sheen, Jerry Seinfeld, Luciano Pavarotti, Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Rashida Jones, Dan Aykroyd, Richard Gere, Aaron Paul, and William H. Macy.
Brownlee’s feature films, documentaries, scripted and unscripted broadcast television, commercials, and digital content have been viewed in theaters and on television in more than 100 countries and 14 languages, and have appeared on every major network and many specialty channels in the United States and Canada. He has worked as an actor on- and off-Broadway with more than a hundred plays and musical productions to his credit. After moving from Toronto to LA, he worked on TV series such as “Seinfeld” and “The Larry Sanders Show”.
Brownlee has created digital content and brand films for Home Depot, Carnival Corporation, Ford, American Airlines, Wal-Mart, Omni Hotels & Resorts, TheDailyMeal.com, and charitable organizations including: The Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, Amnesty International, World Wildlife Fund, and Greenpeace, to name a few.
He is CEO & President of the nonprofit organization Dallas Film, where he recently created the Veterans Institute for Film & Media (VIFM), a training program designed to give veterans the opportunity to turn their military skills into successful media production careers. He is Executive Director of the Dallas International Film Festival, which celebrates its 14th year in 2020.
Brownlee was named by BGM as one of The Top 8 Creative Canadian Entrepreneurs. He previously served on the First Credit Union’s Community Board as Vice Chair and as the LA representative for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
He has taught, lectured and consulted at some of the finest educational institutions including Harvard, MIT, Boston College, Vancouver Film School, LA Film School, Brandeis University, Wellesley College, NYU, University of Toronto, and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Fun Facts: Johnathan has performed in all 36 of Shakespeare’s first folio plays and played Elaine’s boyfriend on a famous episode of “Seinfeld”.
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