Home Hardware Here’s How Centre

Have a home reno to-do list, but not sure how to get started? Learn the hands-on skills you need to complete DIY projects alongside the experts with a visit to the Home Hardware Here’s How Centre.

You’ll find learning opportunities like understanding the basics of using power tools, small DIY projects, simple home improvements, paint tips, tool safety, and reno tips from the pro’s.

Whether you’re just getting comfortable DIYing in your own home, or an experienced DIYer the Here’s How Centre has something for everyone. Find the right tool or technique for your next home project or simply try the tools out first hand.

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Meet The Experts

Desta Ostapyk

Visit Desta at the Here’s How Centre for a number of great DIY projects that will add a touch of whimsy to your home.

Desta will share with you:
How to create a gallery wall stress-free!!
Looking for something special for that empty place on your wall? What better way to add some interest than with a DIY Triangle Shadowbox/Shelf?
Have leftover tile and don’t know what to do with it? Create an easy DIY Planter Using Leftover Tile!

As a Toronto based Designer I have been fortunate to focus my design career in the film and television industry. Most known for my role as Lead Designer off camera/ “Assistant Designer” on camera for the television series “Love It or List It” Toronto
I was privileged to have worked on over 100 episodes. I was successful in bringing diverse knowledge of design, set decorating styles and techniques to the show to make each episode unique yet cohesive.

Follow Desta on Instagram: @designbydesta

Jordan Spear

Jordan comes from a long line of artists, carpenters and handymen, and as such, is a big proponent of DIY, encouraging homeowners to save money by arming themselves with the right knowledge and tools to tackle projects on their own. Growing up in a vintage home fueled Jordan’s love for old-world charm, character and aged finishes, which led him into restoring and renovating century homes for the last 10 years. When not working on his 160 year old farmhouse, he’s building custom furniture, and unique pieces using reclaimed, rustic and vintage materials.

Follow Jordan on Instagram: @afarmhouselife

Mark Rason

How easy is shiplap to install? Mark will show you! Visit Mark at the Here’s How Centre for his tips and also how you can easily create a barnboard accent wall.

Mark Rason is best known within the online woodworking community for his fun-loving and creative approach to all things DIY. He has a passion for helping people face their fears and find the joys of a “Do It Yourself” project.
In just two years, Mark has grown his business from making custom furniture to building one-of-a-kind decks, built-in cabinets and constructing home renovations. In his free time, Mark enjoys practicing finish carpentry, designing “How-To” plans and providing support/feedback to members of his community.

Follow Mark on Instagram: @remarkableworks

Chris Palmer

Want to have your trim looking like it was installed by a professional? Well, have a professional show you how!
Visit Chris Palmer who will show you the ins and out of trim from measuring and cutting to installing like a pro.

As a professional Industrial Designer turned Carpenter and Contractor, Chris has brought a new perspective to the world of handcrafting beautiful custom builds. With over 10 years of experience, his company focuses on all levels of projects from custom furniture pieces, to complete home additions. A creative eye and unique style keeps Chris on trend and his work in demand. Chris often participates in many charities donating his work to help raise money for groups such as Diabetes, Habitat for Humanity and others. You can also find Chris sharing his knowledge on the latest and greatest home renovation tips for DIY’ers as a regular guest expert on The Marilyn Denis Show, The Global Morning Show and other daytime TV stations. You may also recognize Chris from other shows from HGTV, such as Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Income Property, Open House Overhaul and Backyard Builds.

Follow Chris on Instagram: @handcraftedbychrispalmer

Scott Bennett

Scott will go over all the basics of setting up your woodworking shop. Has woodworking sparked your interest or are you seasoned veteran, drop by the Here’s How Centre Mon. Feb. 18 and ask Scott for tips and advice.

Hailing from Brooklin, Ontario, Scott Bennett has been running a part-time custom woodworking business since 1999. He is an avid home renovator and has had his basement renovation project featured in a national magazine. On YouTube, Scott shares his skills and knowledge on the Home Improvement Woodworking channel, with 10,000 subscribers and 1 million views of his videos.

Follow Scott on:
Instagram:@homeimprovementwoodworking

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