Host: Robin Siegerman
Are you ready to renovate? Don’t even think about starting your remodeling project until you’ve spent some time with Renovation Bootcamp.™ Robin Siegerman, aka The Renovation Drill Sargent will give you an insider’s look at planning, designing and executing your renovation project through interviews with celebrity designers, reliable contractors and the people in the trenches. You’ll learn where to save and where to splurge to get the biggest bang for your buck. But it’s not all nuts and bolts, renovation is less a science than an art. For helpful tips on the softer side you’ll hear from experts and psychologists about the importance of creating the right feeling for your space. Renovation Bootcamp™ is step one to winning the remodeling war!
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Renovation Bootcamp™ with Robin Siegerman
Robin Siegerman is a Registered Interior Designer, award-winning, Certified Kitchen Designer, speaker and author of Renovation Bootcamp™: Kitchen – Design and Remodel Your Kitchen… Without Losing Your Wallet Your Mind or Your Spouse and she has been practicing design in Toronto for almost 20 years. Her clients are mostly local, but she also has done work for clients in Palo Alto, California, New York, Montreal, Victoria, and continues to work in the Caledon and Georgian Bay vacation areas north of Toronto.
Robin has been interviewed on radio in the US and Canada, and is an often-quoted source in newspaper and magazine articles on design. She is a popular speaker at home and trade shows combining a passion for laying out the cold, hard truth about the renovation process and a love of performing to inform and entertain.
Robin’s company and select projects are featured on 6 pages of the glossy coffee table book, Spectacular Homes of Toronto which was launched in Toronto in February 2009, published by Panache Publishing.
Her work has been profiled in many design magazines, both Canadian and American; has had work featured in 3 other coffee table books (The Kitchen Book published by Filipacchi, the Ultimate Kitchen by Mary Wynn Ryan and Contemporary Kitchens by Melissa Cardona) as well as a National Kitchen and Bath Association training manual; has written articles for and been featured in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Sun and Homefront Magazine; has written a monthly column called Robin’s Nest in the Toronto Star Online (www.YourHome.ca); and for 2 years had a regular column in the quarterly trade publication, Canadian Kitchen and Bath with rave reviews.
Robin has won more than a dozen design awards in Canada, the US and England in the kitchen and bathroom categories and has been a juror for design competitions and the National Council for Design Qualifications. She is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity in Toronto and recently served as Co-Chair of the design team for the Wellspring Cancer Support Centre refurbishment project.
Robin is a popular TV guest having made many repeat appearances on numerous shows which appear in Canada, both regionally and nationally. She has appeared on:
HGTV Kitchens & Bathrooms
This Small Space
Slice Network Three Takes
CBC TV Living in Toronto
BNN Squeeze Play
Rogers House Calls
City TV City Line
CTSTV Real Life
- Renovation Bootcamp – These Fireplaces Are Sizziling Haute March 5, 2012
- Renovation Bootcamp – Emmy Award Winner Steve Thomas Joins Forces with Habitat For Humanity February 20, 2012
- Renovation Bootcamp – What’s Up With Blogs? January 23, 2012
- Renovation Bootcamp – Magic Carpet Ride December 12, 2011
- Renovation Bootcamp – Help For Hoarders November 28, 2011
- Renovation Bootcamp – Creativity On Speed November 14, 2011
- Renovation Bootcamp – Feng Shui – Real, Divine or Both? October 24, 2011
- Renovation Bootcamp – Color Dilemmas October 10, 2011
- Renovation Bootcamp – Let There Be Light! September 26, 2011
- Renovation Bootcamp – Can An Interior Designer Save You Money Or Time Or Both? September 12, 2011
- Renovation Bootcamp - THE CONTRACTOR IS NOT THE BAD GUY! August 29, 2011