This Week on Home to Win: Mia Parres and Sebastian Clovis Bring the House Down!

Mia Parres and the rest of the stars from Home to Win reunite and reminisce over their hilarious challenges and final transformations in this week’s recap.

Can you believe we were down to the final room this week– the dining room? Let me correct that by saying final two rooms: the front foyer must not be forgotten!

We have had nine weeks of incredible talent, countless laughs, quick witted challenges and all in the name of creating the Home to Win.

“It was the first time we’d all been together since we tackled the original demo of the project, and there was a ton of giggles, finger pointing and of course lots of happy memories to look back on.”

I have to admit, Rob and I felt a special connection to this home the moment we drove up the luxurious driveway, and peeked our first glimpse at the perfectly perched house. It had the land and the view! But now that we’ve all put our blood (literally – shout out to Scott, Sam and all the others who did bleed for this house), sweat (you know who you are!) and tears (they’re coming, trust me!) into this dreamy house, the best part is that three Canadians are going to compete for the home!

The tell-all was an incredibly exciting time for all of us to reunite and reminisce over our new partners, room assignments, hilarious challenges and final transformations. It was the first time we’d all been together since we tackled the original demo of the project, and there was a ton of giggles, finger pointing and of course lots of happy memories to look back on. I don’t know about you, but I love montages. A good montage brings me chills of excitement and is almost like a visual scrapbook of all our good times together.

Sangita deserves the biggest shout out! She had been there through it all, every week, even grabbing a sledge hammer with a smile! She was there when Kate was on the roof with Scott, when Sarah Richardson did demo (you go girl!), and when Jo “helped” Sebastian in the basement (OBSESSED, “I’m coming!”). She was also witness to Rob dressing up with drapery in the kitchen and when Tiffany went tobogganing. And last but not least, Tommy on the back of the four wheeler with Bryan. My life is complete!

But here’s the thing: the house was not complete and Sebastian and I had the honour of finishing up the final two spaces, without having to complete a challenge. However, the real challenge was making sure these two spaces completed the story and brought the rest of the house together. We wanted the entryway to WOW you and bring you the feeling of country-modern and for the dining room to be family friendly. We were both in our element with demolition, installing paneling, picking fabrics, colours, furniture shopping, and accessorizing. After a couple of wicked-cool team handshakes, dance moves and laughs…voila! The house was completed! After the home was appraised, the last step is to begin the competition!


I think our fabulous team really knocked this one out of the park, with each room telling a story and reflecting our own personal styles while remaining cohesive and connected. The experience pushed all of us to step out of our element, work with new partners, share new experiences, and this is something we are all excited to share with you. Stay tuned for next week when our three competitors go at it to compete for this special home. Prepare the tissues, I’m going to be doing a little crying!

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