Designer, contractor, father of two and a self-proclaimed “optimist junkie”. Brian is a regular guest on numerous television and radio shows, and is a proud partner of Habitat for Humanity.
Brian is well-known as the host of HGTV's Backyard Builds, an award-nominated television program. Since airing in 2016, the show follows Brian and his co-host Sarah Keenleyside in creating innovative outdoor spaces for family homes. The series, which can be found on television and streaming platforms worldwide, fuses traditional interior renovations with unconventional exterior designs. In addition to Backyard Builds, Brian is featured on HGTV's Home To Win and Family Home Overhaul. Brian has also shared his design expertise on many lifestyle shows, making appearances as an expert guest on Citylife, Global’s The Morning Show and Breakfast Television.
HGTV | 2017-2021
Brian and Sarah tune into homeowner’s needs and dreams, and turn their wants into reality, with custom builds and elevated designs. With every project comes hiccups and hurdles, but also fun and laugh-out-loud moments, along with tricks of the trade from Brian and Sarah on Backyard Builds.
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HOUSE AND HOME | 2021
Thank you for making us third place!
Our readers voted (very enthusiastically) on 14 homes that really stood out this year. From a regal country estate in Oakville, ONT. to a coastal home in Lions Bay, B.C., here are the winners ranging from first place to third (plus one honorable mention!).
Third Place: A Hip Bungalow Renovation In Mississauga, ONT. Designed by Brian McCourt and Michayla Caughlin
Curated design pieces to help you bring your space to the next level and love your home.
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